Topic: unix

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: NoFlo

The developers of this week’s highlighted project say their idea isn’t new, harkening back to a 1970s development paradigm from IBM, but that its support for any JavaScript transpiling language and its ecosystem of existing tools and integrations makes flow-based programming of JavaScript components more accessible. NoFlo is an open-source flow-based programming implementation for JavaScript, … continue reading

NetBSD gets fully reproducible builds

Although it took almost a year, NetBSD, a Unix-like open-source operating system, now has reproducible builds. To recap the features of NetBSD, the system operates on a range of hardware platforms, and its basic features include code quality, portability, secure defaults, and research and innovation. A big challenge that NetBSD developers have been working on … 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

GCC goes RISC-V, C++17

The GNU Compiler Collection has had a fairly busy 2017 so far. Today, David Edelsohn, CTO of GCC technology at IBM, announced that the GCC steering committee will add a RISC-V port of the collection somewhere in the 7.x release timeframe. Last week, the project announced that it is fully C++17 compatible. All planned C++17 … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Cap’n Proto may see new release soon

If you’ve been in this industry for any time at all, you’ve seen most things get rewritten time and time again. Why did we all need new databases four years ago? Why do we need containers now? Weren’t they invented years ago? Didn’t virtualization exist way back in the Unix days? And if you’ve been … continue reading

HP buys Samsung’s printer business, CA updates API management portfolio, and Vim 8.0—SD Times news digest: Sept. 12, 2016

Shortly after HPE’s decision to split-merge with Micro Focus, HP Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Samsung Electronics’ printer business for US$1.05 billion. The goal of HP is to reinvent its printer business, which hasn’t seen innovation in years, according to HP. Samsung has built a portfolio of A3 MFPs (multifunction printer technology for … continue reading

Visual Studio 2015 gets Xamarin for free

Microsoft kicked off day two of its Build Conference by talking about new features for the Microsoft Azure Cloud service. The company has invested billions of dollars to build out data centers for Azure around the world, and along with those Azure features, it announced the open-sourcing and free availability of recently acquired cross-platform tools … continue reading

Analyst View: Microsoft and the new market realities

Microsoft releases SQL Server for Linux. Microsoft joins the Eclipse Foundation. Microsoft strikes a deep partnership with Red Hat. Microsoft open-sources .NET and C#. Microsoft releases Office for iOS. At this point we should collectively let our jaws rise to their natural closed position and understand that the game has changed. The reality is that … continue reading

Google’s new People API, htop2.0, and OIC’s new developer toolkit—SD Times news digest: Feb. 11, 2016

Google has released a new API designed to retrieve data from an authenticated user’s Contacts. Previously, developers had to make multiple calls to the Google+ API and Contacts API. The new People API is designed to provide developers with new protocols and technologies, and it aims to eventually replace the Contacts API. With the People … continue reading

CoreOS’ Docker alternative reaches 1.0

Docker’s no longer the only game in the Linux container town. In December of 2014, CoreOs kicked off a new open-source container runtime project known as rkt. Today, that project reached version 1.0. Rkt was designed for security and production readiness, said Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS. “We want to build a security-minded open-standards-based container … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Updating POSIX poses a problem

When Mischa Spiegelmock takes interest in something about the history of software, it’s best to just get out of his way. This was the case, yesterday, when he published a little blog he’d written about POSIX. The results of his experiment basically proves that the old ways of building democratized, community-driven software are completely ridiculous … continue reading

Linux is the go-to choice for the cloud, report says

Linux is not only the top platform for the cloud, but users also consider it the most secure compared to other platforms, according to a report. The Linux Foundation has released the results of its annual Enterprise End User Report, revealing that 75% of enterprises use Linux as their primary cloud platform, compared to 23% … continue reading

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