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

CoreOS ships Tectonic 1.5 container-based infrastructure platform

CoreOS yesterday released an updated version of its Tectonic infrastructure product. Tectonic 1.5 couples with the latest version of Kubernetes (1.5.2) to provide a container-based infrastructure platform that can automatically update itself. This new release of Tectonic includes support for setting custom worker subnets inside the installer. Also new is support for storage configuration during … continue reading

Scala static analysis comes to Checkmarx

Checkmarx has expanded support for Scala into its static code-analysis tool. Checkmarx now supports 20 programming languages in its security-scanning product. Scala joins a host of other popular languages, such as C#, Java, PHP, Python, and even Perl. Checkmarx Static Code Analysis, as of today, can be run against a Scala codebase to find common … continue reading

Skytree offers machine-learning-as-a-service in latest version

Skytree is hoping to democratize machine learning with its latest release today. Skytree 16.0 brings with it a new machine-learning-as-a-service offering from the company. The on-site and the as-a-service packages seek to ease the process of creating an initial machine-learning model for use in businesses. Alexander Gray, CEO and cofounder of Skytree, said, “We have created … continue reading

Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. debuts its newest exhibit tomorrow: “Make Software: Change the World.” It highlights the ways in which applications, tools and standards have changed the way we live. John Hollar, president and CEO of the museum, said that the new exhibit “describes stories of how software unlocks the incredible … continue reading

TypeScript is getting attention in the enterprise

JavaScript’s time in the limelight is definitely at hand. The language is moving forward at a good pace, Node and npm have standardized a lot of the busywork, and the web continues to grow every day. As cross-platform languages go, JavaScript is the new Java. That doesn’t mean everything is all right for JavaScript developers … continue reading

Security in software needs to be Job One

It’s a scenario right out of a Bond movie. James is charging down a hallway, parkouring over bad guys, shooting everyone he sees in a mad dash to get to the glowing computer screen in a dark basement under the villain’s hideout. Inside that computer: stolen information. Maybe it’s a list of other agents. Maybe … continue reading

Wine 2.0 released, supports 64-bit macOS

It’s been a long time coming, but Wine 2.0 is finally here. The open-source Windows compatibility layer reached version 2.0 yesterday, bringing with it a host of improvements and changes. This release also marks the first release of the new time-based annual release cycle for the project, which focuses on a hard release date instead … continue reading

Facebook shows off fruits of open networking collaborations

Facebook’s work in the world of the Open Compute Project are beginning to yield fruit. The social media company has long made efforts to contribute its own open-source hardware designs to the project’s growing attempts to break out of the standard 1U and 2U server form factors. Today, Facebook engineer Luis Martin Garcia wrote a … continue reading

Etcd goes to 3.1

CoreOS updated its key value store, etcd, on Friday. This was the first full release for the Raft-based key-value store in the new year. The update focused on performance, reliability and scalability improvements. For many users, etcd is better known as the configuration storage system used by Google’s Kubernetes container-management platform. Etcd 3.1 included features … continue reading

Oracle cans Solaris 12

Oracle has never officially said that it had plans to end Solaris, but a new road map found on the company’s Solaris systems pages intimates that Solaris 12 will likely never arrive. That road map, a small PDF on Oracle’s site, shows a focus on cloud deployments and something called Solaris 11.next. According to Oracle’s … continue reading

As Trump moves in, Code.gov appears to leave (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Code.gov is up and apparently back to full functionality. The outage was reportedly because of a DNS issue. The Code.gov project appears to have been expunged from the Internet following the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. The project, which had run under the Obama administration’s Executive Office of the President, sought to open-source … continue reading

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