Microsoft announced it has open-sourced the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) framework as a .NET Foundation project.

According to a blog post by WCF project lead Ron Cain, the new open-source version of WCF will target the .NET Core framework for cross-platform architectures on Linux, OS X and Windows. Visual Studio 2015 RC also supports WCF in both Universal Windows Apps and ASP.NET 5 applications.

“The WCF repository contains a subset of the full Windows Communication Foundation product available on the Windows desktop, and it supports the library profiles already available for building WCF apps for the Windows Store,” wrote Cain. “These profiles are primarily client-based, making them suited for mobile devices or on mid-tier servers to communicate with existing WCF services.”

The full list of open-source WCF components, available features and known issues with the framework is available in the project’s GitHub repository.

OpenStack announces Community App Catalog
The OpenStack Foundation has announced a new service called Community App Catalog at the OpenStack Summit.

Community App Catalog, now open for contributions in beta, allows OpenStack community members to share apps and tools as Glance images, Heat templates and Murano packages. These content formats allow the applications to integrate with the OpenStack cloud, and allow developers to deploy Docker and Kubernetes packages.

More details about the service are available here.

Crittercism integrates APM solution into Kony mobile app platform
Mobile application performance-management provider Crittercism announced it has integrated its APM solution into Kony’s cloud-based Kony Mobility Platform.

Kony’s mobile development platform supports the entire software develpment life cycle, adding enhanced BI and DevOps capabilities for developers through a new set of APM APIs as part of the Kony Framework and Kony MobileFabric analytics infrastructure pre-integrated with Crittercism’s platform. The Crittercism platform provides real-time application performance metrics, including crash reports, diagnostics, mobile transactions, APIs, and analytics for usage, device and OS.
More details about Crittercism and Kony’s mobile APM integration are available here.