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DARPA is building a $10 Million open-source voting system

DARPA to develop an unhackable open-source voting system The US Defense Department’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has granted a $10 million contract to design and build an open-source secure voting system, reports Motherboard. This system will not only be invulnerable to certain kinds of hacking, but it will allow […]

NSA releases its open-source tool, Ghidra to the public for free

Ghidra, NSA’s reverse engineering tool is now available for free download Earlier this year, the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) had announced that it would be releasing a free open source reverse engineering tool ‘GHIDRA’ for public use in a session at the RSA conference 2019 in San Francisco titled “Come Get Your Free NSA […]

Microsoft open-sources Windows Calculator app on GitHub

Microsoft is open-sourcing Windows Calculator app on GitHub Microsoft has open-sourced its iconic Windows Calculator app, a software calculator preinstalled on every Windows system, on GitHub under the MIT license. This includes the source code, build system, unit tests, and product roadmap. “Our goal is to build an even better user […]

NSA to release reverse engineering tool ‘GHIDRA’ for free

NSA will release a free open source reverse engineering tool ‘GHIDRA’ The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) will be releasing a free open source reverse engineering tool for public use in a session at the RSA conference 2019 in San Francisco titled “Come Get Your Free NSA Reverse Engineering Tool!” For the unaware, NSA […]

Microsoft open-sources 60,000 patents to protect Linux

Microsoft makes 60,000 patents open-source to help the Linux Community Microsoft has joined the Open Invention Network (“OIN”), an open-source group dedicated to protecting Linux and other open-source software programs from patent legal troubles. The move will see the Redmond giant pledge its valuable and deep portfolio of over 60,000 issued patents […]

One click deploy for MakeCode and the amazing AdaFruit Circuit Playground Express

There’s a ton of great open source hardware solutions out there. Often they’re used to teach kids how to code, but their also fun for adults to learn about hardware! Ultimately that “LED Moment” can be the start of a love affair with open source hardware and software! Arduino is […]

AltCover and ReportGenerator give amazing code coverage on .NET Core

I’m continuing to explore testing and code coverage on open source .NET Core. Earlier this week I checked out coverlet. There is also the venerable OpenCover and there’s some cool work being done to get OpenCover working with .NET Core, but it’s Windows only. Today, I’m exploring AltCover by Steve […]

.NET Core Code Coverage as a Global Tool with coverlet

Last week I blogged about “dotnet outdated,” an essential .NET Core “global tool” that helps you find out what NuGet package reference you need to update. .NET Core Global Tools are really taking off right now. They are meant for devs – this isn’t a replacement for chocolatey or apt-get […]