SD Times Open Source Project of the Week: Bazel

This week’s featured SD Times open-source project is taking a look at the multi-language and extensible build system the Angular team and Google is looking to bring to the developer ecosystem. Bazel is designed to speed up builds and tests; provide developers with one tool to work with multiple languages such as Java, C++, Android, … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Terratest

Gruntwork announced the Apache 2.0 open-source release of their Terratest infrastructure code testing utility at the end of last month, providing developers with a flexible tool for automating tests in their infrastructure-as-code initiatives. Gruntwork cofounder Yevgeniy Brikman hopes this new tool will alleviate an industry-wide fear that an incorrect change in an infrastructure codebase might … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: CSS Blocks from LinkedIn

When the web developers at LinkedIn were considering the site’s presence in markets with more limited bandwidth allowances, they realized every bit of data used counted. While there are plenty of factors to site performance, senior staff engineer Chris Eppstein and his team focused on streamlining CSS stylesheets, resulting in this week’s highlighted GitHub project, … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: NEAL

This week’s featured GitHub project is an open source tool that allows developers write their own set of rules. NEAL, or Not Exactly a Linter, was developed by Uber and released into open source earlier this year. It is a language-agnostic tool diesnged to enable engineers to write custom syntax-based rules that can automate sections … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: WorldWind

NASA is teaming up with npm to create software projects that help share critical information about the health of our planet. One project in particular is designed to help developers access NASA data and create interactive visualizations of 3D globe, map and geographical information. WorldWind is a free and open-source virtual globe SDK currently in use … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Magnolia

Lab41 is currently developing a new open-source project called Magnolia. Lab41 is a research firm that aims to provide a better understanding on how to work with and use data analytics. The company’s ongoing project Magnolia  focuses on speech isolation using deep learning.  “Current technologies use expensive microphone arrays, are limited in the environments they … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Yoda.2

Yoda.2 is a wise and powerful personal assistant tool that is accessible directly from the terminal. The open-source project was released last year by software developer Man Parvesh Singh Randhawa. He named the project Yoda because it can perform various tasks directly from the command line. In other terms, the tool can be revered to … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Oracle vs. Google continues

Yes, we are still talking about the legal fistfight between Google and Oracle. To recap, Google and Oracle have been in a legal dispute since 2010 over Google’s use of Java in its operating system Android. Since then, the two have been at each other’s throats in court. More recently Google had a huge win … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Cutelyst

Cutelyst, a QT web framework, is on a mission to help developers to share code between their desktop and mobile apps. The open source project was released in October 2013 by Daniel Nicoletti. It is designed to enable the sharing of C++ code for web applications including Windows, Linux, OSX, Windows Phone, Android, and iOS. “Why have … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: C++ Core Guidelines

As the Standard C++ Foundation works to improve the C++ programming language, two C++ experts want to ensure the success of the language among developers. The C++ Core Guidelines was introduced two years ago by C++ creator Bjarne Stroustrup and C++ expert Herb Sutter. It is an open source project aimed at building modern authoritative … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: StackBlitz

Fed up with the time it takes to download and initialize development projects for testing locally, developer at GoThinker Eric Simons decided it was time for something better. That’s why him and his team set out to make this week’s project of the week — StackBlitz, an onlineVS Code  IDE that allows you to live … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: CloudMapper

Duo Security has released a new open-source tool called CloudMapper. CloudMapper is an AWS visualization tool that was first designed to help Duo Security generate interactive network diagrams of its AWS accounts. “Duo has a number of AWS accounts run by different teams for different projects. With a variety of business needs across these accounts, … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: ESLint

ESLint wants to help clean up your JavaScript code. ESLint is a pluggable linting solution for JavaScript and JSX. Code linting is a type of static analysis designed to identify and report on problematic problems. “JavaScript, being a dynamic and loosely-typed language, is especially prone to developer error. Without the benefit of a compilation process, … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Violet

Salesforce has announced it is open sourcing its Node.js voice enabling platform Violet. The project was started early last year in collaboration with the Amazon Salesforce Immersion team. The teams worked to leverage voice capability while building a great user experience. “We quickly got very excited about the potential voice-enabled devices present-s-, but it also … continue reading

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