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Google releases Android Studio 2.2 Preview

April was a bumper month for Android Studio releases. First came the release of Android Studio 2.0 and then only a couple of weeks later Google unleashed Android Studio 2.1 with support for Android N. Now at Google I/O 2016 the search giant has released a preview of Android Studio 2.2.<p>As you …

Android News

Building a Simple Barcode Reader App in Swift

In the hand of the clerk at the local grocer’s checkout line, helping to check in bags and passengers at the airport, or assisting in the tedious …

Barcodes

GitHub releases Electron 1.0 for desktop app developers

Electron, GutHub's open source framework for cross-platform development of desktop applications, has reached 1.0 release status this week.<p>Spun off …

How CPU Governor Performance Affects MySQL

In this blog, we’ll examine how CPU governor performance affects MySQL.<p>It’s been a while since we looked into CPU governors, and with the new Intel …

Open365 Is An Open Source Alternative to Microsoft Office 365

Windows/Mac/Linux/Android: One of Microsoft’s Office 365 program chief advantages over open source alternatives is the ability to sync documents via …

Software

Microsoft releases tool for converting old software to modern Windows 10 apps

At Build 2016, Microsoft announced the Desktop App Converter, a tool that would allow developers to convert classic Windows programs into modern Universal Windows Platform(UWP) apps.<p>A preview version is now available to download. As expected, it supports both .NET and Win32 apps, which it can …

Software

Mossack Fonseca hack exposes shady financial practices of world's rich and famous

One of the largest data breaches in history has resulted in the leak of eleven million confidential documents -- around 2.6TB of data -- from …

Corruption

This Data-Viz Tool Is As Easy To Use As A Post-It Note

Beam makes charts and graphs simple and disposable. Which could be great for increasing the public’s graphic literacy.<p>Data visualization, infographics, data posters–whatever you want to call them, the genre is having its “Instagram moment.” Like typography and photo editing before it, the craft of …

Top 11 project management tools for 2016

A look back at the tools Opensource.com covered in 2014 and 2015, with updates on new releases, notable new and improved features, and more.

Project Management

Toonz Software Used by Studio Ghibli and 'Futurama' Being Made Free and Open Source

Atsushi Okui, executive imaging director at Studio Ghibli, explained that they initially chose Toonz back in 1995 “in order to continue producing …

Transmission Malware Transmitted Through Server Hack, Downloaded 6,500 Times

Over the weekend, the first instance of Mac ransomware was found in a malicious update to the <i>Transmission</i> BitTorrent client. Version 2.90 of <i>Transmission</i> downloaded from the Transmission website was infected with "KeRanger" ransomware.<p>"Ransomware" is a class of malware that encrypts a user's hard …

BitTorrent

Here Are 12 Plugins to Speed Up Your WordPress Website

Everyone loves a fast loading website (that includes you and your readers too), so of course, you already know that website loading speeds affect …

Web Design

Dragon Anywhere dictation app now available on Android, iOS

Dragon Professional, the dictation program from Nuance Communications, is now available on mobile platforms, both Android and the iOS.<p>The mobile …

Apps

What’s New in jQuery 3

It’s been ten years since jQuery started rocking the web and it has stuck around for very good reasons. jQuery offers its users an easy-to-use …

JavaScript

Microsoft kills Project Astoria, its tool for porting Android apps to Windows 10

Microsoft today announced that it has stopped working on Windows Bridge for Android, a tool for turning Android apps into universal Windows apps that can run on all types of Windows devices.<p>Microsoft announced at its Build developer conference last year that Android would be an app type for the …

Software

Data Infrastructure at Airbnb

By James Mayfield, Krishna Puttaswamy, Swaroop Jagadish, and Kevin Long<p><b>Part 1: Philosophy Behind our Data Infrastructure</b><p>At Airbnb we promote a data …

These 3 things are trying to kill Linux containers

For nearly two years, Linux containers have dominated the world of enterprise IT, and for good reason — among others, they take on issues that virtualization simply cannot within application development and computing at scale and allow for the enterprise world to truly embrace concepts like devops …

DevOps

JSON in SQL Server 2016: Part 1 of 4

JSON is currently one of the most commonly used data exchange formats. Most modern services return information formatted as JSON text; web browsers …

Control web access across your network with NxFilter

Install most security suites and you’ll get some form of web filter, blocking sites according to their content, a blacklist, or both. This works well …