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  • Design thinking, agile development at heart of building control system

    Honeywell last week unveiled its Australian-developed 'Command and Control Suite', which employs a touch-based interface to draw together building data from across large facilities, such as hospitals, universities, prisons and industrial refineries, and centralise manage of building systems.

  • Amazon rules Gartner's magical box

    Has there ever been a Gartner Magic Quadrant as lopsided as the one issued this week for cloud infrastructure providers?

  • Google gives Android developers new tools for tracking app performance

    Android developers who want to keep tabs on how their apps appear to Google’s search engine got a couple of new tools on Friday.

  • Apigee adds some Swagger to API design

    For developers who want to expose their Web applications to other computers and Internet services, API platform vendor Apigee is offering a free online tool to help create APIs using the increasingly popular Swagger API specification.

  • Financial services firm finds value in DevOps, microservices

    Financial services company IOOF has been through a half decade journey involving a major shift in its core superannuation system from a monolithic application to a microservices-based architecture.

  • Java's key to success is simplicity

    Java's success in remaining relevant on the ever-changing landscape of software development has been its relative simplicity.

  • Coding education key to Australia's competitiveness, says Shorten

    Bill Shorten has continued spruiking Labor's proposal to beef up software development skills in Australia.

  • IBM brings OpenStack to its SoftLayer Cloud

    IBM is making it easier for enterprises to move their cloud workloads across different OpenStack deployments, giving them greater flexibility in where they can run their applications.

  • In pictures: Microsoft's #WeSpeakCode gets students programming

    Microsoft last week held its YouthSpark #WeSpeakCode event, which is designed to promote interest in software development among school students. Students from schools across Western Sydney attended a #WeSpeakCode event at UTS on Friday. The event at UTS was launched by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

  • myGov-style digital mailbox for business coming in 2016

    The Digital Transformation Office is working on a digital mailbox to provide businesses with a single electronic location for government correspondence.

  • Reunited: io.js rejoins with Node.js

    A merger between Node.js and the io.js fork is afoot, with the io.js faction even joining the Node.js Foundation for governance of the popular server-side JavaScript platform.

  • MenuetOS, an operating system written entirely in assembly, hits 1.0

    MenuetOS, a GUI-toting, x86-based operating system written entirely in assembly language, has hit version 1.0.

  • Invest in coding education, says Labor

    Labor leader Bill Shorten has used his budget reply to call for increased investment in STEM education, including software development.

  • Freescale woos developers with tools for building IoT apps

    Hoping to get more developers on its side, Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a new version of its framework for creating IoT apps.

  • Startup Twistlock seeks to padlock Docker containers

    As interest grows in applications deployed in containers, questions about their security are developing as well.

  • Io.js 2.0: Node.js fork moves forward

    Version 2.0 of io.js, a fork of the Node.js server-side JavaScript platform, is now available, with conformance to the ECMAScript 6 specification a key improvement. Io.js 2.0 also supports a new version of Google's V8 JavaScript engine.

  • Mark your calendars: Java 9 lands next year

    Java 9 would arrive on Sept. 22, 2016, under a proposed schedule posted online by a prominent Oracle Java official this week.

  • Battle over app analytics accelerates with Apple's entry

    With Apple offering its own tool for developers to see how their apps are selling, pressure is on specialist vendors to improve their offerings. On Wednesday, App Annie announced it had acquired mobile measurement company Mobidia to do just that.

  • Instagram engineer delves into emoji madness

    Emojis: Kids may love their simplicity, but programmers will loathe their complexities.

  • Chrome reaches major user share milestone, climbs above 25%

    Google's Chrome browser broke the 25% user share mark last month, putting it in the position that Firefox briefly attained but quickly lost.