Topic: open source

SD Times Open Source Project of the Week: Khronos Vulkan

Khronos Vulkan, which just released its 1.2 update, is a low-overhead, cross-platform 3D graphics and computing API.  Vulkan targets high-performance realtime 3D graphics applications such as video games and interactive media across all platforms. The new version includes improved performance, enhanced visual quality and easier development. Last year, Google’s Stadia launched with a host of … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitHub for Android beta now available, Windows Terminal preview 0.8, and WhiteSource announces support for GitLab Ultimate

The beta for GitHub on Android is out now, allowing developers to review code, merge changes and collaborate with others anywhere. GitHub for mobile can be run on any phone running Android 5.1 or later.  “We’re making these tasks easier to complete while you’re on the go, with a fully-native experience. With GitHub for mobile, … continue reading

JFrog announces free C/C++ DevOps package search and discovery tool

JFrog has announced ConanCenter, an open-source, decentralized and multi-platform package manager for developers to create and share native binaries.  ConanCenter aims to improve C and C++ DevOps package search and discovery by providing a better search UX and an easy-to-find list of configuration options.  “With more and more industries integrating onto Conan, including automotive, robotics, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Saumsung’s Galaxy XCover Pro for enterprises, C++ inliner improvements, and Apache project updates

Samsung introduced the Galaxy XCover Pro, an enterprise-ready smartphone built for business.  The Galaxy XCover Pro allows users to tailor their experience with two programmable keys to create custom actions with one click, simplifying things like opening a scanner, turning on a flashlight or launching a CRM app without having to swipe through apps, the … continue reading

Amazon aims to democratize deep learning with new library AutoGluon

Amazon has launched a new open-source library that will make it easier for developers to deploy machine learning models. With AutoGluon, Amazon aims to help developers deploy their models using just a few lines of code.  “We developed AutoGluon to truly democratize machine learning, and make the power of deep learning available to all developers,” … continue reading

Organization-backed projects vs. smaller, independent projects

Open-source projects come in all different shapes and sizes. Some projects have just the project creator and maintainer, while other projects have thousands of developers. Additionally, some projects are independently managed and other projects are backed by large organizations. While open-source projects are meant to promote innovation, how each project goes about it will be … continue reading

The ethical side of open source

When developers contribute, collaborate, or obtain open-source code, they look at how the code will help bolster their other projects as well as ensure they are complying with any open-source licenses. One thing that doesn’t get enough attention is the ethics of that open-source project, according to Heikki Nousiainen, CTO and co-founder at Aiven, an … continue reading

The realities of running an open-source community

There is no question that open source is the backbone of software today. Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, explained that about 80% of all software written is open-source software. The benefits of using open-source software is immeasurable, but it’s not the code itself that makes open-source software an invaluable resource.  According to … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Magit

Magit is designed as an interface to the version control system Git, implemented as an Emacs package. According to the team, while it is not a “complete Git porcelain,” it is complete enough to allow Git users to perform daily version control tasks directly from Emacs.  “A major advantage Magit has over Git on the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apache Software Foundation 2019 accomplishments, TIOBE end of the year index, and C++ changes

The Apache Software Foundation announced that 339 projects and sub-projects were accomplished this year, 206 projects made it to top level and 46 podlings made it in the Apache Incubator.  On the community side, there were 7,038 active Apache Committers, 765 ASF members, and 40 new members elected. More than 75% of contributors in 2019 … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Falcon

This week’s highlighted project is Falcon, which is an open-source Python framework for building large-scale app backends and microservices. According to the Falcon maintainers, the framework encourages the REST architectural style. It also attempts to do as little as possible, while also remaining highly efficient.  “When it comes to building HTTP APIs, other frameworks weigh … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Hour of Code milestones, Test Automation University in 2019, and an open-source version of Apple HomeKit

Code.org announced several new milestones for this year: 50 U.S. states have adopted computer science policies, over 100,000 new CS teachers were prepared by Code.org, and students on Code.org have created 60 million projects. “We want to emphasize that an important part of computer science is understanding how it can help with world challenges. As … continue reading

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