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At the ARC Advisory Group’s Annual Industry Forum, the Eclipse Foundation announced the launch of the Sparkplug Working Group, which is driving the evolution and broad adoption of the Eclipse Sparkplug specification that enables the creation of open, interoperable, Industrial IoT solutions.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Big Data, Feedback, eCommerce and Marketing. Today's highlights include several APIs for SuperAwesome children's digital network and marketing services. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Platforms as Services (PaaS) are garnering a lot of attention from developers and enterprises these days for a lot of reasons. Knowing that language flexibility is core to PaaS success, Google has the most popular languages covered in Google App Engine now that it has added support for .NET and PHP.
According to the second annual IoT Developer Survey, security is the top concern of IoT developers. The survey, which polled 528 IoT developers, was conducted by the Eclipse IoT Working Group in partnership with the IEEE IoT and the AGILE-IoT research project and identified key IoT trends.
IoT announcements are routinely void of any discussion about developers or open APIs. It's as if the so-called IoT industry is destined to repeat the proprietary mistakes of its technology predecessors even when it's surrounded by current examples of the industry's commoditizing forces at work.
Moving to reunify Java in a way that will make it easier for developers to build applications spanning everything from the Internet of Things (IoT) to sophisticated backend Web applications running in the cloud, Oracle today released Java Platform, Standard Edition 8 and Java Platform, Micro Edition 8. The latest versions of Java 8 reduce the number of primary instances of Java down to two.
As a platform for indexing and analyzing machine data, Splunk has emerged as a provider of a Big Data platform that developers can easily invoke. Now Splunk is starting to build an ecosystem around that platform.