Expanding the use of free and open source software is high on the agenda of governments and organizations working to narrow the gap in access to technology. It is not only about addressing the issue of the digital divide or ...

The Napa.js runtime is in development to bring C++-like performance to Node.js Microsoft’s beta Napa.js runtime is offering multithreaded support for the Node.js server-side JavaScript platform, to provide the flexibility of JavaScript with speedy performance akin to C++’s. By introducing multithreading ...

Java Enterprise Edition’s new owner is starting to make changes to how Java EE will work and be supported. As part of the change in ownership of Java EE (Enterprise Edition) from Oracle to the Eclipse Foundation, how Java EE works ...

MySQL, the popular open-source database that’s a standard element in many web application stacks, has unveiled the first release candidate for version 8.0. Features to be rolled out in MySQL 8.0 include: First-class support for Unicode 9.0 out of the ...

OpenShift gets all the attention, but the Ansible configuration automation tool for devops shows how to moving to the future seem boring Ansible is the Rodney Dangerfield of Red Hat’s software portfolio: It, too, “don’t get no respect.” Despite the Ansible ...

A new version of Brackets, Adobe’s open-source code editor, is now available — and it’s a notable one for Linux users. ‘The Linux build is now at par with what you get on Mac and Windows’ Brackets 1.11 is said to ...

Microsoft just open-sourced PowerShell, making it available for both Linux and Mac. The command-line shell and scripting platform is just the latest open-source friendly software from Microsoft. Microsoft software on Linux All the “Microsoft loves Linux” talk can be a ...

Microsoft’s love for open-source community seems to be increasing day by day. After Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s declaration last year, proclaiming – “MICROSOFT ♥ LINUX” Microsoft has come forward with many contributions to Linux and the open-source community. Some of which are, .NET ...

A good friend who doesn’t wish to be credited passed on a link to a set of scripts found on github that lay claim to “fixing” touchpad and trackpad issues on ThinkPad laptops running Ubuntu. Sad to say that without a ...

Owners of WordPress-based websites should update the Jetpack plug-in as soon as possible because of a serious flaw that could expose their users to attacks. Jetpack is a popular plug-in that offers free website optimization, management and security features. It ...