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Docker announces unified releases to cover the entire life cycle

Docker is trying to accommodate developers by providing a number of coinciding updates. The company just announced a unified update to Docker Engine, Registry, Compose, Swarm and Machine. This is the first time the company is providing simultaneous releases, and it will continue to provide users with unified updates every two months moving forward. “By …

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New features for Google’s App Indexing, and Microsoft shuts down MS Open Tech–SD times news digest: April 17, 2015

Google is making it easier for people to find applications with App Indexing. App Indexing already provides users with a way to interact with an installed Android app, but starting this week, people searching on Google can discover other apps even if they haven’t installed them. In addition, Google will be using App Indexing as …

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GitHub Special Feature: Breaking down the 2014 Transparency Report

Normally at this time on a Friday you’d be reading about whichever interesting open-source project we decided to highlight for our GitHub Project of the Week. But this week it seemed more pertinent to take a closer look at the recently released GitHub 2014 Transparency Report. The report details every disclosure and takedown request, search …

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URX introduces AppViews for mobile deep linking user recommendations

Mobile deep linking startup URX has announced the launch of AppViews, a new type of link establishing contextually relevant connections between apps by recommending user actions. URX sees AppViews as the next step in deep linking—building on existing app-to-app pathways to increase discovery by not only facilitating users from one app to another, but also …

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Black Duck 2015 Future of Open Source survey results released

One thousand three hundred enterprise developers responded to Black Duck’s 2015 Future of Open Source survey, and the results point to an easy road ahead for publicly developed software. Chief among the findings was that 78% of those respondents reported taht their company as using open-source software in production, and only 3% said they did …

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Verizon’s 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report, IBM’s collaborative cyber threat platform, and Box’s T3 is introduced—SD Times news digest: April 16, 2015

Verizon is releasing its 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report, which revealed that while cyber threats are getting more sophisticated, many cyber attacks still rely on decades-old techniques. According to the report, 70% of attacks involve a secondary victim, which adds complexity to a breach. Another key finding revealed that users fail to implement security patches, …

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Heroku creates single marketplace for developer add-ons and plug-ins

For the creators of cloud-based applications, standing on the shoulders of giants always saves time when reaching for lofty goals. With this in mind, Heroku, the PaaS company owned by Salesforce.com, has consolidated three types of third-party and user-generated content into a single marketplace known as Heroku Elements. Launched today, Elements includes the already-existing Heroku …

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CSHTML5: A cross-platform HTML5 extension for Visual Studio

As standardized HTML5 ascends to Web development dominance, developers all across the spectrum are looking for ways to leverage the markup language. Now, a free extension for Visual Studio gives C# and XAML developers a way to code HTML5 apps from the comfort of Microsoft’s IDE. CSHTML5 (also known as C#/XAML for HTML5), a free …

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Percona acquires Tokutek

Percona yesterday announced its acquisition of Tokutek, maker of TokuDB and TokuMX, storage engines for MySQL and MongoDB, respectively. The move gives Percona a wider focus in the database market, bringing in for the first time NoSQL products to the Percona family. Jim Doherty, chief marketing officer of Percona, said, “Tokutek was a partner of …

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Nokia’s buys Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion, MIT’s Picture programming language, and Talend adds Apache Spark to Big Data Sandbox—SD Times news digest: April 15, 2015

Nokia has announced it is joining forces with Alcatel-Lucent in an effort to become an innovation leader and provider of technology and services for the IP connected world. The combined company would focus on providing connectivity for people, such as with the Internet of Things. “I am proud that the joined forces of Nokia and …

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Docker hits $1 billion valuation mark, according to Bloomberg

Since Docker was launched two years ago, it has taken the software development industry by storm. Today, with the announcement of a new round of Series D funding at US$95 million, it is worth about $1 billion, according to Bloomberg. “Our responsibility is to give people the tools they need to create applications that weren’t …

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JavaScript package manager npm launches Private Modules

Npm, the company behind the open-source npm package manager for JavaScript, has launched a new feature called Private Modules, allowing developers to share and reuse private and confidential code. Private Modules, a hosted version of the company’s npm Enterprise offering, is a US$7-per-month service enabling developers to host an unlimited amount of private JavaScript packages …

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Android-based Cyanogen OS 12 released, Movidius’ $40 million round of funding, and Twilio Video: April 14, 2015

Cyanogen is starting to roll out its version of Android Lollipop: Cyanogen OS 12. The new version features Android’s material design elements to provide users with a visual, interactive OS. Cyanogen OS 12 was designed to provide users a more personal operating system, according to the company, with extra theming features such as the ability …

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EngineYard acquisition of OpDemand indicates changing focus

Five years ago, EngineYard was at the forefront of cloud-hosted Ruby-on-Rails solutions. Even Salesforce.com got in on the act and bought its biggest competitor, Heroku. Today, however, Ruby on Rails is just another technology, and EngineYard is shifting its focus, thanks to today’s acquisition of OpDemand. OpDemand is the company behind the growing open-source container …

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