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June 29, 2014  2:13 PM

How websites are smarter in the background than you thought

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CMS, Magnolia, Open source

Basle-based open source web content management system (WCMS) company Magnolia International has released the 5.3 version of its core product with functionality now delivered through a series of task-focused apps. For software developers, this latest version opens up the firm's overall Magnolia App...

June 21, 2014  10:45 AM

Google open sources PDF rendering

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Google, Open source, PDF

Google taken its PDFium software library forward into open source project status. 122d2efgh.jpg PDFium is an...


June 19, 2014  7:52 AM

The open cloud revolution is crawling like a snail

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, standards

A walk around London's Cloud World Forum exhibition in Olympia this week provides the casual observer with a number of things: 1. unlimited free 'corporate candy store' sweets 2. opportunities to win a 'GoPro', always the latest giveaway favourite 3. a view of the most proactive cloud players...


June 4, 2014  9:14 AM

Pentaho: don’t get blinded with (data) science

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data Analytics, Open source, Pentaho

At the Hadoop Summit in San Jose this week... open source Business Intelligence company Pentaho is announcing what it calls 'Data Science Packs' for developers and data scientists. The Data Science Pack aims to help productivity by executing advanced descriptive statistics and machine learning...


June 2, 2014  7:32 PM

Do you know your OpenStack history?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, NASA, Open source, OpenStack, Rackspace

True open source cloud aficionados know their subject matter back to front; they know the history of cloud, the history of open cloud standards and (most of all) they know the history of OpenStack. 1nstack-cloud-software-vertical-large.png


May 18, 2014  12:37 PM

Open source light sabre with Virtual Reality IMAX headset

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
augmented reality, Kickstarter, Open source, Software, Virtual Reality

Some people like Virtual Reality (VR) headsets. For those of use a little older, the first generation of VR may have coloured our view. doommonsters.jpg


May 1, 2014  3:05 PM

How to ratify & audit open source security

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, Open source security, PaaS, spideroak

SpiderOak this month released its open-source cryptographically-secure cloud application development framework called Crypton. This is interesting, but that's not the point. The software is essentially a method for creating privacy-oriented applications that can use any backend storage...


April 29, 2014  2:21 PM

Yankee analyst speaks big developer truth

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, Open source

Technology analysts talk a lot. It is therefore extremely rare to find one single paragraph that sums up the state of open standards based software application development coming from a tech analyst. Chris Marsh at Yankee Group is different, he tells it like it is. The Computer Weekly Open...


April 22, 2014  1:53 PM

Why Heartbleed did not harm open source

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
'Virus`, bugs, Heartbleed, Open source, OpenSSL, Talend

Unless you live in a cave, Victorian style external toilet or Bear Grylls style treehouse in the Outer Hebrides it is safe to say you will have read about the Heartbleed bug. 140411_0409_290X230.jpg


April 21, 2014  1:22 PM

Open source carrots, broccoli, celery, kale & coffee pods

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Computing, Open source

Reading over the Easter holidays (as one does) a good book like When Computing Got Personal: A history of the desktop computer [Kindle Edition] by Matt Nicholson, one is reminded that the birth of open...


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