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Joe Fay is content director, events at Situation Publishing. He has been covering technology and business for over 20 years, and edited publications in London and San Francisco.
IBM Red Hat buy

IBM closes Red Hat buy, developer programmes kept separate

IBM closed its acquisition of Red Hat today, and immediately declared that bar $34bn changing hands, nothing much has changed and the organisations will largely stay as...
Prometheus

Prometheus ships 2.11.0, delivers ratios for humans…

Prometheus 2.11.0 lit up the skies today, bringing four new features, 13 enhancements and a pile of bug fixes and changes. The open source...
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Microsoft kills off SQL Server 2008, waves customers onto Azure

Microsoft finally pulls the plug on SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 today, while simultaneously teasing new services to tempt the remaining on-prem holdouts to its Azure...

Red Hat’s Kafka support metamorphosises to 2.2.1 in AMQ Streams

Red Hat has revamped the streaming element of its messaging suite, AMQ Streams, adding updated Kafka support. Red Hat describes AMQ Streams as a...

Rust team declares July 4…v1.36.0 day

The Rust release team chose US independence day to ship v1.36.0 of the upstart language. Rust 1.36.0 has been dubbed a “stable” release, with...
github

GitHub trials machine learning so you can mind your language

GitHub is trialling a machine-learning powered system to identify the babel of languages across the code repo platform. You might wonder whether this is...
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Facebook opens up on deep learning recommendation model for sparse data

Facebook AI researchers has open-sourced a deep learning recommendation model, which they reckon will help data scientists struggling with sparse data sets. As Facebook’s...

Neuroscientists prove the uncanny valley really is in our minds

Neuroscience researchers have documented the oft-described Uncanny Valley effect and managed to map its location in our human brains. The research, carried out by...
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GitLab finally cuts loose from ‘pain in the a**’ MySQL

GitLab has finally called time on its support for MySQL, after losing patience with the venerable but cranky open source database. As this issue...

Salesforce cements itself into Continuous Delivery Foundation

Salesforce has joined the Continuous Delivery Foundation, instantly making itself one of the biggest companies in the group. Salesforce, which dominates CRM, will become...