Christine Hall


Christine Hall has been a journalist since 1971. In 2001 she began writing a weekly consumer computer column and began covering IT full time in 2002, focusing on Linux and open source software. Since 2010 she's published and edited the website FOSS Force. Follow her on Twitter: @BrideOfLinux.

Puppet Acquires Distelli, Boosting Its Cloud Automation Offerings
Both platforms enable developers to manage infrastructure and applications across the entire software delivery process to make app development quicker.
Oracle Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation in Kubernetes Push
Big Red's platinum membership in CNCF is only its most recent move to embrace Kubernetes.
Sumo Logic Cloud Study Highlights Linux, NoSQL and Docker
Sumo Logic's study offers a unique look at the public cloud through the eyes of its customers.
Red Hat Gives Thumbs Up to Java EE's Move to Eclipse
The open source giant expects enterprise Java development to pick-up after Oracle cedes control.
What Motivates Today's Developers?
It probably won't come as a surprise that money placed high on the list.
Court Ruling Adds New Power to Open Source Licenses
Thanks to a recent federal court ruling, open source licenses can now be enforced as contracts.
New Oracle Layoffs Probably Signal End of Line for Solaris
Although Solaris is slated to be supported until 2034, it looks like it's over for this legendary operating system.
Oracle IoT Cloud Adds AI, Machine Learning, Digital Twin and Digital Thread
Oracle is using a lot of buzzwords to describe the enhancements to its IoT cloud that were announced on Thursday -- including up and coming buzzwords that are still mainly below the radar.
IBM in Blockchain Collaboration for Food Safety

Another new use has been found for blockchain. Last week, IBM announced that it's collaborating with a group of 10 major food suppliers "to identify new areas where the global supply chain can benefit from blockchain." It appears that initially the focus will be on tracking food products as they move their way from farm to processing facilities to grocery store shelves.

Demand for Open Source Skills Continues to Grow
On a scale of one to five, how are your open source skills? If you picked a number below four, you might want to do something about it.
Apache Foundation and Facebook in Standoff Over React.js License
So far neither side has blinked in a standoff that most likely hasn't ended yet.
AWS No Longer a Holdout, Joins Kubernetes Group
Now that the last major public cloud provider has joined CNCF, expect Kubernetes to become the de facto container orchestration standard.
Microsoft Stack Master Class

Master-Level Microsoft Stack Class with John Savill
Online Class: Thursdays Oct. 12th-Dec. 21st
30 Hours of Training for $995!

Understand the complete Microsoft solution stack, how the products work together, and how to implement and maintain for a total datacenter and desktop solution. This course covers the latest technology updates including Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 and will enable the new capabilities to be leveraged in your organization.


Join the Conversation

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×