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New AWS DocumentDB Service Stirs Open Source Controversy

Simmering tension between the open source community and increasingly dominant cloud platforms came to light with the introduction of the new DocumentDB managed service by Amazon Web Services, which uses open source MongoDB code.

Researchers Warn of Insecure Online Coding Advice

Several studies have linked the use of open source software and tutorials with the introduction of security vulnerabilities in production code, but a new one finds the same problem with online coding advice.

Mobile Developers Champion Flutter for Xamarin

Flutter, Google's new mobile UI framework for creating native mobile apps, is already being targeted for Xamarin development in an open source project on GitHub championed by a handful of developers.

GitHub Unifies Enterprise Offering, Unveils Unlimited Free Private Repos

The huge open source-centric software development platform and source code repository has unveiled new goodies for the new year: a unified enterprise offering and unlimited private repositories.

JavaScript Dominated Open Source in 2018

GitHub has sliced and diced the data from its annual Octoverse report on open source activity in a variety of ways, and no matter how you cut it, one overwhelming theme emerges: JavaScript rules.

Flutter 1.0 Arrives with New Way to Code Mobile Apps

Google finally took the wraps off Flutter 1.0, its new approach to cross-platform mobile development nirvana: creating native iOS and Android apps with one codebase.

GitHub: 3 Features Make Programming Languages Popular

GitHub has identified three features that make a programming language popular in 2018.

Apache TomEE 8.0 Reaches First Milestone

The new version is a major update and will be the first to provide support for Java EE 8 and Eclipse Jakarta EE.

Open Source Survey Shows Python Love, Security Pain Points

ActiveState published results of a survey conducted to examine challenges faced by developers who work with open source runtimes, revealing love for Python and security pain points.

IBM to Acquire Red Hat, a Leading Java Community Contributor

IBM announced on Sunday plans to acquire leading enterprise open source software provider and long-time Java Community Process leader Red Hat in a $34 billion stock deal.

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.

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