After the recent MongoDB debacle in which tens of thousands of unsecured open source databases were hijacked for ransom, security specialists are predicting more of the same for 2017 -- at least until the good guys catch up and things settle down in the second half.
Are you a Python coder looking for a simple way to dip your toes into the artificial intelligence waters? A new open source virtual assistant project may be just what you're looking for.
Better streaming analytics, a hot topic in Big Data development right now, is the highlight of more than 1,200 improvements and bug fixes in the new Apache Spark 2.1.
Mobile app intelligence company Apteligent has open sourced its Xamarin component, which helps cross-platform developers monitor app performance and other metrics.
As everybody settles back into the grind after the holidays, here's a list of notable new open source projects that might have been missed amid all the reveling.
MicroProfile.io, the independent initiative launched a few months ago to create a baseline platform definition that optimizes enterprise Java for microservices architecture, is now an Eclipse project.
Netflix has announced a new Java library and toolkit for managing small- to medium-sized in-memory datasets that are disseminated from a single organization to multiple users for read-only access.
Google is now rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which provides several new features to developers, including app shortcuts, round icon resources and image keyboard support -- along with new professional emoji featuring women and different skin tones.
Google wants to make "fuzz testing" -- providing random data inputs to programs -- a standard part of open source development with a new tool called OSS-Fuzz, now in beta.
Splice Machine touted new hybrid workload capabilities in announcing version 2.5 of its Big Data platform, an open source SQL-based relational database solution powered by Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark.
Couchbase cited full-text search and real-time analytics as key capabilities of new developer previews announced this week for its NoSQL document database that leverages SQL for querying JSON data.
The popular Apache Spark project is poised to break from the Hadoop ecosystem as an independent data processing tool, and it may shift from on-premises installations to the cloud, according to new research.