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Twenty years of Java through its creator’s eyes

As the father of Java, James Gosling gets a lot of love from the millions of developers who use the language around the world. Today, however, he programs robots that swim in the ocean. We caught up with him to discuss the early days of Java. SD Times: How did your work on Java start? … continue reading

CoreOS' Kelsey Hightower

CoreOS pushes for App Container standard

CoreOS is hoping a standard known as App Container (AppC) will provide a framework for a future where container-based deployment is a mainstay in the cloud. This hope was outlined today by Kelsey Hightower, product manager and developer advocate at CoreOS, at CoreOS Fest. Hightower said that AppC is expected to allow other entities to … continue reading

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Microsoft’s new look: A cross-platform developer tools company

Microsoft executives demonstrated new projects, products and development tools aimed at spreading the Microsoft environment across multiple platforms to kick off the second day of the company’s Build conference for developers at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Key to all of the announcements made at the show was a new understanding from Microsoft that its platforms … continue reading

Satya Nadella at Microsoft Build, today.

Microsoft introduces free cross-platform Visual Studio Code IDE at Build

Microsoft today announced the availability of a new IDE built to run on Linux and Mac OS at its developer-focused Build conference, held in San Francisco. Scott Hanselman, principal program manager with Azure, debuted Visual Studio Code, a cross-platform IDE that runs on Linux and Mac OS. It includes many of the features developers have … continue reading

Mathei Zaharia, CTO of Databricks and creator of the Apache Spark Project

Spark ignites excitement at Big Data TechCon

Apache Spark stole the show at the Big Data TechCon in Boston this week. Thanks to a keynote address from Spark’s creator, and a number of tutorials focused on the project, attendees had plenty of Spark information on hand to learn at the event. While Spark was not the only Big Data topic being discussed … continue reading

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Google’s Kubernetes Project reaches Mesosphere

Users of Apache Mesos and the Mesosphere Data Center Operating System will be pleased to hear that they can begin integrating Google’s Project Kubernetes into their containerized cloud environments. Mesosphere today announced that it would begin including Kubernetes as a standard feature of its Mesosphere DCOS. Kubernetes, which was first announced publicly by Google last … continue reading

Google's Adrian Ludwig

RSA conference highlights changing threats

Software developers still reeling from the constant security failures throughout the open-source stack in 2014 can take at least some comfort from the proceedings at this year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco. Most of the solutions, talks and products discussed at the show are not focused on the developer-induced security flaws that caused such a … continue reading

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WANdisco syncs Hadoop installations

WANdisco today announced the availability of WANdisco Fusion, a tool that can distribute data across multiple Hadoop clusters, keeping them up to date and in sync. Fusion uses active replication to bring updated information from one Hadoop cluster to another, regardless of the distances between them. Randy DeFauw, director of product marketing at WANdisco, said … continue reading

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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 that their company as using open-source software in production, and only 3% said they did … continue reading

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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 … continue reading

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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 … continue reading

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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 … continue reading

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