Topic: open source

Microsoft brings Chromium to Edge to reduce web development fragmentation

Microsoft has announced plans to adopt Chromium into Microsoft Edge on desktop. Chromium is an open-source web browser project created by Google. According to Microsoft, this move will provide better web compatibility for customers and less web fragmentation for web developers. In addition, Microsoft will start to contribute to the Chromium project. “Ultimately, we want … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Crossplane

With the release of open-source multi-cloud management interface Crossplane, cloud services developer Upbound wants to provide an open and consistent way to handle integrations with whichever cloud platforms you throw at it. “Crossplane presents a declarative management style API that covers a wide range of portable abstractions including databases, message queues, buckets, data pipelines, serverless, … continue reading

The Linux Foundation forms new Automated Compliance Tooling project

The Linux Foundation is working on improving open-source compliance with the formation of a new project. The Automated Compliance Tooling (ACT) project has been set up to consolidate investments, increase interoperability and help organizations manage compliance obligations. According to the foundation, while the use of open-source code is becoming very popular, it is important to … continue reading

Preserving software’s legacy

All throughout our lives we are reminded of events from the past. History teaches us about what happened before us to help us understand how society came to be as it is today. But today we live in a digital age, and while leaders, laws, wars and other parts of our history will always be … continue reading

Microsoft Connect(); 2018 tackles developer tools, open source and serverless

Microsoft wants to give developers the ability to do more with new tools and features announced at its Microsoft Connect(); 2018 conference today. The company went over new developer tools, open-source projects and serverless computing capabilities. “As we share our new innovations for every developer at Connect(); 2018 today, I’m reminded that now, more than … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: SubEthaEdit 5

Version 5 of TheCodingMonkeys’ SubEthaEdit text editor is now available. With this release, the project will become free and open-source. Dominik Wagner, former CEO of TheCodingMonkeys, who helped start the project in 2002, wrote in a blog post that while surpassed by other editors, mainly Apple’s own XCode, there are some holdouts that still hold … continue reading

Drone.io gives open-source community free continuous integration service

Continuous delivery platform provider Drone.io is giving back to the open-source community with the release of a continuous integration hosted service solution. Drone Cloud is being released to the open-source community for free with the help of bare metal cloud provider Packet. According to the company, the solution is being powered by infrastructure donated from … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Apollo GraphQL Platform

Apollo made its GraphQL Platform open-core this week, making the platform’s core GraphQL development capabilities free and open source, with additional commercial plugins for purchase. Matt DeBergalis, co-founder and vice president of product at Apollo, explained the release takes into consideration many of the proposed GraphQL standards that Apollo and users of their platform have … continue reading

Going to school on open-source security

Open-source software forms the backbone of most modern applications. According to the 2018 Black Duck by Synopsys Open Source Security and Risk Analysis Report, 96 percent of the 1,100 commercial applications that the company audited for the survey contained open-source components, with each application containing an average of 257 open-source components. In addition, on average, … continue reading

Parasoft announces new support for the open source community

Parasoft is announcing a new initiative to help support open source communities and projects. As part of the initiative, the company will be offering free access to its tool suite, enabling developers to leverage test automation software, deep code analysis, and security capabilities for their open-source projects. “For over 30 years Parasoft has brought continuous … continue reading

Facebook launches Horizon to bring reinforcement learning to production environments

Facebook is trying to bridge the gap between reinforcement learning’s impact in research and its narrow range of use cases in production. The company’s new open-source project Horizon uses reinforcement learning to optimize products and services. Reinforcement learning creates a system that can make decisions, take actions, and adapt based on feedback. This approach can … continue reading

SD Times open-source project of the week: Infosys DevOps Platform

Infosys has released what it calls a enterprise-class integrated DevOps platform into open source. According to the company’s Chief Operating Officer Pravin Rao, “enterprises pursuing digital transformation require Agile and DevOps at scale to rapidly adopt new technologies, transform legacy systems and respond swiftly to new requirements.” The Infosys DevOps Platform is meant to address … continue reading

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