Java EE advocates to Oracle: Give us details, not promises

Java EE advocates to Oracle: Give us details, not promises

Oracle says Java EE 8 will be equipped for cloud deployments, microservices, containers, and multitenancy, but Java advocates want to see the fine print

07/28/16

What if there's no 'next big thing' for Apple?

What if there's no 'next big thing' for Apple?

Spoiler alert: There probably isn't. But that shouldn't cause anyone to panic aside from Wall Street lemmings

07/28/16

Spark 2.0 takes an all-in-one approach to big data

Spark 2.0 takes an all-in-one approach to big data

With a new streaming system, performance enhancements, and API refinements, Apache Spark 2.0 offers a big umbrella to data users

07/27/16

NIST is no longer hot for SMS-based two-factor authentication

NIST is no longer hot for SMS-based two-factor authentication

SMS-based authentication is easy to implement and accessible to many users, but it is also insecure. Now NIST plans to drop it from its two-factor authentication guidelines

07/27/16

Apache Mesos turns 1.0, but it’s no Kubernetes clone

Apache Mesos turns 1.0, but it’s no Kubernetes clone

The Apache project for container orchestration aims higher than merely managing Docker or being a Kubernetes competitor

07/27/16

StackPath offers security as a service to enterprise clouds

StackPath offers security as a service to enterprise clouds

Whether their cloud is powered by Amazon, Google, Microsoft, or IBM, developers need security tools. StackPath is poised to bring them to the enterprise

07/27/16

OpenVZ 7.0 runs Linux VMs like containers

OpenVZ 7.0 runs Linux VMs like containers

The virtualization solution provides an alternative to Docker's application-centric philosophy

07/26/16

Reworked OpenSSL on track for government validation

Reworked OpenSSL on track for government validation

Encryption vendor SafeLogic commits to sponsoring OpenSSL 1.1 through the arduous, government-required FIPS-140-2 validation process

07/26/16

OpenStack's future: Docker workloads on Kubernetes

OpenStack's future: Docker workloads on Kubernetes

OpenStack is set to become a Docker-ized app that runs on Kubernetes and help Google's plans for an open source hybrid cloud

07/26/16

6 wacky hacks for Linux on Windows

6 wacky hacks for Linux on Windows

After Microsoft rolled out its Linux subsystem for Windows 10, users worked out a number of surprising hacks. Here are some of our favorites

07/26/16

OpenBSD 6.0 tightens security by losing Linux compatibility

OpenBSD 6.0 tightens security by losing Linux compatibility

The newest version of OpenBSD closes potential security loopholes -- such as its Linux compatibility layer

07/25/16

R, TypeScript climb RedMonk language rankings

R, TypeScript climb RedMonk language rankings

The top 10 programming languages remain JavaScript, Java, PHP, Python, and more

07/25/16

Wire open-sources messaging client, woos developers

Wire open-sources messaging client, woos developers

Secure messaging apps are all the rage, and developers can now write their own open source Wire client

07/25/16

Facebook open-sources tools for fast React app creation in JavaScript

Facebook open-sources tools for fast React app creation in JavaScript

The social giant's newest open source offering provides a rapid way to set up the prerequisites for building React apps in a complex JavaScript environment

07/22/16

Trump: At odds with both tech industry and GOP platform

Trump: At odds with both tech industry and GOP platform

Technology provisions in the GOP platform extend an olive branch to an industry stung by Trump's antagonism

07/22/16

Your fear of open source lock-in is ridiculous

Your fear of open source lock-in is ridiculous

Lock-in is the nature of software, and open source is just software

07/22/16

Stack Overflow crowdsources common developer how-tos

Stack Overflow crowdsources common developer how-tos

The new user-curated reference system for examples to developer questions might help undo Stack Overflow's reputation for being unfriendly to newcomers

07/21/16

Oracle's monster security update fixes Java, database bugs

Oracle's monster security update fixes Java, database bugs

Oracle’s priorities have clearly shifted away from Java and its database products, as the bulk of fixes are for its middleware and e-commerce applications

07/20/16

Snowflake builds a bigger, simpler data warehouse

Snowflake builds a bigger, simpler data warehouse

Snowflake's mission: Add new, powerful enterprise features to a cloud-native data warehouse system without forcing the customer to turn knobs for the best performance

07/20/16

Spark-powered Splice Machine goes open source

Spark-powered Splice Machine goes open source

An open source version of the Hadoop-based and Spark-accelerated RDBMS is now available sans a few enterprise features

07/19/16

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