SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: WorldWind

NASA is teaming up with npm to create software projects that help share critical information about the health of our planet. One project in particular is designed to help developers access NASA data and create interactive visualizations of 3D globe, map and geographical information. WorldWind is a free and open-source visualize cities, and track vehicle … continue reading

Apple open sources FoundationDB

Apple has announced it is open sourcing its distributed database FoundationDB. Apple first acquired FoundationDB in 2015. FoundationDB is designed to provide “the power of ACID transactions in a distributed database.” It features a multi-model data store, a distributed architecture for scaling out and handling faults, and support for heavy loads. The database was first … continue reading

IBM releases new toolbox to protect AI from adversarial attacks

IBM is releasing an open-source software library to combat against adversarial attacks in deep neural networks (DNNs). DNNs are machine learning models that are capable of recognizing patterns. Current artificial intelligence techniques like recognizing objects in images, speech-to-text, and video annotation is based on DNNs. According to IBM, while DNNs are usually very accurate, they … continue reading

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Survey finds frequent critical vulnerabilities in serverless open-source applications

Open-source libraries reliant on serverless architecture frequently skimp on essential security measures, according to serverless security runtime environment provider PureSec’s Ten Most Critical Security Risks in Serverless Architectures 2018 report. The analysis found critical vulnerabilities or misconfigurations that “could allow attackers to manipulate the application and perform various malicious actions” in 21 percent of 1,000 … continue reading

Google and Netflix introduce open-source automated canary analysis service

Google and Netflix have announced a new project designed to reduce the risk of rapidly rolling out deployments to production. Kayenta is an open-source automated canary analysis service designed to enable teams to quickly push production changes and perform continuous delivery at scale. Kayenta is based off of Netflix’s internal canary system, but has been … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Dynamsoft’s Barcode Reader SDK, GitHub platform updates, and Leap Motion’s Project North Star

Dynamsoft has announced that it updated its Barcode Reader SDK to version 6. The SDK enables developers to embed barcode reading functionality into their web, desktop or mobile apps. The latest version features an improved algorithm that allows barcodes to scan 50 percent faster and improves accuracy, according to the company. These results were based … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Magnolia

Lab41 is currently developing a new open-source project called Magnolia. Lab41 is a research firm that aims to provide a better understanding on how to work with and use data analytics. The company’s ongoing project Magnolia  focuses on speech isolation using deep learning.  “Current technologies use expensive microphone arrays, are limited in the environments they … continue reading

Snyk’s Vulnerability Database Works with Google Chrome’s Lighthouse

Snyk, the leading solution for addressing vulnerabilities in open source libraries, announced today it is powering the vulnerable JavaScript libraries audit in Google Chrome’s Lighthouse, in general availability. The integration offers developers critical information about potential libraries that developers might be using that contain security vulnerabilities, increasing awareness and making it easier to take action. … continue reading

Glitch leaves beta and goes open source

The developer community website Glitch has announced it is leaving beta and The Glitch.com community is now open-source. It was initially announced last year as a way to facilitate collaboration between developers.    Since it was first announced, the platform has continued to evolve based on feedback from the developer community. Some of the new … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Swift 4.1, Rust releases version 1.25, CockroachDB 2.0 and data artisans’ dA platform

The Swift team has announced the release of Swift 4.1. Swift is Apple’s general-purpose programming language. Updates to the language include more support for generics, compiler updates, code size optimization mode, build import test, ABI stability, and enhancements to the Swift Package Manager. “This release provides more ways to configure your builds, including a new … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Yoda.2

Yoda.2 is a wise and powerful personal assistant tool that is accessible directly from the terminal. The open-source project was released last year by software developer Man Parvesh Singh Randhawa. He named the project Yoda because it can perform various tasks directly from the command line. In other terms, the tool can be revered to … continue reading

Docker founder Solomon Hykes bids adieu to company

Solomon Hykes is saying goodbye to the company he built over a decade ago. Ten years ago, Hykes quit his job to pursue Dotcloud (which would later become known as Docker), a company focused on container technology. Since then, Docker has attained more than $1 billion in market valuation. “As a founder, of course, I … continue reading

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