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3rd Annual 'Call for Code' Yields Promising Front Runners

2020's Call for Code recently highlighted three promising front runners with a new second track on solutions that have the potential to contribute to the COVID-19 response.

Open Source Automation Platform Lets DevOps Teams Define Infrastructure as Code

This release adds half a dozen new features, including support for YAML, a new Unified mode, an automation upgrade for its "cookbooks," and expanded platform support.

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Microsoft and Red Hat Extend Azure Integration with OpenShift

Microsoft and IBM subsidiary Red Hat are extending their integration of Azure and OpenShift to include support for Azure Arc for OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

Microsoft Open Sources Java Language Extension for SQL Server

Microsoft has open sourced the Java language extension it added to SQL Server 2019 last year.

Proposed Project Addresses Long-Term Java Pain Points

A new project just proposed for consideration on the OpenJDK mailing list would address the "long-term pain points" of Java's slow startup time, slow time to peak performance and large footprint.

Cormier at Red Hat Summit: 'Hybrid Isn't a Trend; It's a Strategic Imperative'

The leading enterprise open source software provider, longtime Java community leader and IBM subsidiary laid out its hybrid cloud strategy and product news to an estimated 38,000 distant attendees.

NIST Tech Contests: IoT and AR for First Responders

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is sponsoring a dual track national competition to spur innovation of Internet of Things (IoT) and augmented reality (AR) technologies for the country's first responders, with up to $1.1 million in cash prizes.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 Goes GA

Red Hat announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 (RHEL 8.2) this week, continuing its commitment to delivering new versions of RHEL on a six-month cadence.

Survey Says: IT Ops and DevOps Leaders Plan To Spend More During Lockdown

Three-quarters of IT operations and DevOps team leaders said they expect to accelerate or maintain digital transformation initiatives and projects throughout the global pandemic.

Neo4j Releases Graph Database for Data Science

Neo4j just released a new product the graph database provider is billing as the first data science environment "built to harness the predictive power of relationships for enterprise deployments."

Oracle's Latest Critical Patch Update Includes 15 Fixes for Java SE

The latest Critical Patch Update (CPU) from Oracle, published today, addresses 397 security vulnerabilities across the company's product suite, including 15 patches for Java SE.

JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA 2020.1 Released with Java 14 Support

Software development toolmaker JetBrains has released IntelliJ IDEA 2020.1, a major update of its flagship code-centric Java IDE.

New Tool for Kubernetes Shifts Security Left

Alcide has released a new command-line tool designed to allow developers, DevOps pros and Kubernetes app builders to scan their Kubernetes configuration and deployment files and deploy it into their continuous integration pipelines.

Eclipse Releases Open Source Alternative to Visual Studio Code

The Eclipse Foundation has released Eclipse Theia 1.0, which it is promoting as "a true open source alternative" to Microsoft's lightweight Visual Studio Code (VS Code) source code editor.

MariaDB Launches New Database-as-a-Service, Partners with Google Cloud

MariaDB has launched a new database-as-a-service (DBaaS) this week called SkySQL, which it's billing as the first to provide a "MariaDB in the cloud" experience.

Compuware Automates Shift-Left Performance Testing on the Mainframe

Compuware advanced its DevOps-on-the-mainframe strategy this week with a new Jenkins plug-in and a new REST API for its Strobe application performance management (APM) solution.

Disease Surveillance Software Maker Joins with AWS To Track COVID-19 Spread

Conduent, a New Jersey-based business process services and solutions provider, today announced that its Maven disease surveillance and outbreak management tracking software platform will now be available on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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Quarkus 1.3 Kubernetes Java Framework Update Released

Quarkus 1.3 isn't a major release, but it comes with some important infrastructure tweaks and a list of bug fixes.

Splunk Partners with Quantum Computing, Inc.

Quantum Computing, Inc. (QCI) is partnering with data search and analytics solution provider Splunk to pursue "fundamental and applied research" and develop advanced analytics capabilities that will exploit the strengths of both companies.

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Microsoft Acquiring JavaScript Dev Platform npm, Will Integrate with GitHub

Microsoft plans to acquire the popular JavaScript repository npm Inc. and integrate it with its GitHub collaborative software development platform, the company said this week.