Open Source Insider:

March, 2017


March 29, 2017  3:43 PM

Google launches open source project ‘umbrella’ website

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Google has produced a new 'umbrella' website to coalesce all the search and data giant's open source projects under one virtual roof. The logically named opensource.google.com will serve as a showcase, an information hub and a directory of sorts --...

March 26, 2017  12:03 PM

SAP buys into blockchain, joins Hyperledger Project

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

The Hyperledger Project is an open source consortium focused on development issues for blockchain, the distributed database of 'permanent' time-stamped records. Led by the Linux Foundation, Hyperledger has now welcomed enterprise software company SAP into its membership ranks. SAP says it...


March 23, 2017  8:43 AM

GitLab 9.0: it’s all about gittin’ software done

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Analyst house IDC predicts that by 2018, as many as 70 percent of siloed digital transformation initiatives will ultimately fail because of insufficient collaboration, integration, sourcing or project management.

What is interesting about...


March 21, 2017  8:44 AM

Chef automation survey: what shape is the continuous enterprise?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Automation specialist Chef Software is, unsurprisingly perhaps, a champion of the so-called 'continuous enterprise' i.e. one in which software application development can be executed on a continuous basis with Continuous Development (CD),Continuous Integration (CI)...


March 15, 2017  2:35 PM

Amazon makes Alexa skills free, using AWS

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Amazon has announced a new programme designed to allow Alexa developers to build and host most Alexa skills using Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Alexa is an 'intelligent' personal assistant developed by Amazon that was made popular by the...


March 14, 2017  10:35 AM

GitHub: What is InnerSource?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

This is a contributed post which is wholly attributed to the team at GitHub, 'the home of developers' as they would like to be known.

Widening open source

Software developers love open source because it allows them to problem-solve and work together...


March 13, 2017  10:54 AM

Black Duck: Struts’ guts went nuts, need to patch is clearcut

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Security researchers say they have discovered an open source code vulnerability (CVE-2017-5638) in Apache Struts 2 – (report).

Apache Struts is a...


March 8, 2017  8:41 AM

MongoDB Atlas adds MongoMirror, hey good lookin’

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

MongoDB is an open source NoSQL cross-platform document-oriented database company favouring dynamic schemas. The firm has this month announced a new free developer-focused tier for its DataBase-as-a-Service offering, MongoDB Atlas. The firm is twinning this release with the launch of a...


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