Open Source

October 10, 2019

Given the collaborative, transparent nature of open source software, one of the best ways to determine what's driving the industry — and what stands to impact it in years to come — is to simply notice what everyone is talking about. In reviewing the speaker proposal data from O'Reilly's Open Source Software Conference (OSCON), we were able to determine how interest in popular open source software topics have evolved, how industry professionals are approaching and interpreting them, and which tools are becoming increasingly prevalent. Below are three core findings that are indicative of where open source software is headed ...

May 29, 2019

It's become common practice to use open source languages to code, helping companies iterate and release more quickly in a DevOps world. However, these languages bring some challenges with them, adding complexity and risk. Developers are still wasting time on retrofitting languages to comply with enterprise criteria, according to ActiveState's annual developer survey ...

December 03, 2018

ActiveState surveyed developers and programmers in 92 countries to better understand their pain points and assess how businesses can better work with their organizations. The survey results establish a starting point for understanding the challenges that coders confront when working with open source runtimes ...

September 13, 2018

"Our research provides compelling evidence that smart investments in technology, process, and culture drive profit, quality, and customer outcomes that are important for organizations to stay competitive and relevant -- both today and as we look to the future," said Dr. Nicole Forsgren, co-founder and CEO of DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA), referring to the organization's latest report Accelerate: State of DevOps 2018: Strategies for a New Economy ...

August 23, 2018

After another record year of breaches, The 2018 DevSecOps Community Survey found that 3 in 10 respondents suspected or verified breaches stemming from vulnerabilities in open source components — a 55% increase over 2017, and 121% increase since 2014 ...

April 12, 2018

Only 52 percent of developers using commercial or open source components in their applications update those components when a new security vulnerability is announced, according to new research conducted by Vanson Bourne for CA Veracode, part of CA Technologies. This highlights organizations' lack of security awareness and puts organizations at risk of a breach ...

August 21, 2017

Open source technologies are permeating every aspect of business operations and digital transformations. They are integral to mission-critical functionality. According to a recent survey from NodeSource, 91 percent of enterprise software developers believe new companies will be created from today's open source projects ...

July 18, 2017

In the last year, businesses around the globe significantly increased their use of open source and although they readily acknowledge growing concerns about open source-related security and operational risks, the effective management of open source is not keeping pace with the increase in use ...

December 19, 2016

DevOps experts — analysts and consultants, users and the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, often controversial and sometimes contradictory predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2017. Part 6, the final installment, covers DevOps tools and DevOps people ...

December 07, 2016

DevOps still challenges IT organizations particularly when applied to complex, heterogeneous legacy IT. Those systems must be monitored, secured, scaled, load balanced, and configured, a task that can quickly unravel the promise of DevOps. That's because we tend to carry over many of the pre-DevOps manual and time-consuming infrastructure management tasks into the new world order ...

May 31, 2016

DevOps is firmly in the mainstream today but it is not static. The next generation of DevOps tools is evolving, and the success of DevOps is driving changes in software architecture styles. Ovum's latest research shows some important ways DevOps is changing and driving change ...