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GitHub: 3 Features Make Programming Languages Popular

GitHub has identified three features that make a programming language popular in 2018.

Apache TomEE 8.0 Reaches First Milestone

The new version is a major update and will be the first to provide support for Java EE 8 and Eclipse Jakarta EE.

Open Source Survey Shows Python Love, Security Pain Points

ActiveState published results of a survey conducted to examine challenges faced by developers who work with open source runtimes, revealing love for Python and security pain points.

IBM to Acquire Red Hat, a Leading Java Community Contributor

IBM announced on Sunday plans to acquire leading enterprise open source software provider and long-time Java Community Process leader Red Hat in a $34 billion stock deal.

GitHub Report: JavaScript, Java and Python Repeat as Top Languages

No matter how you slice the data, JavaScript, Java and Python rule in the open source world, confirmed the big yearly Octoverse report just published for 2018 by GitHub.

Google Ships Final Flutter Preview for Building iOS and Android Apps with Dart

Google has shipped the final preview of its open source Flutter project, which uses the company's Dart programming language to build native iOS and Android mobile apps.

Study: Open Source Software Contributes to Mobile App Vulnerabilities

A new study examined hundreds of popular Android apps for security vulnerabilities, finding that the improper use of open source software puts organizations and users at risk.

Lightbend Launches Kubernetes Optimized Fast Data Platform

This version of the one-year-old platform has been optimized for Kubernetes cluster deployment.

Hortonworks, IBM and Red Hat Team Up for Hybrid Containerized Big Data

Hortonworks, IBM and Red Hat announced the Open Hybrid Architecture Initiative, seeking to provide a common enterprise deployment model to enable Big Data workloads to run across hybrid on-premises, multi-cloud and edge architectures.

Open Source Python Reaches New Heights in Popularity Ranking

The new report from the TIOBE index of programming language popularity notes that for the first time, the open source Python has cracked the top three, displacing 33-year-old workhorse C++.

Open Source Community Releases Babel 7 JavaScript Compiler

Open source community volunteers have shipped an update to the Babel compiler that makes modern JavaScript compatible with older environments, adding speed, easier configurability and much more.

NativeScript, Angular Team Up for Single-Project, Native Mobile/Web Apps

While previous efforts to combine NativeScript and the Angular framework for Web and native apps go back at least a couple of years, the teams this week announced an approach with a new ingredient: the open source NativeScript Schematics.

BlazeMeter Open Sources Plugin for Mainframe Testing

The RTE plugin works with the company's Apache JMeter, an open source Java application designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance.

Open Source 'Kube-Hunter' Does Kubernetes Penetration Testing

Aqua Security released the open source kube-hunter tool for penetration testing of Kubernetes clusters, used for container orchestration.

Open Source Visual Studio Code Extension Helps Create Alexa Skills

The Amazon Alexa dev team has published an open source extension for developers using the Visual Studio Code editor to create and deploy Alexa skills.

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