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Almost 20 percent of open source professionals said containers would have a big impact on open source hiring in 2016, but only 8 percent of employers felt this way, according to the 2016 Open Source Jobs Report.

Why Container Skills Aren't a Priority in Hiring Open Source Pros (Yet)

It should come as no surprise that open source training and hiring is typically predicated on what skills are trending in tech. As an example, Big Data, cloud and security are three of the most in-demand skillsets today, which explains why more and more open source professionals look to develop...
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Apache Spark creator Matei Zaharia speaking at MesosCon North America.

Apache Spark Creator Matei Zaharia Describes Structured Streaming in Spark 2.0 [Video]

Apache Spark has been an integral part of Mesos from its inception. Spark is one of the most widely used big data processing systems for clusters. Matei Zaharia, the CTO of Databricks and creator of Spark, talked about Spark's advanced data analysis power and new features in its upcoming 2.0...
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All Hail the New Docker Swarm

As part of the Docker Captains program, I was given a preview of Docker 1.12 including the new Swarm integration which is Docker’s native clustering/orchestration solution (also known as SwarmKit, but that’s really the repo/library name). And it’s certainly a big change. In this post I’ll try to...
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The Heartbeat of Open Source Projects Can be Heard with GitHub Data

GitHub released charts last week that tell a story about the heartbeat of a few open source, giving insights into activity, productivity and collaboration of software development. Salted throughout the GitHub website are analytics, and there is an application programming interface (API) that data-...
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Nokia, Intel Collaborate on Open Source Hardware

Just a week after Nokia (NYSE:NOK) announced an agreement to help China Mobile move to a more flexible cloud network infrastructure, Nokia said it is teaming up with Intel to make its carrier-grade AirFrame Data Center Solution hardware available for an Open Platform Network Functions...
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Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.7 RC5, Things Are Calming Down

Another Sunday, another Release Candidate build of the upcoming Linux 4.7 kernel is out for testing, as announced by Linus Torvalds himself a few hours ago, June 26, 2016. According to Linus Torvalds, things appear to have calmed down lately, and Linux kernel 4.7 Release Candidate 5 is a fairly...
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Modern Hardware’s Role in a Software Driven Data Center

While Hewlett-Packard initially began its technology endeavors making audio equipment, its first instrumentation computer was engineered in 1966. It was sold to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and used on research vessels for over a decade. It was designed to interface with over 20 HP...
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Python Gains Functional Programming Syntax via Coconut

The new language compiles directly to standard Python, so apps don't need a new interpreter to run. Coconut, a newly developed open source dialect of Python, provides new syntax for using features found in functional languages like Haskell and Scala. Programs written in Coconut compile directly to...
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Open Source NFV Part Four: Open Source MANO

Defined in ETSI ISG NFV architecture, MANO (Management and Network Orchestration) is a layer — a combination of multiple functional entities — that manages and orchestrates the cloud infrastructure, resources and services. It is comprised of, mainly, three different entities — NFV Orchestrator, VNF...
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After the Hype: Where Containers Make Sense for IT Organizations

The big tech companies are going all in. Google, IBM, Microsoft and many others were out in full force at DockerCon, scrambling to demonstrate how they’re investing in and supporting containers. Recent surveys indicate that container adoption is surging, with legions of users reporting they’re...
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