Topic: open source

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: code-server

This week’s highlighted open-source project makes it easy for developers to use VS Code on the go. Code-server is a VS Code instance developed by Coder that runs on a remote server, enabling VS Code to be accessed through a browser. Coder open-sourced the solution in March. Because VS Code is being hosted on a … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Pantheon Heroes

WebOps for Drupal and WordPress provider Pantheon has launched a new online program, called Pantheon Heroes Community,  “dedicated to contributing to the greater good of the open web.” The Heroes Community is meant to bring developers together with content and best practices for Drupal and WordPress. The content will be curated by a range of … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: CommunityBridge

The Linux Foundation is launching a new platform designed to sustain open-source communities. CommunityBridge was announced at this week’s Open Source Leadership Summit. The Linux Foundation plans to launch a number of tools to the open-source community throughout the next two years. The platform is currently being released with Community Bridge Funding to help developers … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Ghidra

The NSA announced at the 2019 RSA Conference in San Francisco this week that it is making its software reverse engineering tool Ghidra available to the public and open source. According to the agency, the project is aimed at making reverse engineering software more attainable with tools designed, among other things, to model processor activity to … continue reading

Biotech firms turns to open source for speed

Founded 10 years ago by a group of MIT scientists, Massachusetts-based biotech firm Ginkgo Bioworks has found great success in leveraging a number of open-source technologies to speed up and automate a wide variety of synthetic biology laboratory tasks. The organization’s main focus is the genetic engineering of compound-producing bacteria for a range of industrial … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: GrapesJS

This week’s Open-Source Project of the Week focuses on the web builder framework GrapesJS, which was designed to make it easier and faster to build HTML templates. According to the team, GrapesJS can be used by anyone, even those with no coding knowledge. GrapesJS was initially designed with the goal of being used inside Content … continue reading

Selenium IDE vying for a comeback

The open-source project for record and playback test automation is not giving up without a fight. After some recent revamping and advancements, the Selenium IDE project is back to try and win back the hearts of developers. Selenium was first introduced in 2004. In 2006, the Selenium IDE was introduced as a Firefox browser extension. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: ActiveState’s Open-Source Language Automation Blueprint, Segment’s Startup Program, and Google’s updated target API level requirements

ActiveState has launched a new methodology for implementing open-source language. Its Open-Source Language Automation Blueprint will provide guidelines for decreasing the costs and risks associated with managing open-source languages. The blueprint is broken down into four phases: defining open-source language policies, centralizing open-source language dependencies, automating open-source language builds, and deploying and managing open-source language … continue reading

Redis Labs switches open-source licensing model

In response to the negative reaction to its move to a Commons Clause licensing model, Redis Labs today is introducing the Redis Source Available License (RSAL) for Redis Modules. Redis Modules are add-ons to the Redis database. Last year, the company caused a lot of controversy and confusion when it included the Commons Clause with … continue reading

CAST Software creates index for Software Heritage open-source repository

To help its customers ensure the open-source software they use doesn’t pose licensing or vulnerability risks, CAST Software this week announced a partnership with Software Heritage under which CAST will create a provenance index of the heritage’s repository. RELATED CONTENT: Preserving software’s legacy The partnership is a result from CAST’s acquisition last fall of Antelink, a … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitHub’s draft pull requests, ARCore 1.7, and Rubrik Build

GitHub is improving collaboration between developers with the introduction of draft pull requests. According to GitHub, draft pull requests enable developers to create clear tags when working on a work in progress. Draft pull requests are styled differently than normal ones, making it clear that a project is in a draft state. In addition, merging … continue reading

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

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