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Twitter's Hadoop project gets Apache's blessing

Twitter's open source, real-time computation framework picks up the Apache Foundation's full backing and support

Best of Open Source Software Awards (Bossies)

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Best of Open Source Software Awards (Bossies)

InfoWorld Bossies

Deadlines and guidelines for all InfoWorld Bossies candidates

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Oracle looks to the future -- but remains stuck in the past

Oracle OpenWorld seems focused on making existing customers happier -- but how Oracle will attract new developers remains a mystery

Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source application development tools

InfoWorld's picks of the year among languages, frameworks, libraries, and all the other tools that programmers use

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OpenDaylight debuts new Helium SDN software

The OpenDaylight Project, an industry consortium supported by the Linux Foundation to foster an "open and transparent approach" to SDN (software-defined networking), has released version 2.0 of its open source SDN software. Dubbed...

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Bossies 2014: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

Discover the best: 130 open source projects in six categories, chosen by InfoWorld editors and contributors

Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source networking and security software

InfoWorld's top picks of the year among open source tools for operating and securing networks

Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source big data tools

InfoWorld's top picks in distributed data processing, data analytics, machine learning, NoSQL databases, and the Hadoop ecosystem

Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source applications

InfoWorld's top picks of the year in open source business applications and middleware

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OpenJDK project opens up Java 9 to collaboration, experimentation

'Sandbox forest' gives developers a way to work on ongoing enhancements before finalizing and contributing them

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LibreOffice's superlow defect rate puts proprietary software to shame

LibreOffice code is among the cleanest you'll find, with one-tenth the defect density of the average proprietary code base for similar-scale apps

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Shellshocked: Yes, it's a huge threat, and here's why

InfoWorld's Paul Venezia describes in technical detail what he's seeing on his own servers -- and it's not good

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Hortonworks reignites Spark to boost Hadoop

Hortonworks puts its development expertise into bolstering Spark, Hadoop's in-memory processing system, to craft a next-generation tool

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Pedal to the metal: PyPy 2.4 powers up Python

JIT-powered Python engine PyPy was already fast, but version 2.4 charges further ahead, thanks to multithreaded optimizations

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7 killer open source monitoring tools

Seeking greater visibility into your network? Look no further than these excellent free tools

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Red Hat's open source expertise is no guarantee of cloud success

Red Hat faces significant obstacles in bringing open source to enterprise clouds, but at least one factor works in its favor: Docker

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Run anywhere again: Java hooks up with Docker

Zulu JVM is the first Docker offering to be officially certified as Java-compliant

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