GraalVM 21.1 features smaller downloads, performance tweaks, Java 16

The GraalVM 21.1 release of the high-performance Java environment is now available, bringing experimental support for Java 16 and compiler updates to...

Pulumi reaches 3.0, celebrates by turning into “cloud engineering platform”

Infrastructure as code outfit Pulumi is rebranding its infra product as a cloud engineering platform that lets teams build, deploy, and manage...

All change: Grafana switches core open source projects from Apache to AGPLv3 licensing

Grafana Labs is changing the licensing for its core open source projects (Grafana, Grafana Loki, and Grafana Tempo) from the Apache License...

Apache Kafka 2.8.0 previews life without ZooKeeper

Apache Kafka 2.8.0 has been released by the Apache Kafka community, bringing many new features and improvements, chief of which is an...

Visual Studio 2022 will be 64-bit, have support for .NET 6 and C++20, plus more Git integration

Microsoft has revealed details of its forthcoming Visual Studio 2022, which will be a 64-bit application with a revamped user interface, plus...

Engage! LLVM 12 gets ready for next-gen processors

Compiler infrastructure project LLVM 12 is now available for downloading. The release comes more than a month later than expected due to...

CUDA be a contender: Release 11.3 of Nvidia’s GPU developer toolkit is out

Nivida has released CUDA 11.3, the latest release of its developer toolkit for building applications using its GPUs, with a focus on...

Turn and face the strange: Kotlin 1.5.0-RC showcases ch-ch-changes

JetBrains has made available Kotlin 1.5.0-RC, a release candidate for the next version of its open source programming language designed for compatibility...

Break point: Visual Studio previews, Puppet moves, Amazon trains, and Tecton feasts

Microsoft has opened Visual Studio v16.10 preview 2 to the world and its dog. This pre-release version adds a number of new...

HashiCorp hypes up future 1.0 version as it releases Terraform 0.15

HashiCorp has pressed go on Terraform 0.15, marking the beginning of the pre-release period that will lead up to the 1.0...