Topic: open source software

Docker open-sources its infrastructure toolkit, InfraKit

Docker is providing a new way for developers to create and manage their infrastructure. The company announced InfraKit, an open-source toolkit for “self-healing” infrastructure, at its LinuxCon Europe event this week. “With SwarmKit, Docker introduced a declarative management toolkit for orchestrating containers. Today, we are doing the same for infrastructure,” the Docker core engineering team … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: osquery

Osquery wants to make it easy for you to manage your infrastructure. This week’s GitHub project of the week is a SQL-powered detection tool designed to give users real-time insights in order to make informative decisions. It provides intrusion detection, infrastructure reliability, and compliance. “As adoption for osquery grew, a strong and active community emerged … continue reading

Dronecode’s Craig Elder speaks about open-source software for drones

Earlier this month it was revealed that ArduPilot, an open-source autopilot solution, would no longer be associated with the Linux Foundation’s Dronecode Project, an open-source drone platform. This came as a surprise to many considering that the idea of Dronecode came from the minds of ArduPilot. “Dronecode was established around ArduPilot,” said Craig Elder, former … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Perfect

When you are developing client-side and server-side applications, they need to be perfect. That is why PerfectlySoft developed Perfect, a web server and toolkit for developers. The solution is designed specifically for Apple’s open-source programming language Swift, allowing developers to build applications using only Swift. “It’s the ideal backbone for cloud and mobile technologies,” the … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Science Journal

Google has announced it is open-sourcing its Science Journal app. Science Journal is designed to turn Android into a mobile science solution, using the phone’s sensors to explore the world. “We believe that anyone can be a scientist anywhere. Science doesn’t just happen in the classroom or lab. Tools like Science Journal let you see … continue reading

Microsoft UWP Community Toolkit, Twitter extends Crashlytics, and roadblocks to cloud success—SD Times news digest: Aug. 18, 2016

Microsoft is giving developers a new open-source toolkit to enable them to work with their community and contribute to the Windows SDK. The UWP Community Toolkit features capabilities such as helper functions, custom controls and app services for developers; open-source code; and alignment with the Windows SDK for Windows 10. Developers can use the toolkit … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: inspectIT

This week’s GitHub project wants to provide developers with an alternative version to commercial application performance monitoring (APM) tools. InspectIT is an open-source APM tool for monitoring and preventing problems in Java EE apps for free. “InspectIT is based on an application-centric, business-focused approach, where each technical request is mapped to an application and to … continue reading

Columbus Collaboratory and IBM Watson release an open-source R extension

IBM Watson and Columbus Collaboratory, an analytics and cybersecurity company, want to make it easier for data scientists to access and build solutions using the R programming language with IBM Watson. The organizations have unveiled CognizeR, an open-source R extension. “R is decidedly the most popular language used by data scientists for statistical and analytics … continue reading

Chrome to favor HTML5, Apple releases beta 5 of Xcode 8, and new funding for PyPy—SD Times news digest: August 10, 2016

Google has announced Chrome will start de-emphasizing Flash in favor of HTML5 as a way to speed up the web and save battery life. According to the company’s blog, “90% of Flash on the web loads behind the scenes to support page analytics,” causing the plugin to slows things down. Starting in September, Chrome 53 … continue reading

Federal Source Code policy, Oracle’s data breach, Wolfram Language 11, Alibaba Cloud and HTC, and a new Android bug—SD Times news digest: August 9, 2016

The White House and the federal government is keeping the commitment to open-source software it made earlier this year. The White House has announced the Federal Source Code policy. The policy is designed to help make custom-developed source code created for the federal government easily accessible to all federal agencies. In addition to the policy, … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: LaunchKit

LaunchKit wants to help mobile app developers create, launch and monitor their applications with web-based tools it has recently released as open source. The company’s suite of products include a screenshot builder, app website builder, review monitor and sales reporter. Screenshot builder allows developers to create images for app stores. App website builder enables developers … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Pokémon Go Controller

With Pokémon Go rapidly becoming the top mobile application in the United States, we decided to feature a GitHub project that aims to take the game to the next level. The idea of Pokémon Go is that users will have to leave their house in order to scout out and capture Pokémon. There are different … continue reading Protection Status