SD Times news digest: Red Hat releases CRI-O 1.0, IBM announces new blockchain solution, and Samsung Vice Chairman resigns

Red Hat has announced the launch of its Container Runtime Interface 1.0 (CRI-O). This will allow containers to be run directly from Kubernetes without any unnecessary coding or tooling. Some of their goals for the project were to have stability for Kubernetes, the ability to share technologies with other projects, to be lighter weight than … continue reading

Grafeas, new open-source API for the software supply chain, released

Google is teaming up with top technology providers on a new way for auditing and governing the modern software supply chain. Grafeas, which means “scribe” in Greek, is an open-source initiative for tracking and enforcing policies across software teams and pipelines. It was developed in collaboration with Google, JFrog, Red Hat, IBM, Black Duck, Twistlock, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: PostgreSQL 10 released, Red Hat Container-Native Storage 3.6, and ReactOS moves to GitHub

The open source database PostgreSQL has announced the release of their latest version, PostgreSQL 10. It includes the ability to distribute data across many nodes, also known as a divide and conquer strategy. Other features include logical replication, declarative table partitioning, improved query parallelism, quorum commit for synchronous replication, and SCRAM-SHA-256 authentication. Logical replication will enable … continue reading

Microsoft’s quantum future, Red Hat launches Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions and more — SD Times News Digest: September 26, 2017

Microsoft reveals quantum computing progress During their Ignite event in Orlando, Microsoft announced the current state of their quantum computing project led by mathematician Michael Freedman, which aims to develop the hardware and software foundation for future quantum computers. So far, the project’s most prominent development is a Visual Studio-integrated programming language that is designed … continue reading

AnsibleFest: Red Hat announces Ansible Engine, new Ansible innovations for the enterprise

Ansible is quickly becoming one of the world’s most popular open source IT automation technologies, with nearly 3,000 unique contributors and more than 32,000 commits to the upstream Ansible project. At Red Hat’s AnsibleFest in San Franscisco, the company announced several new Ansible innovations aimed at enterprise customers that want to utilize Ansible and continue … continue reading

Red Hat .NET Core 2.0 support, Uber and the FTC, and Google researcher’s new algorithm — SD Times news digest: August 21, 2017

Red Hat announced that it will support .NET Core 2.0, the latest version of the open source .NET Core project. Support for .NET Core will let developers create .NET applications across platforms and deploy on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. “We believe that developers will be pleased to be able to … continue reading

Java EE

Oracle opens up Java EE

Oracle continues to make progress Java EE 8, the enterprise edition for the Java platform, and moving forward it would like to advance Java EE within a more open and collaborative community. Specifications are nearly complete and the Java team expects to deliver the Java EE 8 reference implementation this summer. As the delivery of … continue reading

HashiCorp Vault 0.8, YouTrack 2017.3, and Node.js v8.3 ships with V8 6.0 — SD Times news digest: August 10, 2017

HashiCorp released HashiCorp Vault 0.8 with updates to both the open source and enterprise versions, including new plugins, disaster recovery, mount filtered replication capabilities, and multi-factor authentication (MFA). “The previous release of Vault Enterprise introduced multi-datacenter replication, which has enabled many of our enterprise customers to adopt or expand their usage of Vault. The new release … continue reading

Red Hat acquires Permabit Technology Corporation

Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it has acquired the assets and technology of Permabit Technology Corporation, a provider of software for data deduplication, compression and thin provisioning. With the addition of Permabit’s data deduplication and compression capabilities to the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, Red Hat … continue reading

CircleCI 2.0, Red Hat OpenShift Online, and a free Kubernetes course — SD Times news digest: July 11, 2017

CircleCI 2.0 is officially out of beta and available for developers and teams to push code faster, with more flexibility and control. CircleCI 2.0 comes with the ability to run CI/CD without limits, use workflows to run build-test-deploy stages as individual jobs, and it comes with a redesigned build engine. “Over 5+ years and 65M+ … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Citizen developers are a necessity

Software development team roles are changing as the pace of business continues to accelerate.  Agile development, continuous integration and continuous delivery continue to become more important.  At the same time, there are more low-code and no-code platforms that enable less technical “citizen developers” to build, update and enhance line of business applications. “We need citizen … continue reading

Microsoft to acquire Cloudyn, Ford’s robotics and AI team, and TestPlant’s eggPlant solution — SD Times news digest: June 30, 2017

Microsoft has confirmed the acquisition of Cloudyn, a cloud management platform provider and cloud cost optimization tool. The company hopes this acquisition will help its Azure customers better manage and optimize their work in the cloud.   “As customers grow their cloud usage across many projects, it can be challenging to gain visibility and understand … continue reading

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