DockerCon: Microsoft’s Hyper-V isolation technology, Bitbucket Pipelines, Twistlock 2.0, Rancher Labs

Docker is getting more attention and exposure from companies who are integrating the container platform into their solutions. The company’s community and container industry conference, DockerCon, wrapped up today with a number of new announcements and partnerships. For instance, Microsoft announced plans to extend its Hyper-V isolation technology in order to power Linux containers on … continue reading

DockerCon: Docker announces two new collaborative open-source container projects

Docker wants containers to be the building blocks of interchangeable platforms. The company announced two new open-source projects, the LinuxKit and the Moby Project, at day two of its DockerCon conference in Austin, Texas. The LinuxKit is a container-native toolkit based on containerd for assembling and distributing a custom operating system or adapting an existing … continue reading

Rancher Labs releases RancherOS, VMware’s intent to acquire Wavefront, and OpenBSD 6.1 — SD Times news digest: April 12, 2017

Rancher Labs has announced the general availability of RancherOS. RancherOS is the company’s simplified Linux distribution for containers. It is designed to make it easier to run containers at scale in development, test, and production. Key features include a minimalist OS, automatic configuration, simple setup, reduced footprint, and extensive platform support. “RancherOS is a minimalist … continue reading

The Battery Open-Source Software Index, Acquia Cloud CD, and Skytap Container Management — SD Times news digest: April 10, 2017

Battery Ventures released a new index to rank open-source projects according to their user activity, popularity, ability to create jobs, and traction among developers. The Battery Open-Source Software (BOSS) Index can also be used to offer insights into key open-source software trends. According to Battery Ventures, there are some well-known names on the list, like … continue reading

Embarcadero’s RAD Studio 10.2 released with Linux support

Embarcadero wants to help developers build cross-platform native apps faster with the latest release of its RAD Studio. According to the company, RAD Studio 10.2 is a milestone release with Linux support, improved IDE menus, new features, and enhanced C++ performance. The latest version features its first LLVM-based Linux compiler for enterprise development. The Delphi … continue reading

Distill machine learning journal

OpenAI launches Distill, PyPy dual release, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 GA — SD Times news digest: March 21, 2017

There’s a new kind of journal aimed at communication of machine learning results, and OpenAI is supporting its launch. Distill is a website and a set of tools that makes it easier for people to explain machine learning concepts, according to an OpenAI blog. OpenAI research scientist Andrej Karpathy will serve on the steering committee … continue reading

LEADTOOLS 19 delivers new DICOM Hanging Protocol SDK

LEAD Technologies announced a major update to its LEADTOOLS Version 19 SDKs. LEADTOOLS provides SDKs for document, medical, DICOM, PACS, raster, vector and multimedia image technologies. The latest release features the DICOM Hanging Protocol SDK, large image support, document format support, imaging for Linux, and updates to its recognition technologies. “This update is a great … continue reading

Manjaro-Arm Linux for embedded devices shutting down due to lack of contributors

Manjaro-Arm provided a simple out-of-the-box solution for Linux on embedded boards since 2015, but due to its lack of contributor involvement, the project’s sole maintainer announced that it is shutting down. Manjaro-Arm is a Linux-based distribution for embedded devices like the Raspberry Pi 2 & 3 and ARM-powered embedded devices. Much like Manjaro, the user-friendly … continue reading

Linux 4.10 arrives

With more than 13,000 commits, the release  of Linux 4.10 was not as small at Linus Torvalds was expecting. Nonetheless, it arrived over the weekend, bringing with it significant changes, such as the introduction of support for virtual GPUs. With KVM, Linux users can now deploy a virtual GPU, complete with official drivers. This will … continue reading

Tips for building finance apps, Dwarf v5 released, and Syncsort creates Integrated Workflow—SD Times news digest: Feb. 16, 2017

Stuck on how to get started building a financial services app? The Google Play/Finance team shared some tips this week on how to build high-quality and accessible financial services apps, featuring a six-step guide for making these apps accessible in the Google Play store. One tip in the guide is to test and iterate the … continue reading

New Docker feature keeps ‘secrets’

Docker has decided to keep your secrets. The company Friday announced that the newest release of Docker Datacenter includes security-management tools for handling what it’s labeling as “Secrets.” These include API keys, passwords and encryption keys. Docker Datacenter keeps data secure not only at rest, but also in transit. Using encryption, it offers a standardized … continue reading

Slack introduces Threads, Realm Mobile Platform reaches v1.0, and CA Technologies officially acquires Automic—SD Times news digest: Jan. 19, 2017

Slack has introduced a much-sought-after feature today called Threads, which lets users reply to messages, organize discussions and manage their conversations. According to Paul Rosania, a member of the core product team at Slack, the company was trying to implement a feature that would group conversations in a channel to make it clear which message … continue reading

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