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What is open source software? Open source and FOSS explained

We trace the rise of free open source software—code that can be freely modified and shared—from philosophical outlier to modern powerhouse

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Eclipse enterprise Java is due in September 2019

Eclipse says Jakarta EE 8 will be fully compatible with Java EE 8, with better cloud and microservices support slated for future versions

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OpenJDK proposal: Dump Mercurial for Git

Proposal would migrate single-repo OpenJDK projects from Mercurial to Git for smaller repo sizes and superior tooling

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Pay what you want for a Humble Book Bundle on programmable boards!

Build a library of ebooks from the Make community at a price that fits your budget.

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Julia vs. Python: Which is best for data science?

Python has turned into a data science and machine learning mainstay, while Julia was built from the ground up to do the job

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What is TensorFlow? The machine learning library explained

TensorFlow is a Python-friendly open source library for numerical computation that makes machine learning faster and easier

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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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How Windows and Chrome quietly made 2019 the year of Linux on the desktop

With Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux 2, a full Linux kernel running in Windows, and Google's pledge that all future Chromebooks will be able to run Linux apps, 2019 is the year of Linux on the desktop.

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Microsoft revives PowerToys with open-source tools for Windows 10 power users

Microsoft's bringing back PowerToys as an open-source project on GitHub.

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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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How to hack your own Wi-Fi network

Free (or almost free) Wi-Fi penetration testing tools can help you spot potential Wi-Fi security vulnerabilities and figure out ways to protect against them.

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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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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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Tetrate emerges from stealth to bring service mesh to the enterprise

The architects of open source service mesh technology Istio and Envoy have broken off to set up an enterprise-grade solution aimed at large-scale customers.

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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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Learn to build robots and drones with Humble's cheap Raspberry Pi and Arduino ebook bundle

Humble's microcontroller ebook bundle shows you how to build wildly inventive projects with the popular Raspberry Pi and Arduino.

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