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Apache incubating project promises new Internet security framework

The newly announced Apache Milagro (incubating) project seeks to end to centralized certificates and passwords in a world that has shifted from client-server to cloud, IoT and containerized applications.

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Big data messaging with Kafka, Part 2

Learn how to use partitions, message offsets, and consumer groups to distribute load and scale your applications horizontally, handling up to millions of messages per day

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NativeScript warms up to AngularJS for mobile dev

The platform for JavaScript and TypeScript development of iOS and Android apps integrates with the upcoming AngularJS 2

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Open-source really could help get you a job, study finds

Experience in the open-source world is a valuable asset for technology job-seekers, and it’s getting more so over time, according to the latest Open-Source Jobs Report, which was published today by Dice and the Linux Foundation.

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OpenSSL patches two high-severity flaws

Versions 1.0.2h and 1.0.1t of the cryptographic library also patch several more bugs of lesser impact

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6 colleges turning out open source talent

Most IT departments have project roadmaps that will require open-source skills, but finding recent college grads with open source talent can be challenging.

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Red Hat ditches effort to port Node.js to Java

The Nodyn open source effort to bridge the technologies was undercut by an inability to make NPM JavaScript extensions work with it

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OpenStack users talk benefits, challenges of open source clouds

Users of OpenStack express no regrets about using the open source IaaS software, but say there are significant challenges that must be overcome to manage a successful deployment.

Big data messaging with Kafka, Part 1

Big data messaging with Kafka, Part 1

Built for realtime, Kafka scales horizontally and offers much higher throughput than some traditional messaging systems. Get started with installation, then build your first Kafka messaging system.

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Deploy, manage and monitor private, hybrid and public clouds with OpenStack, and so much more.

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OpenStack’s director: Why open source cloud should be the core of your data center

OpenStack has cemented itself as the dominant open source IaaS platform. But at the same time, more proprietary offerings from vendors like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and VMware reign in the market. OpenStack Foundation...

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OpenStack by the numbers: Who’s using open source clouds and for what?

The latest bi-annual survey data of OpenStack users shows the continued march of the open source cloud software into mainstream of enterprises, but also reveals the project’s continued challenges related to ease of deployment and...

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Popular desktop Linux distro Ubuntu has potentially serious privacy flaw

A feature in the just-released 16.04 version of Ubuntu could pose a serious threat to the privacy of desktop Linux users, according to a well-known open-source software expert.

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One of GNU/Linux’s most important networking components just got an update

The software framework that powers the network connections on many GNU/Linux systems just got its second major update in less than a year and a half, with the version 1.2 release of NetworkManager.

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Meet the new Ubuntu: A Linux release tailor-made for enterprises

Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS is now out, and its extended support makes it particularly suitable for businesses. Here's an overview of what you can expect to find.

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Why Facebook wants rivals to build hardware

Facebook bet big on hardware and software, but instead of selling its own network infrastructure products, transmission technology or 3D video camera systems, the company open sourced all of its related designs so they're available to...

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Simple succeeds: Visual Studio Code at 1.0

Microsoft's slim-and-trim development environment is now a full-blown 1.0 release with a large user base spanning languages and platforms

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DataStax believes multi-model databases are the future

DataStax is strengthening operational database support for multiple data models, from key value to tabular, JSON and graph, and has added DataStax Enterprise Graph to its offering.

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