Open Source Development News & More

New Releases from CloudBees and the Jenkins Community

Topping the list of news from this year's Jenkins World user conference: the version 2 release of CloudBees Jenkins Platform, and the first enterprise distribution of Jenkins.

Code Editor Wars Redux: Vim, Emacs Fire Salvoes

Old-school flame wars about the best bare-bones text editor for software development may be revived as new editions of Vim and GNU Emacs were released in the same week.

JavaOne: Java EE 8 Release Pushed to 2017

The annual JavaOne conference kicked off on Sunday with a keynote confirmation of the widely expected delay of the release of Java EE 8.

JavaOne: Java SE 9 Delay Is About More than Jigsaw

Work on Java SE 9 is moving forward apace, JavaOne attendees were assured, but it won't be ready as soon as they hope -- Oracle proposed a four-month extension of the JDK 9, which would push the release to July 2017.

Report: Node.js Developers Prefer MongoDB, RabbitMQ, AWS, More

RisingStack surveyed developers to see how they're using the open source JavaScript environment and what their favorite ancillary technologies are.

Microsoft Beats Facebook as Open Source Champion

Coming full circle from a proprietary pariah to community champion, Microsoft has been identified as the single organization with the most open source contributors in the GitHub code repository.

Open Source Mobile Dev Tool Onsen UI Breaks Free from AngularJS Dependency

Monaca today announced Onsen UI 2.0 -- a UI framework and tools for building HTML5-based native mobile apps -- is now JavaScript framework-agnostic, having broken from its AngularJS dependency roots.

Swift Playgrounds Teaches iOS Coding with iPad App

Along with releasing iOS 10, Apple this week introduced Swift Playgrounds, a free iPad app that teaches how to use the company's new Swift programming language to build apps for its flagship mobile operating system.

Survey Says: Scala Devs Edge Java Jocks in Container/Microservices Adoption

Lightbend survey reveals Scala developers are outpacing Java developers when it comes to microservices adoption, they're embracing cloud-native more strongly, and devs from both camps think containers have enormous potential to disrupt the Java Virtual Machine landscape.

Oracle Proposes NetBeans IDE as Apache Incubator Project

Oracle has proposed contributing the NetBeans IDE to the Apache Software Foundation via the Apache Incubator Project.

Box Platform Gets New Dev Tools

Among a slew of announcements made by Box at its conference last week were new tools to help developers work with its enterprise content platform.

Open Source InfluxDB 1.0 Time-Series Database Released

InfluxData Inc. said its new open source InfluxDB time-series database -- just moved to version 1.0 -- was almost three years in the making.

BigQuery Tackles 1 Billion GitHub Files To Reveal Spaces vs. Tabs Developer Preference

Google developer advocate Felipe Hoffa showed off the capabilities of the company's cloud-based BigQuery data warehouse by analyzing some 1 billion files across 400,000 GitHub repositories to see if developers prefer tabs or spaces to indent their code.

TypeScript 2.0 Nears Final Release

Microsoft doesn't expect to be adding any major new features to its upcoming open source TypeScript 2.0 programming language, which was recently made available in a Release Candidate version.

Facing Low Developer Investment, Apache OpenOffice Project Considers Retirement

Citing security concerns and a lack of vested volunteer developers to advance its mission, an exec with the open source Apache OpenOffice project has floated discussion about retiring the popular software.

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