Jewelbots coding for friendship, NodeSource releases Certified Modules, and CoreOS to donate to CNCF—SD Times news digest: March 16, 2017

Jewelbots, the first programmable friendship bracelet, which aims to get more girls into coding, announced some highly-requested updates to the technology, including the ability to code with friends. The friendship code is fully documented here. Users will have to add a new board to the Arduino IDE in order to get started. Another requested feature from … continue reading

Docker announces intent to donate containerd to the CNCF

Late last year Docker announced it was releasing its core container runtime as a standalone open-source project with the intent to donate the project to a foundation. Today, the company is making good on that promise with the announcement that it has presented a proposal to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Technical Oversight Committee … continue reading

CNCF saves RethinkDB by purchasing code and contributing it to the Linux Foundation

RethinkDB shut down last October. Yet, there is hope for its community and the companies that invested in the database system, as the Cloud Native Computing Foundation today announced it has purchased the source code, relicensed it under the Apache License, and contributed it to the Linux Foundation. CNCF paid US$25,000 to purchase the RethinkDB … continue reading

TypeScript 2.1 RC, Kotlin 1.0.5, and Cloud Native Computing Foundation Kubernetes certification—SD Times news digest: Nov. 9, 2016

Microsoft announced that the release candidate of TypeScript 2.1 is now available. TypeScript is a programming language designed to scale JavaScript. The 2.1 RC features better inference and async functions. According to the TypeScript team, with smarter inference developers can more easily model scenarios that incrementally initialize variables. The release also includes support for down-level … continue reading

Cloud Native Computing Foundation formed for native cloud app development

The Linux Foundation has unveiled a new organization dedicated to building and maintaining native cloud distributed systems. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation will focus on advancing the paradigm for modern distributed systems environments. “Today, cloud computing is a resource-intensive undertaking. It requires teams of experts who can integrate disparate technologies and then maintain all of … continue reading

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