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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.

CareKit is Apple’s New Open-source Health-oriented Mobile App Framework

by Sergio De Simone on  Apr 30, 2016

Following on from the announcement at the March 2016 “Let us loop you in”, Apple has open sourced its new CareKit framework, aimed to make it easier for developers to create apps that help people manage their medical conditions. Along with the new framework, Apple has also made available four iOS apps that use it.

Samsung and Codenvy release Artik IDE for IoT

by Alex Blewitt on  Apr 27, 2016

Today at the Samsung Developers Conference, Codenvy announced the first public release of the Samsung Artik IDE which allows building applications for the Samsung Artik IoT devices.

GitLab and DigitalOcean Offer Free Hosting for GitLab CI to Open Source Community

by Sergio De Simone on  Apr 21, 2016

GitLab, maker of the homonymous Git-based code management and continuous integration platform, and Y Combinator cloud platform provider DigitalOcean have partnered to provide free hosting to the open source community to move their continuous integration to the cloud.

Google Cloud Machine Learning and Tensor Flow Alpha Release

by Dylan Raithel on  Apr 18, 2016

Late last month Google released an alpha version of their TensorFlow (TF) integrated cloud machine learning service as a response to a growing need to make their Tensor Flow library to run at scale on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Google describes several new feature sets around making TF usage scale by integrating several pieces of the GCP like Dataproc, a managed Hadoop and Spark service.

Visual Studio Code 1.0 Released: 100+ Languages, 300+ PRs, 1,000+ Extensions

by Abel Avram on  Apr 15, 2016

Microsoft has released Visual Studio Code 1.0, a year after its initial preview.

NPM was Broken for 2.5 Hours

by Abel Avram on  Mar 24, 2016 5

According to Isaac Z. Schlueter, the creator of npm, two days ago the npm registry started to report hundreds of failed builds per minute. Users worldwide could not install or build certain Node.js packages. Thousands of dependent packages were broken including Babel, Atom, Ember, React Native and many other packages depending on line-numbers. What happened?

LLVM 3.8 Discontinues Old Windows Versions, Deprecates Autoconf, Improves Clang

by Sergio De Simone on  Mar 11, 2016

The LLVM team has announced the release of LLVM, which includes a few major deprecations, new C API headers, and Clang 3.8.

Microsoft Joins the Eclipse Foundation

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 08, 2016 1

At today's EclipseCon, Microsoft announced that they have joined the Eclipse Foundation as a Solutions member, including open-sourcing their Team Explorer Anywhere on GitHub. InfoQ reports.

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