Topic: open source

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Codidact

A new open-source project wants to provide an alternative to the Stack Exchange Network. While it is still a work in progress, Codidact is a “community-controlled, open-source Q&A platform.” “This project was created to coordinate and keep track of current efforts by a group of (mostly unsatisfied) users of Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Sourcetrail

This week’s open-source project of the week is Sourcetrail, a cross-platform source explorer that helps users get productive on unfamiliar source code.  It uses static analysis on C, C++, Java and Python source code and lets users navigate the collected information within a user interface that interactively combines graph visualization and code display. With the … continue reading

OIN, IBM, Microsoft and the Linux Foundation team up against open-source patent trolls

The Open Invention Network (OIN) is strengthening its fight against patent trolls. The organization has announced it is partnering up with IBM, Microsoft and the Linux Foundation to protect open-source software from Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), or patent trolls. The OIN was created to provide patent non-aggression cross-license in the “Linux System.” “Open source development … continue reading

Sonatype gets new strategic partner to help scale DevOps

Vista Equity Partners has announced it is acquiring a majority interest in Sonatype. Going forward, the companies will work together to continue to provide DevOps automation and open-source governance solutions.  “At Sonatype, our vision, strategy, and execution have long been focused on helping software engineering teams scale DevOps by automatically harnessing all of the good … continue reading

GitHub launches new lab to tackle open-source security

GitHub wants to help protect the open-source ecosystem with the announcement of the GitHub Security Lab. The lab is designed to bring together security researchers, maintainers and companies who are dedicated to open-source security.  In addition, the company will provide tools, resource bounties ,and hours of security research.  “We all share a collective responsibility to … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Gitea

This week’s featured open-source project gives developers “Git with a cup of tea.” Gitea is a self-hosted Git service. “The goal of this project is to make the easiest, fastest, and most painless way of setting up a self-hosted Git service. Using Go, this can be done with an independent binary distribution across all platforms which … continue reading

GitHub announces archive program, mobile experience and improved code search at GitHub Universe

GitHub wants to provide a better user experience for developers. The company made a number of announcements surrounding daily experience, the open source community and the cloud at its annual GitHub Universe conference in San Francisco this week. As part of its announcements, both GitHub Actions and GitHub Packages are now out of beta. GitHub … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Titan

Data is becoming more important than ever, and developers are beginning to realize they need better ways to harness and work with data. The problem, however, is that data isn’t handled the same way development is and therefore it can become a time-consuming and complex process.  “The rise of git, docker, and DevOps has created … continue reading

Python becomes the second-most popular programming language on GitHub

Python is finally beginning to outrank Java. In the beginning of the year, TIOBE Index predicted Python would soon replace Java and that prediction is becoming a reality with the release of GitHub’s 2019 State of the Octoverse. According to the report, Python outranked Java for the first time, becoming the second-most popular programming language … continue reading

Netflix open sources polyglot notebook Polynote

Netflix has announced that it is open sourcing Polynote, which, as the name implies, is a polyglot notebook. Polynote provides Scala support, Apache Spark integration, as-you-type autocomplete, and multi-language interoperability with Scala, Python, and SQL. According to Netflix, Polynote will allow data scientists to integrate its JVM-based machine learning platform with Python’s ecosystem of machine … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Ghost

The open-source blogging CMS with a modern intuitive editor and built-in SEO features just reached version 3.0. Ghost 3.0 integrates publishing<>subscriptions, which allows anyone to build a recurring revenue subscription business. The tool is managed by the not-for-profit Ghost Foundation. The developers of Ghost explained they embrace the JAMstack movement, which prefers to generate a … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Dapr

Microsoft announced the alpha release of its open-source, portable, event-driven runtime called Dapr. The aim is to make it easier for developers to build microservice applications. According to the company, microservices benefits of scalability, loose service coupling and independent deployments come at the expense of increased complexity of distributed systems. In addition, writing an application … continue reading

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