4 languages poised to out-Python Python

4 languages poised to out-Python Python

Swift, Go, Julia, and R are all potential contenders for Python's crown of convenience and versatility. Here's how each could win out -- and how Python could prevail

06/27/16

Swagger stumbles: Flaw enables remote code execution

Swagger stumbles: Flaw enables remote code execution

Swagger's code generators and parsers forgot the core tenet of software development, which is never to trust user input

06/27/16

Server-side developers take a shine to Swift

Server-side developers take a shine to Swift

Proponents including IBM see great potential in Apple's up-and-coming language for building web apps and services

06/27/16

Apache Libcloud provides single Python API for all clouds

Apache Libcloud provides single Python API for all clouds

Developers can use the Python library to manage compute, storage, and containers on over 30 different cloud providers

06/24/16

Python gains functional programming syntax via Coconut

Python gains functional programming syntax via Coconut

The new language compiles directly to standard Python, so apps don't need a new interpreter to run

06/24/16

It's time to lock the door on backdoors

It's time to lock the door on backdoors

Law enforcement and intelligence officials continue to lie about the evils of encryption, putting us all at more risk

06/24/16

Red Hat takes application development to the bank

Red Hat takes application development to the bank

The open source juggernaut's remarkably steady growth depends less on Linux every year

06/24/16

Red Hat ups its API management game by acquiring 3Scale

Red Hat ups its API management game by acquiring 3Scale

Joining the API-management trend, Red Hat can now help JBoss and OpenShift customers to add API magic to their projects

06/23/16

Microsoft Azure makes Docker a first-class citizen

Microsoft Azure makes Docker a first-class citizen

The newest features for containers and microservices in Azure are another step away from the obtrusive toolchains of the Microsoft of old

06/22/16

Read my lips, says Docker: Containers aren't VMs

Read my lips, says Docker: Containers aren't VMs

A major form of confusion about containers says that they're a next-generation, lightweight replacement for VMs. But container advocates say that's never been the goal

06/21/16

The press will believe anything about open source

The press will believe anything about open source

A recent Canonical announcement about Linux packaging shows how the press gives a pass to open source proclamations, no matter how unbelievable

06/21/16

Docker 'swarm mode' aims to steal Kubernetes' thunder

Docker 'swarm mode' aims to steal Kubernetes' thunder

The newest revision of Docker's core product aims to widen its appeal by adding a native app orchestration and clustering system

06/20/16

7 tools for cutting through software legalese

EULAs got your eyes swimming? Head spinning from open source licensing terminology? These resources help you get the straight dope

06/20/16

 GitHub resets passwords for lazy, reckless users

GitHub resets passwords for lazy, reckless users

The number of unauthorized attempts rose as criminals tried stolen passwords from other sites against GitHub accounts and successfully logged in to several of them

06/17/16

Survey: Container use is way up -- and way different

Survey: Container use is way up -- and way different

Containers are in use more than ever, but for shorter stretches -- indicating they may be complementing existing IT modes, not displacing them

06/17/16

Sorry, ISPs: The FCC finally has the dopes on the ropes

Sorry, ISPs: The FCC finally has the dopes on the ropes

Despite this week's appeals court ruling, the cable industry fights on against an open internet, proposals to regulate set-top boxes, and privacy protections

06/17/16

Red Hat revamps OpenShift Online for containers

Red Hat revamps OpenShift Online for containers

The newest version of Red Hat's PaaS for business uses the container-centric revamp of OpenShift for easier app deployment and management

06/16/16

Microsoft open-sources a safer version of C language

Microsoft open-sources a safer version of C language

Checked C proposes to reduce programming errors by adding safety features to the C language, but whether it'll be used outside of a lab setting is another story

06/15/16

Home invasion? 3 fears about Google Home

Home invasion? 3 fears about Google Home

Always-listening devices accelerate our transformation into a constantly surveilled society. That's a problem not only for us but for our kids, too

06/15/16

Chef's Habitat puts the automation in the app

Chef's Habitat puts the automation in the app

The creators of the popular system-automation framework introduce Habitat, which allows apps to do their own automation on any target platform

06/14/16

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