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The best new features in Python 3.8

From a powerful new assignment syntax to under-the-hood overhauls, Python 3.8 steps toward a more modern Python codebase

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5 Kubernetes distributions with something extra

There is more than one way to do Kubernetes. These five distros take unique approaches to solving specific problems

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VMware gets its Kubernetes game on

After years in the background, VMware has emerged as a major contributor to the Kubernetes open source project

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10 best toolkits for blockchain programming

Look no further than these tried-and-tested libraries when building enterprise blockchain applications

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10 Kubernetes distributions leading the container revolution

Kubernetes and containers are changing how applications are built, deployed, and managed. These distros are leading the charge

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For open source vs. proprietary, AWS might have it both ways

If it’s careful to do its own open source too, AWS could mine Google’s open source investments for a long time

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What’s new in Fedora Linux

Fedora 30 arrives with support for Ansible’s Linux System Roles and a new Fedora CoreOS edition, which replaces Fedora Atomic Host

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Delta Lake gives Apache Spark data sets new powers

A new open source project from Databricks adds ACID transactions, versioning, and schema enforcement to Spark data sources that don't have them

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22 open-source tools that make Kubernetes better

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

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Microsoft aims for simplicity with Bosque programming language

The new, open-source programming language is designed for writing code that is simple and obvious for both humans and machines

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24 Python libraries for every Python developer

Web apps, web crawling, database access, GUI creation, parsing, image processing, and lots more—these handy tools have you covered

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Python 2 EOL: How to survive the end of Python 2

Python 2 support ends in 2020. Here’s what you can do if you’re stuck with Python 2 in what is fast becoming a Python 3 world

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Programming languages are now driven by corporations: Should we be worried?

Today, seemingly the only way a new programming language hits the big time is with the generous backing of a megacorp

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Microsoft unveils speedy type checker for Python

Pyright aims to be a faster type checker for Python than existing projects, and doesn't need Python itself

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Pub/sub messaging: Apache Kafka vs. Apache Pulsar

Apache Kafka set the bar for large-scale distributed messaging, but Apache Pulsar has some neat tricks of its own

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LLVM 8 shines on WebAssembly, machine learning workloads

The open source compiler framework adds full support for WebAssembly and speedups for AMD GPUs and Intel neural network instructions

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New Google project offers Kubernetes building blocks for CI/CD

Tekton is an open-source toolkit for creating cloud-native continuous integration and delivery pipelines on Kubernetes

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Open source licenses may not matter so much any more

MongoDB's efforts to get OSI endorsement a more business-friendly SSPL have failed. MongoDB is proceeding anyhow, reflecting a possibly pivotal moment

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Rancher K3s shrinks Kubernetes for IoT devices

An open source project by Rancher Labs strips Kubernetes down to the bare essentials for edge computing and other resource-constrained use cases

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Cloud vendors are who’s powering open source now

Those “evil” cloud companies aren’t sucking the life out of open source—they’re the major contributors

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