Open Source Wrap Up: July 18 – 24, 2015
Google Releases Kubernetes 1.0
Google has announced the release of Kubernetes 1.0 at OSCON. Kubernetes is a container deployment and management tool that has been under development by Google for a few years. This program has been the basis for running many of Google’s apps including their search, Gmail, Google Docs, and more. This release is a part of Google’s effort to get support for Kubernetes on more platforms including OpenStack and Microsoft Azure. The project has been Google’s most successful open source project and includes more than 14,000 commits from more than 400 contributors.
IBM Launches developerWorks Open
IBM has announced the launch of developerWorks Open, a new program aimed at improving adoption and development of new cloud innovations and mobile technologies. The project seeks to bridge the gap between open source developers and business needs by giving individuals access to blogs, videos, and other tools to accelerate adoption.
The Linux Foundation Launches Cloud Native Computing Foundation
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is a new collaborative project that has been launched by the Linux Foundation. It is aimed at fostering collaboration among developers and operators of applications or services that are container-packaged, dynamically scheduled, and micro services-oriented. The project seeks to improve the developer experience to enable faster code reuse, improved machine efficiency, reduced costs, and increases in the overall agility and maintainability of applications. This foundation will build upon the work of the Open Container Initiative to assemble components that address a comprehensive set of container application infrastructure needs.
VIPER: A New Open Source Python IoT Design Suite
Following a successful crowdfunding campaign, VIPER, a new open source python IoT Design Suite has been released. VIPER stands for Viper is Python Embedded in Real-time, and includes an IDE, virtual machine operating system, an extensive library of ready-to-use functions, and a mobile app for interacting with smart objects. The goal of the project is to simplify how devices are connected to the Internet and it provides a browser-based, minimal-installation development environment where users can write code with extensive library support and have it executed on any Arduino-like board.