Open Source Insider:

December, 2012

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December 28, 2012  9:55 AM

I’m turning cross-platform-dextrous

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cross Platform, Open source

Of course the central premise behind the opportunity to "write once (and then) deploy anywhere" is an appealing proposition for both developers and users alike. Initially championed by Sun Microsystems as a slogan to illustrate the cross-platform advantages of the Java programming language and...

December 21, 2012  10:41 AM

Some day we’ll all use cloud based desktops, right?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, Desktop, VDI

Cloud-based desktop environments are on the rise. Give the popularity of Apple's iPad and the plethora of other tablets, sub-tablets (sorry, am I supposed to say mini tablets?), high end smartphones (thank you Nokia, yes I am having fun playing with the Lumia 920 you sent me to look at) and other...


December 20, 2012  10:03 AM

Pass the open cloud app testing sauce, please

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, Testing

Open source programmers are being offered a Selenium-based free cloud testing service from application testing company Sauce Labs. The Sauce Free Open Source Software accounts (simply known as "Open Sauce") is a new programme designed to give developers free and unlimited use of the Sauce Labs...


December 19, 2012  9:16 AM

How accessible is Adobe keeping Acrobat?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Acrobat, Adobe

Given the rise of open source standards and platforms across so many technology streams, if we are going to maintain industry equilibrium(s) then we need to analyse exactly how big brand IT firms are nurturing developer outreach and the provision of software development kits (SDKs) needed to...


December 18, 2012  11:16 AM

Global Economy 0 – Open Source 1

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
economics, Liferay, Open source

The global economic slowdown has of course been mostly bad news for most people, business verticals and individual companies. But it's important to remember that recessions can also be good as they flush out the old dead wood and help us to re-position for leaner and more economically efficient...


December 17, 2012  12:14 PM

The future impact of open source on our information infrastructure

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Big Data, Gartner, Open source

Much of what we read relating to the future impact of open source, or cloud computing, or any significant 'still-nascent' technology paradigm tends to be focused on the user/consumer end. With more "BYOD trends will impact our future use of cloud" headlines that many readers can stomach, the...


December 14, 2012  8:16 AM

Video: a good year for open source in 2012

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source

As every good schoolboy knows, 2013 was a very good year. Such a good year in fact that if you wanted to jump out of a space balloon, be a Korean pop star, run for a second term as US president, take part in the London 2012 Olympics... it was pretty much all possible. Google's Zeitgeist 2012:...


December 13, 2012  10:27 AM

Apache web server, more than “a patchy web server”

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Apache

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is readying itself for the 25th outing of its ApacheCon North America official conference, training and expo event. The foundation describes its remit and status as a group of "all-volunteer developers, stewards and...


December 10, 2012  5:16 PM

Ten to the dozen: number of developers using open source

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source

A Forrester Research survey of developers on the Dr Dobb's software application news website has confirmed that they use open source tooling at some level. The top five classes, types of disciplines of software that are seeing open source tools being used as follows: 1. operating systems, 2. web...


December 7, 2012  11:25 AM

Intel graphs aim to make ‘big data inside’ easier

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Big Data, Intel

Intel is aiming to extend its recognition with the open source, developer and big data arenas by now offering an open source programmer tool aimed at supporting big data analysis. The Intel GraphBuilder tool has been specifically engineered to help handle big data for computer learning. Currently...


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