- 14 Apr 2016
Open source data analytics player Pentaho has upped its metadata injection feature set.
Automation-centric open source configuration management tool company Puppet Labs is integrating with Atlassian HipChat.
This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Open Source Insider blog written by Wayne Citrin in his role as CTO of JNBridge.
- 07 Apr 2016
The United States White House and the federal government have already been widely reported to have adopted a degree of open source software, tools and platforms -- but this trend is now officially ...
- 05 Apr 2016
MariaDB ColumnStore is Open Source GPL2, a fork based on InfiniDB and open source community contributions.
Xamarin is a 'offshoot sprout' of the Mono cross-platform software programming tools project, developers can use Xamarin to write native iOS, Android and Microsoft Windows apps with native user ...
Red Hat has announced the availability of a no-cost Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) subscription, available as part of the Red Hat Developer Program.
This week sees the Microsoft Build 2016 developer convention and symposium staged in San Francisco.
EMC's Enterprise Content Division (ECD) has announced enhancements to its developer programme by making a new body of open source code accessible to users on GitHub.
Apache PDFBox allows for the creation of new PDF documents, manipulation, rendering, signing of existing documents and the ability to extract content from documents.
Much has been made recently of large scale (previously proprietary) firms adopting new uber open stances and suddenly getting the open source religion.
Black Duck's open source 'rookies of the year' 2015
DataStax has run a survey with developers worldwide -- of 273 responses, only eight per cent of those surveyed thought that there were enough skilled people available to meet demand from companies ...
Chef drills dependency policing into DevOps
Bouncing business extrovert Steve Ballmer has softened on his stance with regard to the Linux operating system, which he had famously previously derided as a cancer.
SAP has announced the availability of its SAP Web IDE for SAP HANA.
Pretty soon there will come a time when the news/blog headline 'Microsoft open sources xyz' ceases to be remarkable.
Microsoft has announced SQL Server 2016 with general availability later this year.
According to the Idiap Research Institute, the majority of the source code for the BEAT 'computing e-infrastructure' platform will be open and accessible next month on the institute's own GitLab ...
Perforce Software has integrated Helix Swarm (the collaboration engine within Perforce Helix) and Slack (the instant messaging and communication application).
Savage takes a look at the different traits of people who contribute, what their aims are, and how to balance them out when reading all those comments on your pristine and obviously perfect pull ...
What to expect from I ♥ APIs Europe 2016
We know TIBCO for its integration, analytics and event processing software -- equally, we know TIBCO Jaspersoft for its embedded analytics and reporting software.
- 23 Feb 2016
Have you ever wondered what 'shape' a software program might look like if it its entire codebase could be somehow digitally visualised into a 3D moveable 'lifeform' image?
One of the main reasons software projects fail is a lack of planning between initial application idea and the rush to set feature requirements, obviously.
Just another industry consortium? Perhaps... but last week saw the formation of the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), a newly established group of "industry leaders" who proclaims themselves to ...
It can't possibly be 12 months can it? Yes it is, QCon London is staged next March.
Microsoft loves Linux, dates Red Hat... marriage now consummated
With IBM's obvious investment and interest in cognitive computing, machine intelligence and neural networks... there are clear connections for this kind of sensor information into the data that is ...
Software runs the world, open source is eating the world, software-defined infrastructure control runs the planet's liquid core and so, therefore, software-defined storage management forms part of ...
- 03 Feb 2016
The world of law and the legal trade, for most people, is generally either a) incredibly fascinating b) deathly boring or c) a system you don't want to think about while you are serving an extended ...
Contributing to open source technology is all about code contributions and code commits -- right?
Couchbase has announced support for @WalmartLab's release of OneOps to the open source community through Github.
- 29 Jan 2016
Pentaho (let's remember to call it a Hitachi Group company) has announced news of its labs team now completing development of native integration for Python.
IBM z Systems mainframes, unlikely champions of open source?
Avast Software was kind of 'one of those Central and Eastern Europe' (CEE) security firms along with the other usual suspects that most of us can name... and then, it kind of became something more ...
- 19 Jan 2016
There's that bit (quite a few bits actually) during the Red Hat Summit conventions every year when the middleware team gets really excited about its product set.
Java runtime solutions company Azul Systems has announced Zulu Embedded now available to download on the Wind River Marketplace.
We know that Red Hat is a major player in the open source enterprise space (on many levels) and Ansible was (and still is) a company (now an internal Red Hat brand) that makes "agentless" ...
Ford Motor Company has for some time now been developing its open source Smart Device Link (SDL) middleware framework.
- 04 Jan 2016
The Bristol API (Transport) supports the Council's approach to opening up data sets, as it already does through the Bristol Open Data portal
The OIC itself lists (among others) Intel, Samsung, Dell and Cisco among its ranks... a good spread for sure, but is it enough?
Creator of the open source Debian operating system Ian Murdock has died at age 42.
The story here is that yes, indeed, software is eating the world... but in a proprietary-only technical debt-ridden software world... that software sucks.
DreamFactory is an open source firm dedicated to helping programmers manage REST APIs for mobile, cloud and IoT applications.
A dedicated HiLink Software Development Kit (SDK) will be arrive towards the end of 2016 with the 'LiteOS' operating system.
Mícheál Ó Foghlú, Red Hat CTO recently engaged in a discussion with the Computer Weekly Open Source Insider blog as to why we have seen such exponential growth in Node.js at this time.
Named parameters brought forward from Objective-C are expressed in a clean syntax that makes APIs in Swift even easier to read and maintain
Open source is a fantastic software development model, but it's as much about the people as it is about the license involved.
