Topic: open source

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Mizu

Mizu is an API traffic viewer for Kubernetes that enables users to view all API communication between microservices to help debug and troubleshoot regressions. “Viewing API traffic between microservices is essential if you want to understand the root cause of problems found in complex distributed systems,” Alex Haiut, the co-founder and vice president of engineering … continue reading

Report: 64% of companies were impacted by supply chain attacks mostly due to increased OSS reliance

The software industry’s reliance on open source along with a sharp increase in open source software (OSS) dependencies helped to make supply chains a major security target. 64% of organizations were impacted by a software supply chain attack in the last year according to a recent report.   The report, The 2022 State of the Software … continue reading

OpenSSF announces new project for improving supply chain security

OpenSSF announced the Alpha-Omega Project to improve the security posture of open-source software by working together with software security experts.  Microsoft and Google are supporting the project, which aims to improve global OSS supply chain security by working with project maintainers to systematically look for new, as-yet-undiscovered vulnerabilities in open source code with a $5 … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Elyra

Elyra is a set of AI-centric extensions to JupyterLab Notebooks that includes features like an AI pipelines visual editor; the ability to run a notebook, Python, or R script as a batch job; reusable code snippets, and more. To create pipelines using the Visual Pipeline Editor, users need to open the JupyterLab Launcher and select … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Harness community edition

The Harness CI/CD platform is now available through a free, source-available community edition. The company recently announced that it released the CD component of its platform as an open-source tool, whereas previously only the CI component had an open source version.  According to the company, Harness uses machine learning to determine deployment quality and can … continue reading

Linux Foundation announces new certification and courses in open source development

The Linux Foundation announced that it created three new training courses on the edX platform, which cover Linux, Git, and other open source development tools.  The courses can be taken individually or combined to earn a Professional Certificate in Open Source Software Development, Linux and Git. Open Source Software Development: Linux for Developers (LFD107x) covers … continue reading

SD Times news digest: White House Open Source Security Summit; Jetpack Window Manager release candidate; Google’s solution challenge 2022

Organizations such as the Linux Foundation, OpenSSF, Google, Akamai, and Red Hat attended a White House Summit meant to address supply chain security challenges following the recent log4j crisis.  “The open-source ecosystem will need to work together to further cybersecurity research, training, analysis, and remediation of defects found in critical open-source software projects. These plans … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: EVerest

The goal of the open-source project EVerest is to develop and maintain an open source software stack for EV charging infrastructure.  EVerest consists of a framework to configure several interchangeable modules which are coupled by MQTT with each other.  The EVerest stack is made out of loosely coupled modules that are orchestrated by the EVerest … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CNCF moves LitmusChaos to incubator; Firefox 96; CircleCI’s free plan

The CNCF Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) has voted to approve LitmusChaos’ move from the CNCF Sandbox to Incubation level.  LitmusChaos is an open-source chaos engineering platform that helps teams identify weaknesses and potential outages in infrastructures by inducing chaos tests in a controlled way.  “The CNCF ecosystem has helped us build a strong and vibrant … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: BumbleBee

BumbleBee simplifies building extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) tools and allows users to package, distribute, and run them anywhere.  eBPF provides Linux kernels the extensibility to enable developers to program the Linux kernel to quickly build intelligent or feature-rich functions based on their business needs. BumbleBee brings a Docker-like experience for eBPF, and through simple … continue reading

Open Source 2022: The Year of Awareness

The subject of predicting the future reminds me of a quote from the late comedian, George Burns: “I look to the future because that’s where I’m going to spend the rest of my life,” which is a great quote to justify our curiosity for the future. Combined that with an expanding open source software space, … continue reading

2021 Year in Review: Microsoft

This year, Microsoft went all in on open-source and security and launched a plethora of new solutions aimed at bettering the lives of developers working remotely and on-premises.  Microsoft launched its flagship Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6. in November. .NET 6 is a follow-up to the notable .NET 5, which merged .NET Framework and … continue reading

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