When we discuss the advancement of Linux, well then several companies along with developers are playing their part in bringing up the technology, especially desktop, the area where Linux strived hard to excel. Stack Overflow conducted a survey of more than 50,000 developers that stated that nearly 21.7% choose Linux, in particular to develop on the LAMP stack. In spite of the fact that 50% of developers use the same, the rate is steadily depleting, making the competition effortless for Linux.
Java on the Mainframe - on z/OS rather than Linux - An opportunity well worth researching, if you run a MainframeSubmitted by Roy Schestowitz on Wednesday 6th of July 2016 07:34:40 AM Filed under
There is suddenly new interest in monitoring Java on mainframes - I'm not talking about running lots of Java VMs on Linux but about running Java against big mainframe systems on z/OS. This might be about modernising legacy COBOL applications (Java skills are easier to find than COBOL skills these days) or about extending the legacy with new business functionality. JAVA is very flexible, you can use it in DB2 stored procedures, or in CICs, or even in IMS programming (yes, IMS database is still in active use). According to BMC's 2015 Mainframe Survey, 46% of those surveyed say that Java usage on their mainframe has increased by over 10% in the past two years; and 70% of respondees reporting growth indicated that writing new applications in Java was a key factor in this.
But what does Tizen have to do with ARTIK you ask? The ARTIK hardware boards have been made compatible with Tizen OS 3.0 which can cover the hardware part of the IoT development. Things don’t change much with the ARTIK Cloud platform either as it supports Tizen OS 3.0 .In the past we have talked a lot about Samsung’s smart Tizen powered TVs and how they are envisioned to be the single Home automation hub in every living room. Samsung’s SmartThings is another example, having already made compatible with Tizen OS on the Z3 it won’t be long until these data get transferred onto the ARTIK Cloud for leveraging and ease of access/control of IoT devices.
The developers of the Chakra GNU/Linux rolling operating system are informing the community today, July 5, 2016, about the availability of the just released KDE Plasma 5.7.0 and Qt 5.7.0 in the testing repositories.
As we reported earlier today, the KDE project has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of the final KDE Plasma 5.7 desktop environment, which already landed in the testing repos of the Arch Linux operating system, as well as today's KDE Neon 5.7 User Edition Live ISO images. Now Chakra GNU/Linux devs have uploaded the latest KDE Plasma 5.7 packages, along with Qt 5.7 on their testing repositories.
Somewhere in a world full of advanced technology that we write about regularly here on TechCrunch, there exists an ancient realm where mainframe computers are still running programs written in COBOL.
This is a programming language, mind you, that was developed in the late 1950s, and used widely in the ’60s and ’70s and even into the ’80s, but it’s never really gone away. You might think it would have been mostly eradicated from modern business by now, but you would be wrong.
As we march along, however, the pool of people who actually know how to maintain these COBOL programs grows ever smaller by the year, and companies looking to move the data (and even the archaic programs) to a more modern platform could be stuck without personnel to help guide them through the transition.
ViewSonic’s $89, VESA-mountable “SC-T25” thin client runs the Linux-based VTOS distro on a Raspberry Pi 3, and is optimized for Citrix HDX.
ViewSonic has offered several low-cost thin clients in recent years, such as the $199 SC-U25, a collaboration with Userful. However, the SC-T25 breaks new ground with a $89 price. Its secret: building the device around the $35 Raspberry Pi 3 single board computer.
Intel and Arduino LLC have updated the Zephyr RTOS core of its Curie/Quark driven, BLE-ready Arduino 101 board, featuring a faster compiler.
Last October, Intel and Arduino LLC announced their jointly developed Arduino 101, an Arduino Uno compatible board known as the Genuino 101 outside the U.S. Intel shipped it in January, and on April 21, released a fully open source version of the Zephyr-based RTOS that runs on the x86-compatible Intel Quark SE core inside the Intel Curie module, thereby making the Arduino 101 much more accessible. Now Intel and Arduino LLC have announced a faster new 1.0.6 version of the core’s firmware that improves communication between the Curie and the Arduino 101’s 32-bit RISC ARC core, which runs Arduino sketches.
The rise of cloud computing has revolutionized the way companies and tech teams operate today. Perhaps, this is why more than half (51 percent) of hiring managers and recruiters found cloud technologies to have the biggest impact on open source hiring in 2016, according to the 2016 Open Source Jobs Report. As an open source professional, expanding one’s knowledge base to include cloud-related skills isn’t just smart, it’s almost a necessity. It also doesn’t hurt that tech professionals who have cloud experience are well compensated. Dice’s latest annual salary survey found cloud (as well as big data) skills represented the majority of 2015’s highest earners, making $131,121 to $142,845 on average. Cloud computing is a mainstay of the tech industry, which seems to continue to weigh heavy on employers’ minds as they look to make open source hiring decisions.