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Android app payments, Fiddler for Linux, and Opera Neon—SD Times news digest: Jan. 13, 2017

Google wants to help developers manage payments better. The company announced new improvements for developers with paid apps, in-app purchases, or subscriptions. Google will move order management to the Google Play Developer Console in order for developers to access payment settings easier. In addition, the company will add new features such as bulk refunds, subscription … continue reading

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2017 will be the year Linux distros to rise to the top

So many Linux distributions, and only a year to figure out which ones will rise to the top. Since there are hundreds of Linux distros available for a wide variety of systems and developer preferences, Linux.com released its annual list detailing a few of them that are expected to get some traction in the Linux … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Zazu

If you are a hacker, creator, developer, or you just dabble in code, this trending repo on GitHub might make its way into your life, especially if you are looking for a fully extensible launcher. Zazu is an open-source launcher with defaults that make it useful out of the box, according to its website. It … continue reading

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Apple’s PDFKit changes, Tor Project/Firefox collaboration continues, and Linux 4.10 rc2: SD Times news digest—Jan. 4, 2017

According to a report confirmed by Apple Insider, Apple has rewritten the PDFKit framework in macOS 10.12 Sierra, with an implementation of a common core with iOS and macOS, ultimately causing numerous issues for software that relies on PDFKit. In Apple Insider’s report, third-party developers have voiced their complaints, including Jon Ashwell, developer of the … continue reading

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2016: Open source grows, but conflict remains

Depending on where you stand, 2016 was either the best year ever for open-source software, or it was a year of controversy and danger. While it’s undeniable that 2016 saw more contributors to open source and more open-source projects than any prior year, it’s also true that this was a year of strife for communities, … continue reading

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Kubernetes gets support for Windows Server 2016

This week, Kubernetes welcomed Windows Server 2016 and Windows Container support, previewing new capabilities that extend Kubernetes to the enterprise workload masses. The new Kubernetes Windows Server 2016 and Windows Container support contains the public preview for new features. This includes containerized multiplatform applications, where applications can now be deployed on both Windows Server and … continue reading

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Linus Torvalds: Linux 4.9 is ‘the biggest release’

Linux creator Linus Torvalds has released Linux 4.9, a bulky release that contains a larger number of commits than usual, two-thirds of its code consisting of drivers. Currently, Linux 4.9 code in the Git repository contains 56,233 files made up of 22,345,566 lines of code, according to gitstats by Michael Larabel, an engineer and writer … continue reading

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CoreOS renames core OS to Container Linux

CoreOS has renamed its Linux distribution from CoreOS to Container Linux. That name change accompanies its Tectonic Summit in New York, but the big news is around self-driving Kubernetes, something the company’s CEO said will help smooth security woes for users. The name change was designed to help draw a clearer line between the company’s … continue reading

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A low-power Wi-Fi system for IoT, an open-source e-book for free, and Ruby on Rails updates—SD Times news digest: Dec. 9, 2016

University of Washington computer scientists and electrical engineers created a Passive Wi-Fi system that demonstrates how it’s possible to generate Wi-Fi transmissions using 10,000x less power than other Wi-Fi chipsets, and 1,000x less power than Bluetooth Low Energy and ZigBee. “Passive Wi-Fi transmissions can be decoded on off-the-shelf smartphones and Wi-Fi chipsets over distances of … continue reading

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat OpenShift now support .NET Core 1.1

Red Hat continues to support enterprises looking to use .NET in Linux environments with the addition of .NET Core 1.1 to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. When Microsoft and Red Hat first established a relationship in November 2015, Red Hat was able to expand its preview of .NET on … continue reading

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Microsoft warns against changing Linux files with Windows tools

Microsoft wants to make sure developers do not create or modify Linux files using Windows apps, tools, scripts or consoles. According to the company, this can lead to data corruption and damage to Linux environments. “There is one hard-and-fast rule when it comes to Bash on Windows: DO NOT, under ANY circumstances, create and/or modify … continue reading

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GE expands deep machine learning capabilities, Red Hat announces new developer tools, and IEEE displays the impact of future technologies—SD Times news digest: Nov. 15, 2016

At GE’s Minds + Machines conference, the company announced new products and acquisitions that aim to transform how companies operate. GE’s advancements in the Predix platform will grow its connected machine and deep machine learning capabilities, as well as provide developers and industrial companies with the tools they need for digital transformations. Some highlights from … continue reading

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