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

CodePlex

Microsoft’s CodePlex to shut down

Microsoft cannot compete with GitHub. The company announced it will be closing the doors on CodePlex, its open-source project hosting site. CodePlex was designed to give developers a place to share, collaborate, and download open-source software. “Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of amazing options come and go but at this point, GitHub is … continue reading

CA/Veracode

CA acquires Veracode, CLoin 2017.1, and Python Interactive Coding Challenges — SD Times news digest: April 3, 2017

CA has officially completed its acquisition of the software provider Veracode. The company announced an intent to acquire Veracode for $614 million in March of 2017. According to CA, this acquisition will position the company as a leader in Secure DevOps. As part of the acquisition, Veracode’s former CEO Bob Brennan will become the general … continue reading

Bitbucket Server won’t support Mercurial, Swift 3.1, NativeScript Angular 4 support — SD Times news digest: March 28, 2017

Atlassian has revealed it will not be adding Mercurial support to Bitbucket Server, its code collaboration tool teams can host themselves. Mercurial is a source code management tool. According to Roger Barnes, principal product manager at Atlassian, the costs of engineering and maintaining Mercurial support does not make sense for Bitbucket server. “While it is … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Netlify CMS

When it comes to content management systems (CMS), developers and writers have plenty of options to chose from. With Netlify CMS, its creators hope to “carve a different niche,” and build a CMS that is open-source, fully-featured, production-ready, and easy for developers and content editors to use. Netlify, the platform for automating web projects, created … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Developer Roadmap

So you’ve decided to become a web developer, but what kind of web developer do you want to be? Do you want to be a frontend or backend developer? Or maybe you want to be a DevOps developer? To make life easier, Developer Roadmap provides a set of paths and technologies developers can look into … continue reading

GitLab scoops up developer communication and collaboration platform Gitter

GitLab has announced it is acquiring Gitter, the communication platform for developer communities and teams on GitHub. Gitter is a chat and networking platform designed to bring developers together to collaborate and grow. “Community is core to GitLab’s principles. Our mission is to ensure that everyone can contribute, and over a thousand developers have contributed … continue reading

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