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Cloudera's 'Self-Service Tool for Data Scientists' Generally Available Today

It's a Web-based tool that allows for Big Data analytics -- with a focus on machine learning -- using the Python, R and Scala programming languages.

Study Links Flawed Online Tutorials with Vulnerable Open Source Software

German researchers have published a paper finding that developers do indeed copy and paste code directly into their open source software, which can lead to the introduction of security vulnerabilities if that code comes from flawed online tutorials.

IBM Open Sources Swift App Monitoring Tool, Adds Dashboard for Node.js

IBM has open sourced a tool for monitoring the live performance of server-side Swift applications, along with a live dashboard for its previously open sourced tool for monitoring Node.js apps.

Open Source Groups Provide New Licensing Resources

They include a free, online book about GPL compliance, a newly open sourced tool for visibility into source code changes and another tool to help better understand the licenses associated with a project.

Node.js Monitoring/Debugging Tool Now Free for Open Source Projects

RisingStack is making its Trace tool for monitoring and debugging Node.js-based applications free to use with open source projects -- if they're deemed worthy.

Facebook Tackles Android UIs with New Open Source Tool

Facebook has taken key tenets of its popular React JavaScript library -- such as declarative programming using chained components with immutable inputs and unidirectional data flow -- and applied them to a framework for creating UIs for Android.

Facebook Modernizes Open Source Relay JavaScript Framework for Mobile

Facebook today announced a new version of Relay -- its open source JavaScript framework for building data-driven applications -- that improves performance on mobile devices.

GitHub Opens Developer Program to All

GitHub has revamped its developer program with several changes, including opening it up to all developers for the first time.

Apache Spark Updates Highlight Latest MapR Ecosystem Pack

Big Data vendor MapR Technologies announced a new version of its Ecosystem Pack that features enhanced security for the Apache Spark component, along with new Spark connectors for MapR-DB and HBase and more.

Microsoft Open Sources React Native-Based Cross-Platform Library

React Native was never truly cross-platform, though it's getting closer.

JetBrains Releases Tech Preview of VM-less Kotlin

Software development toolmaker JetBrains has released the first Technology Preview of Kotlin/Native, a version of the open source programming language for the JVM, Android and JavaScript that compiles directly to machine code.

New AWS-Tuned Ubuntu Kernel Boots 30 Percent Faster

Canonical has fine-tuned the Ubuntu kernel for better performance on the Amazon Web Services cloud, reportedly providing 30 percent faster bootups in a smaller package.

Shoutem Open Sources React Native-Based 'WordPress for Mobile Apps'

Shoutem today introduced a revamped React Native-based version of its online mobile app builder that it describes as "WordPress for mobile apps."

Google Sheds Light on Open Source Projects, Internal Processes

New open source-focused site provides a variety of resources, ranging from easier discovery of projects to help individual developers, to a peek under the hood at its internal processes that can serve as guidance for enterprises looking to further their own initiatives.

New in Node.js: Certified Modules, Free Orgs Collaboration Tool

New developments in the popular Node.js ecosystem include curated Certified Modules from NodeSource for third-party package reliability and a free version of the Orgs collaboration tool from npm Inc.

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