Build 2020: Azure Stack Hub updated with six new features, including machine-learning tools

Microsoft has announced a slew of up updates to its hybrid cloud platform at its Build 2020 developer conference, which is taking place virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Microsoft has announced a handful of updates to its…

IBM’s Equal Access Toolkit helps developers make products more accessible

Released Monday, the free resource coincides with the Global Accessibility Awareness day on May 21. When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 25% of adults in the US faced some kind of level of disability, IBM Accessibility…

The evolving Microsoft 365 development platform: Microsoft Lists and open-source Fluid Framework

Open-source Fluid Framework and the new Lists experience are both about breaking up data into chunks that enable real-time updates and collaboration in multiple systems through the Microsoft Graph, Office and beyond. Outlook on the web and the Office website…

Struggling to write good documentation? Two open source developers weigh in

Commentary: Two open source maintainers share insights into how your open source project can have good documentation. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto It’s no secret that one of the biggest “bugs” in software engineering, particularly open source software, is documentation. Or, rather,…

Why slowing new feature development can be the best way to maintain an open source project

Commentary: Often the best thing an open source project maintainer can do is slow down new feature development. Image: Artur, Getty Images/iStockphoto The vast majority of open source projects attract a small handful of committed contributors. It has always been…

How PowerDNS turned ‘abysmal failure’ into open source success

Commentary: PowerDNS founder Bert Hubert didn’t know anything about business, which might be what led him to open source success. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Given how much money flows to and through open source companies these days (nearly $55 billion in…

GitLab survey suggests DevOps is becoming real, while DevSecOps has work to do

Commentary: Developers are finally taking on more of an operational role, but they still aren’t getting involved enough in security. We’ve been talking about DevOps for eons, but it’s finally becoming real. That is, if the nearly 3,700 people who…