SD Times GitHub project of the week: ksonnet

Heptio is marking a year in business with the release of what it’s calling a “new chapter” for ksonnet, its tool for storing and generating application configurations for Kubernetes deployments. Ksonnet uses a jsonnet, Heptio’s custom language for manipulating and producing JSON documents to generate Kubernetes manifests or YAML, which aren’t human-readable. “Our first efforts … continue reading

SD Time GitHub Project of the Week: StreamSet Data Collector Edge

StreamSet, a enterprise data operations platform provider, is taking on the Internet of Things and edge devices with the open source release of StreamSet Data Collector Edge (SDC Edge). SDC Edge is a end-to-end data ingestion solution for resource- and connectivity-constrained systems such as IoT device or cybersecurity applications. “The massive volume of data created by … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Container-diff

Google is open sourcing a new project designed to analyze and compare container images. Google uses container-diff in its own work, and believes it can be useful for anyone building containerized software. “Containers and the Dockerfile format help make customization of an application’s runtime environment more approachable and easier to understand. While this is a … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: spaCy

The natural language processing Python library spaCy was recently updated to version 2.0. SpaCy is an open-source project that was created based on recent language processing research. The author’s intent is for it to ultimately be used in real products and solutions. Version 2.0 adds several new features, including new neural network models, support for … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Pyro

Uber AI Labs is releasing its probabilistic programming language, Pyro, into open source this week. Pyro is part of Uber’s larger plan to provide reliable transportation by matching riders to drivers, suggesting routes, finding carpool combinations, and designing next generation vehicles. “To solve these challenges, we are combining state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) techniques with the … 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

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Sonar

Microsoft wants to protect the modern web with the next evolution of its static scan tool. The company announced sonar, a linting tool and site scanner for the modern web. Microsoft first released its static scan tool within its browser in 2013. It was meant to detect optimizations for old versions of IE, missing prefixes … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Infer’s RacerD

Facebook has announced the open source release of their RacerD unsynchronized memory access — or data race — detector for Java applications following its successful implementation internally. RaceD is based off of the company’s open source static analysis tool, Infer. According to Facebook, this newest publicly available piece of Infer’s static analysis platform has caught more … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Plenty of blame to go around for Equifax breach

If you’re not reading this on another planet or in a bunker somewhere, then you’re likely aware of the recent breach of data from credit agency Equifax. Reports indicate that unknown attackers took advantage of a vulnerability in an Equifax web application to purloin personal identifiable information from 143 million people, including Social Security numbers. … continue reading

SD Times blog: Oracle…chatbots…instant apps

A few months ago in the pages of SD Times, I wrote a column about contextual awareness being the next important hurdle to clear in application development. I’ve also recently written about the next-generation of human interfaces, which are morphing from visual and typed inputs into voice communication.  A conversation I had with Suhas Uliyar, … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Downshift

When Paypal realized they’d need a versatile item selection solution for their site, engineer Kent C. Dodds sat down and came up with Downshift. Downshift is a set of primitives to build simple, flexible, WAI-ARIA compliant React autocomplete/dropdown/select/combobox components. It will be rolled out on Paypal.com next week, but in a post on Medium, Dodds outlined … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub project of the week: Faraday Motion’s PACER

Compact electric vehicles can be a great alternative for urban commuters concerned with crowded roads and carbon emissions. With Pacer, Faraday Motion wants to provide a set of standard, modular components paired with open-source software for developers and makers to create affordable and simple electric vehicles. The “brain” behind the Berlin-based startup’s modular hardware is … continue reading

SD Times Blog: App Store Review Guidelines causing big problems for SMBs, DIY app builders

Recent App Store Review Guidelines changes from Apple are starting to cause some serious problems for DIY app builders and SMBs. A few months ago at Apple’s Developer Conference, Apple announced changes to the design and standards for approval to the App Store. A big change comes with rule 4.2.6, which states that “apps created from … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Awesome Hacking

When we hear the word hacker today, our minds often wander. We end up picturing a creepy person in dark clothing, in a dark room, maliciously gaining unauthorized access to systems in corporations and governments. While hacker is synonymous with “criminal” or “bad-guy/girl,” there are all kind of hackers in the hacker community. A trending GitHub … continue reading

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