Article: Germany’s Gitpod bags €11M funding for its cloud-based open-source software development platform

Innovation, Open Source, Open Space

Germany’s Gitpod bags €11M funding for its cloud-based open-source software development platform

Developers wastes hours in switching contexts between projects and branches, manually setting up and maintaining development environments.  Managing multiple development environments on a single computer is plenty of work on its own. As a result, millions of modern app developers, who work across many different codebases, face unnecessary “works-on-my-machine” problems.

Meet Gitpod, an online service that provides disposable, ready-to-code development environments for GitHub projects (GitLab, GitHub, and Bitbucket project).

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Article: Gitpod nabs $13M for cloud-based open source software development platform

Open Software, Open Source

Gitpod nabs $13M for cloud-based open source software development platform

Gitpod, a cloud-based open source development environment, today revealed it has raised $13 million in a round of funding. The German startup also introduced a handful of new features, including native support for Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code editor.

The raise comes amid a boom in activity in the browser-based coding sphere, as developers move away from local development environments to the collaboration-friendly cloud — particularly important in a world that has rapidly transitioned to remote work. Moreover, local development can cause problems when it comes to testing performance and security because not everyone has the same technological setup as the developer. Moving to the cloud helps circumvent many of these problems.

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Article: GitLab Protocol Fuzzed CE Now Open-Source

API, Code, Open Infrastructure, Open Software, Open Source

GitLab Protocol Fuzzed CE Now Open-Source

GitLab has open-sourced the core protocol fuzz testing engine it has been using since its 13.4 release. Fuzz testing aims to more effectively find security issues and flaws in business logic by passing randomly generated inputs to an app.

GitLab’s API fuzz testing lets you provide an OpenAPI v2 specification or a HAR file of your application, and then automatically generates random inputs designed to exercise edge cases and find bugs. Results are then immediately shown as part of the pipeline.

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Article: Aurora Store, an open source Play Store alternative, gets a major facelift in version 4

Free, Libre, Open Software, Open Source

Aurora Store, an open source Play Store alternative, gets a major facelift in version 4

The Aurora Store, an unofficial Google Play Store client used by many custom ROM users, is getting a major update. This new update has been in development for a while now and brings a revamped UI, easier app discovery, new themes, and much more.

We already got a sneak peek of the fresh design through some screenshots last month. And now, Aurora Store v4 is finally out and available for download for everyone on the stable channel.

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Article: The Future of American Industry Depends on Open Source Tech

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The Future of American Industry Depends on Open Source Tech

WHEN YOU STREAM the latest Netflix show, you fire up servers on Amazon Web Services, most of which run on Linux. When an F-16 fighter takes off, three Kubernetes clusters run to keep the jet’s software running. When you visit a website, any website, chances are it’s run on Node.js. These foundational technologies—Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js—and many others that silently permeate our lives have one thing in common: open source.

Open source is a technology development and distribution methodology, where the codebase and all development—from setting a roadmap to building new features, fixing bugs, and writing documentation—is done in public. A governing body (a group of hobbyists, a company, or a foundation) publicly manages this work, which is most often done in a public repository on either GitHub or GitLab.

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