Fission, a new open-source Serverless Function (FaaS) framework for Kubernetes, lets developers easily create HTTP services on Kubernetes from functions with Node.js and Python support.

To use Fission, developers need to create functions and add them with a common language interface. Then they can associate the functions with HTTP routes, Kubernetes events, and other triggers. According to a Kubernetes blog post, there is a need for a FaaS framework that can run on diverse infrastructure, both in the cloud and on premises.

Fission is developed by Platform9 Systems. Developers can download Kubernetes and then check out Fission on GitHub.

New open-source option for ride sharing
LibreTaxi is a new open-source project that aims to make taxis more affordable by removing all the layers between them and customers.

LibreTaxi lets passengers pay with cash and connect with their drivers directly, and it bills itself as a thin layer allowing passengers and drivers to negotiate the price before the order is confirmed. There’s no registration or approval required, so there are less regulations.

Developers can check out the source code on LibreTaxi’s GitHub page, and they can look at implementation details, which include a technical stack of Node.js, JavaScript, Firebase as the data storage, Redis as storage for kue, and Telegram as the main support.

Tandem allows for parallel programming
Tandem, a new code-first visual editor for creating web applications, is in early access and looking for developer support.

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Tandem Code is a hackable UI builder for web developers, and it is intended to work with all programming languages and frameworks, such as CSS, HTML, JavaScript, PHP, and Ruby. Tandem can also be used with existing codebases to visually create features without risk or lock-in.

Craig Condon, creator of Tandem Code, has a few for this application, mainly providing tooling that gives developers the most out of their apps; speeding up development processes; and reducing barriers for non-coders who want to create applications. Developers can sign up for early access support today.

Developers get a sneak peek of Android Nougat 7.1.2
Developers are awaiting the release of Android Nougat 7.1.2, but for now they can enjoy a public beta to devices that are enrolled in the Android Beta Program, such as the Nexus 5X, Nexus Player, Pixel, Pixel C, and Pixel XL.

It doesn’t take a lot to get enrolled into the program, wrote Dave Burke, vice president of engineering with Android. Developers can visit the program, and if they have a device, they can enroll it through the android.com/beta site and opt-in their eligible Android phone or tablet.

DH2i announces DxEnterprise
DH2i Company, a provider of Microsoft Windows Server application virtualization and management solutions, announced version 16 of DxEnterprise, which includes features like added support for Oracle Database for Windows.

Oracle users can use DxEnterprise to move from any Windows Server host to any other Windows Server host. Customers will also be able to simplify and improve the management of their Oracle environments, according to a company release.

“DxEnterprise v16 enables Oracle DB professionals to safely stack workloads in a physical or virtual environment, for the highest efficiency consolidation,” said OJ Ngo, CTO and cofounder of DH2i.

More information on DxEnterprise version 16 can be found here.

About Madison Moore

Madison Moore is an Online and Social Media Editor for SD Times. She is a 2015 graduate from Delaware Valley University, Pa., with a Bachelor's Degree in media and communication. Moore has reported for Philly.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and PhillyVoice. She is new to Long Island and is a cat enthusiast. Follow her on Twitter at @Moorewithmadi.