Reflecting the sociopolitical unrest of our times, Mozilla made a hefty donation to an Africa-based crowdsourcing project to help people "raise their voice" amid political turmoil or government/vigilante abuse.
Academic researchers have published a study investigating the effect of programming languages on software quality, concluding the issue is hard to quantify but also identifying significant findings, such as functional languages having an edge over procedural/object-oriented languages.
Walmart Labs is continuing to open source homegrown tools it develops as part of its embrace of React Native, now offering Electrode Native to integrate the technology into existing mobile apps on a piecemeal basis, using containers.
With augmented reality the new hotness in the mobile development space, companies right and left are jumping on the AR bandwagon, including Progress, which just announced upcoming support in its open source, cross-platform NativeScript framework.
GitHub is morphing its open source code editor, Atom, into more of a full-fledged IDE with a new project appropriately called Atom-IDE.
It's a move many industry watchers were expecting, and further evidence to some that the company is winding down its investment in the Solaris-SPARC bundle.
John finds two new solutions marking the next step in the evolution of DevOps: CloudBees DevOptics and ElectricFlow 8.0.
Apache Kafka, a popular Big Data component for distributed data streaming, is getting an automation boost from a new open source offering from LinkedIn called Cruise Control.
The open source Go programming language is out in version 1.9, which features type aliases among many other new features and changes.
Companies need open source skills so much that nearly half of respondents to a new survey said they would pay people (especially developers) to become open source certified.
The API is designed to make it easy to set and manage environment configurations for enterprise Java microservices.
Oracle's proposal to move Java EE to an open source foundation drew mostly positive reactions from the enterprise Java community.
Stack Overflow, analyzing data from its huge developer survey, has concluded that Go and Scala skills pay off the most in the U.S.