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Lightning-Web-Components-goes-open-source

Lightning Web Components goes open source


Monday, June 10, 2019 by

Salesforce has announced it has open sourced Lightning Web Components, the company’s JavaScript framework that makes it easy for millions of developers to build apps on the Lightning Platform. With this update, developers everywhere are now empowered to build fast, secure and portable web components on the development stack of their choice. Salesforce will showc...


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Ember.js video documentary released


Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by

Honeypot.io based in Berlin has released an open-source documentary on the story of Ember.js. The documentary was filmed with Yehuda Katz and Tom Dale, the co-creators of Ember.js and shot in Portland, New York, Amsterdam, Dublin and Munich. It tells the story of how Ember.js came to be and the life-altering decisions that go into making open-source software. Besi...


Develop-on-the-Mainframe-like-any-other-cloud-platform-with-Zowe

Develop on the Mainframe like any other cloud platform with Zowe


Monday, February 11, 2019 by

The Open Mainframe Project announced that Zowe, an open source software framework for the mainframe that strengthens integration with modern enterprise applications, is now production ready less than six months after launching. Any enterprise or solution developer can access the Zowe 1.0 source code or convenience build and incorporate it into their products or services...


Even-without-Kubernetes-Google-dominates-code-commits-across-CNCF

Even without Kubernetes Google dominates code commits across CNCF


Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by

Google dominates all code contributions made across projects of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), dwarfing all other contributors, according to the analysis done via Stackalytics, an open source code analysis framework hosted by the OpenStack Foundation. Google is not only the largest contributor with 52.9% of all code commits, but it has seven times more co...


Commercial-vs-open-source-for-app-monitoring

Commercial vs open source for app monitoring


Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by

In 2019 you might already be asking yourself, "Should we go with open source or commercial monitoring for our growing cloud application?” This question is as old as open source software itself, but with the rapid growth of cloud-native applications (software that utilizes services and infrastructure provided by cloud providers like Amazon EC2, Azure, IBM...


Why-Citus-Data-is--donating-1-percent-equity-to-PostgreSQL-foundations

Why Citus Data is donating 1 percent equity to PostgreSQL foundations


Monday, November 26, 2018 by

The distribution model for databases is shifting to the cloud. With this shift, the economics of open source communities are changing. One of the most important issues in modern software is building sustainable open source models in the age of the cloud. A challenge with being an independent open source project, however, is financial. The PostgreSQL community is comm...


Software-modernization-myths-likely-holding-you-back

Software modernization myths likely holding you back


Thursday, November 1, 2018 by

As new cloud, AI, and mobile technologies continue to shape the tech landscape, it’s increasingly challenging for developers and IT leaders to maintain up-to-date applications in the face of nonstop innovation. It’s no wonder that many industry professionals are concerned about their ability to effectively and affordably complete an application modernization...


RAPIDS-data-access-acceleration-comes-to-MapR

RAPIDS data access acceleration comes to MapR


Friday, October 12, 2018 by

MapR Technologies, Inc. has announced support within the MapR Data Platform to accelerate data access and production deployments for data science through the RAPIDS open-source software. MapR helps data scientists accelerate the access of required training data by focusing on easing the issues of on-boarding, cleansing, cataloging, and feeding data at high performance t...


Alibaba-Computing-Conference-2018-yields-partnership-with-MariaDB

Alibaba Computing Conference 2018 yields partnership with MariaDB


Friday, September 21, 2018 by

Alibaba Cloud and MariaDB Corporation have announced the general availability of ApsaraDB Relational Database Service (RDS) for MariaDB TX at The Computing Conference 2018 hosted by Alibaba. With this partnership, the two companies will now offer enterprises direct support for MariaDB database deployments in the Alibaba Cloud and provide access to MariaDB’s mos...


Tidelift-surpasses-$1M-to-pay-open-source-software-maintainers

Tidelift surpasses $1M to pay open source software maintainers


Friday, September 21, 2018 by

Tidelift announced that it has surpassed one million dollars committed via its platform to pay open source software maintainers to provide professional assurances for their projects, as momentum behind this new approach to professional open source continues to build. Over 100 packages are already on the Tidelift platform, with maintainers getting paid to provide support...


State-of-DevOps-in-2018

State of DevOps in 2018


Thursday, August 30, 2018 by

DevOps Research and Assessment announced it has launched their latest report “Accelerate: State of DevOps 2018: Strategies for a New Economy” in collaboration with Google Cloud. Nearly 1,900 technical professionals worldwide participated in this year’s study, contributing to research findings that drive excellence in the industry and allow organization...


eBay-developer-APIs-get-udpated

eBay developer APIs get udpated


Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by

eBay has announced in a post on the company's blog that new image recognition technology is now available for developers with their Search API in conjunction with a host of new API updates. The new RESTful API is open source that utilizes the Linux Foundation's OpenAPI specifications. In the blog post, eBay says that the new eBay API was developed "To furth...