"Companies use Varnish Cache for speeding up a lot different things, not just websites", explains Per Buer, founder and CTO of Varnish Software.
The #HROS project was launched in back in May of 2015 to bring the worlds of human resources (HR) and open source (OS) together, hence the name: HROS.
Google has hosted its Chrome Dev Summit 2015 to what appear to be a select few with minimal press openings.
Nearly 140 European app developers from 20 countries across Europe have written an open letter to the European Commission.
GitLab has unveiled a new version of GitLab Enterprise Edition (EE) with features specifically sized up for the enterprise world.
- 23 Nov 2015
A new study has suggested that while nearly 80% of firms are making use of open source software, the vast majority of them have no formal policies in place.
According to the firm's official statement, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 features many improvements to the underlying container support infrastructure.
Microsoft hosts its 'Build' event for developers, but it also stages 'Connect()' developer event.
Actually, scratch that, isn't it all about the container security debate these days?
Elastic, the company behind the open source projects Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana, finished its European developer-focused tour this month.
They all share a similar meaning: deep learning -- neural networks -- machine-learning -- cognitive computing. But what are they and what is it? Cognitive computing and the ability to create what ...
It is true, Hadoop is a key focal point for many of us when we talk about big data -- and indeed, open source big data projects.
JavaOne may well be behind us, but some of the Java goodness still flows outwards into the newswires. An (arguably meaty) morsel you may have missed is news that Java runtime solutions company Azul ...
Here's some things you need to know about Neo Technology. First, the company chooses great giveaway bottle opener key rings as conference freebies, so be sure to pick one up if you see them. ...
SUSE has announced its Enterprise Storage 2 product. This is the latest version of its self-managing, self-healing, distributed software-based storage solution for enterprise. It is the first (and ...
Chef: automate change management for the entire application and infrastructure stack.
Linus Torvalds has detailed the launch of the Linux 4.3 kernel, a new release with significant security enhancements.
Devices are being connected to the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) at an increasingly rapid rate -- this we already know to be true.
Veeam Software describes itself as the company that delivers 'availability for the always-on enterprise' -- so much so, it has even trademarked the phrase.
IBM builds Apache Spark into its core analytics engine
Magnet Systems recently launched Magnet MAX, a modular suite of tools that are supposed to help developers maintain user experiences.
Thomson Reuters raises stakes in financial desktop software
Pentaho has had a busy week -- the firm has had its first week out in full public scrutiny as the new Pentaho, a Hitachi Data Systems company and staged its second annual customer, partner, user ...
How is Pentaho doing under its new uber-parent Hitachi Data Systems (HDS)?
- 13 Oct 2015
The ONOS community and The Linux Foundation have now partnered in an attempt to impact on the future of networking.
Pentaho is an open source data integration and analytics company with a special penchant for data warehouse refinery and data streamlining
- 08 Oct 2015
● "The rise of unstructured data presents a significant opportunity for innovation. As a result, companies are demanding database solutions that are operationally easy and specifically optimized to ...
- 08 Oct 2015
Couchbase Server 4.0 is designed to give software application development pros a route to building more apps on Couchbase.
Deep inside a PDF white paper written by KPMG, the firm has justified its reasons for using, adopting, developing and subsequently releasing open source software.
- 02 Oct 2015
Mendix is one of those companies that says things like -- we drive digital innovation by empowering customers to bring new digital products to market.
- 29 Sep 2015
Conferences come and go, but Apache: Big Data Europe and its sister event ApacheCon Core Europe 2015 is kind of special as it's a pure and thoroughbred user conference.
MapR Technologies is a firm that provides a distribution of Apache Hadoop that integrates storage and database functions.
Spiceworks is a company that provides a professional vertical network for IT users.
File hosting service Dropbox, Inc has released its Zulip chat application under an open source Apache Foundation licence.
- 24 Sep 2015
What to expect from Apache: Big Data Budapest & ApacheCon Core Europe 2015
DataStax is a company that supplies a commercially supported version/offering of Apache Cassandra. For those that would enjoy a recap, Apache Cassandra is an open source distributed database for ...
- 23 Sep 2015
Platfora brings together traditionally separate tools: data prep, in-memory acceleration, BI, analytics and visualisation -- to streamline big data analytics and simplify data discovery
Information security consultancy MWR InfoSecurity is hosting a DevSecCon workshop.
Intergalactic Software Freedom Day is September 19
IBM this week acquired StrongLoop -- a software provider that sets out to help developers connect enterprise applications to mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and web applications in the cloud.
Google has used its own open source blog to announce the beta release of Bazel.
- 09 Sep 2015
Open Enterprise Hadoop company Hortonworks is creating a bigger universe of Hadoop.
Mark Headd is the key guy when it comes to developer evangelism at Accela -- the firm provides cloud-based 'civic engagement' solutions for government.
An open source Software Development Kit (SDK) for the object-oriented C++ programming language .
For the duration of the event the private island surrounding the historic Waterford Castle will be renamed 'Nodeland'.
News this week sees Hortonworks finalise an agreement to acquire Onyara, Inc.
Its like distributed is good, decoupled distributed is really good -- but abstracted decoupled distributed is even better.
Software acceleration technologies exist to pump extra optimisation and performance out of existing tools -- although in this category we often primarily talk about GPU-based acceleration, it has ...
Microsoft Research was founded in 1991 and is the company's division dedicated to conducting both basic and applied research in computer science and software engineering.
IBM has introduced two Linux mainframe servers under the brand name LinuxONE.