SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: OWASP SAMM

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) has announced version 2 of the Software Assurance Maturity Model (SAMM). SAMM is an open-source framework that enables teams and developers to assess, formulate and implement better security strategies that can be integrated into the software development life cycle.  “Our mission is to provide an effective and measurable … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Mint

Mint is a programming language for the front-end web that aims to solve the common issues of Single Page Applications (SPAs) at a language level.  It is a compiler and a framework combined to provide great developer experience while allowing users to write safe, readable and maintainable code, according to the developers behind the project. … continue reading

Kubernetes is becoming ubiquitous

Awareness around and adoption of Kubernetes has been nothing short of phenomenal. When it was new, and the KubeCon conference had just begun, sessions were highly technical, aimed at practitioners looking to build out and manage containerized applications. Most enterprise executives were likely not even aware.  I attended last year’s event and spoke with quite … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Manifold

Manifold is a visual debugging tool for machine learning developed by Uber. Machine learning is widely used across the Uber platform to support decision making and forecasting for features such as ETA prediction and fraud detection, the company explained. The tool aims to help engineers and scientists identify performance issues across ML data slices and … continue reading

Data Privacy Day 2020: Data protection still falling short

With current data regulations in place like the CCPA and GDPR, it’s hard to imagine data privacy not being a top priority for companies. But unfortunately that’s still not the case, and companies still struggle to make it a priority. To remind companies to practice good data hygiene and privacy, Data Privacy Day is celebrated … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Scylla Open Source Database

Scylla is an open source NoSQL database that leverages Apache Cassandra’s innovation and elevates it to the next level.  According to the Scylla team, Scylla is implemented in C++14 and offers a “shared-nothing, thread-per-code design.”  Scylla’s website claims: “You get the best of all worlds: the scale-out, fault tolerance of Cassandra, with the throughput of … continue reading

Mark Zuckerberg sets long-term goals for 2030

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is no longer looking to set short term New Year’s resolutions. Instead, he has a vision for 2030, as explained in a lengthy Facebook post, that spans augmented reality glasses, a large investment in small businesses, and a generational change in how social media is used. For a company that has … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: ALBERT

Google is open-sourcing a “lite” version of their BERT natural language processing (NLP) pre-training technique. ALBERT is an updated version of BERT that improves 12 NLP tasks, including the Stanford Question Answering Dataset (SQuAD v2.0) and the SAT reading comprehension RACE benchmark. BERT was first open sourced by Google at the end of 2018, and … continue reading

Facebook’s tumultuous times: new OS in the works amid another breach

In a year where data breaches at Facebook have seen no signs of slowing down, another blow has been dealt.  A reported 267 million Facebook user IDs and phone numbers were exposed online for anyone to access without a password or any authentication. Most of the records affected users from the United States.  The UK … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Ray

Ray is an open-source distributed framework that makes it easy to scale applications and to leverage machine learning libraries. The project was developed by the distributed programming platform company Anyscale. Ray includes three libraries for accelerating machine learning workloads: Tune, RLlib and Distributed Training. According to the company, the machine learning libraries give developers the ability … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Apache APISIX

Apache APISIX is a cloud-native microservices API gateway that entered the Apache Incubator in October. The API gateway is intended to handle interface traffic for websites, mobile and IoT applications.  “At some point, traditional monolithic application architectures simply are not able to scale anymore. Inevitably, this happens to every successful software project that is based … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: GraalWasm

GraalWasm is a WebAssembly engine implemented in GraalVM. It can run WebAssembly programs in the binary format, generated with compiler backends such as Emscripten. “Supporting WebAssembly expands the set of languages GraalVM can execute with a whole other set of languages to the ones supported by GraalVM and further step towards making it a universal … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Sourcetrail

This week’s open-source project of the week is Sourcetrail, a cross-platform source explorer that helps users get productive on unfamiliar source code.  It uses static analysis on C, C++, Java and Python source code and lets users navigate the collected information within a user interface that interactively combines graph visualization and code display. With the … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Gitea

This week’s featured open-source project gives developers “Git with a cup of tea.” Gitea is a self-hosted Git service. “The goal of this project is to make the easiest, fastest, and most painless way of setting up a self-hosted Git service. Using Go, this can be done with an independent binary distribution across all platforms which … continue reading

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