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Stories by Serdar Yegulalp

  • Java at 20: The JVM, Java's other big legacy

    Think of Java, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this week, and your first thoughts most likely go to the language itself. But underneath the language is a piece of technology that has a legacy at least as important and powerful as Java itself: the Java virtual machine, or JVM.

  • New Office 365 features appease the Cloud-wary

    To overcome emotional barriers to cloud computing, Cloud providers often give customers complete control over their data, including encryption keys. Microsoft has been unveiling features in that vein for Azure, and yesterday, the company took a few more steps in that direction with Office 365.

  • Docker 1.6 caters to dev and ops alike with new features

    Docker has adopted the "ship early and often" mantra of software developers, but it isn't just shipping a new version of the Docker client a mere <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/2882025/virtualization/docker-1-5-seeks-to-ease-networking-documentation-woes.html">two months after the last one</a>. Instead, it's offering up a major architectural change in Docker image delivery -- a clear sign Docker's success is forcing it to keep pace with its customers' real-world needs.

  • Language forks bring new power to programming

    Computer languages are like their real-life counterparts: They constantly evolve. But unique to the evolution of programming languages is the ability to expressly fork them -- to publicly announce a desire to branch off and deviate from the lineage. Sometimes the forks are temporary, with the new branch rejoining and influencing its parent. Other times, a useful variation of an existing language arises and is sustained. Or the mutation takes off, and an entirely new language is born.

  • Microsoft: Docker for Windows Server is right around the corner

    When Microsoft announced late last year it was <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/2834122/application-virtualization/windows-server-is-getting-docker-says-microsoft-and-docker.html">bringing Docker's software containerization technology to Windows</a>, the big question was: When?

  • CoreOS's Tectonic shift: Enterprise-grade container management

    <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/2608236/application-virtualization/coreos-uses-docker-to-put-linux-on-a-diet.html">CoreOS</a>, maker of the container-oriented Linux distribution of the same name, is now offering a commercial version of its product that's built for enterprises and includes tools for managing containers at scale.

  • The VirtualBox 5.0 beta is finally here

    VirtualBox, the open source virtualization system originally created by Sun and now under Oracle's stewardship, has released its first revision to the left of the decimal point in nearly five years.