Stories by Serdar Yegulalp

Microsoft throws open the doors for Cloud Foundry on Azure

Cloud Foundry, the open source PaaS that's become a major part of IBM's Bluemix offering, is now showing up in an unlikely place: Microsoft Azure.

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.

Linksys WRT1200AC: A fast, full-featured, open-source-friendly router

Sometimes, less is truly more. When it comes to the Linksys WRT1200AC, the little brother to the WRT1900AC router introduced last year, it might be best to say less is just enough.

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.

VMware bestows new container powers upon vSphere/vCloud

With the unveiling of a pair of open source projects -- Project Photon and Project Lightwave -- VMware is expanding the range of its offerings for enterprises dealing with containerized apps.

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 two months after the last one. 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.

Nginx's new version goes beyond Web serving

With the release of Nginx Plus Release 6, the latest version of its Web server, Nginx looks to replace everything from hardware load balancing to legacy servers.

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 bringing Docker's software containerization technology to Windows, the big question was: When?

CoreOS's Tectonic shift: Enterprise-grade container management

CoreOS, 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.

Google Cloud Launcher deploys VM-based apps in a snap

Google's latest enhancement to Cloud Platform is not a new feature but a repackaging of an existing innovation. But it's a downright useful offering all the same.

Expect superior scale-out in Couchbase Server 4

The next version of the popular NoSQL database Couchbase Server will include a new approach to scaling out that aims to drastically increase performance for enterprises.

HTTP/2: The future of the Web demystified

Out with the old, in with the new, as the saying goes -- but when it comes to an overhaul of one of the Internet's most fundamental protocols, what exactly is coming in with the new?

Tableau adds new enticements to its free data visualization tool

Tableau's Web-based version of its analytics system allows data visualizations to be published, re-used, and embedded in Web pages as if they were YouTube videos. But the full product comes with a sizeable cost: $1K per user and up.