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CodeSee launches codebase onboarding portal for open source developers

OSS Port community site taps CodeSee Maps for visual walkthroughs of open source codebases, aiming to ease the onboarding process for would-be contributors.

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Open source skills only got hotter during the pandemic

A recent survey shows huge amounts of pent up demand for open source skills to help organizations drive their cloud strategies and digital transformation efforts.

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Oracle v. Google: What the verdict means for open source

Much of the software we use today is built on re-implemented APIs, like the Java API in question in Oracle v. Google. An Oracle victory would have stopped open-source innovation in its tracks.

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Open source is selfish

Companies don't support open source for purely altruistic reasons. They expect a return on their investment.

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Pyston, the Python alternative, gets backing from Anaconda

Lead developers hired by data science platform maker to improve Python performance and build a sustainable Pyston community.

What you don’t know about working with AWS

You’ll get further by understanding what a company values and what makes its employees tick.

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Microsoft, Google partner on eBPF

The extended Berkeley Packet Filter, which can run sandboxed programs in an operating system kernel, is moving beyond Linux.

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Go 1.17 brings language and compiler enhancements

Update to Google’s open source programming language introduces enhancements for writing safe pointer operations and a more performant method of passing function arguments.

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How cloud services get built today

Taking a great open source project and building it into a product people will pay for require skills in development and operations.

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What’s new in Kubernetes 1.22

The latest release of the popular open source system for running containerized applications brings Server-side Apply out of beta and improves support for Windows hosts.

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Microsoft .NET adoption gets boost from open source

Microsoft credits open source and cross-platform support for the increased adoption of its software development platform.

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GitHub to help developers with DMCA disputes

GitHub ‘developer rights’ program will provide legal support to developers whose source code runs afoul of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

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6 essential Python tools for data science—now improved

SciPy, Numba, Cython, Dask, Vaex, and Intel SDC all have new versions that aid big data analytics and machine learning projects.

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Rust tutorial: Get started with the Rust language

How to get your feet wet using Rust’s tool chain, creating projects, working with third-party code, and managing libraries.

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Another day, another multi-billion IPO for open source

Investment in open source technologies and companies has been going strong for more than two decades. If anything, it keeps accelerating, along with the innovation.

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Eclipse launches group to shepherd popular Java IDE

The panel, featuring IBM, will look to ensure that the popular dev tool meets market needs.

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Why developers should use Apache Pulsar

Apache Pulsar is an open source streaming platform that addresses some important limitations in Kafka, particularly for cloud-native applications.

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Excel, Python, and the future of data science

If the ubiquitous spreadsheet program is the gateway to data science, Python aims to be the next step.

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