Topic: open source software

Microsoft open-sources its Minecraft AI testing platform

Microsoft is giving developers a new tool to advance artificial intelligence. The company announced it is open-sourcing Project Malmo, a Minecraft solution that has been previously only available to a limited number of computer scientists as a test bed for AI research. The platform is designed to help developers and researchers develop complex AI solutions … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Sentry

Sentry wants to make sure bugs don’t affect a user’s web, mobile or game experience. It is a modern error-logging and aggregation platform designed to give developers real-time crash reporting. The solution will notify developers when new issues occur or old issues resurface, ensure changes don’t have a negative impact on users, and diagnose and … continue reading

Git 2.9 released

The latest version of the open-source distributed version-control system Git is now available. Git 2.9 features new features, enhancements and bug fixes. In the latest version, Git aims to make submodules faster and more flexible than before. In the last release, the team gave users the option to fetch submodules in parallel in order to … continue reading

OSVR’s $5 million developer fund, Android N Security, and SmartDeviceLink for developers—SD Times news digest: June 13, 2016

Organizers of Open-Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) have announced a US$5 million developer fund to encourage developers to support the OSVR ecosystem. OSVR was designed to promote an open-source ecosystem that allows VR to work across all VR hardware. The developer fund will be led by gaming hardware and software provider Razer. “We understand content developers … continue reading

UberRUSH API opens to public, Thomas J. Perkins dies, and Mozilla’s Secure Open Source Fund—SD Times news digest: June 10, 2016

The UberRUSH API had been in private beta since January, and now it’s officially open to the public. The RUSH API is a solution for companies looking to build or streamline last-mile logistics. Anyone can build on-demand delivery right into an existing business, or create something on their own, according to a company announcement. Some … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: JSHint

Writers have it easy for the most part when they are writing a piece. With tools like Microsoft Word, Google Docs and other spell-checking solutions, it is easy to pinpoint where you made a mistake. For developers who are writing code that looks like a foreign language to anyone else, it can be difficult catching … continue reading

RethinkDB unveils open-source JavaScript platform, Horizon

RethinkDB, an open-source database, wants to help developers prototype and build cross-platform, real-time Web, mobile and IoT apps. The company announced Horizon, a new open-source JavaScript platform, is coming out of a closed developer preview today. According Michael Glukhovsky, cofounder of RethinkDB, developers need help trying to figure out how they build apps when their … continue reading

Basho releases open-source version of Riak TS

Basho Technologies has announced the latest version of its enterprise-grade NoSQL database designed for the Internet of Things, along with an open-source version of the solution. Riak TS version 1.3 features expanded SQL commands, improved API support, and shell command support. When Basho started building Riak TS back in 2014, it was always the company’s … continue reading

Black Duck updates its open-source security solution

Black Duck has announced version 3.0 of its open-source security solution, Hub, with increased code-scanning performance and new agile functionality. “Because of its widespread use, open source represents a large ‘attack surface’ where hackers can use (and reuse) vulnerabilities in open-source components to gain access to a large number of systems and sensitive data,” said … continue reading

Salesforce acquires MetaMind, the Civil Infrastructure Project, and Appy Builder—SD Times news digest: April 5, 2016

Salesforce has acquired MetaMind, an AI startup company. With the two coming together, they will be able to offer customers AI solutions with capabilities that further automate and personalize customer support, marketing, and other business processes. Salesforce’s data science capabilities will be extended by embedding deep learning within its platform. Salesforce also plans to integrate … continue reading

White House proposes government open-source software

The White House and the federal government will begin to make a major commitment to open-source software this summer. While the government has long used open-source software and tools, a new proposal out of the White House last weekend suggests that governmentally written or commissioned software should be released under free and open-source licenses. The … continue reading

TODO Group comes to the Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is unveiling plans to help organizations utilize and release open-source software. The foundation announced it will host the TODO Group, a cross-industry effort to focus on establishing best practices, tools and programs to support corporate open-source engagement. “From carmakers and banks to retailers and hospitals, every industry relies on open-source software, and … continue reading Protection Status