SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Threatmapper

Threatmapper is a cloud-native security observability platform that scans, maps, and ranks vulnerabilities from development through production across serverless, Kubernetes, container, and multi-cloud environments.  This Wednesday, it was open-sourced by Deepfence under the Apache 2.0 license.  “By open sourcing ThreatMapper, we aim to help developers, DevOps, DevSecOps, and security teams identify and prioritize threats quickly … continue reading

IBM Research creates new benchmark for measuring AI

IBM Research has created AGENT, a benchmark for evaluating an AI model’s core psychological reasoning ability, or common sense, to help users build and test AI models that reason similar to how humans do.  “We’re making progress toward building AI agents that can infer mental states, predict future actions, and even work with human partners. … continue reading

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SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Appsmith

Appsmith, the open-source project that helps developers build internal tools, announced that it received $10.5 million in funding plus new real-time commenting and Git-sync features. The new real-time comment feature enables users to communicate directly, provide feedback, and collaborate while working on internal tools.  Also, the Git-sync feature, currently in testing with beta users, gives … continue reading

Snyk announces new product innovations and integrations to further developer-led security

Today the developer security company Snyk introduced new product innovations, DigitalOcean and HashiCorp partnerships, and launched Snyk Learn as part of SnykCon 2021.  Snyk Code, which offers a dev-first approach to static application security testing tooling just received support for C#, Ruby, PHP and Go added to Java, Javascript, and Python.  Also, Snyk Open Source … continue reading

Developers are gaining more tools for the edge

The edge is growing, and cloud providers know it. That’s why they’re creating more tools to help with embedded programming.  According to IDC’s research, edge computing is growing, with 73% of companies in 2021 saying that computing is a strategic initiative for them and they are already making investments to adopt it. Last year, especially, … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Fig

The open-source project of this week is Fig, which adds VSCode-style autocomplete to one’s existing terminal.  The project pops up subcommands, options, and contextually relevant arguments and works with iTerm, the native MacOS Terminal app; Hyper; and the integrated terminal in VSCode. Completion specs are defined in a declarative schema that specifies ‘subcommands,’ ‘options’ and … continue reading

Report: Nearly half of executives are looking to automation tools to save developer time

Nearly half of global software development executives are looking to automation tools to save valuable staff time, according to the results of a survey from Tempo Software. The team time management and productivity-enhancing solution provider surveyed 800 software development executives across North America and Europe to understand how and why development teams track time.  The … continue reading

Report: Companies prioritize securing open-source components in modern software

The rapid adoption of the cloud has led companies to increasingly secure open-source components in modern software.  The newly released 12th Building Security In Maturity Model (BSIMM12) report found a 61% increase in software security groups’ identification and management of open source over the past two years.  The report was created by Synopsys, a company … continue reading

IBM and Linux Foundation AI and Data announce Machine Learning eXchange

IBM and Linux Foundation AI (LFAI) launched Machine Learning eXchange (MLX) as a one stop shop for trusted data and AI artifacts in open source and open governance. MLX provides a collection of free, open source, state-of-the-art deep learning models for common application domains. The curated list includes deployable models that can be run as … continue reading

Amazon releases new natural language query tool

AWS announced the release of Amazon QuickSight Q, a natural language query tool for the Enterprise Edition of QuickSight.  It uses Natural Language Understanding (NLU) to discover the intent behind questions and is able to answer questions that refer to all data sources supported by QuickSight, according to AWS.  This includes data from all AWS … continue reading

Microsoft shares info on developing for Surface Duo 2

Microsoft yesterday announced its new Microsoft Surface Duo and is now inviting developers to start building or enhancing apps for dual-screen devices. The best way to start is by using Jetpack Window Manager, according to Guy Merin, the senior director of engineering at Microsoft, in a blog post. It has a FoldingFeature class providing device-specific … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: OpenVSCode

OpenVSCode provides a version of VS Code that runs on a server on a remote machine and allows access through a modern web browser.  It’s based on the same infrastructure used by Gitpod or GitHub Codespaces at scale.  According to the project’s GitHub page, in 2019 the VS Code team began refactoring its architecture in … continue reading

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