Topic: source code

Preserving software’s legacy

All throughout our lives we are reminded of events from the past. History teaches us about what happened before us to help us understand how society came to be as it is today. But today we live in a digital age, and while leaders, laws, wars and other parts of our history will always be … continue reading

Semmle emerges with new approach to software engineering analytics

Semmle is making its global debut today with a new solution that could help speed up the development of secure software code. The company’s software analytics platform includes a “Looks Good to Me” solution as well as a query engine for preventing software mistakes. In addition, the company is launching with a $21 million series … continue reading

SD Times news digest: TIBCO Jaspersoft 7, SonarCloud extension for Visual Studio Team Services and Galamon AI efforts

TIBCO announces the latest version of its embeddable business intelligence and analytics software. Jaspersoft 7 includes new capabilities designed to help developers differentiate their apps with data visualization. Features include the data visualization view is now available as a BI component enabling individual visualizations that can be integrated into the app experience. This was built … continue reading

SourceClear introduces Build Inspector to monitor open-source code

After discovering malicious users that were using open-source projects to participate in dangerous activities like bitcoin mining, SourceClear created a free project to help the community discover suspicious builds before they become an issue. SourceClear, which is dedicated to helping developers use open-source software safely, has spent the last 18 months trying to dig deep … continue reading

Disney has its own Open Source Program

Open-source developers can work with Disney itself with its new Open Source Program. The program acts as a place where developers can collaborate with other Disney enthusiasts, implementing the open-source libraries and platforms that Disney uses in the development of some of its animations. Like other large non-technology-related companies, Disney is joining the realm of … continue reading

Atlassian pushes its ecosystem

Atlassian continued its push to bring development teams together at the opening of its annual Summit in San Jose. Highlights from today included dozens of integration announcements from partners, as well as new features for BitBucket and other product lines. BitBucket now offers large file support and development pipelines, as both features were officially released … continue reading

Researchers develop new bug-finding technique, Nike open-sources software, and Google potentially developing Android Wear devices—SD Times news digest: July 7, 2016

Bug-finding software can determine if there are potential vulnerabilities in computer programs, but there is no way to figure out how many go unnoticed. Researchers at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering collaborated with the MIT Lincoln Laboratory and Northeastern University to take a new approach to this problem. The technique intentionally adds … continue reading

Google’s self-driving car project, Twitter open-sources Heron, and Raspberry Pi 3 for Android—SD Times news digest: May 26, 2016

For a few years, Google’s team has solely been working in the Greater Detroit area. But a recent post on Google+ shows that Google is ready to expand, and is establishing a self-driving technology development center in Novi, Mich. The post said that the current partners of Google are based in Michigan, and having a … continue reading

Intel releases Arduino 101 source code, free VPN integrated in Opera, and VersionOne Spring 2016 Release—SD Times news digest: April 21, 2016

The real-time operating system that powers the Arduino 101 and Genuino 101 is open source, ready for those who want to use it for studying purposes. This package contains the complete BSP (Board Support Package) for the Curie processor on the 101. It allows developers to compile and modify the core OS and the firmware … continue reading

Apache Allura releases v1.4.0 with new customization improvements

It was a productive week for the Apache Software Foundation and its projects, including Apache Allura, which released version 1.4.0 this week with new features for customization. Apache Allura is a completely self-hosted website that manages source-code repositories, bug reports, discussions, wiki pages, and also blogs for other individual projects. It’s an open-source implementation of … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Gitter

Developers aren’t just guys or gals sitting alone coding at their desks all day long. They like to chat, and they especially like to chat with other developers. This week’s GitHub project gives developers a home for professional communities by connecting them through messaging and discovery, bringing together 350,000 developers chatting daily in more than … continue reading

GitHub rolls out DGit to stop downtime of repositories

GitHub wants to be able to maintain the performance and reliability of its storage system, so it introduced DGit, a storage system that is designed to keep repositories fully available without interruption even if one of the servers goes down. DGit stands for “Distributed Git.” Git itself is distributed, so any copy of a Git … continue reading

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