Open Source Insider:

June, 2014

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June 30, 2014  9:36 AM

Microsoft gets it so right… and so wrong

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
.NET, Bill Gates, Build, language, Microsoft, Migration, Open source, Programmers, Programming Languages

The programming-specific press is in something of a maelstrom over the highs and lows of what Microsoft does so (arguably) well... and what the company still gets so (arguably, arguably) well, just a bit wrong. The firm's "oh alright then we like open source after all if everyone else does" stance...

June 29, 2014  2:13 PM

How websites are smarter in the background than you thought

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CMS, Magnolia, Open source

Basle-based open source web content management system (WCMS) company Magnolia International has released the 5.3 version of its core product with functionality now delivered through a series of task-focused apps. For software developers, this latest version opens up the firm's overall Magnolia App...


June 26, 2014  7:41 AM

Defence-grade fingerprint security on KNOX for Android mobiles

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Biometrics, Fingerprint, Google, samsung

Samsung Electronics and Google have teamed up to confirm that part of the Samsung KNOX technology will be integrated into the next version of Android.


June 26, 2014  7:01 AM

Linus Torvalds’ open truths for developers (video)

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Linux, Torvalds

Linus Torvalds conducts an interview with the IEEE Computer Society to explain how he sits today in terms of his thoughts with Linux. Torvalds is as humble and genuine as you might expect. He explains that Linux "just did it differently" and explains how happy he is about "leaving something...


June 25, 2014  12:29 PM

Cisco open sources cloud-centric block ciphers

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Uncategorized

Cisco is open sourcing block cipher technology to, the company hopes, better protect and control traffic privacy in cloud computing systems What is block cipher technology? Wheel_cipher.png


June 21, 2014  10:45 AM

Google open sources PDF rendering

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Google, Open source, PDF

Google taken its PDFium software library forward into open source project status. 122d2efgh.jpg PDFium is an...


June 19, 2014  7:52 AM

The open cloud revolution is crawling like a snail

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, standards

A walk around London's Cloud World Forum exhibition in Olympia this week provides the casual observer with a number of things: 1. unlimited free 'corporate candy store' sweets 2. opportunities to win a 'GoPro', always the latest giveaway favourite 3. a view of the most proactive cloud players...


June 16, 2014  7:31 AM

Red Hat 7, the opposite of Microsoft & OpenStack

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Linux, Microsoft, Red Hat

Red Hat has deliberately slowed the pace of its flagship OS release schedule in a bid to lower operational costs and stop "driving IT guys crazy" with the need to update deployments. RedHat2.jpg


June 9, 2014  8:03 AM

What do firms really mean by Hadoop leverage?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Hadoop, Teradata

Does a day go past without a Hadoop update right now? -- clearly not. But why should this be so? Popular wisdom points to the problems associated with "complexity of deployment and management" of environments on this open source framework for big data storage and large-scale dataset...


June 5, 2014  8:21 AM

Using Sqoop to ploop to Hadoop

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
ETL, Hadoop, Syncsort

Syncsort has enhanced its DMX-h Hadoop ETL software. So what? Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) refers to three separate functions combined into a single programming tool. Getting data from enterprise data warehouses and legacy systems (including mainframes) into Hadoop is clearly a key...


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