Stories by Paul Krill

Google loads up virtual reality toolbox for developers

The company is offering updated SDKs and has translated the Cardboard app into multiple languages

Facebook splits React library across Web and mobile

With React .014 upgrade, developers can share components that behave the same across platforms

AWS re:Invent 2015: AWS Mobile Hub streamlines app dev

Amazon introduces Mobile Hub for easier, faster app delivery and adds Python support to AWS Lambda

Perl 6 is coming soon: What it will bring

After a long wait, the next version of the Perl programming language will undergo a few betas, followed by a general release this year

Rogue Wave buys PHP technology leader Zend

The acquisition is expected to help accelerate Zend's push into large enterprises

Microsoft serves up Taco for cross-platform mobile dev

The tools leverage the Apache Cordova device APIs for developing Android, iOS, and Windows apps

Facebook gives Android a kick in the byte code

Facebook turns its attention to the Redex project for optimizing Java bytecode to improve Android optimization

GitHub gets bigger: Updates LFS, adds integrations directory

At the GitHub Universe conference, the company showed off tools that add to the popular code-sharing site's developer capabilities

Java 9 module plan picks up a packager

In the latest proposal, the Java Packager tool will add features that better align with the plan for Java modules

Nginx Web server goes dynamic, adds monitoring

Nginx users can finally modify servers, and the new Amplify service will let them monitor vital statistics, complete with alerts

Facebook takes Relay JavaScript framework open source

Company engineers see the community potentially extending it beyond its links to React JavaScript technology

Facebook extends React Native to Android

The JavaScript development technology lets developers create Web, iOS, and Android apps with the same core set of code

Java reigns, but Go language spikes in popularity

Tiobe tweaked its algorithm to remove statistical noise, leading to leaps for Go and Scala and drops for F# and OpenEdge ABL

Project Oxford: Microsoft serves up APIs for intelligent apps

Microsoft talks up the IoT potential of the cross-platform Oxford SDKs and face, speech, and vision APIs

AngularJS creators chart developer-friendly upgrade path

AngularJS 2 will be a rewrite, but predictable upgrades are planned so that developers can choose which components to migrate