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Microsoft buys GitHub for $7.5 billion

Company vows to keep the code-sharing site an open platform

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What’s new in Microsoft .Net Core

Now available, .Net Core 2.1 promises better build performance and several other improvements for developers

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24 best free security tools

Check out these 24 free, standout software tools that will make your daily security work easier.

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Review: Icinga enterprise-grade, open-source network monitoring that scales

Icinga's management software is well-documented, easy to install and has plenty of plug-ins, but could benefit from an easier install

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What is GraphQL? Better APIs by design

Learn how Facebook’s open standard for querying data can provide a better way to build APIs than REST and Swagger

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What’s new in Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS “Bionic Beaver” arrives with a default Gnome desktop and a new minimalist install option for desktop users

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What’s new in Fedora Linux

Fedora 28 arrives with pre-installed VirtualBox guest integration and a new optional repo for modular package updates

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What’s new in TensorFlow machine learning

Google’s TensorFlow 1.8 machine learning library adds improved support for Google Cloud TPUs and prefetching to GPU memory

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Review: Observium open-source network monitoring won’t run on Windows but has a great user interface, price

Observium’s network monitoring software is mature platform with good documentation, but won’t export data from its Web interface.

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These new BI tools bridge the gap between analytics and modern applications

Emerging BI tools let developers be developers, without having to slow down to bother with the data silos they leave in their wake

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Anaconda, CPython, PyPy, and more: Know your Python distributions

Learn about the variety of runtimes and distributions available for Python, and the use cases each serves best

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Open source isn’t the community you think it is

The irony is that what makes open source work—and differ from commercial software—is that only a few developers do the major work on any project

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What is Kubernetes?

In this 90-second video, learn about Kubernetes, the open-source system for automating containerized applications, from one of the technology's inventors, Joe Beda, founder and CTO at Heptio.

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What is GitHub? More than Git version control in the cloud

GitHub is the host with the most for open source projects and programmers who want to share and collaborate on code. Here’s why

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What is the Open Compute Project?

Hardware designed to Open Compute Project specification accounts for well over $1 billion in hardware sales.

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12 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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What’s new in Kubernetes containers

The latest Kubernetes update pushes new storage features into beta and debuts an automated process for managing project issue life cycles

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GitHub’s tool reduces open source software license violations

Called Licensed, the tool finds license dependencies early in the development life cycle

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