Topic: mozilla

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: WebThings

Mozilla has announced its Internet of Things platform Mozilla WebThings is now an independent open-source project that will now just be known as WebThings. According to the company, it wants to wind down direct investment and transition control and responsibility to the open-source community.  The company first announced the platform for monitoring and controlling devices … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Go 1.15 released, Mozilla announces restructuring, and Progress Test Studio updates

The new Go 1.15 release includes substantial improvements to the Go linker, improved allocation for small objects at high core counts, X.509 CommonName deprecation, and more.  The key contributors to better linker performance are a newly redesigned object file format, and a revamping of internal phases to increase concurrency. GOPROXY supports skipping proxies that return … continue reading

SD Times news digest: erwin updates Data Modeler, Progress DataDirect’s new data connectors, and Mozilla’s front-end developer learning pathway

Data governance company erwin announced a new version of its Data Modeler (DM) to support digital transformation, cloud migration, and infrastructure modernization.  Erwin DM now features metadata-driven automation capabilities and support for data warehouse and DBMS modernization to ensure data governance and reduce data management costs and data-related risks. It also includes native support for … continue reading

SD Times news digest: .NET Core uninstall tool 1.0, Mozilla partners with KaiOS, and Apache Ignite 2.8

Microsoft has announced the .NET Core uninstall tool 1.0,  which is available for Windows and Mac. The new tool is designed to help machines become more manageable and save disk space. Starting in Visual Studio 2019 version 16.3, Visual Studio manages the versions of the SDK and runtime it installs. In previous versions, SDKs and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Contentful’s App Framework, Ktor 1.3, and Mozilla turns to WebAssembly to secure Firefox

Contentful has announced a new app framework to help companies move away from monolithic suites and build a digital experience stack. “We’re in a new era of digital experiences, where customers expect unique brand experiences across an increasing number of channels,” said Steve Sloan, CEO of Contentful. “Brands can’t keep up with this demand using … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Mozilla releases technology ethics guide, Azure Databricks achieves HITRUST CSF certification, and Clubhouse raises $25 million

Mozilla released a guide for college students that want to enter the tech industry called “With Great Tech Comes Great Responsibility.” The guide has background on the history of tech organizing and advice from academics and  current and former tech workers on how to grapple with challenging choices.  Download the guide here. Azure Databricks achieves … continue reading

Mozilla Web DNA survey shows the biggest pain points for web developers

Mozilla is hoping to shape the future of the web by releasing the results of its first ever MDN Web Developer Needs Assessment (Web DNA).  Mozilla put the survey together as a means of representing the “voices of developers and designers working on the web.” They surveyed over 28,000 developers and designers from 173 countries.   … continue reading

AWS to sponsor the Rust programming language

AWS has decided to sponsor the Rust programming language now that many of its services run on the Mozilla-sponsored language including Lambda, EC2 and S3. It also announced that it will be offering AWS promotional credits to open-source projects to “free up resources for open source projects to further expand and innovate in their communities.” … continue reading

SD Times news digest: $100 million grant for the web, Streamlio announces Apache Pulsar sandbox, and Mobile Labs’ GigaFox Red and Silver

Coil, Mozilla and Creative Commons announced a $100 million grant for the web to advance web monetization for individual content creators and monetization service providers.  According to the companies, the fund will protect privacy by creating alternatives for web monetization that are not dependent on collecting consumer data, creating an open payment ecosystem that enables … continue reading

Mozilla’s response to Manifest v3

Mozilla is responding to Google’s upcoming Manifest v3 changes. Manifest v3 is Google’s next Chrome extensions manifest version designed to provide “stronger security, privacy and performance guarantees,” but it also comes with a number of difficult changes browsers like Mozilla will have to address. “In November 2018, Google proposed an update to their API, which … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Creating a safer Internet

We are living in a world where we are more connected than ever, but that connectivity can leave us vulnerable to attack. We communicate online, we shop online and we trust that our personal and private information will be safe online. However, history has shown that isn’t always the case with even the most prominent … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Mozilla launches Mozilla WebThings, Microsoft open-sources Data Accelerator, Clear Software and Automation Anywhere team up

Mozilla released Mozilla WebThings, an open platform for monitoring and controlling devices over the web with two core components: WebThings Gateway and WebThings Framework. WebThings Gateway provides software distribution for smart home gateways that can track logs, alarms and more. Version 0.8 is now available, enabling developers to switch their gateway network settings through the … continue reading

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