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New GitHub Marketplace Showcases Integrators, Speeds Development

Thu, 2017-05-25 18:48
GitHub earlier this week launched GitHub Marketplace, featuring apps from more than a dozen integrators, at the GitHub Satellite conference. The platform allows developers to review and purchase new tools that do everything from helping to manage projects, to automating code building, testing code quality, or monitoring the impact of code changes. The marketplace allows developers to start using the tools collected there without setting up multiple accounts or multiple payment methods. Launch partners include Waffle.io, CircleCi and others.

Red Hat Linux Upgrade Pushes New Security, Automation Tools

Tue, 2017-05-23 23:02
Red Hat has announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 beta. RHEL 7.4 includes new security and compliance features and streamlined automation, along with tools for improved systems administration. This latest upgrade comes nearly three years into the series 7 lifecycle. It continues to provide enterprises with a rich and stable foundation for both existing applications and a new generation of workloads and solutions. "RHEL 7.4 enables data centers to continue running mission-critical stuff," noted Red Hat's Steve Almy.

Android at the Wheel: Google Aims for One Vehicle Ecosystem

Sat, 2017-05-20 19:33
Google showcased the next phase of its automotive strategy at its I/O conference this week, and announced partnerships with Volvo and Audi, which unveiled concept vehicles running its new automotive system. Embedded Android for Automotive is an entirely new OS rather than an update to Android Auto, which Google launched three years ago. Both Volvo and Audi announced plans to support Embedded Android for Automotive in their next generations of cars. It will allow drivers to utilize Google services without an Android mobile device.

Feren OS: A Linux Desktop Game-Changer

Thu, 2017-05-18 22:55
Feren OS is a polished and well-stocked Linux distro that comes close to being an ideal replacement for Microsoft Windows and macOS. In fact, this impressive Linux OS is a very attractive replacement for any Linux distro. The only impediment to this assessment is dislike of the Cinnamon desktop. Feren OS does not give you any other desktop options. However, it comes with a wide assortment of configuration choices that let you tweak the look and feel into almost any customized appearance you could want.

Intertwining Artificial Intelligence With Blockchain

Thu, 2017-05-18 18:11
Most everyone knows about or at least has heard of bitcoin. However, not everyone understands the technology of bitcoin, which extends well beyond Internet-based currency. For the rock people, bitcoin is an Internet-based currency that allows for transparency with respect to each transfer of the currency. Each transaction is locked in a block, and blocks are connected to form a "blockchain." Blockchain is an open source technology that facilitates creating each block, locking each block, and connecting the resulting string of blocks.

Crate.io Packs New Features, Services Into DB Upgrade

Wed, 2017-05-17 22:17
Crate.io has announced an upgrade to its open source CrateDB, and introduced a commercial version. The database now is available as a managed service as well. CrateDB 2.0 features clustering enhancements and SQL improvements. The enterprise edition adds authentication and authorization features for enhanced security, which are not provided in the open source version. It also includes performance-monitoring tools and support for user-defined query functions to enable more advanced in-database analytics, said Andy Ellicott, CMO at Crate.io.

Google's New Mobile OS Will Have a Distinctly Non-Linux Hue

Wed, 2017-05-17 00:48
Google has been developing a new open source OS called "Fuchsia" for smartphones, tablets and other devices, which could be unveiled as early as this summer. Little has been revealed about the new OS since it first came to light last year. However, new details that surfaced last week have been making the rounds. Fuchsia apparently will move Google away from its long association with Linux, as it is based on a new microkernel called "Magenta." Google plans to dump not only the Linux kernel, but also the General Public License, it appears.