The development behind the open-source and cross-platform KDevelop IDE (Integrated Development Environment) was proud to announce on the first day of December the availability of the third point release for KDevelop 5.0 stable series.
KDevelop 5.0.3 arrives one and a half months after the second maintenance update, but it's a small bugfix release that attempts to patch a total of nine issues reported by users since then. However, it's a recommended update for all users.
"We are happy to announce the release of KDevelop 5.0.3, the third bugfix and stabilization release for KDevelop 5.0. An upgrade to 5.0.3 is strongly recommended to all users of 5.0.0, 5.0.1 or 5.0.2," reads the release announcement.
This first major update to last year's huge PHP 7.0 release builds several new features on top. Introduced by PHP 7.1 is nullable types, a void return type, a iterable pseudo-type, class constant visibility modifiers, support for catching multiple exception types, and many other language enhancements plus more performance optimizations and other work.
Astervoid 2000 [Steam, Official Site] was sent in by the developer and I've been testing out this multiplayer space brawler to see if it's worthy. It's surprisingly great actually! Mixing some lovely pixel art with sick tunes makes for an explosive experience.
I'm surprised by this one, as it has a single-player wave-based survival mode, as well as the multiplayer mode. In the single-player you are facing off against others on the high-score board as well and I've managed to hone my skills enough to get to #18.
The game was funded on Kickstarter where it was given $18,708 towards development. Linux was a stretch goal, but it was set at $15,000 so they gathered well over what they requested for a Linux version.
Google announced "OSS-Fuzz," a beta project that open source software projects can join to do "fuzz testing." Fuzz testing, or "fuzzing," is an automated testing technique that can uncover memory corruption bugs in software by generating random inputs to a given program.
The program, developed in conjunction with the "Core Infrastructure Initiative" community over the past few years, specifically targets open source projects that have a "large user base" and/or are "critical to Global IT infrastructure."
Amazon Web Services has named Zaheda Bhorat, a booster of open source software with stints at Salesforce, Google and the U.K. Government Digital Service under her belt, to lead its open source strategy effort.
Open source software advantages are numerous: the product is being constantly improved by thousands of developers all across the world, a business owner can clearly see “what’s in the trunk” and adapt the product to his or her eCommerce store needs anytime.
Nevertheless, for those who consider eCommerce systems to be just a tool for selling their goods or services, open source products can be still suspicious. Read on to see how we dispel doubts about open source by examining concerns related to it.
In order to circumvent the regulations imposed by NHTSA on his aftermarket driver assist device, the ‘comma one’, George ‘geohot’ Hotz announced that his startup is releasing a new version of the product, ‘comma neo’ (an anagram for one), for free as an open-source platform.
The Node.js Foundation is set to oversee the Node.js Security Project in an effort to consolidate and improve security for the popular open-source application programming framework.
In a move that aims to help improve security vulnerability disclosure, the Node.js Security Project announced on November 30 that it is now officially becoming part of the Node.js Foundation. The move will help to improve the security of the open-source Node.js development framework and its modules, which are widely used in modern applications.
“DevOps isn’t any single person’s job — it’s everyone’s job.” What does DevOps mean for Atlassian and what shapes the company culture? How do departments support DevOps and what are the usual DevOps aspects that aren’t part of the company values? We invited Ian Buchanan, Developer Advocate, Integration Specialist for Atlassian’s DevOps Ecosystem to weigh in on Atlassian’s road to DevOps and to debunk some of the myths surrounding this movement.
Who is the market leader in IT monitoring? You won’t find the answer to that question in this article.
With a wide range of functionality being offered for multiple audiences, our priority is to provide clarity about who wants what. The New Stack is seeing two contradictory patterns. Many companies are trying to create a full stack of monitoring services, but there is also a desire to have a composable infrastructure.
We believe these trends will continue. The lines between infrastructure and application monitoring will continue to blur, but task-specific tools will gain prominence. Perhaps the biggest factor in how these changes unfold is the job roles of the people using the monitoring software.