Microsoft today surprised developers by announcing it was bringing the Bash shell -- long a mainstay tool for Linux-based development -- to Windows 10.
With the Strata + Hadoop World conference underway, IBM, Microsoft and other companies are announcing new solutions based on the popular open source Big Data analytics framework, Apache Spark.
The years-long Big Data skills shortage still persists despite numerous attempts to alleviate it, resulting in high demand and high salaries for developers with NoSQL skills, especially Apache Cassandra.
A mobile app development start-up spawned from an open source MIT project has come out with Thunkable, adding to the pantheon of simplified drag-and-drop tools designed to let "anyone" become a coder.
Integration middleware maker WSO2 released a lightweight, open source framework for creating Java-based microservices that support container-based deployments.
The Eclipse Foundation welcomed a once-unlikely new member this week, Microsoft, which has been making moves recently to support open source and Java developers.
In the rollup to a big wave of launch activities for SQL Server 2016 this Thursday, Microsoft announced today that it plans to bring its flagship relational database system to the open source Linux platform.
An open source Parse Dashboard is now available for mobile developers seeking to transition their projects from the managed back-end service Parse.com, which is being shut down by parent company Facebook next year.
Here's a roundup of this week's Big Data news, featuring: an updated platform and new cadence cycle from Hortonworks; GraphFrames, a graph processing library for Apache Spark, from Databricks; the open sourcing of LinkedIn's WhereHows project that provides a repository for metadata; and DMX Data Funnel from Syncsort, for data ingestion.
Cloudera, a commercial vendor of Apache Hadoop-based software for Big Data analytics, has teamed up with other companies to tackle cybersecurity with the technology.
Matei Zaharia, the creator of Apache Spark, recently detailed three "exciting" improvements to the open source Big Data analytics project coming soon in version 2.0.
Facebook said there were no major news announcements emanating from the just-started React.js Conf 2016 like last year's introduction of React Native, but nevertheless there is news today of a new database for React Native and a tool for building rich text editors in React for Web -- both open source.
After launching a sandbox playground for the newly open sourced Swift programming language last December, IBM today announced a runtime preview as the next step in its effort to advance server-side development with Apple's new dev darling.
IBM has open sourced new technology called Quarks to push Internet of Things analytics from centralized systems out to the actual edge devices that are collecting and spewing out vast amounts of data.
Software development toolmaker JetBrains has announced the general availability of Kotlin 1.0, its open source programming language for both JVM and Android, after more than five years in development and two years of production use.