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Griddle 1.0 rebuilt with customization, plug-in support

Griddle, the customizable datagrid component for React, recently updated to version 1.0, which rebuilt Griddle with more customization in mind. Griddle is a component that is structured similar to other React applications, and while it is self-contained, it does not “dictate the structure of the containing application,” according to its documentation page. With new plug-in … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: AirSim

Microsoft wants to help developers test their autonomous solutions without having to worry about any real-world damage. The company has open-sourced AirSim, its simulator for autonomous vehicles. AirSim is designed to provide a platform for AI researchers to experiment and test deep learning, computer vision and reinforcement learning algorithms. With AirSim, users can safely test … continue reading

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GitHub’s Open Source Guides, IBM Machine Learning, and Stack Overflow’s top nav redesign—SD Times news digest: Feb. 15, 2017

GitHub is making it easier for developers to participate in open-source software. The company announced its Open Source Guides, a collection of resources designed to help developers approach and contribute to open source. According to GitHub, the guides will help developers find users for their projects, help them manage large-open source communities, and improve workflow.   … continue reading

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Google DeepMind multi-agent research, Apache Spot, and Yahoo’s TensorFlow on Spark—SD Times news digest: Feb. 13, 2017

Google DeepMind is pinning artificial intelligent agents against each other to see how they cooperate. To research this, the team is using a game known as Prisoner’s Dilemma to test its willingness to compete and cooperate. According to the research, at times the agents worked peacefully together, but were less cooperative in complex situations or … continue reading

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Android Things Developer Preview 2, ResNeXt, Nokia WING, Rust 1.15.1—SD Times news digest: Feb. 10, 2017

Google has announced the second developer preview of Android Things, the company’s Internet of Things solution for building connected devices with Android. The latest preview includes new features and bug fixes. “Now any Android developer can quickly build a smart device using Android APIs and Google services, while staying highly secure with updates direct from … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub project of the week: Udacity Self-Driving Car Simulator

Udacity created a self-driving simulator for its self-driving car nanodegree so students could learn how to train cars to navigate road courses using deep learning. This project isn’t limited to the students of Udacity anymore; since Udacity open-sourced the simulator, anyone can use it. The simulator lets any developer or hobbyist mess with Unity, the … continue reading

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Mozilla highlights Firefox DevTools changes

Mozilla wants developers to get the most out of its Firefox development tools. The company is outlining what’s important and what they need to know about changes in Firefox DevTools. “Many things changed in Firefox DevTools last year, particularly toward the end of the year,” wrote Patrick Brosset, a developer tools engineer at Mozilla, in … continue reading

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Rust 1.15 is stable, Node.js 7.5.0 released, and Microsoft announces TypeScript 2.2 release candidate—SD Times news digest: Feb. 3, 2017

The Rust team announced the latest version of Rust 1.15.0, a system programming language focused on safety, speed and concurrency. “Custom derive” is now stable in this release. The build system for Rust has been rewritten using Cargo, so it is now the default. Compiler performance improvements have been made in this release, and the … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub project of the week: Lottie

Airbnb wants to make it easier for developers to add animation to their native applications. The company is open-sourcing Lottie, a mobile library designed to render animations in real time. Lottie is available for iOS, Android and React Native. “In the past, building complex animations for Android, iOS, and React Native apps was a difficult … continue reading

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GitHub adds new two-factor lockout recovery features

GitHub wants to make it easier for users to get back into their accounts after they get locked out. The company announced users can now connect their Facebook accounts with their GitHub accounts. “This will help us recover your account for certain two-factor authentication lockout scenarios,” wrote Neil Matatall, GitHub employee, in a blog post. … continue reading

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New open-source framework Fission available, build web apps with Tandem Code, and Android Nougat’s developer public beta—SD Times news digest: Jan. 31, 2017

Fission, a new open-source Serverless Function (FaaS) framework for Kubernetes, lets developers easily create HTTP services on Kubernetes from functions with Node.js and Python support. To use Fission, developers need to create functions and add them with a common language interface. Then they can associate the functions with HTTP routes, Kubernetes events, and other triggers. … continue reading

Outreach coordinators at OSCON in May 2016.

Red Hat’s Marina Zhurakhinskaya fights for inclusivity, diversity in open-source community

Raw data suggest the open-source community remains dominated by men, but women in coding are crusading against these statistics and finding ways to achieve inclusivity. One of these women is Marina Zhurakhinskaya, a longtime software engineer and Red Hat’s first senior outreach specialist, who is devoting her career to making open source communities, like the … continue reading

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