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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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Microsoft revamps machine learning tools for Apache Spark

The new open source release integrates Spark with Cognitive Toolkit and other Microsoft machine learning offerings

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What’s new in Ubuntu Linux 18.10 ‘Cosmic Cuttlefish’

Ubuntu 18.10 “Cosmic Cuttlefish” arrives with the Linux 4.18 kernel, the Gnome 3.30 desktop, and improved support for gaming-level graphics

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MongoDB’s new license won’t solve its China problem

We need to find ways to ensure commercial open source can thrive, without worrying about the big cloud providers sucking out all value without contributing back

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PostgreSQL 11 taps LLVM and parallelization for speed boost

The powerful open source database now offers more features for data sharing, JIT-accelerated queries, and transactions inside stored procedures

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So long, JCP: Eclipse has a new Java spec process in mind

The Eclipse Foundation seeks an open source, lightweight, code-first approach to evolving enterprise Java

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How Azure became the place for open source in the cloud

Microsoft has truly embraced open source, in a radical shift rare for a big company—and developers should be very happy

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Microsoft smartens up the ML.Net machine learning API

Microsoft’s TensorFlow-compatible machine learning framework debuts a reworked API for more flexible pipelines and improved prediction performance

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6 under-the-radar JavaScript tools you should know

Cloud provisioning, the internet of things (IoT), payments, and Node.js programming are just some of the use cases for these open source tools

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PyTorch 1.0 accelerates Python machine learning with native code

The PyTorch 1.0 release candidate introduces Torch Script, a Python subset that can be JIT-compiled into C++ or other high-speed code

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Nuitka Python-to-C compiler readies big performance gains

Nuitka 0.6 lays the groundwork for major code optimizations — and faster and more portable Python applications

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InfoWorld Bossies

Deadlines and guidelines for all InfoWorld Bossies candidates

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What’s new in Kubernetes containers

Kubernetes 1.12 adds automated provisioning of TLS client certificates for Kubelets and autoscaling on Microsoft Azure virtual machine scale sets

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The best open source software for software development

InfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners in software development

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Bossies 2018: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

InfoWorld recognizes the leading open source projects for software development, cloud computing, big data, and machine learning

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The best open source software for data storage and analytics

InfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners in databases and data analytics

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Next.js 7 framework compiles faster, supports WebAssembly

Better error reporting and support for the React context API are also added

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LLVM 7 improves performance analysis, linking

The compiler framework that powers Rust, Swift, and Clang offers new and revised tools for optimization, linking, and debugging

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