Open Source

Open Source news, information, and how-to advice

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What’s new in Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Microsoft regularly updates Visual Studio Code. Keep track of the updates’ key capabilities in this changelog

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What is Cython? Python at the speed of C

A superset of Python that compiles to C, Cython combines the ease of Python and the speed of native code

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Who really contributes to open source

New data debunks several myths around which companies lead in open source contributions

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What’s new in Python 3.7

Python 3.7 adds new classes for data handling, optimizations for script compilation and garbage collection, and faster asynchronous I/O

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What’s new in Microsoft .Net Core

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

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What is LLVM? The power behind Swift, Rust, Clang, and more

Learn how the compiler framework for programmatically generating machine-native code has made it easier than ever to roll new languages and enhance existing ones

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20 years of open source: Its world-changing history in brief

Today, open source powers servers, computers, devices, and all manner of software. But two decades ago, it was a fringe, radical idea that seemed destined to remain academic

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Review: 6 slick open source routers

DD-WRT, Tomato, OpenWrt, OPNsense, PFSense, and VyOS suit a wide range of devices and networking needs

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Devops open source monitoring tools can reduce cost and increase uptime

Open source tools can cost-effectively help devops engineers see and correlate data from multiple data streams more easily

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TensorFlow review: The best deep learning library gets better

At version r1.5, Google's open source machine learning and neural network library is more capable, more mature, and easier to learn and use

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How to build custom middleware in ASP.Net Core

Take advantage of ASP.Net Core middleware to customize your application’s handling of HTTP requests and responses

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20 years on, open source hasn’t changed the world as promised

Most code remains closed and proprietary, even though open source now dominates enterprise platforms. How can that be?

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Rethinking your open source use policy

Actionable insights on balancing security and speed

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Troubled jQuery mobile and UI projects seek new participants

Because of diminished resources, the two JavaScript-related projects are being merged

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Julia vs. Python: Julia language rises for data science

Python has turned into a data science and machine learning mainstay, while Julia was built from the ground up to do the job

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IBM offers code patterns for AI, microservices, blockchain apps

IBM has also set up a resource exchange for bot developers

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Top 5 open source tools for MySQL administrators

Look to these excellent tools to improve CLI and web admin, SQL queries, schema migration, and replication and recovery in your MySQL environment

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Virtualenv and venv: Python virtual environments explained

Take advantage of virtual environments in Python 2 and Python 3 to manage conflicts between Python projects

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