OpenSSF shares progress for its Alpha-Omega project in 2023

The Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) released the annual report for its Alpha-Omega project, an initiative that focuses on identifying and remedying vulnerabilities within source code to create a safer digital environment.  According to OpenSSF, the Alpha-Omega project has become a pivotal player in enhancing the security infrastructure of open-source software, reflecting a proactive approach …

Predibase launches 25 fine-tuned LLMs

Predibase has just announced a new collection of fine-tuned LLMs in a suite called LoRA Land. LoRA Land contains just over 25 LLMs that have been optimized for specific purposes and that perform as well as or better than GPT-4.  Examples of the available models include code generation, customer support automation, SQL generation, and more.  …

Kong introduces new collection of AI plugins in Kong Gateway 3.6

Kong recently unveiled a collection of six open-source AI plugins for Kong Gateway 3.6. The plugins offer integration with multiple LLMs and significantly advance AI technology accessibility for developers and platform teams. According to Kong, the goal of this release is to enhance developer productivity by simplifying the integration process of LLMs into various products. …

CAST Imaging’s latest update introduces advanced search capability

Software intelligence technology company CAST has announced the winter release of CAST Imaging, an imaging system for software applications, with UX enhancements and new features designed to simplify and accelerate processes for engineers who develop, maintain, and modernize complex software applications. The recent update to the product introduces several significant improvements aimed at enhancing user …

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Android 15 developer preview out now

The Android development team has just announced the first developer preview of Android 15.  “Android 15 continues our work to build a platform that helps improve your productivity while giving you new capabilities to produce superior media experiences, minimize battery impact, maximize smooth app performance, and protect user privacy and security all on the most …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: GitButler

GitButler is a Git-based version control client that allows developers to work on multiple branches simultaneously, while maintaining proper version control. It acts as a layer on top of Git that keeps track of the uncommitted changes in a repository.. Changes are grouped into virtual branches, and these branches can be worked in parallel in …

Microsoft announces principles for dealing with threat actors who are using AI

OpenAI and Microsoft have published findings on the emerging threats in the rapidly evolving domain of AI showing that threat actors are incorporating AI technologies into their arsenal, treating AI as a tool to enhance their productivity in conducting offensive operations.  They have also announced principles shaping Microsoft’s policy and actions mitigating the risks associated …

Slack AI is beginning to rollout to customers

Slack has announced that Slack AI is starting to officially roll out to customers. First announced in September, Slack AI incorporates generative AI capabilities into the communication platform. The initial set of capabilities include personalized responses to search queries, channel recaps for key highlights of the activity within a channel, and thread summaries to enable …

The Importance of Prevention: How Shifting Left, Static Analysis and Unit Testing Create Better Code Quality

Developers are constantly balancing demands to provide quality features of the highest standard at a fast pace. Every aspect of business now relies on software, which means developers are constantly working to write and produce the best software they can. Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) help facilitate the creation of that software, but …

Holepunch launches Pear Runtime, an open-source peer-to-peer app development platform

Pear Runtime, an open-source peer-to-peer (P2P) app development platform, has been launched by Holepunch, a P2P company backed by Tether.  This platform is set to redefine app development by offering a secure, efficient, scalable, and cost-effective solution for developers. With Pear Runtime, developers can create unlimited applications leveraging robust open-source P2P infrastructure, ensuring that they …

Microsoft reveals what’s to come in .NET 9

Microsoft released .NET 8 a couple of months ago, and even though .NET 9 isn’t expected to be available until the end of this year, the company is sharing some insight into what it has planned for this upcoming release. In addition to releasing the roadmap, the company also announced that the first preview of …

MongoDB Atlas Stream Processing in public preview

Atlas Stream Processing, a solution that aggregates and enriches streams of high velocity, rapidly changing event data, and unifies working with data, is now in public preview. In the transition from private to public preview, Atlas Stream Processing has focused on enhancing the developer experience to position itself as a go-to solution for development teams. …

Google to transfer developers to Federated Credential Management API in April for cookie-free user authentication

Continuing on its plan of phasing out third-party cookies from Chrome this year, Google has announced that in a couple of months it will be using the Federated Credential Management (FedCM) API as a cookie-free alternative to signing in using Google Identity Services (GIS). GIS allows users to sign into apps or websites using their …

Perforce acquires test data management platform provider Delphix

This post has been updated since publication with additional commentary on the acquisition. Perforce today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire test data management (TDM) platform provider Delphix, adding those capabilities to its wide range of software development and DevOps solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Along with test data …

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