SD Times news digest: The Linux Foundation reacts to Microsoft’s GitHub acquisition, Mozilla’s Common Voice project, and Breakthrough Technologies’ Loco platform

The Linux Foundation has released its statement on Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub. It stated that the move is probably a good thing for the open-source community as Microsoft has the means to make GitHub better. It also thinks it is a good sign that they brought in Nat Friedman, who has been well-respected in the … continue reading

GitLab premium services now free for educational and open-source projects

Following a major boost in activity this past weekend spurred on by Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub and Apple’s announcement of XCode integration for GitLab, GitLab has announced that its two most robust project management offerings, GitLab Ultimate and GitLab Gold, are now free for educational institutions and open source projects. Though GitLab was asked about … continue reading

The industry reacts to Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub

Yesterday, after days of speculation, it was confirmed that Microsoft would acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion. According to Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella, with developers on the forefront of this new digital era, the company wanted to ensure it could help them learn, share and work together to build software solutions. “Developers are the builders of … continue reading

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Microsoft confirms GitHub acquisition

Microsoft is confirming the rumors that it is acquiring the software development platform GitHub are true. Microsoft has announced it is acquiring GitHub for $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. “Microsoft is a developer-first company, and by joining forces with GitHub we strengthen our commitment to developer freedom, openness and innovation,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. … continue reading

Report: Microsoft is acquiring GitHub

Microsoft has reportedly acquired the code repository provider GitHub. Bloomberg reports that the deal could be announced as early as this week. While the details of the acquisition have yet to be disclosed, GitHub was valued at $2 billion in 2015. GitHub is a development platform for open-source communities, developers and businesses to host, review, … continue reading

CI/CD platform Zuul version 3 released

The open source CI/CD platform Zuul has reached version 3, and has become an independent project that is hosted by the OpenStack Foundation. The Openstack Foundation announced the news at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver this week. According to the company, the project was originally developed for OpenStack CI testing. It has since been contributed … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Malicious Android Apps, IBM’s blockchain for good challenge, and GitHub’s Transparency Report

Symantec is reporting that seven malicious apps have been found to reappear on the Google Play Store under different names and publishers after being reported. All of the apps contain the same malware, Android.Reputation.1. According to Symantec, the apps in questions are emoji keyboards, space cleaners, calculators, app lockers, and call recorders. Once installed, the … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Terratest

Gruntwork announced the Apache 2.0 open-source release of their Terratest infrastructure code testing utility at the end of last month, providing developers with a flexible tool for automating tests in their infrastructure-as-code initiatives. Gruntwork cofounder Yevgeniy Brikman hopes this new tool will alleviate an industry-wide fear that an incorrect change in an infrastructure codebase might … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Perforce’s Helix Core, Google’s Project Treble, and GitHub’s Checks API

Perforce Software has announced that its version control software, Helix Core, now supports multi-factor authentication. This new feature will enable teams to have more options to control access to customers’ digital assets. The company noted that according to the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigative Report, 81 percent of data breaches were the result of weak … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: CSS Blocks from LinkedIn

When the web developers at LinkedIn were considering the site’s presence in markets with more limited bandwidth allowances, they realized every bit of data used counted. While there are plenty of factors to site performance, senior staff engineer Chris Eppstein and his team focused on streamlining CSS stylesheets, resulting in this week’s highlighted GitHub project, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: PipelineDB 0.9.9, ScyllaDB raises $10 million, and Morpheus Data updates cloud management platform

PipelineDB is one step closer to its 1.0 release with the announcement of PipelineDB 0.9.9. PipelineB  According to the team, the latest release marks major progress to becoming a standard PostgreSQL extension. Updates include PipelineDB objects becoming created directly using standard PostgreSQL syntax, streams are now simply foreign tables, and detailed performance metrics. The team … continue reading

Pluralsight Technology Index shows Java is in demand

Java is in demand, according to Pluralsight Technology Index. Pluralsight launched the index to rank the demand and growth rate of more than 300 software development languages, tools, and frameworks. This provides CIOs, CTOs, and their teams with insights on technology trends in order to inform their technology strategies and direct their personal skill development … continue reading

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