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NetBSD gets fully reproducible builds

Although it took almost a year, NetBSD, a Unix-like open-source operating system, now has reproducible builds. To recap the features of NetBSD, the system operates on a range of hardware platforms, and its basic features include code quality, portability, secure defaults, and research and innovation. A big challenge that NetBSD developers have been working on … continue reading

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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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Linux 4.10 arrives

With more than 13,000 commits, the release  of Linux 4.10 was not as small at Linus Torvalds was expecting. Nonetheless, it arrived over the weekend, bringing with it significant changes, such as the introduction of support for virtual GPUs. With KVM, Linux users can now deploy a virtual GPU, complete with official drivers. This will … 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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Apache Ranger graduates to a top-level project

The Apache Software Foundation welcomed another project to the top level this week. Apache Ranger, a Big Data security-management framework for the Apache Hadoop ecosystem, has graduated from the Apache Incubator. Apache Ranger is used by companies like ING, Protegrity and Sprint, along with a few other organizations. It offers comprehensive security coverage and native … 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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Progress open-sources its UI library, Box updates its developer experiences, and the Docker Datacenter updates—SD Times news digest: Feb. 9, 2017

Progress has open-sourced its Progress Telerik UI for Universal Windows Platform, which is a set of native UI controls for building Windows apps. With this announcement, Progress also revealed it is donating to the .NET Foundation to help it with open development in the .NET ecosystem. “With this donation, we are extending our commitment to … continue reading

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CNCF saves RethinkDB by purchasing code and contributing it to the Linux Foundation

RethinkDB shut down last October. Yet, there is hope for its community and the companies that invested in the database system, as the Cloud Native Computing Foundation today announced it has purchased the source code, relicensed it under the Apache License, and contributed it to the Linux Foundation. CNCF paid US$25,000 to purchase the RethinkDB … 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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Jenkins gets new pipeline feature, sees increase in usage

Jenkins saw a surge of growth in 2016. The Jenkins project, a community behind Jenkins, has released results from its 2016 Community Survey that show the open-source automation server saw an increase in usage across organizations already using Jenkins, organizations new to Jenkins, and organizations implementing Continuous Delivery. “As an ever-increasing number of teams implement … continue reading

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