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SAP Builds Its Own Java Distro

SAP's new SapMachine was created to allow its customers and partners to build and maintain an SAP-supported version of OpenJDK.

Xamarin.Forms 3.6 Boosts Material Design Look-and-Feel

Microsoft's Xamarin team announced an update to its Xamarin.Forms UI toolkit -- for cross-platform iOS and Android projects -- that makes it easier to implement Material Design look-and-feel in such apps.

Microsoft Open Sources Windows Calculator

Microsoft has open sourced the code for its Windows Calculator app, inviting developers to help improve the tool's user experience while at the same time learning about and possibly adopting its technological underpinnings.

PowerShell Usage Increases in Microsoft's Era of Openness

One byproduct of Microsoft's embrace of openness and interoperability may be a boost in popularity for PowerShell, the company's venerable scripting language.

Google Updates Flutter Mobile App SDK, Dart Programming Language

A year after unveiling the first Flutter beta at the Mobile World Congress, Google announced the first feature update for the open source mobile application development SDK at this year's edition of the show.

Helidon Java Microservices Framework Hits 1.0 Release

Project Helidon, Oracle's nascent Java Microservices Framework, which was unveiled less than five months ago, is now available in a 1.0 release that includes full support for Eclipse MicroProfile 1.2 (Helidon MP), support for Eclipse Yasson and Jackson (Helidon SE) and numerous bug fixes and performance improvements.

In-Memory Data Grid 'Puts Java Locks on Steroids'

Hazelcast today announced the beta release of the latest version of its namesake in-memory data grid, Hazelcast IMDG 3.12. With this release, the company adds new features focused on data integrity, cloud interoperability and performance-sensitive data storage.

Google's Java Containerization Tool 'Jib' Goes GA

Jib is a fast and simple container image builder that consolidates all the steps involved in packaging an app into a container image, and allows developers to build containers using familiar Java tools.

MapR Open Source Analytics Pack Boosts Kafka and Kubernetes, Adds C#, Go

The new MapR Ecosystem Pack 6.1 is a new release for the program that provides for independent updates of modular, open source data projects included in the firm's data analytics platform.

Red Hat Unveils IDE for Kubernetes Development

Open source champion Red Hat today unveiled what it calls the industry's first integrated development environment for creating apps to work with Kubernetes, the wildly popular container orchestration system.

Red Hat Releases JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.2

Red Hat announced the general availability of the 7.2 release of its JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, which comes with greater compliance with Java Enterprise Edition 8, JDK 11, Java SE 11 and additional support for Microsoft Windows and enterprise Java microservices.

New AWS DocumentDB Service Stirs Open Source Controversy

Simmering tension between the open source community and increasingly dominant cloud platforms came to light with the introduction of the new DocumentDB managed service by Amazon Web Services, which uses open source MongoDB code.

Researchers Warn of Insecure Online Coding Advice

Several studies have linked the use of open source software and tutorials with the introduction of security vulnerabilities in production code, but a new one finds the same problem with online coding advice.

Mobile Developers Champion Flutter for Xamarin

Flutter, Google's new mobile UI framework for creating native mobile apps, is already being targeted for Xamarin development in an open source project on GitHub championed by a handful of developers.

GitHub Unifies Enterprise Offering, Unveils Unlimited Free Private Repos

The huge open source-centric software development platform and source code repository has unveiled new goodies for the new year: a unified enterprise offering and unlimited private repositories.

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