Developers have plenty to look forward to in Java, given efforts afoot to add modularization and to improve data access and performance.
Cloud Foundry Foundation, positioned as a global standard creator for open Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and cloud applications, announced its launch as an independent nonprofit foundation late last year, and recently named a very well-known open source leader as its CEO: Sam Ramji (shown here). Ramji has worn several hats in the open source community, and we covered him previously when he headed up Microsoft’s open source initiatives.
Costanoa Venture Capital, Rally Ventures, Paladin Capital, and Australia's Blackbird Ventures have pitched in for a $6 million Series A funding round for online crowdsourced security testing startup Bugcrowd.
The capital-raising effort, which was led by Costanoa Venture Capital, brings Bugcrowd's total investment tally to date up to $9 million. In 2013, the company received $1.6 million in seed round funding from Icon Venture Partners, Paladin Capital Group, Square Peg Capital, and others.
The much anticipated official government review into GCHQ bulk data collection has found that such activity is fine, and should not be considered mass surveillance. It also acknowledged that some legislative change is needed.
The Bloodhound SSC is a supersonic rocket on wheels that its creators, including current land speed record holder Andy Green, hope will be the first car to top 1,000 mph. They’ve been working on it for nearly a decade, an epic engineering challenge that requires, among other things, doing everything possible to keep Green alive if something goes horribly wrong.