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Microsoft Open Sources Cross-platform Serialization Library – Bond

by Boris Lublinsky Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 03, 2015 1

Last month, without any official announcement, Microsoft open sourced Bond - a performant serialization system developed and deployed across dozens of mission-critical, high-scale infrastructure projects internally at Microsoft.

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Ruby 2.2.0 Released, Featuring Incremental and Symbol GC

by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  Dec 29, 2014

Ruby 2.2.0, released on December 25th, is the gift rubyists got for Christmas. Highlights include several garbage collection (GC) improvements. There is a new incremental GC algorithm and symbols are now garbage collectable. Ruby also got a collection of minor improvements on the core classes and its standard library.

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Netflix Releases Open Source Message Security Layer

by Chris Swan Follow 169 Followers on  Nov 24, 2014

Netflix have announced the release of the Message Security Layer protocol (MSL), which they describe as ‘A Modern Take on Securing Communication’. The project is available on github under the Apache 2.0 license, with implementations in Java and JavaScript.

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ElasticSearch Gets Better Aggregation, Adds Groovy for Scripting

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 29, 2014

ElasticSearch 1.3.0 has been released. Based on Lucene 4.9, it comes with better aggregation features, some security and scripting improvements, several index performance improvements and more.

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The Release Process Used by Mozilla for Firefox

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 04, 2014 1

This article presents the release process used by Mozilla for their browser.

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Noda Time Gets Faster, Adds Persian and Hebrew Calendar Support

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 30, 2014

Noda Time v 1.3 has been released with several new features such as support for Persian and Hebrew Calendars, performance improvements for parsing and formatting and several API additions.

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Dartium Comes To Android

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 30, 2014

Dart 1.5 released last week with a focus on mobile development. This includes a version of Dartium that works on Android along with editor improvements to support debugging of mobile web apps built using Dart.

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Google's Go Gets Faster

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 21, 2014 3

Go 1.3 has been released after almost 3 months of beta. The new version has no language changes over 1.2, but comes with several performance improvements, support for running command-line programs under Native-Client and several other enhancements.

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MongoDB 2.6 Release - An Interview With Kelly Stirman

by Alex Giamas Follow 3 Followers on  Apr 10, 2014

MongoDB needs no introduction for NoSQL users. Kelly Stirman, Director of Product Marketing at MongoDB is answering questions about the latest stable 2.6 release. Storage fragmentation, index intersection, full text search and MongoDB in enterprise are discussed. Finally, we have more info about one of the most watched and voted feature requests at MongoDB jira tracker, collection level locking.

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Mono JIT, GC Get Better

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 26, 2014

Mono 3.2.7 is out, with a lot of new features such as an improved JIT, new interpreter for LINQ, use of native instructions for 64 bits, and more.

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LightTable IDE Goes Open Source, Adds Plugin Support

by Tom Coupland Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 03, 2014

Chris Granger has open sourced the LightTable IDE with the 0.6 release. Third party plugin support was the highlight feature of the release. InfoQ talked to LightTable creator Chris Granger.

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Rails 4 Released: Faster Pages With Turbolinks

by Mirko Stocker Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 28, 2013 3

The new Ruby on Rails 4 release improves page speed with Turbolinks and makes caching easier. Support for Ruby 1.8 has been dropped and Ruby 2.0 is recommended.

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Azavea Announces Release of GeoTrellis under GPLv3 License

by Michael Stal Follow 0 Followers on  May 05, 2012

Azavea a company based in Philadelphia that provides products for geographical data, has published an open source product called GeoTrellis under GNU GPL v3 license which is a geographic data processing engine for high performance applications.

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Ruby 1.9.1 Update With Fix for Heap Overflow

by Werner Schuster Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 10, 2009 1

Ruby 1.9.1-p376 is out, bringing with it an important fix for a heap overflow vulnerability, among many bug fixes for the 1.9.1 line.

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JRuby Roundup: JRuby 1.4 Final Released, New Windows Native Launcher, HPricot 0.8.2

by Werner Schuster Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 06, 2009

The final release of JRuby 1.4 is now available, with many performance, Java integration and other improvements. It also adds a native launcher for Windows, which works around some problems with the BAT-based launcher. Also: the Hpricot 0.8.2 release fixes problems with Hpricot on JRuby.

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