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Google Cloud boosts open-source security, simplifies zero-trust rollouts

New Google Cloud security services aim to strengthen open-source security, simplify zero-trust adoption, and improve cloud governance.

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CNCF launches ethics in open source training course

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation has developed a new certification for developers looking to better incorporate ethical-first thinking into their open source software design.

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More money for open source security won’t work

Funding pledged to secure open source software is an important start, but creative hackers and a proliferation of targets mean there are no guarantees.

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JDK 19: The features targeted for Java 19

Virtual threads, pattern matching for switch expressions, a vector API, and a Linux/RISC-V port are slated for Java 19, a non-LTS release of standard Java due in September.

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Understanding Flatcar Container Linux

Kinvolk’s Flatcar is Microsoft’s latest Linux. What is it and what should you use it for?

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Spotify, startups launch funds to support open source maintainers

In the wake of the Log4j vulnerability, companies are committing funds to support the maintainers of key open source software projects.

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WCF returns: Core WCF gets a 1.0 release

Microsoft promises to support the community .NET Windows Communication Foundation replacement.

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The new AWS: No more dumpster fires

Bolstered by cultural change behind the scenes, AWS is becoming a more active contributing force in open source communities.

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Google to donate Istio service mesh to the CNCF

Hot on the heels of donating the Knative serverless project, Google is submitting its open source service mesh technology to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

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The emerging risks of open source

The economics of open source today: Hobbyist projects, independent code artisans, and managed services have changed the software market.

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Virtualenv and venv: Python virtual environments explained

Take advantage of virtual environments in Python to create and manage separate environments for your Python projects.

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NUnit uses open source tools to test .NET code

Unit tests are an important part of modern application development. NUnit is perhaps the best-known way of using them with .NET code.

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Unfettered developer freedom may be over

Carefully limiting choices (and complexity) lets developers focus on innovation and not worry about security and operations.

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Cloud convenience and open source

Developers have embraced cloud for many of the reasons they first embraced open source. Does that mean open source is obsolete?

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Turns out AWS can partner after all

AWS has always been both competitor and partner, but in its pursuit of scale, it’s now taking a more neighborly approach.

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15 star founders of high-flying open source projects

Meet the driving forces behind some of today’s most important and most innovative open source projects.

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What is open data, and why does it matter?

Despite a lack of consensus on what open data means, organizations and open source projects are tackling it as we move into the future of computing.

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Why Google donated Knative to the CNCF

After initially dragging its feet over donating Knative to the CNCF, Google suddenly changed course toward the end of 2021. Why the change of heart?

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