Topic: open source

AI robotics research platform PyRobot now open sourced

Facebook wants to accelerate AI robotics research with the open source release of PyRobot. According to the company, the project is designed as a framework and ecosystem that enables AI researchers and students to mobilize a robot in just a few hours, without specialized knowledge of the hardware or details such as device drivers, control … continue reading

Google adds new level of privacy and insight to data with open-source project

Google has announced the open-source availability of its Private Join and Compute project. Private Join and Compute is a type of secure multi-party computation designed to help organizations work with confidential data sets. The project is a part of the company’s mission to help organizations do more with data while keeping users’ data as safe … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Stencil

Since Stencil One’s release just last week, developers can use the compiler to generate standards-compliant Web Components, while also delivering concepts from popular frameworks into a build-time tool. According to Ionic, the creator of Stencil, stencil takes features such as async rendering, reactive data-binding, Typescript and JSX and generates web components with all the features … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Core WCF joins .NET Foundation, Databricks and Booz Allen team up, and Javalin 3.0

The .NET Foundation has announced support for Core WCF, an OSS project whose initial code donated from a WCF team member at Microsoft. Core WCP is a por of the Windows Communication Framework. According to its GitHub page, its goal is to move existing WCF projects to .NET Core. “I think this is a great … continue reading

Industry Watch: Of open source, data breaches and speed

When IBM CEO Ginni Rometty joined Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst on stage at last month’s Red Hat Summit to declare that IBM would leave Red Hat alone after its acquisition, cheers went up from the developers in the keynote audience. Their fear, of course, was that IBM would somehow change Red Hat and move … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Orbs

Hybrid blockchain developer Orbs wants to continue the open-source movement by enabling the ability to open data, share source code on a server, and share a running instance of that server. Orbs is a hybrid blockchain stack designed to help businesses create apps on decentralized networks that run on their own virtual blockchain. According to … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Cosmos

The “one blockchain to rule them all” sentiment has been prevalent in those who followed the battle between Ethereum and Bitcoin, yet the developers of the Cosmos SDK, an open-source framework for building blockchain applications in Go, share a different philosophy. “We want many different blockchains that are all connected and can communicate, send data … continue reading

SD Times news digest: PostgreSQL 12 beta 1, Rust 1.35.0, and Dependabot joins GitHub

The PostgreSQL Development Group announced its first beta release of PostgreSQL 12, an open-source object-relational database system that extends the SQL language. PostgreSQL also includes new features that span partitioning, collartion, JSON path queries, inlined with queries and more. The new release aims to improve the performance of the standard B-tree indexes with improvements to … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Knockout

This week’s open-source project is Knockout (KO) and it works purely on JavaScript. KO is a JavaScript MVVM (a modern variant of MVC) library that enables developers to create rich, desktop-like user interfaces with JavaScript and HTML. KO uses “observers” that help the UI stay in sync with an underlying data model and declarative bindings … continue reading

Open-source developers can now get sponsored through GitHub

Code-hosting services and startups have been experimenting with different ways to get open-source users to pay open-source developers for creating valuable code. While funding services such as Patreon and Tidelift have been around with their own models, the largest open code hosting service GitHub is now on board with the beta announcement of GitHub Sponsors. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitLab 11.11, Xamarin.Forms 4.0, and WhiteSource partners with GitHub

GitLab 11.11 has launched with multi-assignment for MRs and container enhancements that will help increase collaboration throughout the entire DevOps lifecycle, according to GitLab. GitLab now supports multiple assignees for a merge request and automated deployment notifications for Slack and Mattermost. As for containers, the new release now supports Windows Container Executor for GitLab Runners, … continue reading

Apache Dubbo becomes top-level project

May is a month rife with graduations, and Apache Dubbo, an open-source remote procedure call framework based on Java, is getting its turn as it graduates from the Apache Incubator to a Top-Level Project (TLP).   The project was originally developed at Alibaba and open sourced in 2011. It entered the Apache Incubator, the gateway to … continue reading

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