Mozilla’s Fluent 1.0 localization package released

Mozilla launched the first full release of its Fluent localization file specification today and has put a call out to developers behind translation tools to take the release for a test run. Fluent comprises “localization specifications, implementations and good practices,” Mozilla localization specialist Staś Małolepszy wrote in the announcement. The main focus of Fluent is … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Pantheon Heroes

WebOps for Drupal and WordPress provider Pantheon has launched a new online program, called Pantheon Heroes Community,  “dedicated to contributing to the greater good of the open web.” The Heroes Community is meant to bring developers together with content and best practices for Drupal and WordPress. The content will be curated by a range of … continue reading

AI and ML the future of RPA — but don’t forget the people

Over the past year, the adoption of robotic process automation — essentially advanced macros or “robotic workers” meant to automate the most mundane, repetitive and time-costly tasks — has seen major growth. As the technology matures alongside machine learning and artificial intelligence, Forrester chief analyst Craig Le Clair said that the most promising future for … continue reading

Harness newest member of vendor-neutral Continuous Delivery Foundation

Continuous delivery-as-a-service provider Harness joined the Linux Foundation’s Continuous Delivery Foundation today, a position the company says it will use to foster collaboration and tech evangelism. The CDF was founded in March with the goal of providing a vendor-neutral space for open-source CI/CD projects and to promote collaboration between developers, end users, and vendors. Harness … continue reading

Visual Studio 2019 now available for Windows and Mac with improved code and project management

Visual Studio 2019 is now generally available for Windows and Mac. Microsoft says that updates to the IDE improve on source control, starting up new projects, code navigation, debugging and AI-assisted code completion. “These capabilities work with both your existing project and new projects – from cross-platform C++ applications, to .NET mobile apps for Android … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Pagedraw

Though Pagedraw closed its doors as a business at the beginning of this month, the web-based React UI building utility lives on as an open-source project. The project was designed to provide an “effortless” way to design a UI, down to supporting mock-up import from similar applications Figma and Sketch. After designing or importing a … continue reading

Apple releases Swift 5 with library and language changes for speed and size

Version 5 of Apple’s Swift runtime officially released yesterday, introducing improvements to application size and performance and a number of language and library changes based on suggestions from the Swift Evolution process. Swift 5 has been pushed to all Apple operating systems, macOS, iOS, tvOS and watchOS. Ted Kremenek, manager of the Languages and Runtimes … continue reading

IEEE releases first version of ethics guidelines for automation and intelligent systems

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is committing to the ethical use of automation and intelligent systems with the release of a new set of guidelines today. The “Ethically Aligned Design (EAD1e) ‘A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems’” features “scientific analysis and resources, high-level principles and … continue reading

Pivotal launches transaction and streaming processing for Greenplum 6, Pivotal Postgres

Pivotal is expanding the scope of its cloud-native enterprise platform with the release of Greenplum 6 and Pivotal Postgres. Announced today during the company’s Greenplum Summit in San Francisco, Pivotal says the new releases are part of a broader commitment to PostgreSQL. Greenplum 6 is more scalable and has greater concurrency over the previous iteration, … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Ghidra

The NSA announced at the 2019 RSA Conference in San Francisco this week that it is making its software reverse engineering tool Ghidra available to the public and open source. According to the agency, the project is aimed at making reverse engineering software more attainable with tools designed, among other things, to model processor activity to … continue reading

Biotech firms turns to open source for speed

Founded 10 years ago by a group of MIT scientists, Massachusetts-based biotech firm Ginkgo Bioworks has found great success in leveraging a number of open-source technologies to speed up and automate a wide variety of synthetic biology laboratory tasks. The organization’s main focus is the genetic engineering of compound-producing bacteria for a range of industrial … continue reading

Parasoft integrates automotive code compliance standard AUTOSAR C++

Automated software testing and application security company Parasoft released version 10.4.2 of its Parasoft C/C++test solution for embedded applications. The latest release introduces streamlined utilities for meeting the AUTOSAR C++ compliance for automotive and security standards, as well as performance and metric-tracking improvements. According to the company, the primary focus of the release is to … continue reading

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