Topic: lets encrypt

SD Times news digest: Microsoft previews Visual Studio 2017 15.6, React’s RFC process, and Salesforce joins CNCF

Microsoft has announced the preview to the next minor update to Visual Studio 2017. Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6 will feature improvements to diagnostics, productivity, C++ development, Python development, Test Explorer, Azure development, and WCF Connected Services. A more detailed list of features is available here. React’s RFC process  React is introducing a new request … continue reading

Hack Rod creates AI car in a virtual environment, Flynn 1.0, and Let’s Encrypt support for IPv6—SD Times news digest: July 27, 2016

The team at Hack Rod, a California startup, is using Autodesk and NVIDIA GPU technology to create a car engineered with artificial intelligence and designed in a virtual environment. The Hack Rod car uses concepts of generative design, which consists of computers that use AI to come up with design ideas on their own. Autodesk … continue reading

EFF hands out free certs for all

For years, securing your website meant paying a certificate authority for the privilege. But last summer, the Let’s Encrypt Project kicked off, led by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It sought to provide a free source of SSL certificates, and as of yesterday, that goal has been met. In the time since Let’s Encrypt began its … continue reading

Google previews Android N, Let’s Encrypt gets a new name and home, and Docker Swarm outperforms Kubernetes—SD Times news digest: March 10, 2016

Google is giving developers an early look into its upcoming Android operating system: Android N. The company said it is giving developers the preview earlier than usual in order to give them more time to address feedback and make changes. “By releasing a ‘work in progress’ build earlier in development, we have more time to … continue reading

What topped the GitHub charts in 2015

It’s been a year of open-source projects. Both enterprises and startups have been releasing their code into the wild as a way to grow their capabilities. It’s not just the code that’s important; it’s the programmers and contributors that can get their hands on it, alter it, fix it, and make it better. For some … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Encryption is more than a right

I’m hoping that, by now, you’ve heard of “Let’s Encrypt,” a free project by the non-profit Internet Security Research Group. The project is currently in public beta, but sometime in the new year, we can expect it to launch for everyone. And the timing couldn’t be better. First, let’s catch everyone up. The EFF, Mozilla, … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Open Live Writer

For developers or programmers who are also avid bloggers, Open Live Writer is something that will make it less of a hassle to write, preview and post to your blog by enabling users to author, edit and publish the blog posts using an open-source fork of Windows Live Writer code. To contribute to the code, … continue reading

Samsung agrees to pay Apple in patent case, Microsoft previews new feature in VS 2015 Update 1, and Let’s Encrypt enters public beta—SD Times news digest: Dec. 4, 2015

The Apple and Samsung patent infringement case is almost over. Samsung has agreed to pay Apple US$548 million in damages for infringing upon Apple’s mobile patents. The dispute has been ongoing since 2012, when Apple accused Samsung of copying its hardware and software for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. While Samsung has agreed to pay, … continue reading

Let’s Encrypt’s first certificate, and Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10536—SD Times news digest: Sept. 15, 2015

Let’s Encrypt has announced its first-ever certificate. Let’s Encrypt is a new certificate authority, made up of tech companies, organizations and researchers, whose goal is to make HTTPS the default protocol for the Web. “Today we mark an important milestone in our march to encrypt all of the Web: the first-ever certificate issued by Let’s … continue reading

Let’s Encrypt’s launch schedule, Windows 10 mobile build, and Progress’ industry survey results—SD Times news digest: June 17, 2015

Let’s Encrypt, the initiative to encrypt HTTPS across the Web, has announced its launch schedule. The first certificate will be given out the week of July 27, with general availability coming the week of Sept. 14. “If we stay true to the schedule outlined above, we will have built an innovative [certificate authority], capable of … continue reading

IBM testing AI software, Linux to host Let’s Encrypt, and Android app performance—SD Times news digest: April 9, 2015

IBM reportedly has begun testing artificial intelligence software that mimics the human brain. The MIT Technology Review has reported that IBM is testing algorithms from Numenta, a machine learning company. “Our goal is not to be biologically inspired; I want to recreate exactly,” Jeff Hawkins, cofounder of Numenta, told the Technology Review. IBM is testing … continue reading

Which protocol will take over for HTTP?

Now that the HTTP/2 specification has been formally approved, it seems that the Web has two choices when it comes to replacing HTTP: HTTP/2 or HTTP Secure (HTTPS). HTTPS is a protocol designed to improve encryption and communications across the Web. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), along with a group of technology organizations and researchers, … continue reading

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