Open-source was originally meant to help us break free from the shackles of proprietary software. But coding and maintaining an open-source project is basically a full-time job. Volunteering time and experience means the community thrives, but who benefits from all this unpaid labor? And how do we foot the bill for all of these servers, anyways?
It’s a wonderful time to be a space nerd. NASA has dropped their 2017 software catalog because everyone needs code for an autonomous swarm of robots.
“Open source is complicated, especially for newcomers,” GitHub said in its roadmap for Open Source Guides. Open Source Guides is a collection of resources for individuals, communities, and companies who want to learn how to run and contribute to open source.
As many startups of the last decade, SoundCloud’s architecture started as a Ruby on Rails monolith, which later had to be broken into microservices to cope with the growing size and complexity of the site. The microservices initially ran on an in-house container management and deployment platform. Recently, the company has started to migrate to Kubernetes. In their talk at the DevOpsCon, Fabian Reinartz and Björn Rabenstein demonstrated the current Prometheus setup at SoundCloud, monitoring a large-scale Kubernetes cluster.
Welcome to our new series ‘Foundation Talk’ in which we introduce the staff of the Eclipse Foundation. Wayne Beaton, Director of Open Source Projects, is the first person we’d like you to meet.
Over the past week, the NetBeans team has communicated to the community, via its mailing lists, that NetBeans IDE 8.2 […]
Bruno Lowagie, the original developer of iText, talks about the Java PDF library’s expansion, the upcoming release of iText 7 and what happens next.
LinkedIn has open sourced Dr. Elephant , a tool focused toward helping Hadoop users understand and optimize their flows which solves about 80 percent of the problems through simple diagnosis.
Microsoft has announced that it is now joining the Eclipse Foundation as a Solutions Member. “Joining the Eclipse Foundation enables us to collaborate more closely with the Eclipse community, deliver a great set of tools and services for all development teams, and continuously improve our cloud services, SDKs and tools,” the company said.
Yahoo is the latest tech giant to create a deep learning system for developing predictive applications such as image or speech recognition. CaffeOnSpark is able to perform ‘deep learning’ on the massive amount of data kept in the company’s Hadoop file system. The new internally-built software is now available on GitHub.
Today, organizations are storing, managing and analysing increasing volumes of data – and PostgreSQL is evolving to meet these extreme processing demands.
Fans of Apple technology descended on the west coast to attend their Worldwide Developers Conference, which other than talking about OS X El Captain, announced that Swift 2.0 was going open source. Cue applause.