Cisco-invests-in-Dremio-to-provide-better-data-analytics

Cisco invests in Dremio to provide better data analytics


Thursday, August 2, 2018 by

Dremio is a new Data-as-a-Service Platform company, created by veterans of open source and big data technologies, and the creators of Apache Arrow. They just announced that Cisco Investments will be investing into the company, extending Dremio's Series B financing to $30 million. The company previously closed their Series B round in January 2018, led by Norwest...


Knative-build-component-extends-Kubernetes

Knative build component extends Kubernetes


Monday, July 30, 2018 by

Developers may no longer have to choose between serverless FaaS and containerized application architectures with the release of a new blog post by Jason McGee, VP and IBM Fellow, IBM Cloud. Traditionally, developers have one of two options. Either they go the cloud Function-as-a-Service(FaaS) route and enjoy rapid development times and scalability, or they go the con...


Acumos-AI-Challenge-sponsors-to-give-out-$100k-in-prizes

Acumos AI Challenge sponsors to give out $100k in prizes


Thursday, July 26, 2018 by

AT&T and Tech Mahindra have announced that they will be sponsoring the Acumos AI Challenge, an open source developer competition that seeks innovative artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. Working with The Linux Foundation, the companies encourage students, developers and data scientists to submit their ground-breaking AI solutions for the chance to win prize m...


Data-Transfer-Project-wants-to-make-switching-platforms-easy

Data Transfer Project wants to make switching platforms easy


Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by

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...


Java-SE-Subscription-announced-by-Oracle

Java SE Subscription announced by Oracle


Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by

Oracle announced Java SE Subscription, a new subscription model that covers all Java SE licensing and support needs. Java SE Subscription complements the company's continued free Java SE releases and stewardship of the OpenJDK ecosystem where Oracle now produces open source OpenJDK binaries, enabling developers and organizations that do not need commercial support o...


Detect-eavesdropping-in-your-mobile-app-with-TrustKit

Detect eavesdropping in your mobile app with TrustKit


Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by

Data Theorem, Inc. announced the availability of TrustKit Analytics, a new service for the TrustKit community that delivers advanced security insights. In addition, the company announced that since TrustKit’s release in 2015, it has identified more than 100 million eavesdropping attempts on iOS and Android applications, where apps in active mode have blocked 100 p...


Postgres-support-has-been-unvieled-for-Toad-Edge

Postgres support has been unvieled for Toad Edge


Thursday, June 21, 2018 by

Quest Software unveiled the commercial release of Toad Edge 2.0, which adds support for Postgres. Toad Edge enables developers and database administrators to reduce the time and effort required to develop, manage and maintain Postgres-based open source databases while helping produce optimal performance. A recent report estimates that more than 70% of new in-house ap...


Use-quantum-computers-over-the-cloud-with-ACQUA

Use quantum computers over the cloud with ACQUA


Friday, June 15, 2018 by

Making a world that is "Quantum Ready" requires more researchers exploring the applications of quantum computing and potential quantum advantage, and working with real quantum computers just got easier for experts in chemistry, artificial intelligence and optimization thanks to IBM. Building on QISKit, the open source quantum information science kit for s...


FTP-vulnerabilities-and-what-you-can-do

FTP vulnerabilities and what you can do


Thursday, May 24, 2018 by

File Transfer Protocol or (FTP) for short is old, and when I say old - I mean 1971 old when it was initially published as RFC 114. It defines a way clients can transfer files to a server. Typically gated with a password and either sent clear text, or over SSL/TLS/SFTP, it’s a rock solid way to get files sent to their destination and is widely supported. But in today’s w...


npm@6-package-manager-brings-new-security-features

npm@6 package manager brings new security features


Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by

npm, Inc. has announced npm@6, a major update to its JavaScript software installer tool with new security features for developers who work with open source code. npm@6 will be included as part of the Node.js v10.x release line, and leverages the assets of the Node Security Platform, the definitive source of JavaScript vulnerabilities, recently acquired by npm, Inc.In an...


DevOps-practices--more-likely-to-integrate-automated-security

DevOps practices more likely to integrate automated security


Saturday, April 21, 2018 by

Sonatype published findings from its 5th annual DevSecOps Community Survey of 2,076 IT professionals. The survey shares practitioner perspectives on evolving DevSecOps practices, shifting investments, and changing perceptions.  Survey respondents with mature DevOps practices were 338% more likely to integrate automated security than organizations with no DevOps pra...


