Amazon's s2n encryption library aims to be small, light, and auditable

Amazon's s2n encryption library aims to be small, light, and auditable

New open source encryption library is meant to be easy to implement as well as easy to audit for security issues

06/30/15

What's new in Windows 10 build 10158

What's new in Windows 10 build 10158

Solid new version of Windows 10 Insider Preview makes it look likely that Microsoft will indeed hit RTM by July 29

06/30/15

OpenDaylight's SDN software is aimed at telecom, not enterprise needs

OpenDaylight's SDN software is aimed at telecom, not enterprise needs

Much like OpenStack, OpenDaylight's Lithium is more attractive to telcos and carriers than mainstream enterprises -- and it's far from the only project of its kind

06/29/15

Sad day for developers: SCOTUS denies Google's appeal on APIs

Sad day for developers: SCOTUS denies Google's appeal on APIs

Supreme Court's decision is bad news for developers targeting the U.S. market, who will now have to avoid any API not explicitly licensed as open

06/29/15

Microsoft quietly pushes 17 new trusted root certificates to all Windows systems

Microsoft quietly pushes 17 new trusted root certificates to all Windows systems

The aging foundation of Certificate Authorities shows yet another crack as security experts are caught unaware

06/29/15

Cause for celebration: Microsoft managed to get recent patches relatively right

Cause for celebration: Microsoft managed to get recent patches relatively right

In a run unrivaled in its recent patching history, there were few botched patches from Redmond in May and June

06/29/15

ISPs do throttle traffic -- and the FCC can't stop it

ISPs do throttle traffic -- and the FCC can't stop it

Fast lanes exist, neutrality doesn't, and this is all perfectly legal under the FCC's new rules

06/26/15

With OpenShift 3, Red Hat puts container power in developers' hands

With OpenShift 3, Red Hat puts container power in developers' hands

With the new version of OpenShift and the brand-new Atomic Enterprise Platform, Red Hat moves to make container technology a developer tool, not just an admin's one

06/26/15

Hey Microsoft, a rewrite of the R language is a silly idea

Hey Microsoft, a rewrite of the R language is a silly idea

The acquisition of Revolution Analytics gave Microsoft ownership over a distribution of the open source R language. Let's hope Microsoft doesn't go through with its rumored plans for a GPL-free rewrite of R

06/25/15

Google goes after GitHub and Bitbucket with Cloud Source Repositories

Google goes after GitHub and Bitbucket with Cloud Source Repositories

Google's prepping a GitHub competitor with in-the-cloud IDE features, but GitHub and others may be able to counter with on-premises solutions

06/25/15

Atom at 1.0: GitHub's Node-based editor is just getting started

Atom at 1.0: GitHub's Node-based editor is just getting started

Atom 1.0 is not just a code editor with cutting-edge add-ons, but a platform upon which other editors and IDEs can -- and are -- to be built

06/25/15

Oracle is finally all-in on the cloud

Oracle is finally all-in on the cloud

The company's new services complete its cloud platform, but analysts say it still lags behind the major cloud players

06/23/15

Docker's next mission: Sell to enterprises

Docker's next mission: Sell to enterprises

With container standards on the way, Docker and others now turn their attention to monetizing the container revolution

06/23/15

HP drops the hammer on unpatched IE11 vulnerability

HP drops the hammer on unpatched IE11 vulnerability

Microsoft refuses to patch 32-bit Internet Explorer, so HP's Zero Day Initiative responds with full proof-of-concept code

06/23/15

Beyond JavaScript: A new hope for a high-performance Web

Beyond JavaScript: A new hope for a high-performance Web

While Famous founder Steve Newcomb holds skeptical view of WebAssembly, the project draws praise from other quarters

06/22/15

Docker donates container specs for OPC open standard

Docker donates container specs for OPC open standard

The Open Container Project is working on a common app-container format, but a standard needs to be more than simply open to work well

06/22/15

Programming Famous gets easier with visual HTML5 builder

Programming Famous gets easier with visual HTML5 builder

The creators of the fast and flashy HTML5 framework want to simplify development for designers

06/22/15

LibreOffice debuts in the Mac App Store

LibreOffice debuts in the Mac App Store

Getting an open source project into the storefront of Apple's walled garden is tough. But LibreOffice has done it, thanks to hard work from community member Collabora

06/19/15

The private cloud is for suckers

The private cloud is for suckers

Managers embrace private cloud solutions such as OpenStack because they keep IT in control, but are they simply old men shaking their fists at the public cloud?

06/19/15

Joyent hits the sweet spot between containers, VMs for Ubuntu

Joyent hits the sweet spot between containers, VMs for Ubuntu

The first release of Joyent's Triton Elastic Container Infrastructure offers the ability to run Ubuntu Linux a la containers, for better performance and elasticity

06/18/15

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