Open Source Insider:

July, 2017


July 27, 2017  10:19 AM

ActiveRuby polishes up gems, precompiled jewels sparkle

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Open source languages company ActiveState has hit beta on its commercially supported Ruby distribution.

Ruby is an open source interpreted object-oriented programming language designed to be simple, complete, extensible and portable......

July 26, 2017  3:24 PM

OpenAPI spec hits critical mass, v3 lands

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) have been widely embraced as a key means of engineering the mechanics of the new interconnected service-based cloud-centric components-rich software application development landscape.

What is an API?


July 26, 2017  8:56 AM

openSUSE Leap zaps games, drives servers, loves DevOps

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

The openSUSE Project has released openSUSE Leap 42.3.

With this release we can see that the community version is now more closely aligned with the 'shared core' of SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 12 Service Pack 3.

This new...


July 20, 2017  2:00 PM

Software wet wipes, Sonatype advocates supply chain hygiene

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Supply chain automation company Sonatype produces what it calls its Software Supply Chain Report every year (now in its third) in an attempt to highlights alleged 'risks' lurking within open source software components.

Software supply chain hygiene

The firm gets quite puritanical and...


July 19, 2017  7:18 AM

Postman offers free (small-project) API developer tools

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
API

Not exactly labelled as open source, but free nonetheless... API specialist Postman is offering its Postman 5.0 version with many of its paid Pro-version features now free for limited-quantity access. 

The free Postman...


July 12, 2017  9:32 AM

GitHub: It’s time to open source open source Terms of Service

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

GitHub is asking for feedback and collaboration from its user community in updating its Terms of Service and other site policies. 

The web-based version control and data hosting organisation is effectively saying then that open source Terms...


July 11, 2017  1:55 PM

Alpine Linux is an OS at a new peak of binary packaging

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

The Alpine Linux distribution is described as 'minimal' and best suited for 'power users'. Originally created by Gentoo, the project is now wholly independent and, as such, it is self-hosting. Gentoo Linux is another distribution... but...


July 9, 2017  12:44 PM

Neovim really cleans up, explains carwow developer

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

This is a guest post written for the Computer Weekly Developer Network by Muyiwa Olu

Olu holds the position of software developer (and a 'full stack' developer, at that) for independent car buying...


July 5, 2017  1:50 PM

MariaDB gets meaty on decoupled JSON data masked love

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Open source database company MariaDB Corporation has moved to iteration MariaDB TX 2.0.


July 1, 2017  3:34 PM

Oracle opens ops-side container tools

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Oracle is open sourcing some (arguably) tasty container tools for software application development professionals and the operations staff that work with them. The database company has responded to what it...


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