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Developers Have Mixed Reaction to Microsoft's Acquisition of GitHub

Perhaps the biggest-yet example of the new, open source-friendly Microsoft is today's news that the company is acquiring the leading open source platform, GitHub, news that evoked some skepticism among developers and brought up ghosts of Microsoft's past.

New Machine Learning Debugging and Visualization Platform Unveiled

Courting enterprise AI developers, a new San Francisco-based company has unveiled a machine learning debugging and visualization platform.

Open Source NativeScript 4.0 for Mobile Apps Released

The release of NativeScript 4.0 was announced by Progress, the primary backer of the open source framework for building cross-platform, native mobile apps with JavaScript-based tools.

Removing Serialization from Java Is a 'Long-Term Goal' at Oracle

Oracle's chief architect says his company intends to remove serialization from Java -- eventually.

Kubernetes Gets Containerd Runtime Option

Containerd integration is now generally available as a runtime option for the open source Kubernetes container orchestration system.

New JCP Executive Committee Member, Alibaba, Takes Office

The newest member of the Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee (EC), Alibaba, took office on May 24.

Okta Releases Free 'API for One App' for Single App Security

On Wednesday identity cloud security provider Okta Inc. announced the launch of API Products for One App, an API-based tool for authenticating single Web sites and applications.

Google Acquires Open Source Big Data Platform Cask

Cask Data, known for its open source Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP), recently announced that it's being acquired by Google's cloud division.

Open Liberty Using Hazelcast IMDG based on JCache

Open Liberty, the open-source implementation of Eclipse MicroProfile and Java EE from IBM, and the foundation of the WebSphere Liberty app server, is adopting Hazelcast’s in-memory data grid (IMDG) as its preferred caching provider, the two companies announced.

Java-Based Cloud Provider Jelastic Adds Cloud Security Features

Cloud hosting platform provider Jelastic has released a new version of Jelastic Shield, with which the company adds a number of security enhancements to its evolving PaaS/IaaS platform.

JNBridgePro 9.0 Supports Java 10, Adds Multiple Proxy DLLs

JNBridge this week released a new version of its flagship product, JNBridge Pro 9.0, which supports Java 10 and adds multiple proxy DLLs to enable "a more natural development style."

Top 3 Dev Skills Needed: React, Python, JavaScript

According Hacker News' April 2018 Hiring Trends analysis, the three top skills desired last month were React, Python and JavaScript.

Full Dart 2 Support Highlights Google's Flutter Mobile SDK Update

Google this week announced the third beta of Flutter, its mobile SDK for building iOS and Android apps using the company's own Dart programming language, rebooted with a new way to do client-side UI development.

Google Adds AI Capabilities for Android Developers

Google grabbed headlines with announcements about new AI-powered product features, a rebranding of its research group to emphasize AI, and a demo of its stunningly human Duplex artificial intelligence agent.

New GitHub 'Checks API' Boosts CI for Visual Studio Mobile Center, More

GitHub announced a new Checks API for better continuous integration functionality with Visual Studio App Center and other tools.

Google Doubles Down on AI

Alphabet's Google kicked off its annual I/O conference by unveiling new artificial intelligence technology that allows its virtual assistant to speak with a human-like cadence, including "ums" and "uhs."

Qualcomm Using AI to Turn IoT Cameras into Videographers

Bad guys beware. Security cameras are about to get a whole lot sharper thanks to Qualcomm Vision Intelligence Platform using advanced artificial intelligence technology.

Visual Studio Code Taps Java-Based Jetty Web Server

Microsoft announced a new extension for its Visual Studio Code editor that supports Jetty for Java.

Ubuntu LTS Release Tuned for AI and ML Workloads

The long-term-support release of Canonical's Ubuntu (Ubuntu 18.04, code-named "Bionic Beaver") adds features and upgrades designed to make the company's Linux distro a more appealing platform for artificial intelligence development.

Swift for TensorFlow Now Open Source on GitHub

Google's integration of its TensorFlow machine learning framework with Apple's Swift programming language, known as Swift for TensorFlow, is now an open source project on GitHub.

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