Open source software

Lucasfilm goes open source, DIY lab equipment | The VFX studio behind Star Wars and Indiana Jones made a major open source release. ILM Visual Effects, Lucasfilm’s VFX and animation studio, open sourced its MaterialX computer graphics library July 11. MaterialX was used in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Start Wars Story. The source code and examples are available on GitHub and through Group of

The Story of Firefox OS – Medium Interesting story: During this five year journey hundreds of members of the wider Mozilla community came together with a shared vision to disrupt the app ecosystem with the power of the open web.  This is the story of Firefox OS, from the birth of the Boot to Gecko open source software project in 2011, through

Try many programming languages

TIO is a family of online interpreters for an evergrowing list of practical and recreational programming languages. The site has over 100 supported languages. Practical languages include things like C, Java, Python, Perl and also old school stuff. You can try all of then without leaving your favourite web browser! Pick a programming language, and

Microsoft open sourced Visual Studio Code Extension for Arduino Microsoft, which has the biggest contributor community on GitHub, has launched the MIT-licensed code across the open source platform to enable developers to leverage Arduino hardware specifically for IoT projects and applications.  The design builds on the official Arduino IDE, meaning that the extension is almost entirely compatible and consistent with Arduino IDE. Microsoft

Which license would you take with you? The copyright law defaults to author control of copying, modification, and distribution, so others need the author’s permission to copy, modify, or distribute. If you would like others to be free to copy your software and possibly build on it, then you should choose a license. Open source licenses give the permissions needed to

How Google Turned Open Source Into A Key Differentiator For Its Cloud Platform Open source software has come of its age. Today it’s impossible to think of a platform company that doesn’t have an open source strategy. Even Microsoft – a company that once compared open source to cancer – has embraced it fully.  Of course, we have companies like CloudBees, Red Hat and Docker that built

Lessons for getting started with DIY IoT home automation | We live in an exciting time. Everyday more things become Internet-connected things. They have sensors and can communicate with other things, and help us perform tasks. Home automation is made possible by amaetuer developers and tinkers because the price of microcontrollers with the ability to talk over a network continue to drop.  Along the way, the writer has learned

Visualizing Smog Sensor Data with the help of Vert.x, Prometheus, and Grafana – RHD Blog The article shows an end-to-end example of an IoT device sending data in a certain format. A gateway is implemented with the help of the Vert.x framework, which does all the magic of connection handling etc.Finally, the data is stored in a Prometheus time series database and graphed via Grafana.