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  • Hacked off with Hacktoberfest

    Hacktoberfest is a promotion that Digital Ocean runs to encourage developers to contribute patches to open-source repositories hosted on GitHub in exchange for a free T-shirt. This year, however, there have been complaints by many open-source contributions being made that add little or no value to projects on GitHub, which is causing some strain on the community. InfoQ investigates.

  • DigitalOcean Announces Partner App Marketplace

    DigitalOcean has announced Marketplace, a platform where third-party providers can deliver their software stacks as One-Click Apps. Initially, Marketplace offers a variety of partner offerings, including databases, visualization, and monitoring tools and developer frameworks.

  • DigitalOcean Launches Managed Kubernetes Service

    Cloud provider DigitalOcean recently opened up access to their new Kubernetes-as-a-Service offering. This fully-managed service is now available in every DigitalOcean region.

  • DigitalOcean Announces Managed Databases

    DigitalOcean has announced their new Managed Databases offering, providing fully hosted and managed database engines. This new service is currently in the beta stadium, for which access can now be requested. Currently Managed Databases offers the PostgreSQL engine, with others to come later.

  • DigitalOcean Survey Results Reveal the State of Open Source

    Survey results released by DigitalOcean show that a majority of developers now invest in open source, while their employers fail to do so. 55% of respondents contribute to open source in a variety of ways, but only 25% of companies donate greater than $1000 annually, and 66% of companies don't offer time to work on open source projects.

  • DigitalOcean Adds Monitoring and Alerting Features

    Cloud infrastructure provider DigitalOcean recently released capabilities for monitoring servers and sending alerts. While not novel, this free feature is indicative of growing industry attention paid to server and application insight.