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Will the solo open source developer survive the pandemic?

Many important projects are maintained by volunteer developers who may now have more pressing needs than volunteering

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Open source projects take all kinds

If you think open source projects only want users who contribute code, think again

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What’s new in Microsoft Visual Studio Code 1.45

Microsoft updates Visual Studio Code monthly. Keep track of the latest new features and improvements in this changelog

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Best practices for selecting software composition analysis tools

SCA tools automate the process of identifying and classifying open source code used in a development environment, identifying security, licensing and quality issues. Here's how to pick a product.

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The most important part of an open source project

We rightly put open source contributors on a pedestal, but perhaps we should rethink the hierarchy of contributions

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11 tools that make Kubernetes better

Take advantage of these Kubernetes companions to simplify app definitions, migrate clusters, ease cloud deployments, and more

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Gatsby JS stands on the shoulders of thousands

If Linux stood on the shoulders of giants, Gatsby relies on an entire ecosystem of JavaScript developers and upstream projects

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How to value cloud-based open source software services

Now that open source is common in enterprise solutions, both in the cloud and on-premises, enterprises are confused about how IT should value it in the cloud

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Remember when open source was fun?

For the creators of Drupal, Curl, and Fio, their projects didn’t seem like work. There might be a lesson for the rest of us

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Cython tutorial: How to speed up Python

How to use Cython and its Python-to-C compiler to give your Python applications a rocket boost

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What is Cython? Python at the speed of C

A superset of Python that compiles to C, Cython combines the ease of Python and the speed of native code

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Open source made the cloud in its image

Just as the Unix philosophy provided a blueprint for open source, open source practices and design principles provided a model for the cloud

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Kubernetes meets WebAssembly in Microsoft’s Krustlet

‘Kubernetes Rust kubelets’ allow you to run WebAssembly workloads on Kubernetes alongside containers

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Nextstrain seeks JavaScript developers to combat COVID-19

The creators of a visualization tool to track disease movements need programmers to handle high-priority problems

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Docker's Compose specification is now an open standard

Docker’s system for creating applications from multiple containers is now available on GitHub for all to contribute to

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Postman lends its API power to the COVID-19 fight

The API development platform provider has launched an API resource center for tapping COVID-19 data including testing location information throughout the U.S.

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Eclipse Theia takes aim at Visual Studio Code

A platform for building desktop and web-based IDEs that run VS Code extensions, Theia is not yet available in an end-user version

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SkySQL, MariaDB-as-a-service, launches on Google Cloud

MariaDB creators offer their own cloud-hosted alternative to database services like Google Cloud SQL and Amazon RDS

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