SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Go-Libvirt

Go-Libvirt is a pure Go interface for interacting with the toolkit Libvirt. DigitalOcean developed go-libvirt in 2016 to meet the company’s specific needs. “At DigitalOcean, we use libvirt with QEMU to create and manage the virtual machines that compose our Droplet product. QEMU is the workhorse that enables hundreds of Droplets to run on a … continue reading

Cross-platform development will dominate open-source this year, GitHub says

GitHub is identifying key open-source project trends to be on the lookout this year based on its contributor, visitor and star activity data. The company took the top 100 projects with the largest increase in contributors, identified the top 100 projects with the most visitors, and took into account the top 100 projects with the … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: ESLint

ESLint wants to help clean up your JavaScript code. ESLint is a pluggable linting solution for JavaScript and JSX. Code linting is a type of static analysis designed to identify and report on problematic problems. “JavaScript, being a dynamic and loosely-typed language, is especially prone to developer error. Without the benefit of a compilation process, … continue reading

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The history behind Christine Peterson’s term ‘open source software’

Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of open-source software. More specifically, tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of the term “open source.” The phrase was coined by Christine Peterson, the cofounder and past president of the nontech public interest group Foresight Institute. After 20 years, Peterson is revealing more insight into how the use of the term open-source … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Violet

Salesforce has announced it is open sourcing its Node.js voice enabling platform Violet. The project was started early last year in collaboration with the Amazon Salesforce Immersion team. The teams worked to leverage voice capability while building a great user experience. “We quickly got very excited about the potential voice-enabled devices present-s-, but it also … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Detectron

Facebook is open sourcing its object detection research platform Detectron. The project was started by the Facebook AI Research (FAIR) team in 2016 to create a fast and flexible object detection system built on the deep learning framework Caffe2. The goal of the project is to provide a high-quality, high-performance codebase for object detection research. … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Aurelia

The Aurelia team has announced big ambitions to add new features and platform capabilities in 2018. Aurelia is an open source, next generation JavaScript client framework for web, mobile and desktop. The team announced plans to add support for server-side rendering, enhance the project’s UX, provide strong compatibility for web components, address sing-file component development … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Crystal

You may often hear programmers claim that once you’ve mastered your first programming language, learning additional languages is easy. Once you have the basic concepts mastered, it’s just a matter of learning different syntaxes. While this may be true, when you are juggling between all these different languages, it can sometimes be difficult to keep … continue reading

NodeSource announces $17.5 million round of funding

The Node.js company NodeSource is celebrating the holidays with a new round of funding announced today. In a series B funding, the company raised $17.5 million. The money will be used towards the company’s engineering, support and global go-to-market teams. This brings NodeSource’s total amount raised to $33.4 million since 2014. “Our Node.js solutions are … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Fn

Oracle wants to accelerate the adoption of serverless  technology with the Fn Project. Fn is an open source container native serverless platform designed to run on any cloud or on-premise. It features multi-language support, container native capabilities, and provides developers with all the controls they need to implement functions with complex requirements. Other components of … continue reading

Dgraph announces its first production-ready graph database release and plans for the future

From humble beginnings of having just one contributor back in 2015, the open source graph database Dgraph has grown over the past two years to have 46 contributors, 2190 GitHub commits, 277 branches, and 25 releases. It was originally created out of a desire to do away with the typical weaknesses of traditional relational databases. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Syncfusion’s Essential Studio 2017 Volume 4, Micro Focus acquires COBOL IT, and Android Quick Boot

Syncfusion has announced the release of Essential Studio 2017 Volume 4, the final quarterly update to the Developer Platform for 2017. Included in the update is Essential JS 2, which is a collections of 25 Syncfusion JavaScript components. “Tools for web development are a crucial part of cross-platform solutions, wherever your users may be. That’s … continue reading

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