Describing the move as "the biggest transformation of .NET since its inception," Microsoft this week announced the open source release of .NET Core 1.0, along with ASP.NET Core 1.0 and Entity Framework Core 1.0.
Code repository GitHub published data visualizations that show the impact of open source development on hosted projects, along with the "shape" of project activity such as collaboration and communication.
Datamill, an open-source Java framework for Web applications that uses functional reactive programming, has emerged as an alternative to the Spring Framework.
DataStax today announced an upcoming release of its database for cloud applications, DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 5.0, available next week.
The Qt Company has released a new version of its namesake C++ cross-platform app dev tool, featuring new licensing that consolidates the open source and commercial versions of its Qt for Application Development offering.
Four new open source releases for building Internet of Things projects have been launched by a working group hosted at the Eclipse Foundation, known for its popular, extensible IDE for Java coding.
Microsoft Research published details on its open source Checked C project to increase the security and reliability of C code, which, despite being some 44 years old, still provides the bedrock code base for the bulk of systems software that runs today's infrastructure.
Apple announced Developer Preview 1 of Swift 3.0, the first major release with significant community contributions since the official programming language for building iOS mobile apps went open source last December.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is reaching out to open source software developers for help with its ambitious effort to rethink computing from the ground up, known as The Machine.
Visual Studio Code got that terminal integration users have been asking for in the new version 1.2, while the June release of Windows App Studio now boasts a new REST API Data Source, its most requested feature.
Databricks, a commercial champion of the open source Apache Spark Big Data analytics project founded by the technology's creators, introduced a new free community edition of its Spark-based data platform along with a new security framework.
IBM, which last year announced a huge investment in Apache Spark technology as part of a mission to transform it into a kind of "analytics OS," today took that investment a step further by announcing a Spark development environment housed on its IBM Cloud Bluemix platform.
Splice Machine, which tackles Big Data analytics with a SQL-based relational database management system rather than the more common NoSQL approach, today announced it's open sourcing its technology.
The Spark Summit conference is now underway in San Francisco, where Microsoft and MapR Technologies are leading the charge of new product announcements based on the popular open source Big Data analytics technology.