Topic: open source

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Dapr

Microsoft announced the alpha release of its open-source, portable, event-driven runtime called Dapr. The aim is to make it easier for developers to build microservice applications. According to the company, microservices benefits of scalability, loose service coupling and independent deployments come at the expense of increased complexity of distributed systems. In addition, writing an application … continue reading

Delta Lake project joins the Linux Foundation as open data lakes standard

Databricks has announced it is donating its open-source data lakes project to the Linux Foundation. Delta Lake is designed to improve the reliability, quality and performance of data lakes.  Databricks first announced the project in April. “Today, nearly every company has a data lake they are trying to gain insights from, but data lakes have … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Bazel 1.0, Automation Anywhere’s RPA as a Service, and new Udacity scholarships

The open-source project for building and testing software quickly and reliably has reached a milestone 1.0 release. Bazel 1.0 features new genrule support, default exec_properties for all rules, gRPC connections with default TLS enabled, aapt2, fixed Windows path issues, and C++ and Java improvements.  Bazel is also available in Angular as an opt-in preview in … continue reading

Richard Stallman, founder of the GNU project and free software advocate. Oslo, Norway, 23 February 2009

GNU Project maintainers push to remove Richard Stallman

Richard Stallman is continuing to receive backlash from the comments he made about a MIT Facebook event protesting Jeffrey Epstein’s association with the university. As a result of his comments, he resigned from the Free Software Foundation, which he founded, and from MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab’s visiting staff, and now the GNU … continue reading

WSO2 Enterprise Integrator 7.0 introduces Ballerina 1.0 and new integrators

Open-source integration provider WSO2 has announced the latest release of its cloud-native, hybrid integration platform for APIs, data and event streams. WSO2 Enterprise Integrator 7.0 features a new Ballerina Integrator, an updated micro-integrator, new streaming integrator and enhanced analytics and observability capabilities.  “WSO2 Enterprise Integrator 7.0, the first platform to leverage the Ballerina language, offers … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Progress announces new .NET capabilities, WhiteSource integrates with GitLab Core and Eclipse IDE, and PayPal leaves Libra

Progress announced a new release of Progress Telerik tools for .NET developers, adding full day-zero support for .NET Core 3.0 RC across the entire Telerik product line.  New capabilities and features include over 25 native UI components for Blazor; new components and accessibility improvements in ASP.NET Core and ASP.NET MVC; as well as a new … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: DroneAid

This week’s SD Times open-source project of the week is an IBM hackathon winning project that uses visual recognition to detect and count SOS icons on the ground from drone streams overhead to help first responders plot rescue actions.  DroneAid was developed by developer Pedro Cruz after he witnessed Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and … continue reading

Kong acquires open-source REST client provider Insomnia

Kong, the API and service life cycle management platform, announced that it acquired the open-source REST client provider Insomnia. In addition, the company revealed new products at its 2019 Kong Summit in San Francisco this week. The company will continue to support Insomnia as an independent open-source project. With the acquisition, Kong said it looks … continue reading

Node-RED 1.0 now available

The open-source low-code programming tool Node-RED reached a milestone this week as it announced its 1.0 release. Node-RED was originally developed by IBM and open sourced six years ago. It is designed for event-driven applications and features flow-based programming to visualize how messages flow throughout an application.  “Node-RED embodies a ‘low code’ style of application … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Spacemesh

The SD Times Open Source Project of this week is Spacemesh, a decentralized cryptocurrency that people can buy without using local currency. It is designed to be fairly distributed and run by home desktop PC owners from around the world. “We believe that current methods for coin distribution, such as ICOs, airdrops, participation in mining … continue reading

Sonatype builds automated malware prevention for open-source libraries

New versions of open-source components are being released every day at an overwhelming and alarming pace. According to the open-source governance company Sonatype, approximately 20,000 component updates are made per day, making it near impossible for teams to manually manage dependencies. In addition, open-source projects that are impacted by attacks are difficult to detect because … continue reading

Apache Rya becomes an ASF Top-Level Project

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) graduated Rya, a scalable open-source Big Data database, to its list of Top-Level Projects (TLP). The project was submitted to the Apache Incubator in September 2015. The database is triple store (subject-predicate-object) database, and is capable of storing billions of linked information sets by using novel storage methods, indexing schemes … continue reading

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