Progress open-sources its UI library, Box updates its developer experiences, and the Docker Datacenter updates—SD Times news digest: Feb. 9, 2017

Progress has open-sourced its Progress Telerik UI for Universal Windows Platform, which is a set of native UI controls for building Windows apps. With this announcement, Progress also revealed it is donating to the .NET Foundation to help it with open development in the .NET ecosystem. “With this donation, we are extending our commitment to … continue reading

Microsoft announces Git Virtual File System

Ever wonder how Microsoft stores the source code for Windows? Evidently, it’s all been stored in Git. Today, Microsoft announced that it has released the Git Virtual File System, which allows repositories and clients to handle massive repositories. As an example, the Windows repository contains 3.5 million files and is more than 270GB in size. … continue reading

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

Google’s Grumpy, FTC launches IoT challenge, and Apteligent open-sources its Xamarin SDK—SD Times news digest: Jan. 5, 2017

Google has put work into running its millions of lines of Python code, and those efforts have now turned into Grumpy: a new experimental Python runtime for Go. Grumpy translates Python code into Go programs, and it supports Google’s Python codebase. It is meant to be a drop-in replacement runtime for pure Python projects, according … continue reading

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

Infinit is joining Docker, Google open-sources Embedding Projector, and Windows 10 Creators Update released—SD Times news digest: Dec. 7, 2016

Infinit and Docker are joining forces in the container space to tackle some of the challenges of container technologies. According to a blog post written by the Infinit team, “With stateful applications being the next natural step in this [container] evolution, Infinit comes into play by providing the Docker community with a storage platform that … continue reading

Grafana 4.0 gets alerting feature, HPE StormRunner Load through AWS Marketplace, and Kontena introduces container platform—SD Times news digest: Nov. 30, 2016

Grafana 4.0 is now available with an alerting feature, which turns Grafana into a critical monitoring tool. This release also comes with new minor features, fixes and an improved UX. According to Grafana, the alert rules can be configured using existing graph panels and threshold levels by dragging handles to the right side of the … continue reading

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

Microsoft announces UWP Community Toolkit 1.2, JS++ 0.4.2.2 released, and IBM launches Watson IoT Consulting Solutions—SD Times news digest: Nov. 21, 2016

Microsoft has announced the availability of UWP Community Toolkit 1.2, which focuses on stabilizing features and added the most requested features that were missing. A quick preview of the release: seven new helpers were added to help with everyday tasks. There is a new BackgroundTaskHelper, which helps developers work with background tasks, and there is … continue reading

Microsoft details ahead-of-time compilation process

Microsoft is pushing forward with plans to bring its .NET platform to other operating systems. Part of this plan calls for the replacement of JIT compilation with ahead-of-time compilation through a project the company is calling CoreRT. While the .NET platform is already well on its way in the open-source community, it still relies on … continue reading

JetBrains releases YouTrack 7.0, tech leaders form Partnership of AI, and PostgreSQL 9.6 released—SD Times news digest: Sept. 29, 2016

JetBrains has officially released the stable version of YouTrack 7.0, complete with new features to help a team perform its daily activities. This release also focuses on reworking the Agile Board and expanding backlog functionality. With the Agile Board update, developers can now add customized issues, set visibility, and estimate their tasks without having to … continue reading

Microsoft announces new capabilities for security, cloud, intelligence

Digital transformation is the cornerstone upon which Microsoft’s announcement at today’s kickoff of the company’s Ignite conference were all about. Devices already outnumber users there are for them, and Microsoft sees security, intelligence and the cloud platform as key pieces that will facilitate that transformation. “With an ever-evolving and increasingly complex cyber threat landscape, security … continue reading

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