SD Times news digest: LoWPAN support for Android Things, JBoss EAP 7.1, and Xen Project Hypervisor 4.10

Google is releasing API support for configuring and managing Low-power Wireless Personal Area Network (LoWPAN) technology. This support will be available in the Android Things Developer Preview 6.1. LoWPAN technologies are designed for “peer-to-peer usage on constrained battery-powered devices,” according to the company. In addition, the preview will include networking support for the fault-tolerant, low-power … continue reading

Developers must keep integration as a primary thought

These day companies are pressured to build applications faster and faster than ever before. There are many different ways to speed up development processes, and a new one that has been catching on is agile integration. Agile integration is the idea of building applications and services with integration in mind, rather than as an afterthought, … continue reading

Facebook, Google, IBM and Red Hat team up on open-source license compliance

Top technology companies are joining together on open-source license compliance and enforcement. Facebook, Google, IBM and Red Hat alongside the Linux Kernel Community have announced a new commitment to overcoming open-source license compliance errors and mistakes through a new community-oriented approach. “We are taking an approach to compliance enforcement that is consistent with the Principles … continue reading

OpenStack looks to solve real world problems with open source technologies

The OpenStack Foundation announced several significant improvements and solutions today at the OpenStack Summit Sydney. The foundation introduced a four-part plan to integrate OpenStack with other open-source technologies. The plan includes: documenting cross-project use cases; collaborating across communities, including contributions to other open-source projects; fostering new projects at the OpenStack Foundation; and coordinating end-to-end testing … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Databricks Delta, SciPy 1.0, and Neo4j’s Native Graph Platform

Databricks has released a new unified data management system that combines the best features from data lakes, data warehouses and streaming systems. The company made the announcement at its annual Spark Summit Europe conference. Databricks Delta takes the scale and cost-efficiency from a data lake; the reliability and performance from a data warehouse, and the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Red Hat releases CRI-O 1.0, IBM announces new blockchain solution, and Samsung Vice Chairman resigns

Red Hat has announced the launch of its Container Runtime Interface 1.0 (CRI-O). This will allow containers to be run directly from Kubernetes without any unnecessary coding or tooling. Some of their goals for the project were to have stability for Kubernetes, the ability to share technologies with other projects, to be lighter weight than … continue reading

Grafeas, new open-source API for the software supply chain, released

Google is teaming up with top technology providers on a new way for auditing and governing the modern software supply chain. Grafeas, which means “scribe” in Greek, is an open-source initiative for tracking and enforcing policies across software teams and pipelines. It was developed in collaboration with Google, JFrog, Red Hat, IBM, Black Duck, Twistlock, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: PostgreSQL 10 released, Red Hat Container-Native Storage 3.6, and ReactOS moves to GitHub

The open source database PostgreSQL has announced the release of their latest version, PostgreSQL 10. It includes the ability to distribute data across many nodes, also known as a divide and conquer strategy. Other features include logical replication, declarative table partitioning, improved query parallelism, quorum commit for synchronous replication, and SCRAM-SHA-256 authentication. Logical replication will enable … continue reading

Microsoft’s quantum future, Red Hat launches Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions and more — SD Times News Digest: September 26, 2017

Microsoft reveals quantum computing progress During their Ignite event in Orlando, Microsoft announced the current state of their quantum computing project led by mathematician Michael Freedman, which aims to develop the hardware and software foundation for future quantum computers. So far, the project’s most prominent development is a Visual Studio-integrated programming language that is designed … continue reading

AnsibleFest: Red Hat announces Ansible Engine, new Ansible innovations for the enterprise

Ansible is quickly becoming one of the world’s most popular open source IT automation technologies, with nearly 3,000 unique contributors and more than 32,000 commits to the upstream Ansible project. At Red Hat’s AnsibleFest in San Franscisco, the company announced several new Ansible innovations aimed at enterprise customers that want to utilize Ansible and continue … continue reading

Red Hat .NET Core 2.0 support, Uber and the FTC, and Google researcher’s new algorithm — SD Times news digest: August 21, 2017

Red Hat announced that it will support .NET Core 2.0, the latest version of the open source .NET Core project. Support for .NET Core will let developers create .NET applications across platforms and deploy on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. “We believe that developers will be pleased to be able to … continue reading

Java EE

Oracle opens up Java EE

Oracle continues to make progress Java EE 8, the enterprise edition for the Java platform, and moving forward it would like to advance Java EE within a more open and collaborative community. Specifications are nearly complete and the Java team expects to deliver the Java EE 8 reference implementation this summer. As the delivery of … continue reading

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