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Data Transfer Project wants to make switching platforms easy
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
The Data Transfer Project was formed in 2017 and was initially designed to create a data transfer protocol that would make data more portable across the web. Recently the organization has released a new white paper named, Data Transfer Project Overview and Fundamentals, on how readers can build a platform that lets individuals port data between app services. The open so...
Open source software turns 20
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
First let me say in full disclaimer that I love open source software and initiatives, and I come from the enterprise world as it where in 1998. The days where IT budgets were as fat as overfed guppy goldfish, and open source tech was barely used in production environments. Open source source software has always had the same set of challenges following closely behin...
Google Analytics Measurement Capabilities Now Available for Accelerated Mobile Pages
Friday, February 12, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
The Google Analytics team has released new Google Analytics measurement capabilities for Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) facilitating the ability to identify the best content and optimize user experiences.The Accelerated Mobile Pages Project (AMP) is an open source initiative to help enable content to load instantaneously and provide a better web experience. AMP HTML pag...
Linux Foundation Creates New Open Source Initiative for Blockchain Technology
Thursday, December 31, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
The Linux Foundation has announced a new collaborative effort to advance blockchain technology, which is the backbone that powers Bitcoin transactions. The goal of the project is to develop an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework to help developers build industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support business transactions...
Gondola Launches Liftpass an Open Source Platform to Help Developers Manage Game Monetization
Friday, May 22, 2015 by Richard Harris
Gondola, the creators of the Dynamic Pricing Engine for mobile games, has announced the beta release of Liftpass, an open source platform for game developers to manage and track the prices of virtual goods and in-app purchases (IAPs). The full-stack solution offers SDKs for iOS, Android and Unity, and the tracking of in-game metrics and in-game currencies can be fu...
The Linux Foundation Announces Guide to Building and Deploying to the Open Cloud
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 by Richard Harris
The 2015 “Guide to the Open Cloud: Open Cloud Projects Profiled” is The Linux Foundation’s second publication on the open cloud, which was first published in October 2013. The updated guide adds new projects and technology categories that have gained importance in the past year. The report covers well-known projects like Cloud Foundry, OpenStack, Docker and Xen Project,...