Article: Open Source: More Dominant Than You Think

Open Source, Operating Systems, Software

Open Source: More Dominant Than You Think

Simply, open source software is software that is licensed in a way that allows people to freely use, study, modify, and distribute the software. These open source licenses differ greatly from proprietary software licenses, where only the original owner can copy, alter, or distribute the software.

Since open source refers to a wide variety of software programs, the use cases vary greatly. However, a Red Hat open source enterprise report found open source software is critical to infrastructure networks.

95% of respondents said open source software was strategically important to the enterprise’s overall infrastructure strategy, up from 89% in 2019. Only 42% of respondents report using proprietary software, down from 55% in 2019 and respondents expect that to keep falling — this number is expected to be down to just 32% in two years.

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Article: Ebay Open-sources Package to Reduce Test Flakiness Using Swift and Xcode

Open Source, Operating Systems, Software

Ebay Open-sources Package to Reduce Test Flakiness Using Swift and Xcode

Targeted Auto Retry is Ebay’s approach to dealing with test flakiness that aims to make a continuous integration pipeline more resilient to flaky test steps. To make this approach straightforward to use, Ebay has open sourced a lightweight framework for the Swift language that can be used with Xcode unit testing framework.

Flaky tests are tests that could fail due to any kind of reason not directly related to a bug in your app code. Typical causes of flakiness are, for example, timing issues on app launch, data caching, incorrect test setup, failing network requests, some subtle bug in the test implementation, and so on.

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Article: This CEO Says The Future of Finance is Decentralized With Bitcoin as the Greatest Opportunity of All

Blockchain, Crypto, Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0
Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar

This CEO Says The Future of Finance is Decentralized With Bitcoin as the Greatest Opportunity of All

Web 3.0 is an internet where information and value flow in an integrated manner and where no permission is needed from a central authority to participate. The rise of technologies such as distributed ledgers and storage on blockchain will allow for data decentralization and create a transparent and secure environment, overtaking Web 2.0’s centralization, surveillance and exploitative advertising.

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Article: Embracing Web 3.0: The New Internet Era Will Begin Soon

Web 3.0

Embracing Web 3.0: The New Internet Era Will Begin Soon

When something leaves the world, something new is born! Web 2.0 is soon going to be replaced with its smarter sibling i.e. Web 3.0; overcoming the issues of security and privacy.

Instead of insecure databases and opaque data sharing practices, Web 3.0 will return control to the users which mean they will be able to access data from anywhere; mainly being driven by cloud applications and smart-phones. Apart from security, personalization is another add-on!

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