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Matei Zaharia, creator of the Apache Spark project, on the big data framework | True Technologist Ep 2

In this episode of True Technologist, host Eric Knorr talks with Matei Zaharia, chief technologist at Databricks and an assistant professor of computer science at Stanford, about the Apache Spark and Apache Mesos projects

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JavaScript creator Brendan Eich, on the genesis of the popular programming language | True Technologist Ep 1

In this episode of True Technologist, Brendan Eich, creator of the JavaScript language and cofounder of Mozilla, describes the hectic and challenging early days of bringing JavaScript to market, as well as his new company, Brave...

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Why now is the time for WebRTC

Utilized by billions of users and thousands of applications, this open-source technology has finally become the new standard for real-time communications over the web.

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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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Managing open-source mobile security and privacy for activists worldwide | Salted Hash Ep 18

Nathan Freitas, who heads The Guardian Project, talks with host Steve Ragan and senior writer J.M. Porup about the group's easy-to-use secure apps, open-source software libraries, and customized mobile devices being used around the...

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Firefox Quantum: A leap forward, or a fatal trip?

Firefox Quantum is faster, but users will lose all their rich extensions.

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The Rust language: Developing safer software

Get up to speed quickly on newcomer Rust, designed to create fast, system-level software. This two-minute animated explainer shows how Rust bypasses the vexing programming issues of memory and management.

An under-pressure OpenStack gets support from an (in)famous individual

The strangest of bedfellows. Edward Snowden gives OpenStack some much needed support.

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Suse fronts up -- there’s a method to their (perceived) madness

I’m known for my bluntness and strong opinions. And so it was with HPE’s divestment of Stackato and OpenStack. Suse runs me through their thinking.

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At DockerCon, another one of those PR fail stories

A PR failure. But in this case it doesn't involve United or burly policemen.

When pure play isn’t: Mirantis releases Kubernetes distro

My days of describing Mirantis as the most fun pure-play OpenStack vendor are over. Breadth is the new survival tactic.

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AT&T tests open switches for better future services

A coast-to-coast network trial by AT&T last month using open-source "white box" switches, pointed toward a future of more reliable services that may come more quickly than expected.

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New ONOS release helps automate network configuration

The latest update to the ONOS open networking operating system should make it easier to automatically configure devices and services on a network.

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Microsoft to shut CodePlex open-source project site

The company acknowledges that GitHub is the go-to option for project hosting and will shutter CodePlex at the end of this year

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Wind River uses virtualization to turn M2M into IoT

Wind River, an IoT software division of Intel, wants to help industrial users bring their legacy machine-to-machine systems into the age of open source and cloud computing.

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Open-source BeagleBone Blue board aims for robots, drones

The $79.95 BeagleBone Blue is a credit-card sized board with all the components needed to operate a robot, or even a drone. It is open source as its schematics have been published, and anyone can replicate the board.

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Google introduces Python library for command lines

The Python Fire library, which Google has already used in its machine intelligence project, automatically converts code into a CLI

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HackerOne offers bug bounty service for free to open-source projects

HackerOne, the company behind one of the most popular vulnerability coordination and bug bounty platforms, has decided to make its professional service available to open-source projects for free.

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