Open Source


Another Open Source Group Blasts GitHub Copilot, Advocates Leaving GitHub

"Launching a for-profit product that disrespects the FOSS community in the way Copilot does simply makes the weight of GitHub's bad behavior too much to bear."

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Uno Platform Does WebAssembly Threading Months Ahead of .NET 7

Uno Platform has beaten Microsoft to the punch when it comes to multi-threading in WebAssembly, the tech behind Microsoft's client-side Blazor web-dev framework.

Miguel de Icaza Leads Uproar Over Closed-Source VS Code C# Tool

"An unacceptable abuse of power from the stewards of the platform, and a betrayal of the community."

GitHub Previews Faster Codespaces Creation with Prebuilds

GitHub announced a public beta of Codespaces prebuilds to speed up the creation of the cloud-hosted Visual Studio Code-based development environments.

GitHub Previews Improved Code Search: 'Way More than grep'

GitHub is inviting developers to take part in a technology preview of improved code search, which it describes as "way more than grep," the Linux command-line search utility.

VS Code Snippets Leads Recent Open Source GA Announcements

GitHub's "Release Radar" for November shows a Visual Studio Code snippets project leading a raft of open source offerings that reached general availability in November.

TypeScript Surge Flatlines in New GitHub Octoverse Report

Last year's sprawling GitHub Octoverse report saw Microsoft's TypeScript programming language rise to No. 4 in the popularity ranking -- one step above C# -- after starting out at No. 10 in 2017.

Open Source VS Code Python Language Server Dies, Replaced by Proprietary Pylance

Microsoft officially pounded the last nail into the open source Microsoft Python Language Server coffin, replacing it with the company's proprietary Pylance extension for coding with Python in Visual Studio Code.

Gitpod Unveils Open Source Browser-Based VS Code 'Free from Microsoft's Control'

"Microsoft/VS Code did not open source their server implementation. As a result, developers cannot run the most upstream VS Code in a browser and server context, as the source code that is driving Github Codespaces is not open source."

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New Open Source ONNX Runtime Web Does Machine Learning Modeling in Browser

"It is challenging to make native AI applications portable to multiple platforms given the variations in programming languages and deployment environments."

One-Click VS Code in Browser from GitHub Repo ('How Did I Not Know This?')

Hundreds of developers expressed amazement at a new preview feature introduced this month by GitHub: the ability to instantly open up Visual Studio Code in a browser in order to edit the source code found in any repository.

FSF Calls for Papers on 'Unacceptable and Unjust' GitHub Copilot

After triggering existential angst among developers, the new 'AI pair programmer' has the Free Software Foundation calling for white papers to address legal and philosophical questions.

Uno Platform v3.8 Adds Microsoft WinUI Grid Code, Windows AoT Support

In the new v3.8 release of the open source Uno Platform, a new grid control revamped with Microsoft code is said to provide a 2x performance boost.

VS Code Goes on Security 'MITRE ATT&CK' with New Extension

Security firm Red Canary has open sourced a new Visual Studio Code extension that helps security analysts and engineers interact with the MITRE ATT&CK framework with the help of editor features like code completion, hover pop-ups and searching of attack techniques.

Microsoft Opens Up C# Standardization Work

C# standardization is now being carried out in an open source GitHub repo that details ongoing work to document the standard for the latest C# language versions.