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Tibco announces stream of new updates

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Tibco has announced four new updates for its Spotfire, LiveView, community support and IoT offerings.

Autodesk launches $100m PaaS developer programme

Autodesk forge platform

CAD software maker Autodesk has put $100m on the table and challenged developers create new cloud friendly design automation systems on its Forge development platform.

IBM opens San Francisco office for Watson developer cloud

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IBM has opened a new office in San Francisco to channel further growth in its supercomputing business as it claims 77,000 developers across the world are using its Watson Developer Cloud to pilot, test and deploy new business ideas.

Koding bags $10m to boost cloud-native IDE

Koding secured $10m in series B this week

Independent development environment provider Koding closed $10m in series B funding this week in a round led by Khosla Ventures.

IBM doubles down on developers and open source

IBM is launching a cloud-based open source platform and putting its own tech at the core of it

IBM launched developerWorks Open this week, a platform being aimed at developers looking to develop open source solutions in collaboration with IBM using the company’s technology as a foundation.

Google unveils cloud-based testing lab to combat Android fragmentation

The scale of Android fragmentation as visualised by OpenSignal

Google unveiled a cloud-based testing service for Android apps it hopes will help combat fragmentation in the growing Android ecosystem.

Tearing down the walls of vendor lock-in

Gary Calcott, technical marketing manager, Progress Software

Imagine the feeling, you’re sitting in a tiny grey prison cell, by no fault of your own. You have been wrongfully convicted and locked inside four walls. Your only way out is paying a lot of money. While you are locked away, you can see the outside world, observe how it evolves, hear rumours of new gadgets and exciting innovations. You have hundreds of ideas and long to participate but your sparks of creativity fizzle out at the walls of your cell. Sounds terrible, doesn’t it? Well, that is exactly how cloud developers feel about lock-in.

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