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DMTK, a Machine Learning Toolkit from Microsoft

by Abel Avram on  Nov 13, 2015

About the same time Google announced open sourcing TensorFlow, Microsoft has pushed to GitHub DMTK, a Distributed Machine Learning Toolkit. While Google has released a one-machine version of TensorFlow, DMTK runs on a cluster of machines.

TensorFlow: Google Open Sources Their Machine Learning Tool

by Abel Avram on  Nov 09, 2015

TensorFlow is a machine learning library created by the Brain Team researchers at Google and now open sourced under the Apache License 2.0. TensorFlow is detailed in the whitepaper TensorFlow: Large-Scale Machine Learning on Heterogeneous Distributed Systems. The source code can be found on Google Git.

Red Hat Linux Enterprise is Reference Platform for .NET Core on Linux

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 05, 2015

Microsoft and Red Hat announced they will bring official support to .NET runtime on Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux. According to the two companies, Red Hat Enterprise Linux will become the primary reference operating system for .NET Core on Linux.

Rust 1.4 Brings Major Improvement to Cargo

by James Chesters on  Nov 03, 2015

The Rust core team has released 1.4 stable, with approximately 1200 changes including a major improvement to Cargo, stabilised APIs, and fixes to improve the behavior of associated types.

Apple Open-sources Three Cryptographic Libraries

by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 31, 2015

Apple has announced they have open sourced three major components in their OSes’ security subsystem. Apple’s announcement has spun some controversy due to the restrictive nature of the license used for one of the libraries.

InnerSource: Internal Open Source at PayPal

by João Miranda on  Oct 30, 2015

InnerSource is the name given to a development approach that applies open source software practices to the way organizations' develop software internally. Cedric Williams, technology leader at PayPal, explained how PayPal is experimenting with InnerSource to break down silos, grow collaboration and increase productivity.

RoboVM Is No Longer Open Source

by Abel Avram on  Oct 29, 2015

Following RoboVM’s acquisition by Xamarin, the company has raised the price of their offering and has closed the source code.

Speeding Up the Mobile Web with AMP HTML

by Abel Avram on  Oct 09, 2015 2

Google has open sourced the specification for a restricted HTML that is meant to improve the mobile experience on the web.

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.

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