Topic: open source

How to accelerate development with well-maintained and secure open-source components

Open-source code and frameworks can be found in most modern software applications, as developers find great value in using functionality that has already been written. Open source has little or no upfront monetary cost and saves developers valuable time to work on higher-value projects. But among the problems with open source are that the code … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Coyote

Microsoft has announced the release of Coyote, an open-source .NET framework that guides developers toward designing, implementing, and testing code in a way that embraces non-determinism and asynchrony and to help them create asynchronous systems.  The testing tool controls every source of non-determinism defined, including the exact order of every asynchronous operation, which allows it … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Piranha

Uber has announced it is open-sourcing Piranha, an automated source-to-source code refactoring tool that automatically deletes stale code and feature flags when they become obsolete. Piranha is currently implemented for Objective-C, Swift, and Java programs so far.  “These nonfunctional feature flags represent technical debt, making it difficult for developers to work on the codebase, and … continue reading

8 top open-source community and data tools

As organizations wake up to the multitude of ways advanced technologies can augment their businesses, developers with relevant skills are becoming ever more valuable. Data is the key to a whole kingdom of opportunity, and when combined with AI and machine learning tools, the bounds of this kingdom are practically limitless.  Even for those without … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: OpenSilver

A open-source reimplementation of Silverlight has been released. OpenSilver is a modern, plugin-free, open-source version of Microsoft’s Silverlight solution that runs on current browsers via WebAssembly.  The team explained that while Microsoft Silverlight has enabled developers to build rich Internet apps using C#, XAML, and .NET, browsers have stopped supporting plugins. As a result, many … continue reading

SD Times news digest: .NET Core uninstall tool 1.0, Mozilla partners with KaiOS, and Apache Ignite 2.8

Microsoft has announced the .NET Core uninstall tool 1.0,  which is available for Windows and Mac. The new tool is designed to help machines become more manageable and save disk space. Starting in Visual Studio 2019 version 16.3, Visual Studio manages the versions of the SDK and runtime it installs. In previous versions, SDKs and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sentry’s commitment to open source, Appian RPA, and Deque applies ML to accessibility testing

Sentry announced that it is committed to contributing $100,000 to open source this year and said that it wouldn’t fund any larger organizations and would de-prioritize projects which it has already funded.  The five projects that Sentry announced it would fund include Black, Gimli, PyPl, Pytest, and Structlog.  “It’s easy for us to sponsor larger … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Project Verona

Project Verona is a research programming language to explore the concept of concurrent ownership.  The programming language is being run by Microsoft Research with academic collaborators at Imperial College London. It was inspired by other languages such as Rust, Cyclone, and Pony. The language also introduces a new model of concurrent programming in the form … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Apache Subversion

This week’s open-source project is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Apache Subversion is a control software and source code management tool available on most integration servers, integrated development environments, and issue tracking systems. Apache Subversion (“SVN”) was created by CollabNet in 2000 in an effort to create an open-source alternative to the then standard CVS (Concurrent … continue reading

premium What does it take to commit to 100% open source?

Open source is arguably the most successful approach to developing and distributing business-critical infrastructure software. By removing all barriers to entry and giving developers absolute freedom, open source allows organizations to take software and implement it across their businesses in a truly seamless and customizable way. This can then lead to exponential adoption growth, which … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Discover archetypes

IBM wants to help developers identify and classify archietypes in data with the release of a new code pattern. Archetypes are formally defined as a pattern, or a model, of which all things of the same type are copied. According to the company, its Watson natural language understanding helps users discover archetypes in their text … continue reading

The Linux Foundation reveals the most commonly used open-source software components

The Linux Foundation is addressing structural and security complexities in today’s modern software supply chains with the release of the ‘Vulnerabilities in the Core,’ a preliminary report and census II of open-source software.  The report was put together by the Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative and the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH).  RELATED … continue reading

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