Open Source Insider:

July, 2014


July 29, 2014  3:13 PM

Why dairy fresh openSUSE Linux is even creamier

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Linux, opensuse

The openSUSE Project is taking the development version of openSUSE (known to family and friends as Factory) to distribution using the "rolling release" development model. fresh-family.png

July 28, 2014  9:07 AM

Will SAP HANA developer tools actually now code ‘for the cloud, in the cloud’?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, SAP, SAP HANA

Like a lot of companies who appear to have experienced an 'open epiphany' somewhat akin to the sudden legitimatisation of green politics in the heady days of Thatcherism... SAP has also pledged its troth to at the holy alter of openness in recent years. 1 Comment     RSS Feed     Email a friend


July 14, 2014  9:27 AM

Is Microsoft openness a wolf in sheep’s clothing?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Uncategorized

Higher profile members of the key software application developer press were invited to the Microsoft Build conference this year to listen to the company's vision for where its ecosystem will develop over the next decade. Listening from afar, it has been fascinating to see how Microsoft's...


July 11, 2014  8:32 AM

Open Interconnect Consortium: can your fridge talk to your toaster yet?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Internet of Things

Apologies for the deliberately tabloid headline, but here's the point: a group of industry vendors has formed the Open Interconnect Consortium with the aim of advancing interoperability for the Internet of Things (IoT). 1 open.png


July 10, 2014  8:25 AM

DevOps is inherently open source, discuss

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
DevOps, Open source

DevOps has (arguably) a lot of guff, fluff and puff attached to it right now. We're still not sure if this portmanteau-propelled "coming together" of two core technology disciplines is really one new perfectly formed beast. Is it Ops that have gotten good at Dev... and so progressed onwards (Ed -...


July 7, 2014  11:37 AM

No silver bullets in virtualisation & containerisation (even with Docker)

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Docker

Docker isn't actually everywhere, but the open source software designed to allow a Linux application (and its dependencies) to be packaged as a container has enjoyed massive...


July 1, 2014  8:25 AM

Transactional in-memory analytics & grilled cheese sandwiches

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Uncategorized

There's a lot of Spark around this week. Well, it is the Spark Summit 2014 after all -- Apache Spark is a Hadoop-compatible computing system for big data analysis through in-memory computation with "simple coding through easy APIs" in Java, Scala and Python. Alteryx and Databricks are...


July 1, 2014  7:51 AM

BYO-LHC: Bring Your Own Large Hadron Collider

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Rackspace, Virtual Reality

Rackspace's involvement with OpenStack and CERN at the Large Hadron Collider surfaced again late last month when the cloud hosting provider staged a London-based gathering to discuss what, when and where its cloud hosting intelligence is being deployed. 1 CERN_LHC_tunnel.jpg


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