Ruby on Rails 5.1.0 beta gets ‘spring cleaning’

Ruby on Rails is gearing up for its next big release. In the meantime, developers can check out the “highlight reel” of Rails 5.1.0 beta1, which cleans up deprecated code and includes major improvements to the ergonomics of Rails. This version follows the release of Rails 5.0, which came out about eight months ago. The … continue reading

Komodo 10.2 Slack sharing

Komodo IDE 10.2 arrives with Slack, Yarn support and improved unit testing

ActiveState wants to give developers more functionality and tools to make their lives easier, so the open-source language company updated its Komodo IDE v10.2 to integrate with Slack. The IDE also includes new support for languages and package managers. The last major update to Komodo IDE added more functionality for web developers, and when Komodo … continue reading

Inferno 1.0, AOL opens Kanvas to developer community, and Algolia community gets Yarn package search—SD Times news digest: Jan. 6, 2017

There’s a new lightweight, fast and mobile-friendly JavaScript library called Inferno, which developers can play around with as version 1.0 launched this week. Inferno is derived from React, so its architecture and life cycles will feel and look similar. But the difference is the computational engines render in a different way, according to Luke Sheard, … continue reading

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

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Yeoman

Google recently released its open-source report card, and one particular project caught our eye, so we’ve decided to feature it as our GitHub project of the week. In today’s online software world, the demands are always changing, making it difficult for software developers to keep up. Yeoman is a set of tools designed to help … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Yarn

After using the successful npm client for years, a group of Facebook engineers realized that the size of the codebase and the number of engineers grew too much to handle. They needed to create a new package manager to reliably manage all the dependencies, while still giving engineers access to the npm registry. The result … continue reading

Hortonworks acquires SequenceIQ for on-demand Hadoop clusters

Hortonworks announced it has signed an agreement to acquire SequenceIQ, a startup founded in February 2014 that provides open-source Hadoop deployment tools. According to a Hortonworks blog post, the company will integrate SequenceIQ technology, including its Cloudbreak elastic and cloud-agnostic deployment Hadoop-as-a-Service API into the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). The Hadoop distribution provider aims to … continue reading

Inside the Apache Software Foundation’s Flink

The Apache Software Foundation has announced Apache Flink as a Top-Level Project (TLP). Flink is an open-source Big Data system that fuses processing and analysis of both batch and streaming data. The data-processing engine, which offers APIs in Java and Scala as well as specialized APIs for graph processing, is presented as an alternative to … continue reading

Plugging in to Hadoop

Even if it’s not where they end up, Hadoop can be a great starting platform for a data-driven software company. That’s what San Francisco- and Taipei-based Fliptop found in 2009 when they launched a social media identity matching engine, ultimately employed by such companies as MailChimp, Dell, Toyota, Oracle and Nordstrom. Based on Amazon Web … continue reading

What’s new in Big Data at Strata + Hadoop World

Cloudera releases Cloudera Enterprise 5.2, Impala 2.0, Cloudera Director product and Cloudera Accelerator Program Cloudera used the Strata stage to unveil a slew of new products, programs and updates. The Apache Hadoop software provider released version 5.2 of Cloudera Enterprise, its data analytics management solution for Hadoop, with several security advancements including simple key management, … continue reading

SD Times Blog: App store hell

Developers are stuck with an unfavorable (and unprofitable) situation when it comes to making mobile apps … continue reading

Hadoop is now a general-purpose platform

Skepticism is giving way once developers see what the latest version of Hadoop can do … continue reading

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