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Oracle Layoffs Suggest Winding Down Solaris-SPARC

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.

Jenkins World 2017: CloudBees & Electric Cloud Diving Deep for DevOps ROI

John finds two new solutions marking the next step in the evolution of DevOps: CloudBees DevOptics and ElectricFlow 8.0.

LinkedIn Open Sources Cruise Control for Kafka Automation

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.

Go Programming Language Gets Type Aliases

The open source Go programming language is out in version 1.9, which features type aliases among many other new features and changes.

Open Source Jobs Report: In-Demand Developers Can Get Paid to Earn Certification

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.

Eclipse MicroProfile 1.1 Paving a New Path for Java EE

The API is designed to make it easy to set and manage environment configurations for enterprise Java microservices.

Foundation Java EE: The Community Reacts

Oracle's proposal to move Java EE to an open source foundation drew mostly positive reactions from the enterprise Java community.

Devs Who Program in Go, Scala Get Highest Pay, Says Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow, analyzing data from its huge developer survey, has concluded that Go and Scala skills pay off the most in the U.S.

Oracle: Java EE Needs an Open Source Foundation

Company considering move "to make it more agile and responsive to changing industry and technology demands."

Azul Teams with Qualcomm on New Java Runtime for ARM in the Datacenter

The new versions of Azul's open source development and runtime platform for server-side Java applications are designed for the Qualcomm Centriq 2400 Server Processor.

Big Data Product Watch 8/4/17: Open Source Visualization, Cloud Reference Architecture, More

Here's an update on recent happenings in the world of Big Data analytics, featuring a new open source visualization tool from Google, a reference architecture for Big Data in the cloud and a Big Data integrator developer's edition.

Visual Studio Mobile Center Now Supports CodePush Updates

Developers using Microsoft's Visual Studio Mobile Center back-end service hub can now directly update JavaScript-based apps via the CodePush service.

Core Android Engineers Already Using, Liking Kotlin

"We're already using it ourselves to write code in Android Studio," says director of product management for Android. "We're so glad we did this."

Open Source Onsen UI Mobile Framework Targets Vue.js Development

Monaca, maker of the open source Onsen UI framework for creating HTML5 hybrid and mobile Web apps, announced a release specifically targeting JavaScript development with the increasingly popular Vue.js framework.

Eclipse 'Oxygen' Release Train Is Java 9 Ready ... Almost

This year's coordinated release includes 83 open source projects comprising approximately 2 million net new lines of code (for a total of 71 million) from 287 committers and 664 contributors.

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