Topic: networking

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: LibreRouter

Born out of the 2014 FCC crackdown on modifying off-the-shelf network infrastructure devices, this week’s highlighted project got its start as a way to help facilitate community networks, which relied on such modifications for most of their operations. LibreRouter uses open-source hardware and software to provide the sort of flexible network infrastructure required by locally … continue reading

Android HALs, Parasoft Java UTA, and Bluetooth’s mesh networking — SD Times news digest: July 20, 2017

Since updates can be expensive for device manufacturers, Android is separating the vendor implementation from the core Android framework. This will allow platform and vendor components to be updated independently. First, Android needed to isolate the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL), which provides an interface between device-agnostic code and device-specific hardware implementations. According to Android, HALs … continue reading

Facebook shows off fruits of open networking collaborations

Facebook’s work in the world of the Open Compute Project are beginning to yield fruit. The social media company has long made efforts to contribute its own open-source hardware designs to the project’s growing attempts to break out of the standard 1U and 2U server form factors. Today, Facebook engineer Luis Martin Garcia wrote a … continue reading

Oculus reveals Carmel developer preview, Google’s plans for HTML5, and Segment teams up with BigQuery—SD Times news digest: Dec. 12, 2016

Oculus wants to bring web content and technologies to mainstream VR devices. The company announced a developer preview of Carmel, a new solution to build for the VR web without a VR-supported browser. “Starting today, you can build experiences for all of these users, and also test them in VR using Carmel. As new devices … continue reading

Software-defined networking is carving out its a niche

It wasn’t that long ago that software-defined networking was a very small world. Companies like Nicira and Vyatta charted the way for this new world of networking as code, but both of those firms were snatched up by VMware and Brocade, respectively. This has created space for open-source projects to grow in alongside the commercial … continue reading

Oracle provides technology to White House’s PAWR program

Oracle is providing its Oracle Cloud technology and engineering resources to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s program Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR). The platform is a public/private partnership that is focused on addressing the challenges of at-scale research platforms, and it increases education on wireless technology and data networking. The … continue reading

Google Cloud Debugger, Go 1.6, and Ansible updates—SD Times news digest: Feb. 18, 2016

Google Cloud Debugger lets developers inspect the state of an application at any code location without stopping or slowing it down. It now has an enhanced UI, expanded language support, and debugging from more places, according to the Google Cloud Platform blog. This can be viewed in the application state without adding logging statements, and … continue reading

Docker acquires SocketPlane, GitLab and Gitorious join forces, and IBM’s Watson adds AlchemyAPI—SD Times news digest: March 4, 2015

Docker has acquired software-defined networking startup SocketPlane with the goal of creating a Docker-native networking ecosystem. According to a Docker blog post written by the SocketPlane team, partners already showing interest in Docker networking include Cisco, IBM, Joyent, Microsoft, Rancher, VMware and Weave. SocketPlane’s efforts will focus around the Docker APIs, collaborating with partners to … continue reading

Google’s ClientLogin shutdown, ONF’s open-source development repository, Xbox One app development—SD Times news digest: Feb. 18, 2015

Google wants to remind developers that they have until April 20 to migrate to newer Google Data APIs. The ClientLogin shutdown date is scheduled for that date, and all apps that rely on it will stop working. The company recommended developers switch to OAuth 2.0 to minimize user disruption. “Password-only authentication has several well-known shortcomings, … continue reading

Top 5 projects trending on GitHub

#1: Alamofire Alamofire is an HTTP networking library written in Swift. Think of it as AFNetworking, reimagined for the conventions of this new language but coexisting within the same codebase. Named after the Alamo fire flower, the library has features such as chainable request and response methods and JSON parameter encoding. We featured #2: Google … continue reading

Virtualization: Not just for machines anymore

Network virtualization allows multi-tiered applications to behave as though they were in a physical network … continue reading

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