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NetBeans 10 adds support for latest Java and PHP

Key to NetBeans 10 is enhanced support for Java Development Kit (JDK) 11 as well as capabilities for PHP and the JUnit 5 testing framework for Java

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PyOxidizer uses Rust to make Python executables

A new project written in Rust aims to make it easier to distribute Python applications as standalone binaries

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13 Java frameworks for rock-solid microservices

Turn to these open source toolkits to build reliable lightweight microservices on the battle-tested JVM

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VirtualBox 6.0 exports VMs to the cloud—but only Oracle Cloud

Update to Oracle’s open source virtualization platform also streamlines the UI and eases file management between hosts and guests

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Homebrew tutorial: How to use Homebrew for MacOS

The open source Homebrew package manager gives Mac users access to Unix command-line utilities that Apple left out — and a lot more

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PyText builds on PyTorch for language recognition

A Facebook project for natural language processing is now open source, and it promises better ways to mine texts for meaning

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What’s new in Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Microsoft regularly updates Visual Studio Code. Keep track of the updates’ key capabilities in this changelog

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Docker, Microsoft unveil deployment standard for cloud-native applications

Cloud-Native Application Bundles project offers a standard way to define complex, containerized applications for a variety of environments

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Microsoft open-sources WPF, WinForms, and WinUI XAML

Developers will be able to contribute to these technologies on GitHub, as well as build a private copy of the UI stack

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Rust language is too hard to learn and use, says user survey

A survey of Rust users finds difficulty and frustration with the language’s highly touted features for memory safety and correctness

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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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GitHub alternative strives to be all open source, only open source

Git-based code hosting project Sr.ht aims to blend the best of GitHub, GitLab, and Bitbucket, while sticking with a copyleft license

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Microsoft’s attempt to fork Kubernetes via AKS will fail

Microsoft is a smart company, and increasingly savvy about open source. It should know better than to try to fork the container orchestration community

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Why you should use Gandiva for Apache Arrow

An execution engine for Arrow-based in-memory processing, Gandiva brings dramatic performance improvements to analytical workloads

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GraphQL gets its own foundation

The intent is to grow a neutral ecosystem for the Facebook-developed technology for API development

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What’s new in Fedora Linux

Fedora 29 arrives with modular package updates, a leaner Gnome desktop, and improvements for ARM devices

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What IBM-Red Hat means to the cloud and developers

By buying Red Hat, IBM just bought itself a clue in hybrid cloud computing. And it just might work

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Oracle’s Wookiee brings microservices to Scala developers

The open source framework is tailored to building concurrent, message-driven applications

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