Amazon responds to Elastic changing its open-source software license

In response to Elastic changing its license for Elasticsearch and Kibana products, Amazon has responded with plans to create and maintain an Apache License, Version 2.0 fork of the open-source products.  Elastic announced earlier this week that it would be moving from the Apache 2.0 license to a dual license for Elasticsearch and Kibana, which … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Apache Superset

The Apache Foundation (ASF) has announced the open-source project Apache Superset is now a top-level project. Reaching top-level status indicates that the project has graduated from Apache’s incubation program and meets specific ASF requirements.  Apache Superset is designed as a modern data exploration and visualization platform that enables users to build and explore dashboards through … continue reading

Elastic changes software license to better protect Elasticsearch and Kibana

Elastic is the latest company changing its software licensing model to protect its open-source code from cloud providers. The company announced its Apache 2.0-licensed source code in Elasticsearch and Kibana will now be moving to a dual license under the Server Side Public License (SSPL) and the Elastic License. This means users can choose which … continue reading

Quali announces new funding to address infrastructure complexity in enterprise DevOps

Infrastructure automation company Quali has announced a $53 million new round of funding co-led by Greenfield Partners and JVP. Quali revealed it intends to use the new funding to streamline enterprise DevOps infrastructure through its CloudShell platform, as well as continue to grow its partnerships and team. “With the growing adoption of DevOps and CI/CD … continue reading

GCC front-end for Rust gets new funding for its development efforts

Open Source Security, Inc. has announced new funding for the GCC front-end for Rust project. The funding will go towards full-time and public development efforts.  GCC front-end for Rust is an open-source project designed to provide an alternative Rust compiler for GCC. “The origin of this project was a community effort several years ago where … continue reading

A guide to value stream management solutions

ConnectALL is a value stream management company dedicated to helping customers achieve higher levels of agility, traceability, predictability and velocity. We do this by connecting people, processes and technology across the software development and delivery value stream, enabling companies to align digital initiatives to business outcomes and improve the speed at which they deliver software. … continue reading

What do you need to be successful at value stream management, and how can you help?

Lance Knight, COO for the value stream integration platform ConnectALL The goal is to help you understand software delivery, to look at things through the lens of a value stream, to look for ways to remove dependencies, understand where your bottlenecks are, and do that from a business value mindset.  If I can bring in … continue reading

Value stream management will be a driving force behind successful businesses in 2021

If 2020 taught businesses anything, it is that they need to be able to adapt at any moment if they want to stay competitive and be successful. But in order to do that, they need actionable insight into what is going on throughout the entire organization and how that is translating into business value. Mik … continue reading

Python named TIOBE’s programming language of 2020

Python has once again been named the TIOBE Index programming language of the year. This is the fourth time it has been declared the programming language of the year. TIOBE Index awards the programming language of the year to the language with the most popularity. Over the last year, Python has seen a 2.01% uptake … continue reading

From 1x to 10x engineering with low code

Companies are obsessed with finding the next 10x engineer to join their team, but 1x engineers aren’t as enthusiastic about the idea. 10xers are like the startups valued at more than a billion dollars — they are unicorns. A rare breed. They are highly desired because of their ability to produce 10 times faster and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apache Kafka 2.7.0, Bash-5.1, and System.Text.Json updates

Apache Kafka 2.7.0 is now available with new features and enhancements. Kafka is a stream-processing software platform. The release makes progress towards  replacing ZooKeeper with KIP-497. According to the team, this will add a new inter-broker API for altering ISR. Other features include the addition of the Core Raft implementation and seven KIPs in active … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: VHS

Performance testing company Stormforge has launched a new open-source project designed to improve and advance application performance and optimization test creation. The project, VHS, records live traffic to test performance against “reality instead of just an educated guess,” Noah Abrahams, open source advocate at StormForge, explained in a post.  “VHS started as a project that … continue reading

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