Red Hat Virtualization 4 woos VMware faithful

Red Hat Virtualization 4 woos VMware faithful

The latest update to Red Hat's virtualization platform adds new container and VM tech, and it entices VMware users to check out the open source side

08/24/16

Google readies next-gen RPC protocol to replace JSON

Google readies next-gen RPC protocol to replace JSON

Google's gRPC aims to oust JSON for exchanging data between HTTP-connected services

08/23/16

Data notebook for Python, R gets reworked for the web

Data notebook for Python, R gets reworked for the web

JupyterLab creates powerful and fluid live data notebooks powered by Python, R, and other superstars of big data programming

08/22/16

Go and Rust updates developers will love

Go and Rust updates developers will love

The two languages improve speed and performance, with the added goal of delivering better developer experiences

08/22/16

Dev and test: Gateway drug to the cloud

Dev and test: Gateway drug to the cloud

Anyone who minimizes the importance of dev and test in the cloud -- and asserts 'real production workloads' belong on premises -- is trying to sell you hardware

08/22/16

Poorly configured DNSSEC servers at root of DDoS attacks

Poorly configured DNSSEC servers at root of DDoS attacks

Admins need to ensure that their DNSSEC domains are properly set up -- which can be easier said than done

08/19/16

New Lever language builds on Python's convenience, aims for PyPy speeds

New Lever language builds on Python's convenience, aims for PyPy speeds

Open source language aims to be as easy to use as Python, but with easier concurrency, user-customizeable syntax, and PyPy-level speeds

08/19/16

Uproar: MariaDB Corp. veers away from open source

Uproar: MariaDB Corp. veers away from open source

A new release of the MaxScale database proxy -- essential to deploying MariaDB at scale -- features a proprietary license

08/19/16

FCC won't back down on broadband users' privacy

FCC won't back down on broadband users' privacy

Broadband providers argue they have consumers' interests at heart as they continue their fight against regulation as common carriers

08/19/16

Free at last! PowerShell goes open source, heads to Linux

Free at last! PowerShell goes open source, heads to Linux

Microsoft believes that open-sourcing its command-line automation and scripting environment will drive its cross-cloud management platform and Linux-native apps

08/18/16

Tableau 10 gives users the features they want

Tableau 10 gives users the features they want

A UI makeover and new data-synthesis features driven by user feedback aim to keep Tableau ahead of competitors like Qlik and Microsoft

08/17/16

Gartner dubs machine learning king of hype

Gartner dubs machine learning king of hype

Gartner has machine learning at the peak of the hype cycle, with headline benefits (self-driving cars) still years off

08/17/16

Google Cloud SQL provides easier MySQL for all

Google Cloud SQL provides easier MySQL for all

The revamped Cloud SQL service updates to a more recent version of MySQL, but sticks with its mission of making no-maintenance databases

08/16/16

Organizations can learn from Apple's bug bounty approach

Organizations can learn from Apple's bug bounty approach

Not all bug bounty programs need to be public free-for-alls. Apple provides a slower model

08/15/16

AWS to enterprises: Bring your own encryption

AWS to enterprises: Bring your own encryption

AWS Key Management Service offers a plus for enterprises that want the benefits of local key management as a service without ceding control

08/12/16

Save the whale: Docker rightfully shuns standardization

Save the whale: Docker rightfully shuns standardization

The Open Container Project wants to standardize Docker the old-fashioned way: by committee. The pushback from Docker delivers a compelling counterpoint

08/12/16

Secure Boot proves insecurity of backdoors

Secure Boot proves insecurity of backdoors

Microsoft's Secure Boot prevents unauthorized software from running on Windows systems, but a leaked superpolicy bypasses those restrictions

08/11/16

Google App Engine revs up Python 3 support

Google App Engine revs up Python 3 support

It's only Python 3.4 and a beta, but it's a step toward allowing App Engine users to implement Python in its latest and greatest incarnations

08/11/16

Flip Feng Shui attack on cloud VMs exploits hardware weaknesses

Flip Feng Shui attack on cloud VMs exploits hardware weaknesses

A sneaky attack on neighboring VMs in a cloud can be executed via the infamous Rowhammer memory-altering vulnerability, say security researchers

08/10/16

PyPy directs Mozilla money to Python 3 support

PyPy directs Mozilla money to Python 3 support

PyPy runs Python faster, but its Python 3 support has lagged; a fresh infusion of cash from the Mozilla Foundation will be put toward fixing that problem

08/10/16

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