Bloomberg has published a blog post detailing its top five open source contributions of 2016 from a real commit history perspective.
Is that Bloomberg as in Bloomberg?
Well yes, that’s Bloomberg L.P. and its technology drives many of the world’s financial markets. Over 4,000 technologists define, architect, build and deploy complete systems to fulfil the needs of leading financial market participants globally, says the company.
The firm works with many (dozens) of open source projects and says that in the coming months it will be focused on involvement with Chef for configuration management; OpenStack and building mobile apps using Facebook’s React Native mobile application development framework.
So here’s a summary version of…
Bloomberg’s 2016 Open Source Contributions: Top 5 Projects
You may know the Jupyter Notebook as a web-based environment where programmers can do computational research with native support for code, maths and data visualization. This year saw the introduction of the JupyterLab preview, showing how future versions of Jupyter will provide a more desktop-like experience on the web. Bloomberg was one of three major contributors to this effort.
Bloomberg’s customers are dependent on the real-time delivery of financial data and information. The team is investing time and energy in V8’s high-performance, asynchronous processing functions, built on top of generators—also contributed through the Bloomberg collaboration with Igalia—to improve application performance.
The engineering team has been involved with the Lucene project and its Solr search engine for some time, ramping up contributions in mid-2012. Today,Bloomberg uses Solr as the basis of its Search-as-a-Service platform, home to more than 100 applications specially built to query unstructured text, tagged news, communications archives, legal databases and documentation.
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