SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Dapr

Microsoft announced the alpha release of its open-source, portable, event-driven runtime called Dapr. The aim is to make it easier for developers to build microservice applications. According to the company, microservices benefits of scalability, loose service coupling and independent deployments come at the expense of increased complexity of distributed systems. In addition, writing an application … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: ABAP SDK for IBM Watson

IBM has announced that the ABAP SDK for IBM Watson is now available. The open-source project is designed to allow developers to use IBM Watson Developer Services within SAP environments and directly from Advanced Business Application Programming (ABAP) code.  “This kit specifically supports developers who want to embed capabilities from IBM Watson directly within their … continue reading

Microsoft reveals foldable Surface devices and new operating system

When Samsung first released its foldable phone model earlier this year, things didn’t go as planned. Users reported that the top layer of the screen, which looked like a screen protector, peeled off easily, damaging the display.  Even after extensive testing by robots, Samsung had failed to test what use would actually look like when … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: DroneAid

This week’s SD Times open-source project of the week is an IBM hackathon winning project that uses visual recognition to detect and count SOS icons on the ground from drone streams overhead to help first responders plot rescue actions.  DroneAid was developed by developer Pedro Cruz after he witnessed Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and … continue reading

Grace Hopper Celebration is more than just a tech conference

Two years ago, Lin Classon was attending a tech conference when she discovered the one perk of gender inequality in the tech industry: empty bathrooms. She took to Twitter, saying “Something serious for 1sec. Every ladies room I’ve been in was near empty. Although I’m grateful for the gender inequality that affords me quiet, empty … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Spacemesh

The SD Times Open Source Project of this week is Spacemesh, a decentralized cryptocurrency that people can buy without using local currency. It is designed to be fairly distributed and run by home desktop PC owners from around the world. “We believe that current methods for coin distribution, such as ICOs, airdrops, participation in mining … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: STL

The Microsoft Visual C++ compiler and libraries (MSVC) team announced this week that it would be releasing its implementation of the C++ Standard Library (STL) into open source.  The project will include all product source code, a CMake build system, and a README for more information.  “Working on the STL in GitHub will allow our … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Ballerina

The open-source programming language Ballerina hit 1.0 generally availability this week. Ballerina is designed for the cloud-era world, enabling developers to easily build for cloud native.  According to the team, Ballerina turns cloud native middleware into a programming language, opening up new opportunities for traditional centralized enterprise service buses.  RELATED CONTENT: Six steps for making … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Token4Hope

This week’s open-source project of the week is Token4Hope, a charity project powered by the DCore blockchain intended to draw transparency and security to charitable contributions.  “When we realized that often charitable donations lack transparency and people would donate substantially more if they knew where exactly their funds go, we decided to propose our version … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Coreboot

This week’s open source project of the week is coreboot (previously LinuxBIOS), an extended firmware platform that is aimed at replacing proprietary firmware (BIOS or UEFI) found in many computers. The coreboot project was started in 1999 in the Advanced Computing Laboratory at Los Alamos National Laboratory by Ron Minnich.  Coreboot leverages NSA’s open-source project … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Open Enclave SDK

As part of the Confidential Computing Consortium launch, Microsoft is contributing its Open Enclave SDK to help “develop a broader industry collaboration and ensure a truly open development approach,” the company  wrote in a post.  The open-source project is targeted at a single unified enclaving abstraction for developers to build Trusted Execution Environment (TEEs) based … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Twilio CLI

In an effort to help its developers be more productive, Twilio has announced the beta version of Twilio CLI. It is an open-source command line interface that enables developers to access Twilio through their command prompt. “It’s hard to beat the flexibility and power that a CLI provides at development time. Until now, there was … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: AI Explainability 360

IBM is releasing a new open-source project designed to help users understand how machine learning models make predictions as well as advance the responsibility and trustworthiness of AI. IBM’s AI Explainability 360 project is an open-source toolkit of algorithms that support the interoperability and explainability of machine learning models. According to the company, machine learning … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: T1

The web is enabling all types of systems and solutions to connect to the Internet, but the tools available today do not cover the entire ecosystem. According to Thomas Pornin, author of the BearSSL library and security consultant at NCC Group, embedded systems are becoming a challenge because most programming languages are geared towards web … continue reading

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