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Stack Overflow Launches Documentation Beta

by Abel Avram on  Jul 21, 2016

Stack Overflow has launched a new website called Documentation, enabling developers to create documentation on various software development topics for developers.

ZeroTurnaround Releases RebelLabs Developer Productivity Report

by Alex Blewitt on  Jul 14, 2016 1

Today, ZeroTurnaround's RebelLabs released their biannual developer productivity report, which asked over 2000 respondents what their tools of the trade were. InfoQ has been given access to the report and summarises its findings.

LokiJS 1.4 Release Brings Performance Improvement, NativeScript Adapter

by James Chesters on  Jul 12, 2016

Version 1.4 or LokiJS, the in-memory database that prioritises performance, has been released, bringing a NativeScript adapter.

Microsoft Has Open Sourced the VS Code Language Server Protocol

by Abel Avram on  Jul 09, 2016

Microsoft has open sourced the protocol used by VS Code’s editor to communicate with the various language servers supported.

Google BigQuery Now Allows to Query All Open-Source Projects on GitHub

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 08, 2016 2

A full snapshot of more than 2.8 million open source project hosted on GitHub is now available in Google’s BigQuery, Google and GitHub announced. This will make it possible to query almost 2 billion source files hosted on GitHub using SQL.

Apple Open-Sources its New Compression Algorithm LZFSE

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 02, 2016

Apple has open-sourced its new lossless compression algorithm, LZFSE, introduced last year with iOS 9 and OS X 10.10. According to Apple, LZFE provides the same compression gain as ZLib level 5 while being 2x–3x faster and with higher energy efficiency.

Applying Supply Chain Management to Deliver Faster with Higher Quality

by Ben Linders on  Jun 30, 2016 1

Supply chain management can raise the bar with continuous development, argues Joshua Corman, Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative and co-founder of Rugged Software. Our dependence on IT and software is growing faster than our ability to secure it, and applying supply chain approaches to software development helps to address complexity which reduces risks and increases quality.

Orion 12 Brings Full Support for ECMAScript 2015

by James Chesters on  Jun 28, 2016

The Eclipse Orion project team has released version 12, bringing full support for the ECMAScript 2015 Language Specification. Mike Rennie, Orion contributor, says the release continues to emphasise Orion's JavaScript tooling, and that along with support for ECMAScript 2015, the release includes improved project configuration capabilities, and support for eslintrc.* files.

Eclipse Foundation Releases Neon

by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 22, 2016 5

Today, the Eclipse Foundation announced the release of Eclipse Neon, the eponymous IDE which provides support for Java, JavaScript, C/C++, PHP and Fortran, amongst others. This release marks the eleventh release of the combined release train, with contributions from 779 developers (of which 331 are committers) and totalling 69 million lines of code. Read on to find out what's new in this release.

Eclipse Foundation Releases IoT Projects

by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 16, 2016

Today, the Eclipse Foundation announced the release of a number of Internet of Things projects. These include: Eclipse Kura (a framework for building IoT gateways); Eclipse Paho (implementations of MQTT protocols); Eclipse OM2M (an open source implementation of the SmartM2M and oneM2M standard) and Eclipse SmartHome (an open source framework for building smart home solutions).

LinkedIn Details Open-Sourced Kafka Monitor

by Dylan Raithel on  Jun 08, 2016

LinkedIn recently detailed open-sourced Kafka Monitor service that they're using to monitor production Kafka clusters as well as extensive testing automation, leading them to identify bugs in the main Kafka trunk and contribute solutions to the open-source community.

Swift 3 Will Not Have a Stable ABI

by Sergio De Simone on  May 18, 2016

Apple’s Chris Lattner, original creator of the Swift language, has recently announced on the Swift Evolution mailing list that ABI stability, one of the goals originally planned for Swift 3, will be postponed.

Nest Has Open Sourced Thread

by Abel Avram on  May 13, 2016

Nest has made the source code of their Thread protocol available on GitHub.

Oracle to Close Java.net and Kenai.com Forges

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  May 11, 2016 2

Oracle has announced that the Kenai.com and Java.net forges will be closed in approximately one year; project administrators have been advised to request all their project data so they can continue to operate elsewhere. The move seems to be aligned to other similar decisions in the market, after sites like Codehaus and Google Code also announced previous closures.

Microsoft Graph Unifies Access to All APIs

by Jerome Louvel on  May 03, 2016

At the Microsoft Build conference in San Francisco, InfoQ had the opportunity to speak with Gareth Jones, API architect for the Microsoft Graph API which aims at making life easier for developers by providing a unified API endpoint. With the prevalence of Microsoft products in most businesses around the world, it is interesting to see how Microsoft solves this issue at their scale.

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