Topic: open source

Meta Open Source to donate Jest to the OpenJS Foundation

Meta Open Source has announced that Jest, its open-source JavaScript testing framework, is officially being transferred to the OpenJS Foundation. According to the company, this comes as an exciting next step as Jest continues to mature as an open-source project. This open-source project serves to enable developers to write high performance tests with little configuration … continue reading

Cloudflare working to define new API standards

Cloudflare announced that it is collaborating with Deno and individual core contributors of the Node.js open-source project to give developers choice when creating edge computing technology. Together they are forming the Web-interoperable Runtimes Community Group. The goal of the group is to create a common set of standards that will enable developers to write and … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Common Voice

The team at Mozilla recently announced the release of the latest Common Voice dataset. Common Voice is an initiative put in place in order to help teach machines how real people speak, and this newest dataset achieved a major milestone: more than 20,000 hours of open-source speech data that anyone, anywhere can use.  With this, … continue reading

The changing economics of open source

The past several months has seen an unusually high level of commotion in the open source community, largely focused on the economics of who — and how we — should pay for ‘free’ software. But this isn’t just some geeky flame war, what’s at stake here is business critical for vast swathes of the business world. … continue reading

GitHub enhances Codespaces with improved experience for working with multi-repository projects

GitHub announced new improvements that streamline the Codespaces experience when working with multi-repository and mono-repo projects.   GitHub initially released Codespaces to address cloud-native applications that are housed in a single repository: the most common type of project on GitHub.  For those that are developing a feature that spans many different types of services, GitHub added … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Kubeflow

Kubeflow is an MLOps toolkit originally created by Google that has integrated components for model development, model training, multi-step pipelines, AutoML, serving, monitoring, artifact management, and experiment tracking.  The project aims to reduce costs associated with Running production machine learning workflows at scale with new capabilities. The PyTorch training operator can now be scaled up … continue reading

GitHub’s Dependabot alerts now surface if code calls a vulnerability

GitHub announced a new feature for Dependabot alerts that helps developers see how vulnerabilities affect their code. Dependabot alerts use GitHub’s precise code navigation engine to determine if a repository directly calls a vulnerable function.  The new feature marks a shift in how GitHub curates information on vulnerable packages from the Advisory Database to curating … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Lexical

Facebook announced that it open-sourced Lexical, an extensible JavaScript web text-editor library that emphasizes reliability, accessibility and performance. The project’s set of editor states represent the current and pending states of the editor at any given time. Developers can attach a content-editable DOM element to editor instances, and also register listeners and commands. Users can … continue reading

Enterprise open source and the security of the software supply chain

In late 2021, a vulnerability was detected in the Java logging package Log4j, which is the most popular framework for logging in Java. It is used in millions of applications. Not only that, but it is used as a dependency in over 7,000 open-source projects, according to research from software security company Sonatype.  Given the … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Grafana Mimir

Grafana Mimir is a scalable open-source time series database that allows enterprises to scale to over 1 billion metrics, and features benefits like simplified deployment, high availability, and more.  The project is built on the foundations of Cortex, which was started in order to build scalable Prometheus-compatible solutions designed to be run as a SaaS … continue reading

Mirage 4.0 available with updates to the compiler

The library operating system MirageOS 4.0 has been released with better integrations and a significant change in how MirageOS compiles projects.  The project constructs unikernels for secure, high-performance, low-energy footprint applications across various hypervisor and embedded platforms. The MirageOS networking code powers Docker Desktop’s VPNKit and is also in use in Citrix Hypervisor, Nitrokey, Robur, … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: xGitGuard

xGitGuard is a tool built by Comcast to keep inadvertently uploaded authentication secrets out of GitHub repositories that is now available as open-source software.  It can be used to scan GitHub at scale and identify proprietary authentication secrets, specifically passwords, API keys, and tokens. Development teams can use xGitGuard to identify credentials in their own … continue reading

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