Cloud Native launches Certified Kubernetes program

Open source software organization Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced the launch of the Kubernetes Software Conformance Certification program alongside an announcement of the first 36 approved distributions and platforms, including companies like Google and Alibaba Cloud. The foundation aims for the program to ensure portability and consistency across Kubernetes vendors. “The new Kubernetes Software … continue reading

NodeSource survey reveals developers are slacking on security

A survey released today by NodeSource, developers of Node.js, and Sqreen, a SaaS security solution, found that while developers are fully aware of security risks associated with operating in the open Internet, they’re lax in implementing tools for threat detection and mitigation. The survey, which looked at responses from nearly 300 Node.js users — CTOs, … continue reading

IBM expands AI research to support an aging population

Late September, IBM and the University of California San Diego announced their partnership with the opening of the Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living Center on UCSD’s campus, the latest piece of IBM’s Cognitive Horizons Network, a research collective focused on the emerging fields of Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and machine learning. UCSD’s team of … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Mozilla survey finds mixed thoughts on connected future, Salesforce’s new AI platform, and Qualcomm entertains a buyout

A recent survey conducted by Mozilla about connectivity worldwide found that the popularity of specific connected devices varied by country among other insights. The survey looked at about 190,000 international respondents’ concerns and optimism about security and the connected world. The more tech-savvy the respondents estimated they were, the more optimistic they felt about concerns … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Bottery from Google

This week we’re highlighting a new tool for generative contextual conversations from Google’s Kate Compton, creator of Tracery. Prior to joining Google, Kate “GalaxyKate” Compton developed the open source Tracery, ”a super-simple tool and language to generate text.” She took inspiration from this previous project, as well as from the Cheap Bots, Done Quick! Bot-hosting … continue reading

GitHub announces new developer Community Forum and Marketplace free trials

GitHub is officially launching the GitHub Community Forum as well as free trials to the GitHub Marketplace. The company first announced the features at its GitHub Universe event last month.  The forums add a new social aspect to the version control and web hosting platform, which GitHub says will be valuable for developers hoping to … continue reading

Report: Open source software projects are maturing

Electronic design automation company Synopsys released the findings of its 2017 Coverity Scan Report, which shows an increased of “project maturity” in the over 4,600 open source software projects analyzed based on certain secure development strategies. The 20-page report outlines Synopsys’s method of gathering user-submitted projects, encompassing approximately 760 million lines of code, and analyzing … continue reading

Apache Kafka reaches milestone with version 1.0.0

Open-source software foundation Apache released version 1.0.0 of its Kafka distributed data streaming platform today, with the first full version number indicating Apache’s confidence that Kafka is ready for major professional use. “Apache Kafka is playing a bigger role as companies are moving to real-time streaming and embracing stream processing,” Jun Rao, vice president of … continue reading

Node.js 9 released as version 8 enters long-term support

The Node.js Foundation announced the release of version 9 of the Node.js JavaScript runtime today, while Node.js 8 is going into long-term support. The community-driven, open-source library has seen use in enterprise applications, robotics, API toolkits, serverless apps, mobile websites and others, according to the foundation, and long-term support means companies should begin migrating to … continue reading

Google announces new machine learning capabilities for Firebase

Firebase’s development platform will receive a series of updates focused on tightening the integration of Firebase services and incorporating more machine learning technology into the toolkit, the Google-owned company announced today at the Firebase Dev Summit in Amsterdam. Firebase is a mobile platform for developing high-quality applications. The first notable update is the integration of … continue reading

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud P3 launched alongside NVIDIA GPU Cloud

Amazon has announced the launch of the latest iteration of its Elastic Compute Cloud compute-optimized GPU instances, EC2 P3, running on NVIDIA’s Tesla v100 GPUs. The launch coincides with NVIDIA’s release of the NVIDIA GPU Cloud container registry for AI developers, available now on the EC2 P3 instances. The EC2 P3 instances are optimized for … continue reading

How to recover from RoCA vulnerability on GitHub

After the “Revenge of Coppersmith’s Attack,” or RoCA, vulnerability left his Yubico-provided SSH key compromised, Stanford University senior infrastructure systems engineer A. Karl Kornel found that, thanks to GitHub’s necessary but inconvenient security measures, every commit he’d signed would no longer pass certification. The Center for Research on Cryptography and security describes RoCA as a … continue reading

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