Article: ‘State of the Edge 2021’ Report Predicts Big Growth Driven by Open Source

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‘State of the Edge 2021’ Report Predicts Big Growth Driven by Open Source

The “State of the Edge 2021” report from umbrella organization LF Edge predicts huge growth for edge computing, driven by open source initiatives — and, in some cases, COVID-19. LF Edge, under The Linux Foundation, is known for establishing an open, interoperable framework for edge that is independent of hardware, silicon, cloud platform or operating system.

As with most things today, the coronavirus pandemic figures into the report. “Our 2021 analysis shows demand for edge infrastructure accelerating in a post COVID-19 world,” said Matt Trifiro, co-chair of State of the Edge and CMO of edge infrastructure company Vapor IO, in a news release last month.

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Article: New Open Source Index: VS Code Is No. 1 Code Editor

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New Open Source Index: VS Code Is No. 1 Code Editor

Confirming many other studies, trackers and surveys, a new open source project tracker lists Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code as the top code editor, clocking in at No. 11 on the list of most popular and fastest-growing GitHub projects.

This ranking comes from Two Sigma Ventures, which launched the new Open Source Index last week. Right now (March 31), the index shows the TensorFlow machine learning framework at the top. In addition to VS Code at No. 11, other notable products from Microsoft — which has made much of its 180-degree turnabout embrace of open source years ago — include TypeScript (No. 15); ASP.NET Core (No. 24); and PowerShell (No. 40).

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