Topic: open source

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SD Times news digest: Apollo GraphQL raises $130 million in funding, Git 2.33 now available, GitHub now requires two-factor authentication for Git operations

Apollo GraphQL said it will use the funding to create pioneering open-source graph technology that makes app development faster and more accessible for everyone.  The graph has gained a lot of popularity among developers with 86% of JavaScript developers ranking GraphQL as the top technology they want to learn.  The company also plans to expand … continue reading

JetBrains Academy launches Kotlin Basics

JetBrains Academy launched its new Kotlin Basics program as a free introduction for people getting into software development to get started on the most popular language for building Android apps.  In this track, students will get familiarized with the language syntax, concepts, and libraries, as well as with the basics of object-oriented programming.  Students will … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: CodeFlare

CodeFlare is IBM’s open-source framework that simplifies the integration and scaling of big data and AI workflows onto the hybrid cloud.  It drastically reduces the time to set up, run, and scale machine learning tests and expands on the functionality of Ray.  Also, CodeFlare pipelines run with ease on IBM’s new serverless platform IBM Cloud … continue reading

SD Times news digest: VCs pouring money into blockchain companies, Checkmarx acquires Dustico, ONUG names two new members to its board

Blockchain companies have raised $30.4 billion in total funding, marking an increase of 44% within a year, according to Block Arabia, a news media site in the field of financial markets. Crunchbase data showed that 2018 was a record year for blockchain investment, but the next two years saw a significant slump. This year, investors … continue reading

SD Times news digest: JetBrains Space adds notification management, Microsoft GCToolkit goes open source, Google is deprecating its JavaScript-based Google Platform Library

JetBrains added Notifications Management to its Space product to help developers deal with information overload.  #Spacebox, the new default personal feed, intelligently highlights the most relevant notifications, and users can customize the setup to adjust notifications they want to see inside Spacebox, as well as in any feed or group channel.  “Our goal with Space … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Mozilla Common Voice adds 16 new languages and 4,600 new hours of speech, Dataiku raises $400 million in Series E funding, Parallel Agile releases new version of CodeBot

Mozilla Common Voice announced a new, expanded data set that features 16 new languages including Basaa and Kazakh and 4,622 new hours of speech. In recent months, Mozilla has also announced three Common Voice fellows, a $3.4 million investment to fuel work in East Africa, and a partnership with NVIDIA. “By giving individuals the ability … continue reading

SD Times news digest: OutSystems releases Service Studio for Mac, Melissa announces Global Green Initiative, Apache weekly update

With Service Studio that gives Mac, OutSystems is giving users the same experience that until now was exclusive to PC users as Apple’s Mac is slowly gaining market share. The new IDE for Mac also includes new features and capabilities such as new themes for a refreshed and modern look and feel, Dark Mode, and … continue reading

GitHub Copilot sparks debates around open-source licenses

A few weeks ago GitHub released its Copilot solution, which uses AI to suggest code to developers. Developers can write a comment in their code and Copilot will automatically write the code it thinks is appropriate. It’s an impressive example of the power of AI, but has many developers and members of the open-source community … continue reading

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SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Airbyte

Airbyte is a data integration platform that runs in the cloud and replicates data. It enables users to get their data pipelines running in minutes with either pre-built or custom connectors from the Airbyte UI, API or CLI.  Developers simply need to authenticate their sources and get connectors that adapt to schema or API changes.  … continue reading

SD Times news digest: TypeScript 4.4 beta, Rust support improvements in Linux kernel, Sauce Labs acquires Backtrace

Some of the major highlights of the TypeScript 4.4 beta are control flow analysis of aliased conditions, symbol and template string pattern index signatures and more.  With control flow analysis of aliased conditions enabled, developers don’t have to convince TypeScript of a variable’s type whenever it is used because the type-checker leverages something called control … continue reading

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SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Scorecards

The Scorecards project is an automated security tool that produces a “risk score” for open-source projects that just reached version 2 yesterday.  The new version adds new security checks, a scaled up number of projects being scored and data has been made easily accessible for analysis.  It was created last fall by the Google Open … continue reading

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How hackers poison your code

Hackers are always looking for new ways to compromise applications. As languages, tools and architectures evolve, so do application exploits. And the latest target is developers. Traditionally, software supply chain exploits, such as the Struts incident at Equifax, depended on an organization’s failure to patch a known vulnerability. More recently, supply chain attacks have taken … continue reading

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