SD Times Blog: Facebook tips the scale with Libra

Last week Facebook revealed it was entering into the cryptocurrency space with the announcement of its global concurrency Libra. The word Libra is most commonly associated with the zodiac sign meaning balance and harmony. It is interesting Facebook chose this name because of all the different intricacies involved such as blockchain and privacy. Technology often … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Stencil

Since Stencil One’s release just last week, developers can use the compiler to generate standards-compliant Web Components, while also delivering concepts from popular frameworks into a build-time tool. According to Ionic, the creator of Stencil, stencil takes features such as async rendering, reactive data-binding, Typescript and JSX and generates web components with all the features … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Orbs

Hybrid blockchain developer Orbs wants to continue the open-source movement by enabling the ability to open data, share source code on a server, and share a running instance of that server. Orbs is a hybrid blockchain stack designed to help businesses create apps on decentralized networks that run on their own virtual blockchain. According to … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Creating a safer Internet

We are living in a world where we are more connected than ever, but that connectivity can leave us vulnerable to attack. We communicate online, we shop online and we trust that our personal and private information will be safe online. However, history has shown that isn’t always the case with even the most prominent … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Scylla

With data having an impact on almost every part of today’s business, Scylla wants to make sure applications are powered by a database that can handle the influx of data without compromising performance. Scylla is a NoSQL database that provides low latency, always-on availability, high throughput, is scalable, easy to use, and community-backed. “Scylla is … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Cassandra integrations from Instaclustr

Open-source managed solutions-as-a-service company Instaclustr wants to address some gaps in a few key integrations for the Apache Cassandra database management solution with the announcement of three new open-source projects. The first piece of the problem was finding a way for Kubernetes to more fully integrate with Cassandra. This is where the company’s newly announced open-source … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Crossplane

With the release of open-source multi-cloud management interface Crossplane, cloud services developer Upbound wants to provide an open and consistent way to handle integrations with whichever cloud platforms you throw at it. “Crossplane presents a declarative management style API that covers a wide range of portable abstractions including databases, message queues, buckets, data pipelines, serverless, … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Code Freeze!

With Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Chanukah, and Christmas right around the corner, online shopping becomes top of mind. And for retailers, these sale days can make or break their entire year. So, when it comes to making changes to your website at such as critical time, do you continue to look to maximize your release … continue reading

SD Times Blog: How to get your website through Black Friday

If you’ve ever attempted to cook a Thanksgiving turkey, you know it can be a daunting task. It takes hours to defrost it, prepare it, and then carefully cook it to perfection. Even after you cook it, there is pressure to present it and carve it the right way. It’s not so different than preparing … continue reading

SD Times Blog: How to effectively build a security awareness program for your organization

At the Infosecurity North America conference in New York City this week, a group of security executives from various organizations came together to talk about the key features of successful security awareness programs. All panelists stressed the importance of developing a strategy that is tailored to their individual organization. Matt Nappi, CISO at Stony Brook … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Service management dragging down DevOps

Much of the movement in DevOps has happened from the perspective of software development. And, while systems managers have adapted to the new order, the one area that has been a drag on achieving greater DevOps success is in change and release management. And at least one service management provider believes automation is the key … continue reading

SD Times Blog: The open-source ripple effects of IBM + Red Hat

When it was announced earlier this week that IBM would be acquiring the open-source giant Red Hat, it seemed like a win-win. IBM would get the developer support they have been lacking, and Red Hat would get a new line of resources and support to grow their vision. However, the acquisition affects more than Red … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Getting a serverless reality check

While the official Serverless NYC conference’s T-shirt said “I have seen the future! Serverless is fast, free and everywhere,” speakers at the event say that couldn’t be further from the truth. Continuous data platform provider Iguazio hosted yesterday’s conference to give attendees a reality check on what is going on in the serverless world, and … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Evergreen

Segment, the developers of this week’s highlighted open-source project Evergreen, had a core set of beliefs in mind when they set out to design their robust framework of flexible and enterprise-ready React components. According to the project’s GitHub: “Evergreen is built on the belief that you can never predict all future requirements, only prepare for … continue reading

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