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Just Released: Kube-Scan Open Source Scanning Tool for Kubernetes

A startup focused on Kubernetes security has released an open source risk assessment tool for the popular container orchestration platform.

Oracle's CPU Includes Only 12 Security Patches for Java SE

Oracle's first Critical Patch Update (CPU) of 2020, due this week, will include only 12 new security patches for Java Standard Edition (Java SE), just over half the patches published in October 2019.

Python 2 Officially Hits End of Life, Final Few Fixes Coming April 2020

The End of Life (EOL) deadline for Python 2 arrived with the new year, and the CPython core development community is urging users to migrate to Python 3 as soon as possible.

Updated Open Source Database Offers Cluster Restriction, Performance Improvements

Database maker ArangoDB has released the latest version of its namesake open source database with a feature that allows users to restrict individual databases to one node in a cluster.

Qualcomm Autonomous Driving Platform Combines SoC and AI

Qualcomm Technologies unveiled a new autonomous driving solution that combines its Snapdragon family of automotive systems-on-chip (SoCs) with a purpose-built software stack.

2019 AI Index Report Offers Comprehensive Look at State of AI Worldwide

The 2019 edition of the AI Index Report takes an in-depth look at the state of AI in nine areas, including research and development, education, technical performance and the economy.

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AWS CodeGuru Uses ML to Optimize Java Code

Unveiled by AWS CEO Andy Jassy, the new CodeGuru service uses models and algorithms built on millions of code reviews Amazon has done in-house over the last 20 years.

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JetBrains Launches 'Space' Dev Team Environment

JetBrains launched an early-access program for a new integrated team development environment called Space, which combines communication, team and project management, internal blogs, meeting scheduling, and software development processes into a single solution.

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Oracle's Goetz Provides Update on State of Java Project Valhalla

Brian Goetz, Oracle's Java language architect, has posted a "State of Valhalla" update to the OpenJDK mailing list on the progress to date on this now five-year-old effort to bring more flexible flattened data types to JVM-based languages and to bring the Java programming model back in line with the performance characteristics of modern hardware.

Java Closes 2019 as Most Popular Language, Python Still Hot

It's been up, it's been down, but the venerable Java closes out 2019 at the top of the TIOBE Index as December's most popular programming language.

Eclipse Foundation Launches Edge-Native Working Group

Described as “a vendor-neutral and code-first industry collaboration,” the new Edge Native Working Group was created to drive the evolution and broad adoption of open source software for edge computing.

JetBrains Releases Major IntelliJ IDEA Update

Software development toolmaker JetBrains has released a major update of its flagship code-centric Java IDE, IntelliJ IDEA.

Qualcomm Steps Up to the 5G Plate with New Snapdragon Chips

Qualcomm Technologies unveiled two new 5G mobile phone processors this week: the Snapdragon 865 for high-end Android phones, such as Samsung's Galaxy and Google's Pixel, and the slightly slower and less expensive Snapdragon 765.

AWS Cloud Development Kit Adds Support for .NET, Java

Amazon Web Services announced that support for .NET and Java is now generally available in the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK), which uses an infrastructure-as-code approach to help AWS cloud developers model and provision cloud application resources via services such as AWS CloudFormation.

Open Source Hazelcast Data Grid Optimized on Intel Optane for AI, IoT Workloads

The latest release of Hazelcast's namesake Java-based in-memory data grid (IMDG 4.0) has been optimized for Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory.

Parasoft Addresses CWE Software Weaknesses

Software testing tools maker Parasoft announced this week that the latest versions of its Jtest, dotTEST, and C/C++ solutions provide coverage of critical vulnerabilities laid out in the newly updated 2019 Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) list.

Supreme Court Agrees To Decide Google v. Oracle

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has agreed to decide whether Google should have to pay Oracle billions of dollars for infringing on its copyright of 37 Java APIs Google used in its Android operating system.

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New Open Source Dev Tools for Kubernetes Launched by IBM

On Monday IBM announced two brand-new open source tools for use with the Kubernetes ecosystem at Kubecon, underway this week in San Diego, Calif.

Open Source ArangoDB Launches Managed Service for Enterprises

The new ArangoDB Oasis managed service is a paid add-on that gives enterprises tools to easily deploy and manage their ArangoDB cluster deployments.

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Red Hat Releases Open Source Project Quay Container Registry

Red Hat this week unveiled an open source distribution of the Red Hat Quay container image registry, dubbed Project Quay, which includes the Quay code base, as well as the Clair container vulnerability scanner and the tooling needed to build, deploy, and run a completely open source Quay distribution.

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