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The all-volunteer ASF develops, stewards, and incubates more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives that cover a wide range of technologies. From Abdera to Zookeeper, if you are looking for a rewarding experience in Open Source and industry leading software, chances are you are going to find it here. Are you powered by Apache?

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Apache Orc

ORC is a self-describing type-aware columnar file format designed for Hadoop workloads. It is optimized for large streaming reads, but with integrated support for finding required rows quickly. Storing data in a columnar format lets the reader read, decompress, and process only the values that are required for the current...

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Apache Shiro

Apache Shiro is a powerful and easy-to-use Java security framework that performs authentication, authorization, cryptography, and session management. With Shiro’s easy-to-understand API, you can quickly and easily secure any JVM-based application – from the smallest mobile applications to the largest web and enterprise applications.

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[ANN] Apache Tomcat 8.0.29 available

The Apache Tomcat team announces the immediate availability of Apache Tomcat 8.0.29.
Apache Tomcat 8 is an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified...

[ANNOUCE] Apache Kafka Released

The Apache Kafka community is pleased to announce the release for Apache Kafka This a major release that includes (1) authentication (through SSL and SASL) and authorization, (2) a...

[ANNOUNCEMENT] Apache Commons Validator 1.5.0 released!

The Apache Commons Team is pleased to announce the release of Apache Commons Validator 1.5.0
Apache Commons Validator provides the building blocks for both client side validation and server...

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Apache FlexJS 0.5.0 and Apache Flex FalconJX 0.5.0 Released

The Apache Flex community is pleased to announce the release of Apache
FlexJS SDK 0.5.0 and Apache Flex FalconJX Compiler 0.5.0.

Apache Flex is a highly productive, open source application...

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ Brooklyn™ as a Top-Level Project

Open Source framework for modelling, deploying, monitoring and managing applications in use at Canopy, IBM, SWIFT, and Virtustream, among others.

Forest Hill, MD –23 November 2015– The Apache Software Foundation...

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 20 November 2015

Here's to another productive week at The Apache Software Foundation! Below is a summary of what the community has been working on:

ASF Board –the ASF Board is responsible for...

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