Why-developers-run-away-from-security-updates

Why developers run away from security updates


Monday, April 16, 2018 by

Veracode, Inc. has released new data that shines a light on the discrepancy between component security and hygiene. According to the research conducted with Vanson Bourne, only 52 percent of developers using commercial or open source components in their applications update those components when a new security vulnerability is announced. This highlights organizations’ la...


Stateful-data-stream-processing-launches-to-GA

Stateful data stream processing launches to GA


Monday, April 2, 2018 by

data Artisans announced the general availability of dA Platform - a stream processing platform that enables enterprises to get insights from data in milliseconds and power next-generation service-centric applications and business models. The new release productionizes stream processing and enables companies to provide live data applications as a centralized enterprise s...


Ember-talks-about-their-JavaScript-framework

Ember talks about their JavaScript framework


Friday, March 30, 2018 by

The EmberConf, now in their 5th year, recently took place in Portland where all things Ember were talked about during the 3 day event. There was advanced Mirage training, Broccoli.js tutorials, chats about progressive web apps, and lots of talk about Ember.js - especially the new release of 3.0.Tom Dale, a senior staff engineer at LinkedIn, is one of the founders and cr...


Sonatype-expands-firewall-to-stop-dev-vulnerabilities

Sonatype expands firewall to stop dev vulnerabilities


Friday, March 9, 2018 by

Sonatype has announced that the Nexus Firewall is now available to support the more than 10 million developers currently using the open source version of Nexus Repository. Previously only available to commercial users of Nexus Repository Pro, the newest version of Nexus Firewall gives all Nexus Repo users the ability to automatically stop vulnerable open source componen...


Creating-an-app-on-Blockchain-technology-using-JavaScript

Creating an app on Blockchain technology using JavaScript


Thursday, February 15, 2018 by

As Blockchain technology comes into its own, it is becoming increasingly important for software developers and programmers to acquaint themselves with the benefits which blockchain can provide the architects and users of digital platforms and applications.Lisk is an application platform whose Software Development Kit allows users to code in JavaScript to build Blockchai...


Open-source-software-turns-20

Open source software turns 20


Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by

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...


DNS-security-and-why-mobile-app-developers-should-care

DNS security and why mobile app developers should care


Monday, February 5, 2018 by

DNSSEC is a DNS security extension specification for securing information provided by DNS. DNS has been a part of the global internet since the 1980s, but its authentication mechanisms are fairly weak. As a result, DNS is vulnerable to a form of attack called cache poisoning. Cache poisoning is a man-in-the-middle attack that implants false DNS information to redirect e...


IBM-upgrades-its-qubit-processing-systems-for-commercial-use

IBM upgrades its qubit processing systems for commercial use


Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by

IBM announced two significant quantum processor upgrades for its IBM Q early-access commercial systems. These upgrades represent rapid advances in quantum hardware as IBM continues to drive progress across the entire quantum computing technology stack, with focus on systems, software, applications and enablement.   The first IBM Q systems available online to c...


Wireline-is-seeking-applications-for-its-developer-fund

Wireline is seeking applications for its developer fund


Tuesday, November 7, 2017 by

Wireline is now opening applications for its open source developer fund. The fund will be investing in developers crafting applications to power the next generation of the cloud. It is the first time that funds from a token sale will be used to support open source software development.With global IT spend approaching US$1.5 trillion, there is huge potential for open sou...


The-Gates-Foundation-chats-about-Mojaloop

The Gates Foundation chats about Mojaloop


Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has released new open-source software for creating payment platforms that will help unbanked people around the world access digital financial services. The software, called Mojaloop, establishes a blueprint for connecting today’s financial services sector and can be used to overcome the barriers to interoperability that banks and ...


Community-Data-License-Agreement-announced-by-Linux-Foundation

Community Data License Agreement announced by Linux Foundation


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by

The Linux Foundation has announced the Community Data License Agreement (CDLA) family of open data agreements. In an era of expansive and often underused data, the CDLA licenses are an effort to define a licensing framework to support collaborative communities built around curating and sharing “open” data. Inspired by the collaborative software development models of ope...


Flexera-issues-warning-about-Cyberattacks

Flexera issues warning about Cyberattacks


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 by

As 143 million Equifax consumers continue to pick up the pieces from stolen Social Security numbers, birth dates, drivers’ licenses, addresses and credit card numbers, Flexera has another warning - expect a long tail of incidents and breaches in the months and years to come.Flexera surveyed over 400 software suppliers, Internet of Things (IoT) manufacturers and in-house...