GitHub releases security alerts

GitHub has announced security alerts for developers are now available. The company first announced security alerts at the GitHub Universe conference last month. The new solution is designed to detect vulnerable dependencies, alert affected repositories, and suggest known fixes. The security alerts are a part of the company’s recently announced dependency graph, which enables developers … continue reading

The power of open source: Why GitLab’s move to a Developer Certificate of Origin benefits the developer community

Over the past few years, open source software has transformed the way enterprises operate and ship code. In an era where companies are striving to deliver the next best application, enterprises are turning to the sea of open source contributors to create projects faster and more effectively than ever before. For instance, 65 percent of … continue reading

GitHub open sources new text editor for code collaboration

GitHub wants to make coding together as easy as it is to code alone. The company announced a new text editor for Atom, Teletype. Atom is the company’s hackable text editor. Teletype enables developers to collaborate in real time within Atom. “Writing code with another programmer is a great way to absorb knowledge, challenge yourself … continue reading

Google previews TensorFlow Lite

Google is giving developers a way to add machine learning models to their mobile and embedded devices. The company announced the developer preview of TensorFlow Lite. The new solution is a lightweight version of TensorFlow, the open-source software library for machine intelligence. “TensorFlow has always run on many platforms, from racks of servers to tiny … continue reading

Facebook open sources new build features for Android developers

Facebook is building on its open-source performance build tool, Buck, to speed up development and minimize the time it takes to test code changes in Android apps. Buck is designed to speed up builds, add reproducibility to builds, provide correct incremental builds, and help developers understand dependencies. The company first open sourced the solution in … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Pyro

Uber AI Labs is releasing its probabilistic programming language, Pyro, into open source this week. Pyro is part of Uber’s larger plan to provide reliable transportation by matching riders to drivers, suggesting routes, finding carpool combinations, and designing next generation vehicles. “To solve these challenges, we are combining state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) techniques with the … continue reading

Black Duck launches new container security solution

Black Duck announced the release of its OpsSight automatic open source vulnerability detection solution for containers at its Flight 2017 conference in Boston today. According to the company’s CEO Lou Shipley, OpsSight is Black Duck’s first product that targets the production phase of the software lifecycle. “Container technology is revolutionizing the way organizations package, deploy, … continue reading

Synopsys to acquire Black Duck Software

Synopsys and Black Duck Software have signed an agreement that will allow Synopsys to acquire Black Duck for approximately $565 million. Black Duck is known for its open source security and license management solutions. The acquisition is expected to close in December of this year. The transaction will be subject to Hart Scott Rodino regulatory … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Bottery from Google

This week we’re highlighting a new tool for generative contextual conversations from Google’s Kate Compton, creator of Tracery. Prior to joining Google, Kate “GalaxyKate” Compton developed the open source Tracery, ”a super-simple tool and language to generate text.” She took inspiration from this previous project, as well as from the Cheap Bots, Done Quick! Bot-hosting … continue reading

GitHub announces new developer Community Forum and Marketplace free trials

GitHub is officially launching the GitHub Community Forum as well as free trials to the GitHub Marketplace. The company first announced the features at its GitHub Universe event last month.  The forums add a new social aspect to the version control and web hosting platform, which GitHub says will be valuable for developers hoping to … continue reading

Report: Open source software projects are maturing

Electronic design automation company Synopsys released the findings of its 2017 Coverity Scan Report, which shows an increased of “project maturity” in the over 4,600 open source software projects analyzed based on certain secure development strategies. The 20-page report outlines Synopsys’s method of gathering user-submitted projects, encompassing approximately 760 million lines of code, and analyzing … continue reading

Node.js 9 released as version 8 enters long-term support

The Node.js Foundation announced the release of version 9 of the Node.js JavaScript runtime today, while Node.js 8 is going into long-term support. The community-driven, open-source library has seen use in enterprise applications, robotics, API toolkits, serverless apps, mobile websites and others, according to the foundation, and long-term support means companies should begin migrating to … continue reading

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