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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Last week I blogged about “dotnet outdated,” an essential .NET Core “global tool” that helps you find out what NuGet package reference you need to update.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 […]

Lynx is dead – Long live Browsh for text-based internet browsing

The standard for browsing the web over a text-=based terminal is Lynx, right? It’s the legendary text web browser that you can read about at https://lynx.invisible-island.net/ or, even better, run right now with docker run –rm -it nbrown/lynx lynx http://hanselman.com/ Awesome, right? But it’s text. Lynx runs alt-text rather than […]

5 Best GitHub Alternatives To Host Open Source Projects

Not happy with Github being acquired by Microsoft? Here are the best 5 GitHub alternatives GitHub, the largest source-code repository in the world, has been in news lately. Thanks to Microsoft who recently announced that it would purchase the hosted Git (version control system) service GitHub Inc. for $7.5 billion […]

IBM introduces open-source library for protecting AI systems

IBM’s new AI toolbox secures AI from adversarial attacks IBM released an open-source software library meant to help developers and researchers to protect AI systems including Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) against adversarial attacks. DNNs are complex machine learning models that has certain similarity with the interconnected neurons in the human […]

Alphabet-owned Jigsaw releases free VPN software ‘Outline’

Google’s sibling Jigsaw launches ‘Outline’, a secure VPN for news organizations and journalists Jigsaw, Google’s sister company, and Alphabet-owned tech incubator outfit has released a secure open-source VPN (Virtual Private Network) for news organizations so that they can safely access the open internet from anywhere and ensure the privacy of their […]