Stack Overflow has launched a new website called Documentation, enabling developers to create documentation on various software development topics for developers.
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.
Version 1.4 or LokiJS, the in-memory database that prioritises performance, has been released, bringing a NativeScript adapter.
Microsoft has open sourced the protocol used by VS Code’s editor to communicate with the various language servers supported.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 made the source code of their Thread protocol available on GitHub.
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.
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.