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April 8, 2016  12:58 PM

Software ‘developer fatigue’, it’s now a thing

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This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Open Source Insider blog written by Wayne Citrin in his role as CTO of JNBridge. JNBridge's core message is as follows: it's not Java...

April 7, 2016  9:02 AM

US Federal Source Code Policy: embrace more open source to save taxpayer dollars

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The United States White House and the federal government have already been widely reported to have adopted a degree of open source software, tools and platforms -- but this trend is now officially set to increase. obamasecret-620x349.jpg


April 4, 2016  7:29 AM

Monkeys go wild: Microsoft makes Xamarin free

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Microsoft has made Xamarin free -- Xamarin is a 'offshoot sprout' of the Mono cross-platform software programming tools project, developers can use Xamarin to write native iOS, Android and Microsoft Windows apps with native user interfaces and share code across multiple platforms.


March 19, 2016  1:31 PM

New York senate advocates open source developer tax credit

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
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Much has been made recently of large scale (previously proprietary) firms adopting new uber open stances and suddenly getting the open source religion. As we have commented before... there's a big difference between 'making your product available on Linux' and truly being an open source...


March 16, 2016  4:50 PM

Black Duck’s open source ‘rookies of the year’ 2015

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noun -- rook·ie \ˈru̇-kē\ -- : a first-year player in a professional sport, or a person who has just started a job or activity and has little experience. OSRookiesOf2016.png


March 14, 2016  5:08 PM

Chef drills dependency policing into DevOps

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
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There's DevOps and then there's fake DevOps i.e. this 'new term' (it's all spin really, well kind of) attracts a lot of fakers. 361px-Police_man_ganson.svg.png


March 11, 2016  10:11 AM

Former Microsoft CEO Ballmer changes view on Linux cancer

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
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Bouncing business extrovert Steve Ballmer has softened on his stance with regard to the Linux operating system, which he had famously previously derided as a cancer.


January 29, 2016  6:13 AM

And now for something completely analytical… Pentaho goes native Python

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
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Pentaho (let's remember to call it a Hitachi Group company) has announced news of its labs team now completing development of native integration for Python. So what? Monty-Python-1975-poster.png


January 14, 2016  9:46 AM

Zulu embedded inside the Internet of Things

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
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Java runtime solutions company Azul Systems has announced that Zulu Embedded is now available to download on the Wind River Marketplace. Zulu Embedded? Zulu Embedded is Azul's open source Java Virtual Machine (JVM) based on OpenJDK developed for manufacturers in the embedded,...


December 30, 2015  10:19 AM

The danger ahead: skyscraper code favelas  in earthquake zones

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
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Do software application development leaders need a new year's resolution? Do team leaders, software engineering managers and senior architectural planners need a new wake up call? Technology industry commentator/evangelist and all round guy worth following on Twitter these days


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