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Open Source Atom Editor Eases Code Reviews

The open source Atom text/code editor from GitHub is seeking to ease the code review process, hoping to relieve some developer anxiety resulting from pull request reviews.

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Microsoft Releases Azure DevOps Server 2019

On Tuesday Microsoft announced the commercial release of the new Azure DevOps Server 2019.

New Visual Studio Live Share Facilitates Real-Time Collaboration

Microsoft introduced Visual Studio Live Share to allow dev teams to interactively collaborate by sharing code to edit and debug, troubleshoot, iterate or optimize apps, along with other preview tools.

GitHub Survey: Open Source Is Popular, Plagued by Poor Docs and Rude People

Despite the popularity of open source software development, the growing movement is plagued by poor documentation and negative interactions -- primarily rudeness -- among developers, according to a big new survey from GitHub.

New for GitHub: Atom Integration and a Desktop Client Beta

GitHub today announced new integration with the open source Atom code editor and a beta of its GitHub Desktop app, with both providing developers with new ways of working with the company's software development platform.

GitHub Opens Developer Program to All

GitHub has revamped its developer program with several changes, including opening it up to all developers for the first time.

Amazon Launches Preview of Administrative SDK for WorkDocs

Amazon Web Services released a public preview of a new Administrative SDK for Amazon WorkDocs that lets developers integrate management functionality into apps that leverage the enterprise storage and file sharing service.

Dev Tools Survey: Open Source Rules

GitLab today published a new survey report investigating how developers work with a focus on development tools, where open source wares have made a huge impact.

Microsoft Beats Facebook as Open Source Champion

Coming full circle from a proprietary pariah to community champion, Microsoft has been identified as the single organization with the most open source contributors in the GitHub code repository.

Facing Low Developer Investment, Apache OpenOffice Project Considers Retirement

Citing security concerns and a lack of vested volunteer developers to advance its mission, an exec with the open source Apache OpenOffice project has floated discussion about retiring the popular software.

Linux at 25: Kernel Development by the Numbers

With this week marking the 25th anniversary of the open source Linux OS, The Linux Foundation has issued a new report on the massive development effort that shapes the Linux kernel.

Stack Overflow Tackles Code Documentation, Not Just Q&A

Stack Overflow, the immensely popular coding Q&A forum that has become the go-to resource for developers seeking help with specific problems, is now supplying more general documentation with today's beta launch of an ambitious new site.

GitHub Visualizes the Impact of Open Source

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.

Firms Explain How To Overcome Open Source Development Challenges

Who better to explain how to overcome the challenges of managing open source projects and cultures than open source champions Red Hat and Docker? Both published brand-new resources detailing their in-house processes and best practices for community software development.

Kony Adds Performance Analytics to Mobile Platform

The Kony mobile app development platform is getting new performance analytics capabilities via a partnership with SOASTA.

Big Data Rivals Team Up On Hadoop Management

Hortonworks and Pivotal Software are teaming up to further development work on the open source Ambari project for managing Hadoop clusters.

Codio Cloud-Based IDE Emerges from Beta

The Codio cloud-based development platform yesterday emerged from beta status, letting programmers write and execute code for free using just a Web browser.

Survey Shows Collaborative Development Pays Off

The increasing trend of companies pooling their development resources to collaborate on open source projects is paying off for both the companies and individual developers, according to a new study from the Linux Foundation.

Facebook Leads Effort to Improve MySQL for Large-Scale Use

Facebook today announced an alliance with Web powerhouses Google Inc., LinkedIn and Twitter Inc. to improve the open source MySQL database for large-scale applications.

Xamarin Adds SAP Mobile to Cross-Platform Stable

Xamarin added support for the SAP Mobile Platform to its stable of cross-platform mobile app development tools.

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