Topic: community

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Hacktoberfest

While not exactly an open-source project, Hacktoberfest is a monthlong celebration of open-source software, and provides many contributions to the open-source community. The sixth annual Hacktoberfest won’t be taking place until October, but organizer DigitalOcean wants to help developers looking to get in on the festivities this year by providing developers with a few things … continue reading

GitHub announces new developer Community Forum and Marketplace free trials

GitHub is officially launching the GitHub Community Forum as well as free trials to the GitHub Marketplace. The company first announced the features at its GitHub Universe event last month.  The forums add a new social aspect to the version control and web hosting platform, which GitHub says will be valuable for developers hoping to … continue reading

Red Hat’s Marina Zhurakhinskaya fights for inclusivity, diversity in open-source community

Raw data suggest the open-source community remains dominated by men, but women in coding are crusading against these statistics and finding ways to achieve inclusivity. One of these women is Marina Zhurakhinskaya, a longtime software engineer and Red Hat’s first senior outreach specialist, who is devoting her career to making open source communities, like the … continue reading

Guest View: How to play by the eight (unwritten) rules of open source

When it comes to formal-but-not-formal rules, baseball is king. Don’t talk about a no-hitter in progress, don’t steal a base in a blowout and so on, all getting into the minutiae of the game. But baseball isn’t alone in the world of invisible manuals; the technology industry has their own set of these hidden guidelines. … continue reading

Kaspersky Labs creates own operating system, IBM creates new data-driven features, and CA Technologies announces new agile capabilities—SD Times news digest: Nov. 18, 2016

Kaspersky Labs developed a black box that is a protected Layer 3 switch powered by the Kaspersky operating system for networks with extreme requirements for data security. According to Eugene Kaspersky, a cybersecurity expert, this technology will be applied to other Internet of Things devices, because the operating system is “ideal for applications where a … continue reading

Yahoo’s security, CommitStrip’s developer comic book, and Citus MX in private beta—SD Times news digest: Sept. 23, 2016

After a recent investigation surfaced regarding Yahoo’s network hack that resulted in at least 500 million user accounts being stolen, Yahoo released a statement on its Tumblr to discuss what actions it’s taking to protect its users. To start, Bob Lord, chief information security officer of Yahoo, wrote in an e-mail that the company is … continue reading

Guest View: Why a great integration API isn’t enough

With cloud solutions quickly replacing on-premise software, more business applications are being deployed than ever before. IT organizations and software vendors are increasingly asked to make sense of this new world. Can additional mission-critical workloads be moved into the cloud? How can existing SaaS workloads be rolled into enterprise infrastructure? The need to connect these … continue reading

Two views on nurturing your customer community

User involvement is more important than ever; here are two ways to get the most out of your customers … continue reading

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