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Submission + - GitHub is undergoing a full-blown overhaul as execs and employees depart (businessinsider.com)

mattydread23 writes: This is what happens when hot startups grow up. CEO Chris Wanstrath is imposing management structure where there wasn't much before, and execs are departing, partly because the company is cracking down on remote work. It's a lot like Facebook in 2009. Business Insider has the full inside story based on multiple sources in and close to the company.

Submission + - Microsoft is letting programmers manage Docker containers in Minecraft (businessinsider.com)

mattydread23 writes: It's not really practical to run around in Minecraft to manage Docker containers, versus other, more robust tools that are actually, you know, not based on a video game. And you'll need to buy the full $26.99 version of Minecraft for the PC to use Dockercraft. But still, this is pretty cool. Video included.

Submission + - Microsoft Office 365 has sprinted ahead of Google for Work — here's why (businessinsider.com)

mattydread23 writes: Microsoft has finally put Google on the defensive. In the last year, Microsoft Office 365 has overtaken Google for Work (formerly Google Apps) in usage, according to stats from cloud identity management provider Okta. The main reason? A lot of CIOs still think Google doesn't give them the kind of support and hand-holding they need.

Submission + - If you know Linux, Microsoft wants you (businessinsider.com)

mattydread23 writes: At the AllThingsOpen today, Mark Russinovich told a room full of Linux developers to pass their resumes up. "It's obvious. If we don't support Linux, we'll be Windows only and that's not practical," he said. Microsoft also looks like it might be finally softening its patent stance with regards to open source software too.

Submission + - Facebook's internal security processes, revealed (businessinsider.com)

mattydread23 writes: Business Insider talked to Facebook's software and security engineer Ted Reed about some of the tools and techniques the company uses to let its developers move fast without exposing the company to huge security holes. One of the chief tools is an open source tool for collecting network data called Osquery. But the best bit is at the end: "Sometimes, Reed says, Facebook's dedicated anti-intrusion squad will get an e-mail, jump up from their desks in alarm, and scramble to a conference room. But when Reed looks in, they're just playing Starcraft."

Submission + - GitHub's next move: Turn everybody into a programmer (businessinsider.com)

mattydread23 writes: This interview with Chris Wanstrath and product VP Kakul Srivastava explains a little more what GitHub is planning — and how the company can be worth $2 billion. Basically, if every developer in the world uses and loves GitHub, the next logical step is to turn more people into developers.

Submission + - Hell just froze over: Microsoft made a Linux mod (businessinsider.com)

mattydread23 writes: Microsoft's new Azure Cloud Switch is, at the core, a specialized version of Linux — a free operating system that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer once referred to as "a cancer." Satya Nadella, has softened his stance on Linux considerably. Under his leadership, Microsoft has begun enabling support for Linux on flagship products like its Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform. Nadella even boldly declared that "Microsoft Loves Linux" at a press event shortly after taking command of the company....Also of note is that it integrates network management technology from the Facebook-led Open Compute Project, which pushes open standards in the data center.

Submission + - They built an artificial pancreas using a Raspberry Pi and hacked insulin pump (businessinsider.com)

mattydread23 writes: Dana Lewis was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 14. To manage it, like most diabetics, she pricked her finger a dozen times a day to measure her glucose levels and used an insulin pump. But doing math in her head to figure out the right amount of insulin to add was a pain, and sometimes she slept through the alarm that was supposed to wake her up if her levels got too low. So she and her boyfriend (now husband), a Twitter engineer, did the natural thing for two geeks: They built an artificial pancreas.

Submission + - Cool startup uses data algebra to solve ETL (businessinsider.com)

mattydread23 writes: At least that's the claim made by Alegbraix: According to this Business Insider article, data algebra is used to "describe any kind of data — charts, graphs, lists, whatever — in a way that can be understood and quickly processed by analytical systems" so that no ETL is necessary.

Submission + - Freemium ain't what it used to be (businessinsider.com)

mattydread23 writes: A few years ago, every enterprise software company was trying freemium — the idea of giving a product away to build users, then charging for additional features. Now, that model seems to be losing favor, except with open source software. Business Insider talks to enterprise founders and VCs to figure out why "freemium" wasn't all it was cracked up to be.

Submission + - Meet microservices: The next big trend after cloud computing (businessinsider.com)

mattydread23 writes: There's an old proverb among engineers of all stripes: "Better, cheaper, faster — pick two." But when it comes to the mobile apps that increasingly rule our world, we demand all three, every single day. So big tech companies like Amazon, Netflix, and PayPal have completely rethought how they build their products, using bleeding-edge technologies that they developed themselves to take one big problem and make it a lot of smaller ones. And startups are starting to jump aboard too, as this trend makes it much easier to get started and stay lean. Sort of like the cloud computing was 5 years ago.

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