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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.

New AWS-Tuned Ubuntu Kernel Boots 30 Percent Faster

Canonical has fine-tuned the Ubuntu kernel for better performance on the Amazon Web Services cloud, reportedly providing 30 percent faster bootups in a smaller package.

Shoutem Open Sources React Native-Based 'WordPress for Mobile Apps'

Shoutem today introduced a revamped React Native-based version of its online mobile app builder that it describes as "WordPress for mobile apps."

Google Sheds Light on Open Source Projects, Internal Processes

New open source-focused site provides a variety of resources, ranging from easier discovery of projects to help individual developers, to a peek under the hood at its internal processes that can serve as guidance for enterprises looking to further their own initiatives.

New in Node.js: Certified Modules, Free Orgs Collaboration Tool

New developments in the popular Node.js ecosystem include curated Certified Modules from NodeSource for third-party package reliability and a free version of the Orgs collaboration tool from npm Inc.

Atlassian Puts Local AWS Stack on GitHub for Testing/Mocking

It's described as a "fully functional local AWS cloud stack" for testing and mocking AWS cloud development projects on local machines.

Open Source Tool Smooths Onramp to React Native

Addressing the complexity of chaining together all the moving parts required to get a React Native project built and running, the open source community has published a starter app called Create React Native App to smooth the process.

Docker Says Its Open Source Container Technology Now Ready for the Enterprise

Company announces Docker Enterprise Edition, along with rebranded free Community Edition.

GitHub Shows How to Get Started with Open Source

The company says: "Participating in open source can be incredibly rewarding, but it's not always obvious how to make your first contribution, start a new project or build an active community."

WSO2 Offers Open Source Enterprise Mobility Management

Open source software specialist WSO2 Inc. is boosting its enterprise mobility management capabilities with a new server solution and device cloud.

Box 'Reimagines' Its Developer Experience Platform

Box released a group of updates including a new visual API navigator, a new developer console, and new interactive and crowd-sourced documentation.

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.

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