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MapD Open Sources GPU-Powered Database

Company also announces a free Community Edition of its software for Big Data analytics and visualization.

Deco Software Acquired, Leaving Its React Native IDE to Live On in Open Source

Developer tools company Deco Software Inc. is closing shop to join Airbnb, leaving its React Native IDE to live on in open source only.

Amazon Cloud, Red Hat Integrate on OpenShift Containers

Companies are teaming up in an integration pact to enable developers to directly access AWS services from within the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

Open Source Security Audit 'Should Be a Wake-Up Call'

Black Duck report finds "widespread weakness in addressing open source security vulnerability risks."

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.

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