Open Source Insider:

January, 2018

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January 31, 2018  9:35 AM

Red Hat buys CoreOS to jack up containerisation DNA

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Red Hat has been out shopping. The enterprise focused open source platform company has bought CoreOS, a specialist technology player known for its Kubernetes and container-native solutions. Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling and management of...

January 30, 2018  7:13 AM

Open source needs contributions: automation, scale & security are key

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Automated software container security company Twistlock claims to be passionate about open source contributions. Company CTO John Morello points out that all too few firms actually contribute with 'code commits' despite...


January 30, 2018  6:39 AM

Facebook forges new nanosecond-variant unit of time

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
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Facebook doesn't usually make technical headlines unless the social site is being criticised over the implementation of its algorithm structure and questioned over whether it is unfairly promoting certain aspects of content to its users. Unusually then, Facebook appears to have bucked that trend...


January 26, 2018  4:48 PM

Linux distros: love, openwashing & the thousand yard stare

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

The Linux operating system (OS) will turn 30 in the year 2021. We know that Linus Torvalds first penned (typed) his work plans for what turned out to be Linux on a Usenet posting as follows: "I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like GNU) for...


January 25, 2018  11:42 AM

No Boo-Boo on API validation with SmartBear

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Core level API-centric software quality specialist SmartBear has now come forward with Swagger Inspector, a free cloud-based API testing and documentation tool. The product is used to validate and test an Application...


January 23, 2018  10:11 AM

Tableau goes ‘Hyper’ on data ingestion & query

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Visual analytics company Tableau Software has launched a new data engine technology called Hyper. The software is included in the Tableau 10.5 version release. Hyper is designed to 'slice and dice' massive volumes of data in a short period of time. The concept is: 5X faster query speed and up...


January 22, 2018  10:21 AM

Canonical slaps Slack snap onto stack

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

As the 'company behind' Ubuntu, Canonical has brought forward the first iteration of 


January 18, 2018  9:35 AM

IBM code grandmaster: what Java does next

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Reports of Java's death have been greatly exaggerated -- said, well, pretty much every Java engineer that there is.

The Java language and platform may have been (in some people's view) somewhat unceremoniously shunted into a side ally by the self-proclaimed aggressive...


January 17, 2018  10:03 AM

Bonitasoft gets cute on AWS for low-code BPM

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

There has been an undeniable popularisation of so-called 'low-code' programming platforms. This is a strain of technology designed to provide automated blocks of functionality that can be brought together by non-technical staff to perform specific compute and analysis tasks to serve their own...


January 9, 2018  8:26 AM

Ricoh opens shutters for Android-based plug-ins

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Every company is now a software company, this much we know to be true. If we accept this new truism, then a camera company must be a software company… or at least it must be a digital camera company.


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