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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.

Open Source Dart 2 Revamp Focuses on Mobile, Web Development

After a nearly eight-month pre-release preview, the Dart 2 programming language has emerged as a stable release that includes many breaking changes in a revamp that focuses on mobile and Web client-side development.

Google Bakes Machine Learning into New Android 9 Pie

Succeeding Android 8 Oreo, Android 9 Pie has launched, sporting by a bevy of new developer/user features enabled by machine learning.

Microsoft's F# Functional Programming Language Shaped by Open Source Community

Much has been made of Microsoft's embrace of open source and shift toward interoperability and collaboration, and that trend is exemplified in the new preview release of F#.

Microsoft Ships Open Source TypeScript 3.0

Microsoft shipped TypeScript 3.0, the latest edition of the open source programming language that provides a strict syntactical superset of JavaScript with the addition of optional static typing.

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