Topic: open source

Sentry’s FOSS Fund 155 to financially support open source community

Sentry, in an attempt to raise the bar for how companies interact financially with the open source community, is launching FOSS Fund 155 and donating $154,999.89 to 108 individuals.  The inspiration comes from other open source funds that came before it, including FOSS Fund Adopters, launched by Indeed, which resulted in a $10,000 to Sentry … continue reading

IBM launches guide for contributing to open source cloud projects

Today, IBM released the Open Source Cloud Guide which highlights various use cases that are important in hybrid cloud environments and features the important open-source projects in those areas.  The guide offers an overview of the concept or use case, an explanation of a traditional solution to achieve it, key open-source projects, and a highlight … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Threatmapper

Threatmapper is a cloud-native security observability platform that scans, maps, and ranks vulnerabilities from development through production across serverless, Kubernetes, container, and multi-cloud environments.  This Wednesday, it was open-sourced by Deepfence under the Apache 2.0 license.  “By open sourcing ThreatMapper, we aim to help developers, DevOps, DevSecOps, and security teams identify and prioritize threats quickly … continue reading

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SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Appsmith

Appsmith, the open-source project that helps developers build internal tools, announced that it received $10.5 million in funding plus new real-time commenting and Git-sync features. The new real-time comment feature enables users to communicate directly, provide feedback, and collaborate while working on internal tools.  Also, the Git-sync feature, currently in testing with beta users, gives … continue reading

Snyk announces new product innovations and integrations to further developer-led security

Today the developer security company Snyk introduced new product innovations, DigitalOcean and HashiCorp partnerships, and launched Snyk Learn as part of SnykCon 2021.  Snyk Code, which offers a dev-first approach to static application security testing tooling just received support for C#, Ruby, PHP and Go added to Java, Javascript, and Python.  Also, Snyk Open Source … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Fig

The open-source project of this week is Fig, which adds VSCode-style autocomplete to one’s existing terminal.  The project pops up subcommands, options, and contextually relevant arguments and works with iTerm, the native MacOS Terminal app; Hyper; and the integrated terminal in VSCode. Completion specs are defined in a declarative schema that specifies ‘subcommands,’ ‘options’ and … continue reading

Report: Companies prioritize securing open-source components in modern software

The rapid adoption of the cloud has led companies to increasingly secure open-source components in modern software.  The newly released 12th Building Security In Maturity Model (BSIMM12) report found a 61% increase in software security groups’ identification and management of open source over the past two years.  The report was created by Synopsys, a company … continue reading

IBM and Linux Foundation AI and Data announce Machine Learning eXchange

IBM and Linux Foundation AI (LFAI) launched Machine Learning eXchange (MLX) as a one stop shop for trusted data and AI artifacts in open source and open governance. MLX provides a collection of free, open source, state-of-the-art deep learning models for common application domains. The curated list includes deployable models that can be run as … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: OpenVSCode

OpenVSCode provides a version of VS Code that runs on a server on a remote machine and allows access through a modern web browser.  It’s based on the same infrastructure used by Gitpod or GitHub Codespaces at scale.  According to the project’s GitHub page, in 2019 the VS Code team began refactoring its architecture in … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apple releases new marketing tools for App Store, Android to expand permissions auto-reset, Swift 5.5 released

Apple announced that users can now easily create custom marketing assets such as banners and images to promote their apps on social media and more.  One just needs to select their app, choose a template, customize their design, and add preset messages in multiple languages.  The new App Store marketing tools can also be used … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Design Principles

Design Principles help teams with decision-making with a few simple principles or constructive questions that can help teams make appropriate decisions. Among the selection of principles are Principles of Design by Tim Berners-Lee, The Ten Principles of Inclusive Web Design, Principles of Calm Technology, and 192 other examples.  The project is managed by Ben Brignel, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android for Cars App Library 1.1, MariaDB announces a technical preview of NoSQL listener capability, and Rezilion funding

Today, Android announced the release of the beta version of Android for Cars App Library version 1.1. Android Auto apps using features like map interactivity, vehicle’s hardware data, multiple-length text, log message, and sign-in templates, can now be utilized in cars in cars with Android Auto 6.7+.  With this, Android also completes the transition to … continue reading

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