GitHub Marketplace, Tails reaches RC status, and block.one’s open-source software for EOS — SD Times news digest: May 22, 2017

GitHub is adding more tools so developers can customize their workflow. The organization announced the GitHub Marketplace, GitHub Apps (formerly Integrations), and the GitHub GraphQL API, along with a few other platform updates. The GitHub Marketplace is a new way for developers to find apps that they can use in their development workflow. More than a dozen … continue reading

GitHub announces new developer experiences for desktop and Atom

GitHub is turning to web technologies in its latest announcement of the GitHub Desktop Beta. The release offers a complete redesign of the company’s desktop client built on Electron, a cross-platform development solution for desktop applications. GitHub’s previous desktop solution provided two clients: GitHub for Mac and GitHub for Windows. The solutions had similar feature … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: CockroachDB

The open-source, cloud-native SQL database, CockroachDB, has officially reached version 1.0 this week. CockroachDB was first put on our radar in 2015 when it made Black Duck’s list of Open Source Rookies of the Year. The project first entered beta in March of 2016. “The launch of 1.0 marks our graduation from beta to a … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Hadouken

Developers can build web apps with all of the hooks and functionality of native by exploring Hadouken, a new open-source project based on OpenFin’s core technology. OpenFin technology is a common layer that allows applications to be deployed and updated instantly, securely, and in a way that applications can work together. As of yesterday, OpenFin … continue reading

Hyperledger Composer accepted into incubation

Hyperledger Composer, the collaboration tool for building “blockchain business networks,” has been accepted into incubation by the Technical Steering Committee at Hyperledger. Hyperledger is an open source blockchain technologies organization. The project would like to work on Composer with the community in order to develop it into a powerful and complete development framework. According to … continue reading

GitPitch

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: GitPitch

GitPitch is taking developers out of Powerpoint and Keynote, and giving them a new solution to create interactive slideshow presentations. GitPitch is an open-source project for developers using GitHub, GitLab and Bitbucket. It enables developers to turn PITCHME.md markdown into online and offline presentations. “You can use it to promote, pitch or present anything from … continue reading

Apollo Android GraphQL client, Red Hat Virtualization 4.1, and RisingStack releases open source Node.js debugging tool — SD Times news digest: April 19, 2017

A new open-source project wants to help Android developers work with GraphQL queries. The Apollo Android Graph client is designed to generate Java models from standard GraphQL queries. “These models give you a typesafe API to work with GraphQL servers. Apollo will help you keep your GraphQL query statements together, organized, and easy to access … continue reading

GitHub announces new Developer Program offerings

GitHub wants to make its Developer Program more accessible. The company announced new offerings that will enable unpaid account holders to join the program. The GitHub Developer Program is a community of developers who are building apps on top of the GitHub platform. The program enables developers to stay up to date with API changes, … continue reading

Weak biometric security systems, Microsoft’s ReactXP, and the Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) program — SD Times news digest: April 14, 2017

The fingerprint or biometric security system on your smartphone is not as secure as you think. Researchers from NYU and Michigan State University have discovered a way to fool biometric security systems into giving them access to smartphones. According to the researchers, fingerprint-based authentication systems use small sensors that only capture partial fingerprints. The researchers … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: PlatformIO

The Internet of Things industry is heating up, and developers want to do more than just allow users to lock their doors or control their thermostats from their smartphones. PlatformIO wants to take IoT development to the next level with its open-source IoT development ecosystem. PlatformIO is a cross-platform build system that features continuous and … continue reading

OpenAI unsupervised learning system

OpenAI’s unsupervised system, VersionOne’s annual agile report, and DeepMind open sources Sonnet — SD Times news digest: April 7, 2017

OpenAI announced it has developed an unsupervised sentiment neuron. According to an OpenAI blog post, it “learns an excellent representation sentiment, despite being trained only to predict the next character in the text of Amazon reviews.” The representation contains a distinct sentiment neuron that contains almost all of the sentiment signal, according to OpenAI. The team explained its … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Wasabi

It’s tax season, which means you might be utilizing some of financial technology provider Intuit’s products this month. Intuit doesn’t just offer tax and financial products; it also offers developers and teams a data-driven, flexible and scalable open-source platform: Wasabi. Wasabi A/B testing service is an API-driven project which lets users own their data while running … continue reading

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