Business intelligence software company Jaspersoft has launched Jaspersoft Studio, an Eclipse-based open source platform that enables Eclipse Java developers to build, secure, and share business intelligence (BI) for free. Jaspersoft has also become a member of the Eclipse Foundation, in order to extend its open software development interests.
Since Eclipse represents one of the more sizable Java communities with an average of one million downloads a month, and Jaspersoft serves a large section of the open source BI community with 225,000 members, the two segments combined have the potential to bring in greater adoption of open source BI to the public.
Ruby Founder Heads To Heroku As "Chief Ruby Architect"
Yukihiro Matsumoto, creator of the Ruby programming language, will join Paas company Heroku as "Chief Architect Of Ruby". Heroku currently powers over 150,000 apps written by Ruby developers.
"As a member of our platform development team, Matsumoto-san will continue his work on the Ruby language in close collaboration with the Ruby community, keeping the language open and advancing the technology in exciting new ways." said Byron Sebastian, Heroku GM.
VMWare Customers Outraged Over License Price Hike
The upcoming licensing changes in VMware's vSphere 5 will result in a sizable price hike for customers, and this announcement resulted in a great deal of negative feedback on the VMware forums. There's also a good bit of venting on Twitter, where the hashtag #Vtax has been linked to plenty of angry vSphere customers.
vSphere 4 and 4.1 used a per-CPU licensing model that is based on the amount of server cores. vSphere5 links the cost of the license to the amount of physical memory that customers distribute to virtual machines on the host.
Mongs: The MongoDB web-based data browser
Mongs is a web-based data browser for MongoDb that is the latest addition to the wide variety of MongoDB administration interfaces available. Mongs provides a simplified, compact look at the stored data, and is somewhat similar to CouchDB's Futon in regards to its functionality.
The Mongs source code can be found here.
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Developing And Testing In The Cloud
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