Windows 10 RTM candidate build 10176 compiled, sign-off rumored for Thursday

Windows 10 RTM candidate build 10176 compiled, sign-off rumored for Thursday

With a date stamp of July 5, build 10176 is likely the first of several RTM candidates for Windows 10

07/06/15

The state of Ruby and Rails: Opportunities and obstacles

The state of Ruby and Rails: Opportunities and obstacles

Developer demand for Ruby and Rails remain high, but the specific ways both language and framework shine (or don't) are crucial to know

07/06/15

On the road to Windows 10: What Microsoft's not saying

On the road to Windows 10: What Microsoft's not saying

Windows honcho Terry Myerson just provided details about the Windows 10 rollout. Here's the translation of his 'Softie speak

07/02/15

Windows 10 build 10159 loses the Guest account

Windows 10 build 10159 loses the Guest account

The ability to enable a Windows Guest account is gone in build 10159, but it's not clear whether that's a bug or a feature

07/02/15

Obsolete Internet protocol once again becomes an attack vector

Obsolete Internet protocol once again becomes an attack vector

The RIPv1 routing protocol is being used to launch DDoS attacks against many hosts on the Internet, according to an Akamai threat report

07/01/15

Another day, another preview: Windows 10 build 10159 brings Hero wallpaper

Another day, another preview: Windows 10 build 10159 brings Hero wallpaper

Microsoft claims build 10159 fixes 300 bugs found in build 10158, but the main distraction is the new wallpaper

07/01/15

Why Microsoft might deliver 'R-as-a-service'

Why Microsoft might deliver 'R-as-a-service'

Now that Microsoft is supporting development of the R language, it could take the next step and deliver R as an Azure service -- without running afoul of the GPL

07/01/15

Open source lives! The R project is the real deal

Open source lives! The R project is the real deal

The community around the R language is the real deal -- not just another feel-good open source contrivance to enable big companies to collaborate on code

07/01/15

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

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

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

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

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