Netflix’ Principles of Chaos Engineering

by Abel Avram on  Sep 26, 2015

Based on their experience with arbitrarily shutting down servers or simulating the shutdown of an entire data center in production, Netflix has proposed a number of principles of chaos engineering.

Hortonworks Addresses the IoAT with DataFlow Based on NiFi

by Abel Avram on  Sep 25, 2015

Hortonworks has quietly made available the DataFlow platform which is based on Apache NiFi and attempts to solve the processing needs of the IoAT.

Rust 1.3 Brings Stabilisation for APIs

by James Chesters on  Sep 22, 2015

The Rust core team has released 1.3 stable, bringing with it API stabilisation and further work on performance. The team says the language has seen with this release a large amount of stabilisation "including the new Duration API and enhancements to Error and Hash/Hasher," and that further growth of the std::time module is expected "in the 1.5 timeframe."

Twitter Diffy Spots Bugs in Services by Comparing the Responses

by Abel Avram on  Sep 18, 2015

Twitter has open sourced Diffy, an automated testing tool used in production for discovering potential bugs in new code running on Apache Trift and other HTTP-based services.

ARM Open Sources mbed, an IoT OS

by Abel Avram on  Sep 18, 2015

The ARM mbed OS has entered beta and a number of components have been or will be open sourced in the following weeks.

Bazel Enters Beta, Supports Groovy, Rust and Scala

by Abel Avram on  Sep 10, 2015

Bazel, the build system that Google open sourced six months ago, has reached the first beta milestone as planned, adding support for several languages and technologies.

The Alliance for Open Media Is Set to Create a Free Video Format

by Abel Avram on  Sep 09, 2015

Several large Internet companies - Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix – have formed the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), an organization aiming to create an open royalty free video format that is interoperable, fit for various devices including mobile ones, supporting high quality video formats including UHD and commercial/non-commercial content.

LinkedIn Release QARK to Discover Security Holes in Android Apps

by Abel Avram on  Aug 27, 2015

LinkedIn has recently open sourced QARK, a static analysis tool meant to discover potential security vulnerabilities existing in Android applications written in Java.

The Go 1.5 Compiler and Runtime are Written in Go

by Abel Avram on  Aug 21, 2015 4

Go 1.5 has a complete tool chain written in Go, a quicker garbage collector and runs a goroutine on each available CPU.

Getting JSON Data with Netflix Falcor

by Abel Avram on  Aug 19, 2015

Netflix has open sourced Falcor, a JavaScript library offering a model and asynchronous mechanism for fetching JSON data from multiple sources.

GameAnalytics Open-Source Erlang Scheduler for Distributed Tasks

by Sergio De Simone on  Aug 05, 2015

GameAnalytics, maker of a free analytics platform, has recently open sourced gascheduler an Erlang library that provides a generic scheduler for parallel execution of distributed tasks. InfoQ has spoken to Chris de Vries, one of gascheduler’s creators.

JerryScript & IoT.js: JavaScript for IoT from Samsung

by Abel Avram on  Aug 05, 2015

Samsung has recently open sourced IoT.js, a platform for IoT applications written in JavaScript, and JerryScript, a JavaScript engine for small, embedded devices.

FCC Rules Block use of Open Source

by Chris Swan on  Jul 30, 2015

The FCC has introduced ‘software security requirements’ obliging WiFi device manufacturers to “ensure that only properly authenticated software is loaded and operating the device”. This could become an early battle in ‘The war on general purpose computing’ as many smartphones and Internet of Things devices contain WiFi router capabilities that would be covered by the same rules.

Open Source Usage in Large Enterprises

by Abel Avram on  Jul 30, 2015

It is obvious that open source is much used today and plays an important role in many organizations, but how used is it in large enterprises? This question has been addressed in a recent study called The Open Source Era, conducted by Oxford Economics, a venture with Oxford University dedicated to forecasting and quantitative analysis, and WIPRO, an IT, consulting and outsourcing company.

IBM to Open Source 50 Projects

by Abel Avram on  Jul 23, 2015

IBM has announced a new web portal called developerWorks Open, bringing together various projects they are open sourcing. The projects cover many domains including Analytics, Cloud, IoT, Mobile, Security, Social, Watson and others. So far, IBM has open sourced about 30 projects, and they plan to increase the number up to 50 by the end of the year, and others may come in the future.

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