SD Times news digest: Mendix Assist, IBM UrbanCode, and the FreeBSD Foundation

Mendix has announced a new AI-assisted development solution for low-code application development. Mendix Assist is based on machine learning analysis from more than 5 million anonymized app flows. According to the company, it provides 90 percent accuracy on next-step suggestion, and quality, performance and maintenance recommendations. Mendix Assist is designed to provide hands-on mentoring for … continue reading

Pulumi emerges from stealth with cloud development platform

Pulumi Corporation is giving developers and DevOps teams a new way to get their code to the cloud. The company emerged from stealth mode today with an open-source cloud development platform for cloud-native apps using containers, serverless functions, APIs and infrastructure. “All developers are now cloud developers. The cloud delivers enormous capabilities; however, creating modern … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Gandiva

Data-as-a-Service platform provider Dremio announced a new open-source initiative for Apache Arrow this week. The Gandiva Initiative for Apache Arrow aims to speed up and improve the performance of in-memory analytics using Apache Arrow. The project will leverage the open-source compiler LLVM, and apply any changes to programming languages and libraries starting with C++ and … continue reading

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SD Times news digest: BrowserStack’s open-source program, Tableau acquires AI startup, and TigerGraph’s free graph database

Web and mobile app testing platform provider BrowserStack has announced a new open-source program to provide free open-source software testing on the BrowserStack Real Device Cloud. According to the company, the goal is to provide open-source developers with tools and infrastructure for speed, accuracy and scale. “BrowserStack is committed to strengthening our ties with the … continue reading

Facebook open sources Sonar

Facebook has announced it will be open sourcing its extensible debugging tool: Sonar. Sonar was originally created to help Facebook engineers manage the complexity of working with multiple different modules. According to the company, Sonar provides a framework where experts and developers can convey important information to users. It also provides engineers with an intuitive … continue reading

SD Times news digest: The Linux Foundation reacts to Microsoft’s GitHub acquisition, Mozilla’s Common Voice project, and Breakthrough Technologies’ Loco platform

The Linux Foundation has released its statement on Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub. It stated that the move is probably a good thing for the open-source community as Microsoft has the means to make GitHub better. It also thinks it is a good sign that they brought in Nat Friedman, who has been well-respected in the … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Vue Vixens

A new program, project and community was launched this year with a mission to introduce women to the open-source JavaScript framework Vue. While there are a variety of framework communities for women in the programming industry such as Django Girls, Rails Bridge, and ng-Girls, Jen Looper, developer advocate at Progress, saw a lack of community … continue reading

GitLab premium services now free for educational and open-source projects

Following a major boost in activity this past weekend spurred on by Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub and Apple’s announcement of XCode integration for GitLab, GitLab has announced that its two most robust project management offerings, GitLab Ultimate and GitLab Gold, are now free for educational institutions and open source projects. Though GitLab was asked about … continue reading

The industry reacts to Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub

Yesterday, after days of speculation, it was confirmed that Microsoft would acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion. According to Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella, with developers on the forefront of this new digital era, the company wanted to ensure it could help them learn, share and work together to build software solutions. “Developers are the builders of … continue reading

Microsoft confirms GitHub acquisition

Microsoft is confirming the rumors that it is acquiring the software development platform GitHub are true. Microsoft has announced it is acquiring GitHub for $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. “Microsoft is a developer-first company, and by joining forces with GitHub we strengthen our commitment to developer freedom, openness and innovation,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. … continue reading

Report: Microsoft is acquiring GitHub

Microsoft has reportedly acquired the code repository provider GitHub. Bloomberg reports that the deal could be announced as early as this week. While the details of the acquisition have yet to be disclosed, GitHub was valued at $2 billion in 2015. GitHub is a development platform for open-source communities, developers and businesses to host, review, … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: GNOME

The GNOME Foundation has announced it is moving to GitLab. GNOME is a free and open-source software desktop project. According to GitLab, GNOME is one of the older and largest free software projects. While the project is known for its desktop, it has a “history of producing critical pieces of software infrastructure: common parts of … continue reading

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