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SD Times news digest: CNCF moves LitmusChaos to incubator; Firefox 96; CircleCI’s free plan

The CNCF Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) has voted to approve LitmusChaos’ move from the CNCF Sandbox to Incubation level.  LitmusChaos is an open-source chaos engineering platform that helps teams identify weaknesses and potential outages in infrastructures by inducing chaos tests in a controlled way.  “The CNCF ecosystem has helped us build a strong and vibrant community around Litmus,” said Uma Mukkara, maintainer of the...

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SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: BumbleBee

BumbleBee simplifies building extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) tools and allows users to package, distribute, and run them anywhere.  eBPF provides Linux kernels the extensibility to enable developers to program the Linux kernel to quickly build intelligent or feature-rich functions based on their business needs. BumbleBee brings a Docker-like experience for eBPF, and through simple bee CLI commands, users can easily build, run,...

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2021 Year in Review: Microsoft

This year, Microsoft went all in on open-source and security and launched a plethora of new solutions aimed at bettering the lives of developers working remotely and on-premises.  Microsoft launched its flagship Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6. in November. .NET 6 is a follow-up to the notable .NET 5, which merged .NET Framework and .NET Core in 2019. .NET 6 is a long-term support release meaning it will be supported for three...

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GPT-3 can now be customized to individual applications

Developers can now fine-tune GPT-3 on their own data, creating a custom version tailored to their application, which allows for faster and cheaper running of models. GPT-3 is a natural language programming tool developed by AI research laboratory OpenAI.  Users have to run a single command in the OpenAI CLI tool with the file that they provide and a custom version will start training and be immediately available in the API. RELATED...

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SD Times news digest: Gremlin Automatic Service Discovery, WhiteHat Attack Surface Management, and Jamf’s same-day Apple OS support

Gremlin has added Automatic Service Discovery to its chaos engineering platform in an effort to help companies improve resilience and reduce downtime by identifying the various services running across distributed systems.  “The rise in popularity of microservices necessitate services functioning as first-class citizens. The infrastructure layer is becoming more abstract and engineers are increasingly thinking about their systems as...