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Phil Haack Replies to Concerns on .NET OSS

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Mar 02, 2016

Some members and contributors have expressed concerns over the current state of open source in .NET, as covered last week. To get a deeper perspective on the situation, InfoQ reached out with Phil Haack, former program manager at Microsoft and currently engineering manager at GitHub. Phil was also the track host of “Incredible Power of an Open-Sourced .NET” at QCon.

WalmartLabs Open-Sources OneOps PaaS

by Hassy Veldstra on  Feb 24, 2016 1

WalmartLabs open-sources OneOps, the platform behind walmart.com. OneOps is a cross-cloud deployment and orchestration platform with a visual infrastructure builder aimed at making it easier to build applications that can run on any cloud.

State of Open Source in .NET

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Feb 24, 2016

Some open source contributors recently raised concerns about the current state of open source in .NET. Discussions revolves around contributing to projects, both as an individual and as an enterprise. The role of Microsoft in the .NET ecosystem is also a the centre of the debate.

GitHub Introduce Issue and Pull Request Templates, Direct File Upload

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 23, 2016

GitHub introduced a new, highly requested feature that will allow project maintainers to define custom templates for issues and pull requests. Additionally, GitHub’s web UI now supports the possibility of uploading files.

Google AMP Drives Debate About Open Web

by James Chesters on  Feb 17, 2016

The launch of Google's AMP project looms this month and not everyone is excited. The project describes Accelerated Mobile Pages as "an initiative to improve the mobile web and enhance the distribution ecosystem." Aram Zucker-Scharff, lead developer for PressForward, says "If Google sees itself as a custodian of the open web then, up to this point, it has proven to be a rather poor one."

GitHub Responds to 'Dear GitHub' letter

by Alex Blewitt on  Feb 12, 2016

GitHub has responded to the 'Dear GitHub' letter, with plans of how they propose to address the issues raised in the future.

Swift’s Benchmarking Suite is Now Open Source

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 12, 2016

Apple has open sourced Swift’s benchmarking suite, a key piece in tracking Swift performance and catching performance regressions when adding new features to the language.

Google’s J2ObjC 1.0 Translates Java into Objective-C

by Abel Avram on  Feb 05, 2016

J2ObjC is an open source tool created by Google to translate Java code into corrresponding Objective-C code that can be run on iOS. The idea is to reuse Java business code between Android, web and iOS. For the web the translation is done with GWT. This tool does not deal with UI code which needs to be written separately for each platform.

Chris Lattner on Swift 3 and Cocoa "Renamification"

by Sergio De Simone on  Jan 31, 2016 1

In a recent post on the "swift-evolution" mailing list, Swift creator Chris Lattner outlined a few criteria that will guide Swift 3 definition and made clear that it will bring disruptive changes.

Yahoo Open-Sources DataSketches for Faster Operations Over Streams

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Jan 20, 2016

Yahoo has open-sourced DataSketches, a library written in Java for stochastic streaming algorithms. DataSketches is able to perform traditionally expensive operations, like counting distinct occurrences of a variable within a stream, using a fraction of time and memory and with a predictable error margin.

The Evolution of Swift's Standard Library

by Sergio De Simone on  Jan 20, 2016

One of the primary design goals of Swift is to allow efficient execution of code while allowing load-time abstraction of implementation, according to a work-in-progress document by Apple. Apple’s document provides information that is relevant to library designers, including Swift’s Standard Libraries, to ensure both backward and forward compatibility.

"Dear GitHub…" — An Open Letter to GitHub

by Sergio De Simone on  Jan 18, 2016 1

A growing group of open source project maintainers, including some of the most popular projects on GitHub, have signed an open letter to express their frustration and complaints about what they experience as a feeling of being ignored and being invisible to GitHub’s eyes. InfoQ has spoken with James Kyle, one of the open letter’s initial signees.

Python will be Moving to GitHub

by Sergio De Simone on  Jan 15, 2016 2

Brett Cannon, who is currently in charge of Python's development process, has announced on Python core workflow mailing list that Python will be moving to GitHub. InfoQ has spoken with Brett Cannon to learn more about the benefits that this decision should bring, what the next steps are in the process, and other relevant details.

Microsoft Open Sources Chakra and Wants to Run Node.js on It

by Abel Avram on  Jan 14, 2016 1

True to their promise to open up the Edge’s JavaScript VM, Microsoft has made available the source code of Chakra under the permissive MIT license. Released under the name ChakraCore, the code is basically the same VM Microsoft uses for Edge and the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) minus the bindings to Edge and UWP and some COM diagnostic APIs.

Major Additions in NativeScript 1.5

by James Chesters on  Jan 14, 2016

NativeScript 1.5 has been released. One of the biggest developments is the support for TypeScript, allowing NativeScript users to develop their projects in TypeScript, without the need for TypeScript compilers.

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