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TypeScript Continues Embrace of React Native

TypeScript 2.2 is out in a release candidate that continues its embrace of React Native, another JavaScript variant that's used to create native iOS and Android apps.

Oracle Transfers Ownership of MVC to the Community

After ownership of the Model-View-Controller specification passes to the Java community, long-time contributor Ivar Grimstad will serve as a purely community spec lead for JSR 371, the MVC 1.0 standard.

Splice Machine Readies Cloud Big Data Service

Splice Machine today announced its open source, SQL-based RDBMS platform will soon be available as a Database-as-a-Service offering on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

After Corporate Failure, Open Source RethinkDB Lives On Under The Linux Foundation

Today the Cloud Native Computing Foundation announced it had purchased RethinkDB's source code for $25,000 and donated it to CNCF'S parent organization, The Linux Foundation, where it will live on under a more permissive Apache license.

Open Source Visual Studio Code Editor Gets Interactive Playground

The January release of Visual Studio Code 1.9 is out with a bunch of fixes, updates and new features, including a new interactive playground that lets developers try out editing features immediately.

Big Data Product Watch 1/31/17: No-Cost NuoDB, GPU Analytics, Cloud Object Storage, More

Here's a roundup of recent news in the Big Data space, featuring an expanded community edition of the NuoDB elastic SQL database, advanced in-database analytics on the GPU from Kinetica, a cloud native object storage server from Minio and more.

Facebook's Mobile Back-end Parse Dies Today As Many Opt for Open Source Project

It provides functionality such as database access, social log-ins, push notifications, app analytics and more.

React Native Gets New Navigation Option

Navigation, which has long been problematic for React Native developers using JavaScript to create native iOS and Android mobile apps, is being addressed with a brand-new open source option from some of the leading coders in the young technology's ecosystem.

Free Software Foundation Prioritizes Mobile OS

The Free Software Foundation has updated its list of high-priority projects for 2017, with a free mobile OS highlighting the revised portfolio of supported projects.

After MongoDB Debacle, Expect More Ransomware, Open Source Attacks in 2017

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.

Roll Your Own Open Source Virtual Assistant with Python

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.

JavaScript Named 'Application and Data Tool of the Year'

StackShare, which runs a developer-only community that tracks software tools, has named JavaScript the "Application & Data Tool of the Year" for 2016, along with many other awards such as best DevOps tool, best tech stack and even best developer.

Apache Spark 2.1 Improves Structured Streaming

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.

Apteligent Open Sources Xamarin Component

Mobile app intelligence company Apteligent has open sourced its Xamarin component, which helps cross-platform developers monitor app performance and other metrics.

New in Open Source: Python-to-Go, Atom in Orbit, DeepMind Lab, More

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.

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