AWS launches Amplify Studio for low-code development

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched Amplify Studio, a low-code solution enabling developers to rapidly build cloud apps.

The solution extends the existing Amplify service for building web and mobile apps with a simple drag-and-drop interface.

Kurt Kufeld, VP of AWS Platform at AWS, said:

“Developers love using AWS Amplify because it makes it easier to build a scalable web application backend powered by AWS, and they often tell us that they wish that we...

JetBrains announces Fleet next-gen IDE, support for remote coding

Software development tools company JetBrains has made two major new announcements.

The first announcement is an early preview of its next-generation IDE called Fleet.

Fleet is a lightweight IDE that is designed to be ready-to-use without much additional configuration. JetBrains promises Fleet will be “ready in a second” for simple tasks but its full environment – including the IntelliJ code-processing engine – can be accessed “with a single...

Unity is buying Peter Jackson’s visual effects company for $1.6B

Unity has announced that it’s entered a definitive agreement to acquire Peter Jackson’s visual effects company Weta Digital for $1.6 billion.

Weta Digital has worked on hit films including Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Wonder Woman, and Black Widow. Unity says its acquisition will “democratise” Weta’s powerful tools to make them available for more creators.

“Weta Digital’s pipeline represents the most complete toolchain for 3D creation, simulation, and...

Lightship: Niantic empowers developers to start building the real-world metaverse

Niantic is opening its Lightship platform to empower developers to start building their visions for the real-world metaverse.

Metaverses have become an increasingly hot topic, especially since Facebook announced it was changing its company name to Meta to show its new focus.

As the creator of the world’s most popular AR game, Pokemon Go, it’s unsurprising that Niantic also wants to play its part in bringing metaverses to reality.

John Hanke, Founder and...

Stack Overflow enhances Microsoft Teams integration as hybrid working here to stay

Stack Overflow has announced enhanced integration with Microsoft Teams the same week a ‘Future of Work’ report highlights that hybrid working is here to stay.

Over the past six months alone, Stack Overflow says that it’s seen a 137 percent increase in Microsoft Teams usage among its Enterprise customers. With clear benefits and the future still uncertain, many businesses are increasing their support for hybrid working rather than roll back the progress they’ve made over...

Livestream Keynote with Huawei: On Track to Map the Future

Livestream Keynote with Huawei: On Track to Map the Future

HUAWEI DEVELOPER CONFERENCE 2021 (TOGETHER) is coming your way.

Tune in on 22nd Oct at 07:30 BST | 08:30 CEST | 14:30 CST to get the latest on HarmonyOS and what Huawei is doing to forge a new ecosystem of limitless possibilities.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVhq8d5T9PI

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Huawei Developer Conference 2021: Building a thriving ecosystem ‘Together’

This year’s Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) has the theme of “Together” as the company calls on developers and its industry partners to help build a smart, safe, and flourishing ecosystem.

Huawei’s application store, AppGallery, is already one of the largest in the world. Earlier this year, Developer reported the store had enjoyed a 33 percent growth in monthly active users (MAUs) and distributed 83 percent more apps than over the previous 12 months.

AppGallery...

Apple puts its weight behind Blender as it becomes a “Patron”

Developers who use Blender for creating 3D models will be pleased to know Apple has put its weight behind the popular software.

Apple has joined the Blender Development Fund as a “Patron” which means the Cupertino giant will support the future success of the software.

In an announcement, The Blender Foundation said that Apple will also “provide engineering expertise and additional resources to the Blender HQ and development community to help support Blender artists...

SmartBear releases its 2021 State of Software Quality | API survey

SmartBear has debuted the 2021 edition of its State of Software Quality | API survey report.

The company has been releasing its report since 2016 so has accrued deep insights that are valuable to the development industry. This year’s report features responses from over 1,600 global API professionals and spans more than 17 different industries.

The headline takeaway is that just over half (51%) of respondents started creating APIs in the last five years—indicating...

Appwrite raises $10M to build its open-source Firebase rival as community grows by 40,000

Appwrite has raised $10 million to build its open-source rival to Google’s Firebase amid rapid developer community growth.

The open-source Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) provider raised the cash via two successive seed funding rounds led first by Ibex Investors and Seed Camp and followed by Bessemer Venture Partners and Flybridge Capital Partners.

Flybridge is a particularly interesting investor as the firm was an early investor in Firebase back in 2013.

Uri...