SD Times Blog: Plenty of blame to go around for Equifax breach

If you’re not reading this on another planet or in a bunker somewhere, then you’re likely aware of the recent breach of data from credit agency Equifax. Reports indicate that unknown attackers took advantage of a vulnerability in an Equifax web application to purloin personal identifiable information from 143 million people, including Social Security numbers. … continue reading

SD Times blog: Oracle…chatbots…instant apps

A few months ago in the pages of SD Times, I wrote a column about contextual awareness being the next important hurdle to clear in application development. I’ve also recently written about the next-generation of human interfaces, which are morphing from visual and typed inputs into voice communication.  A conversation I had with Suhas Uliyar, … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Downshift

When Paypal realized they’d need a versatile item selection solution for their site, engineer Kent C. Dodds sat down and came up with Downshift. Downshift is a set of primitives to build simple, flexible, WAI-ARIA compliant React autocomplete/dropdown/select/combobox components. It will be rolled out on Paypal.com next week, but in a post on Medium, Dodds outlined … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub project of the week: Faraday Motion’s PACER

Compact electric vehicles can be a great alternative for urban commuters concerned with crowded roads and carbon emissions. With Pacer, Faraday Motion wants to provide a set of standard, modular components paired with open-source software for developers and makers to create affordable and simple electric vehicles. The “brain” behind the Berlin-based startup’s modular hardware is … continue reading

SD Times Blog: App Store Review Guidelines causing big problems for SMBs, DIY app builders

Recent App Store Review Guidelines changes from Apple are starting to cause some serious problems for DIY app builders and SMBs. A few months ago at Apple’s Developer Conference, Apple announced changes to the design and standards for approval to the App Store. A big change comes with rule 4.2.6, which states that “apps created from … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Awesome Hacking

When we hear the word hacker today, our minds often wander. We end up picturing a creepy person in dark clothing, in a dark room, maliciously gaining unauthorized access to systems in corporations and governments. While hacker is synonymous with “criminal” or “bad-guy/girl,” there are all kind of hackers in the hacker community. A trending GitHub … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: NetBox

DigitalOcean’s network engineer Jeremy Stretch was on a mission to find a provider-grade IP address management solution. The search was unsuccessful, so Stretch and his team set out to build the cloud company’s most popular open source project, NetBox. NetBox was first announced in June 2016, and it is targeted toward network engineers, data center … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: CatBoost

The artificial intelligence community is getting a new machine learning library to boost their research efforts. Yandex announced the open source of CatBoost this week. Despite its name, CatBoost has nothing to do with cats. Instead, it has to do with gradient boosting. “Gradient boosting is a machine learning algorithm that is widely applied to … continue reading

REST APIs stumble in the leap to mobile applications

I started building REST APIs a few years ago because I was desperately in need of a back-end engineer, and it seemed easier for me to just do it myself. That, of course, is how all classic software engineering problems begin and where many startups end, but I thought: How hard could it really be? … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Project Apollo

Just like the Apollo space program put the first human on the Moon, Baidu’s Project Apollo is ready to advance the realm of possibilities for human travel. Baidu isn’t focused on sending humans to the moon, but with it’s open source Project Apollo, the mission is to get vehicles to drive themselves. SD Times first … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: React Native UI Kitten

As the JavaScript library for building user interfaces React increases in popularity, one open-source project wants to help developers build their components. React Native UI Kitten is a mobile framework that provides a customizable and reusable React Native component kit. According to the team, there are no frameworks that give developers access to commonly used … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Iris and Oncall

When things break at large companies, there’s usually an on-call team or engineer that’s ready to step in and make sure the problem gets fixed. However, the manual process of calling up an on-call engineer or contacting a second team member to fix the issue takes too long and automating this process is more efficient. … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Bit

We all loved Lego’s growing up as kids, and for some of us adults, our love for Lego’s never went away. A new open-source project named Bit wants to bring that Lego-like mentality to software development. Bit is a new project that enables developers to use code components as Lego bricks to build applications. “It … continue reading

Digital Experience: All eyes on cybersecurity solutions

New York’s plan to ramp up cybersecurity fit in with the overall tone of last night’s Pepcom Digital Experience event, held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in the city, proving that businesses are innovating on all security fronts. Whether it’s a device to protect hackers from getting into your devices, or it’s software to safeguard your … continue reading

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