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Remember when open source was fun?

For the creators of Drupal, Curl, and Fio, their projects didn’t seem like work. There might be a lesson for the rest of us

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Postman lends its API power to the COVID-19 fight

The API development platform provider has launched an API resource center for tapping COVID-19 data including testing location information throughout the U.S.

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Eclipse Theia takes aim at Visual Studio Code

A platform for building desktop and web-based IDEs that run VS Code extensions, Theia is not yet available in an end-user version

Cassandra and DataStax: Reunited, and it feels so good

Past the ‘breakup,’ DataStax once again has an important role to play in the Apache Cassandra project

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Git 2.26 fetches faster by default

Latest version of the open source software version control system uses the new fast network fetch protocol instead of the old slow one

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9 offbeat databases worth a look

Plain old MySQL or MongoDB not doing the job? See if these unique offerings meet your needs

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WTH? OSS knows how to WFH IRL

If distributed teams could build something as great as Linux, then perhaps working from home could work for you

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Containers march into the mainstream

After years of experimentation, enterprises are going all-in with containers and microservices, building and updating better apps at a faster clip than ever before

Open source companies are thriving in the cloud

It turns out open source didn’t need a different license or business model, but to get smarter about cloud computing

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Open source should learn from Linux, not MySQL

When a single vendor owns an open source project, expect the community to look for alternatives

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Making open source JavaScript pay

Money isn’t everything to the success of the most popular JavaScript frameworks. Or is it?

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Continuous integration with Jenkins

Setup a continuous integration process to build and test a Java web app with Jenkins and JUnit

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Snake bites: Beware malicious Python libraries

Malware posing as Python libraries is routinely showing up on PyPI, Python’s official package index

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Machine learning for Java developers, Part 1: Algorithms for machine learning

Set up a machine learning algorithm and develop your first prediction function in Java, then get started with Weka.

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The real number of open source developers

Are there really more than 40 million software developers on GitHub? Not even close

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Review: Elasticsearch 7 soars with SQL, search optimizations

Across-the-board upgrade beefs up query capabilities, boosts cluster performance, and simplifies cluster configuration

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Sun Microsystems founders celebrate legacy

At a recent Sun reunion, founders Scott McNealy and Bill Joy weigh in on machine learning, mobile, Facebook, and politics in tech

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Should open source licenses fight evil?

New open source licenses attempt to legislate what we can and cannot do with software. Problem is, that’s not open

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