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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.

Google Ends Support for Android Eclipse Tools

by Abel Avram on  Jun 27, 2015 6

Google has announced the end of all Eclipse-based tooling for Android development by the end of the year.

Facebook Nuclide Is Now Open Source

by Abel Avram on  Jun 24, 2015

Announced three months ago during the F8 developer conference, Facebook has open sourced the code for their Nuclide IDE. Nuclide is based on Atom, adding a number of packages without changing anything in the core of GitHub’s IDE.

Eclipse Mars Celebrates a Decade of Annual Release Trains

by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 24, 2015 1

Today, the Eclipse Foundation announced the release of Eclipse Mars, the tenth annual combined release of Eclipse software. The Eclipse IDE incorporates additional Docker tooling, better Maven and Gradle support, enhanced Java 8 features and early access support for Java 9 via an additional install. Read on to find out more about the release.

Facebook Open Sources Infer, a Static Analysis Tool

by Abel Avram on  Jun 11, 2015

Facebook has open sourced Infer, a static analysis tool for C, Java and Objective-C.

Google Moves Dart to GitHub and Kills the Chrome Dev Editor

by Abel Avram on  Jun 04, 2015 9

Google designed Dart as a better language for the web, for developers who wanted a more solid language and tools than what existed in the JavaScript ecosystem. Also, they aimed for better performance. While Dart is certainly more robust and better designed than JavaScript and it outperforms JavaScript on several benchmarks, the language has seen several setbacks.

Underscore and Lodash Discuss Merging

by David Iffland on  May 26, 2015 1

The Underscore and Lodash JavaScript libraries have started discussions on how to merge the projects into a single project.

WCF is Open Source

by Jonathan Allen on  May 20, 2015 14

The .NET Foundation has just announced the release of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) as open source. WCF, originally offered in .NET 3.0, offers a high-level abstraction over cross-application communication.

Node.js and io.js Merge Under the Node Foundation

by Abel Avram on  May 16, 2015

The io.js TC has voted to join the upcoming Node Foundation. The project will be named Node.js but it will be based on io.js’ repository.

io.js Team Releases 2.0, Debates Joining Node Foundation

by James Chesters on  May 12, 2015

The io.js team has released version 2.0 bringing with it the upgraded V8 JavaScript engine. The upgrade moves classes out of staging, with the class keyword usable in strict mode without flags, as well moving object literal enhancements out of staging, making shorthand method and property syntax usable, and implementing rest parameters in staging behind the --harmony-rest-parameters flag.

Vorlon.js Released, Aims to Help Developers Remotely Test and Debug JavaScript Code

by James Chesters on  May 07, 2015

Microsoft has released Vorlon.js, a remote debugging tool for JavaScript. Announcing the tool in a MSDN blog post, creator David Catuhe described Vorlon.js as "a small web server you can run from your local machine, or install on a server for your team to access, that serves the Vorlon.js dashboard and communicates with the remote devices."

Mashape Open Sources API Gateway Kong

by Abel Avram on  Apr 28, 2015 1

Mashape has open sourced their API Layer called Kong.

GCC 5.1 is Out

by Sergio De Simone on  Apr 23, 2015

The GNU Project has announced the release of GCC 5.1. The first major release of GCC 5 comes with many new features and improvements, including improved support for C++11/14, a new libstdc++ ABI, and a machine-code JIT embeddable library.

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