IBM has committed itself to the Swift platform, with a newly launched Swift Engineering blog and a web-based Swift sandbox environment to allow users to test out Swift code remotely.
The Raspberry Pi foundation has launched their latest device, a five dollar computer smaller than a playing card. Based on the model A, it won't win speed records, but it is cheap enough to publish on the cover of a magazine. InfoQ investigates.
Visual Studio 2015 continues to expand its reach into non-Windows development scenarios. A new extension enables Visual Studio to be used to debug C++ code being run on Linux-based systems.
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.
Avian is a lightweight, portable, embeddable virtual machine that aims to support a reduced subset of Java on iOS alongside Linux, FreeBSD, and Windows. Version 1.2 added support for ARM64 on Linux and iOS.
IBM has announced LinuxONE, a Linux-only hardware portfolio which runs SUSE, Red Hat or Ubuntu distributions and adds support for different open-source tools such as Docker and Chef. This offering is targeted to both large enterprises and mid-size businesses.
Coming only six months after the release of Qt 5.4, Qt 5.5 fixes almost 1500 reported bugs and adds new features, while also ensuring that it will be ready for Windows 10 on time, improving Linux compatibility and OS X parity.
The third time may be the charm as Microsoft has announced intentions to produce native SSH client and server tools for the Windows platform. Using OpenSSH as a starting point, Microsoft says their goals for the new toolset includes easier system management of both Windows and Linux systems.
BanyanOps have published a report stating that ‘Over 30% of Official Images in Docker Hub Contain High Priority Security Vulnerabilities’, which include some of the sensational 2014 issues such as ShellShock and Heartbleed. The analysis also looks at user generated ‘general’ repositories and finds an even greater level of vulnerability.
Users and administrators of Red Hat-based Linux distributions version 6.6 should plan to update their systems as soon as possible due to the presence a significant bug that cause their system to deadlock.
Docker Inc have worked with the Center for Internet Security (CIS) to produce a benchmark document containing numerous recommendations for the security of Docker deployments. The benchmark was announced in a blog post ‘Understanding Docker Security and Best Practices’ by Diogo Mónica who was recently hired along with Nathan McCauley to lead the Docker Security team.
The Debian project has announced the new stable version of its operating system, codenamed “Jessie.” The new OS marks the shift to systemd, which replaces the previously used SystemV, and many more improvements.
The .NET Core runtime has realized the vision of being truly cross-platform with its arrival on Linux and Mac OS X. Last week at Microsoft Build, Microsoft Program Manager Habib Heydarian talked about how this benefits developers and where they can start to explore the new opportunities.
Microsoft has announced the release of a native Visual Studio application for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
RancherOS claims to be a production-ready minimalist Linux distribution running on and dedicated to Docker containers. Fast booting, small binary fingerprint and alignment with latest Docker releases are some of the arguments supporting the claim.