Google’s Material Design gets another update
Google is answering the comments and suggestions developers have been giving them about its material design by releasing another major update to the spec.

One the biggest requests the company said it has received from developers and designers is quicker access to related developer documentation. Google has responded by adding links for Android developers and tightly integrating the spec with both the Android and Polymer docs.

Other features include a new section that goes deeper into the environment established by material design; a “What’s new” section to help users track the spec’s evolution; a new section on product icons; new patterns; new and updated components; and a new usability section.

“Stay tuned for even more updates as we continue to integrate the relevant developer docs, refine existing spec sections, and expand the spec to cover more ground,” Roman Nurik, design advocate at Google, wrote on the company’s blog.

Red Hat partners with Dell on DevOps Solution Starter Pack
Dell and Red Hat want to help their customers build a DevOps solution. The two companies have announced a collaborative effort to create the Dell and Red Hat DevOps Solution Starter Pack, which includes a combination of Red Hat’s OpenShift Enterprise PaaS and Dell’s PowerEdge R420 server.

The solution will be sold through certified Red Hat channel partners, starting with Vizuri.

“The DevOps Solution Starter Pack provides businesses with seamless access to solutions and services aimed at making the cloud consumable in a complete packaged offering,” said Ashesh Badani, VP and general manager of OpenShift at Red Hat. “Vizuri has long collaborated with Red Hat and demonstrates significant expertise and knowledge of the Red Hat portfolio, and this combined offering should bring value to customers whether they are in application development, operations, or an architect.”

Cloud Technology Partners announces CTP Labs
Cloud Technology Partners is helping transform existing software and enterprise systems to multi-tenant, auto-scaling cloud services with its release of CTP Labs.