Open Source Insider:

October, 2016

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October 31, 2016  11:51 AM

MongoDB: Why AWS is pumped about serverless architecture

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Open Source Insider blog written by Mat Keep in his role as director of market research and analysis at

October 31, 2016  11:24 AM

Developers get open ‘Simplygon’ tech for virtual, augmented & mixed reality

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

The world has gone deep 3D and even Virtual Reality (VR) headsets don’t make you want to throw up and fall over anymore, mostly. But it’s not even just VR now… to go with virtual, we also have augmented & mixed reality. As a result, we stand at a point in the industry where more firms...


October 30, 2016  9:50 AM

Microsoft ‘smartens’ up machine learning for human-parity

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Microsoft has updated its Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, a piece of software designed for so-called 'deep learning' used to speed advances in areas such as speech and image recognition -- and it's open sourced on GitHub.

Deep learning, in...


October 21, 2016  9:30 AM

Yahoo open sources NSFW neural network porn detector

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Embattled former darling of the search wars Yahoo has open sourced its neural network porn detector software. The firm has explained that it is in fact tremendously difficult to automatically identifying that an image is not suitable/safe for work (NSFW). But says Yahoo, with the evolution of...


October 20, 2016  8:59 AM

Black Duck opens new OSS InfoSec centre in Northern Ireland

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

What about yer InfoSec now? Black Duck is the roast and toast of Northern Ireland this month after the firm announced the formation of its Belfast-based Open Source Security Research Group during an event at Invest Northern Ireland’s headquarters in Belfast. The firm itself is known for its...


October 18, 2016  7:24 AM

OSCON London: Linux Foundation unites JavaScript community

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

The Linux Foundation has used the London OSCON show to detail news of the JS Foundation now attaining status as a Linux Foundation Project. The JS Foundation supports projects across the JavaScript world and says it is focused on both application and...


October 17, 2016  1:00 PM

Pentaho 7.0 drives Agile ‘fail fast’ analytics capabilities

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Open source business analytics company Pentaho (now a Hitachi Group Company of course) has just reached software version 7.0 with its self-named platform. The new software addresses data preparation pain points in particular.

According to the 


October 16, 2016  9:34 AM

Insert: what is ‘real-time’ personalisation?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

The tech term question of the day is… what is real-time personalisation? We know that real-time is physically impossible i.e. time itself is always faster… but some processing can happen at a speed which is ‘sufficiently immediate’ or that enables the computer to keep up with some...


October 12, 2016  9:44 AM

LzLabs buys Eranea, COBOL to Java migration for software-defined mainframes

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Mainframes are dead and the PC has been around since 1981 and any legacy mainframes running systems of record in large scale enterprises need not trouble the modern software application development professional because cloud-centric migrations and mainframe modernisation techniques have rendered...


October 8, 2016  10:56 AM

What to Expect from OSCON London 2016

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

It's autumn/fall technology conference season... but you already knew that, so what's coming next? O’Reilly’s OSCON event is just around the corner and the conference itself has seen the launch of many new projects from OpenOffice.org to OpenStack. Now an (arguably) essential fixture in...


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