Nim language draws from best of Python, Rust, Go, and Lisp

Nim language draws from best of Python, Rust, Go, and Lisp

Nim compiles and runs fast, delivers tiny executables on several platforms, and borrows great ideas from numerous other languages

01/16/17

Google Cloud Platform finally offers key management service

Google Cloud Platform finally offers key management service

Google prides itself on its encryption efforts, but it lags behind Amazon and Microsoft in providing encryption tools for the cloud

01/16/17

Social network App.net to shut down, open-source its platform

Social network App.net to shut down, open-source its platform

The developer-centric alternative to Twitter and Facebook might give rise to something new—but it probably won't be a social network

01/13/17

Yahoo adds Screwdriver to devops toolbelt

Yahoo adds Screwdriver to devops toolbelt

Yahoo's internal continuous delivery system makes its open source debut, joining a crowded field

01/13/17

AT&T and Verizon squeeze 'unlimited' data users

AT&T and Verizon squeeze 'unlimited' data users

AT&T and Verizon would like nothing better than to push legacy unlimited data customers onto more expensive capped plans

01/13/17

New framework uses Kubernetes to deliver serverless app architecture

New framework uses Kubernetes to deliver serverless app architecture

Still in the early stages, the Fission framework turns any Kubernetes cluster into a system for delivering lambda architecture or serverless applications

01/12/17

Apache Beam unifies batch and streaming for big data

Apache Beam unifies batch and streaming for big data

Beam offers a high-level API and programming paradigm for streaming and batch systems

01/11/17

Pay the ransom? You won't get your data back

Pay the ransom? You won't get your data back

Admins, act now to avoid ransomware and other forms of extortion -- you won't likely get your data back even when you pay

01/11/17

Bash on Windows is becoming Linux for Windows users

Bash on Windows is becoming Linux for Windows users

Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux is evolving into a credible alternative to running Linux inside Windows on VMs

01/10/17

Git Hound, Truffle Hog root out GitHub leaks

Git Hound, Truffle Hog root out GitHub leaks

The two open source tools check for cyptographic keys and other sensitive information in code saved on GitHub and offers warnings if secrets are at risk

01/10/17

Go tops Java, C, Python for programming language of the year

Go tops Java, C, Python for programming language of the year

The Google-grown language bests Dart and Perl, while Java, C, and Python slip

01/10/17

Rust rocks, but wide-scale use remains years away

Rust rocks, but wide-scale use remains years away

Though powerful and safe, Rust still can't overcome the typical inertia of software projects

01/10/17

New functional language for JVM builds on Haskell, Clojure, ML

New functional language for JVM builds on Haskell, Clojure, ML

Like Lisp, Lux runs on the Java Virtual Machine but promises more power and flexibility than its predecessors

01/09/17

MongoDB ransomware attacks sign criminals are going after servers, applications

MongoDB ransomware attacks sign criminals are going after servers, applications

Ransomware is lucrative, and attackers looking for new ways to extort enterprises are going after data stored on web and app servers, even SaaS apps

01/09/17

Innovators wanted: Machine learning, IoT jobs on the rise

Innovators wanted: Machine learning, IoT jobs on the rise

Machine learning and AI-related job offers outpace the number of searches conducted for them, according to job search engine Indeed

01/09/17

Open source server simplifies HTTPS, security certificates

Open source server simplifies HTTPS, security certificates

Forget expired TLS certificates; the lightweight Caddy web server handles Let's Encrypt certificates and redirects HTTP traffic by default

01/09/17

2016 IT spending cemented shift to cloud and security

2016 IT spending cemented shift to cloud and security

The biggest losses were in datacenter hardware spending, but network security and wireless LAN saw major gains as cloud-first strategies come to the fore

01/06/17

Trump’s FCC is set to gut net neutrality, privacy

Trump’s FCC is set to gut net neutrality, privacy

Major changes are coming to telecom, in the form of more mergers, less competition, and other regulatory shifts

01/06/17

Kubernetes tool saves eBay from its OpenStack woes

Kubernetes tool saves eBay from its OpenStack woes

TessMaster has helped eBay make containers its preferred code deployment method -- and speaks volumes about OpenStack's future role there

01/05/17

Google boosts Python by turning it into Go

Google boosts Python by turning it into Go

The experimental Grumpy project compiles Python apps into Go, for faster runtimes and closer interoperability

01/05/17

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