Topic: open source

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Principled GraphQL

GraphQL is quickly becoming the preferred approach for working with APIs. It is a query language for APIs, and is designed to give users more insight and understanding into the data inside their APIs. According to GraphQL platform provider Apollo, it’s also so much more than a query language. “It’s a comprehensive solution to the … continue reading

New open-source project introduces code-free deep learning approach

Uber’s AI engineering team wants to make deep learning more accessible with the open-source release of Ludwig. The deep learning toolbox based on TensorFlow aims to give users the ability to train and test deep learning models without having to write any code. “Ludwig is unique in its ability to help make deep learning easier … continue reading

Open Robotics turns its focus to ROS 2.0

Open Robotics, previously known as the Open Source Robotics Foundation, is pouring its development efforts into rewriting the core of the Robot Operating System (ROS) 1.0 this year. ROS has been around since 2007, and while version 1.0 is already being used in a number of different applications and solutions, the robotics industry is changing … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Presto

In an effort to advance Presto’s development, a new open-source foundation has been launched for the project. Presto is an open-source distributed SQL query engine that enables organizations to perform interactive queries on their data. In addition, Presto scales to accommodate large and complex enterprise datasets. The query engine supports a diverse range of use … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Hacktoberfest

While not exactly an open-source project, Hacktoberfest is a monthlong celebration of open-source software, and provides many contributions to the open-source community. The sixth annual Hacktoberfest won’t be taking place until October, but organizer DigitalOcean wants to help developers looking to get in on the festivities this year by providing developers with a few things … continue reading

OSI weighs in on open-source licensing conflict

Open-source companies are taking a “closed” approach to licensing options as a way to fight off what they see as threats to their projects. The first approach to make waves in the open-source community was the Commons Clause initiative, which aimed to add restrictions to existing open-source licenses. Following Commons Clause, MongoDB set out to … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Yarn

The open-source dependency management project Yarn is looking to keep with the ever-changing industry with a new focus and plans for the next version and beyond. The team just revealed its roadmap for version 2 (codenamed Berry) along with major changes users can expect in the future. “When the Yarn project started back in 2016, … continue reading

Server Side Public License struggles to gain open-source support

The Server Side Public License (SSPL) is not being welcomed into the open-source community with open arms as its creator, MongoDB, had hoped. But that’s not stopping the SSPL from getting the support it needs. MongoDB first announced the release of the new software license in October as a way to protect itself and other … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Scylla

With data having an impact on almost every part of today’s business, Scylla wants to make sure applications are powered by a database that can handle the influx of data without compromising performance. Scylla is a NoSQL database that provides low latency, always-on availability, high throughput, is scalable, easy to use, and community-backed. “Scylla is … continue reading

WSO2 reveals plans to support open-source communities in 2019

Open-source technology provider WSO2 is committing itself to solving open-source challenges in 2019. The company revealed its plans to expand open-source communities this year as well as support open-source businesses. The news comes as many other open-source businesses are turning to stricter licenses to tackle open-source business model challenges. RELATED CONTENT: New software licenses aim … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Ockam

A new open-source project is launching this year to get down to the nitty gritty of IoT developer challenges. Ockam provides a suite of tools for identifying, trusting and including interoperability in connected devices. The project includes a software development kit with a library for Go language developers and a CLI. Future releases will include … continue reading

SD Times news digest: ActiveState’s new open-source automation features, Amazon acquires CloudEndure, and Square’s In-App Payments SDK

ActiveState has added new beta features to its platform. According to the company, the new features will help “automatically build, certify and resolve open source language.” Specific features include the ability to select a set of packages from ActiveState’s inventory to create on-demand builds, automated Python builds, automatic dependency resolution, commit-based build history, and integrated … continue reading

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