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April 15, 2016  8:02 AM

Microsoft aims for ‘lightweight richness’ in Visual Studio Code 1.0

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Code, Developer, Microsoft, Visual Studio

Microsoft doesn't let a week (sometimes not much more than a day) go by without pushing some new code morsels down the feeding pipe. This week is no different as the firm comes forward with Visual Studio Code 1.0, its lightweight code editor for Mac OS X, Linux and (of course)...

February 23, 2016  8:28 AM

Codeology by Braintree: organic 3D ‘lifeforms’ depict the shape of software codebases

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Code

Have you ever wondered what 'shape' a software program might look like if it its entire codebase could be somehow digitally visualised into a 3D moveable 'lifeform' image? 1gduyefwduyfwd.png


March 12, 2013  8:42 AM

Microsoft moves to open source Kinect code

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Code, Kinect, Microsoft, Open source

Microsoft has been making what many would argue to be 'reasonable' (if not occasionally admirable) advances in open source technologies of late. It's latest moves are directed towards the Kinect motion-sense controller for which the firm now says it has open sourced a selection of code samples to...


October 4, 2011  11:34 AM

The open source code “provenance” audit concept

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
audit, Code, Components, License, License management, Open data, Open source, OpenLogic

Proprietary software vendors like to scaremonger over the use of open source software. They like to highlight the "inherent dynamism" that exists in open source libraries that are exposed to community development at all times. These vendors also typically enjoy the chance to talk down open...


March 2, 2011  1:04 PM

Death, taxes and open source software certainties

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Analytics, Android, Code, flaws, integrity, Memory

Open source software gets a lot of positive press. Along with death and taxes we can say that this is a fair certainty. But are there hidden and very blatant flaws that we should be looking out for and be aware of? The Coverity Scan 2010 Open Source Integrity Report was launched at the end of last...


June 17, 2010  6:37 PM

Open Source application security: do we have a problem or not?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications, Code, Open source, Security

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) security vendor Veracode has conducted a real world survey, sampling billions of lines of code across various types of applications (including open source) and has flagged up some substantial differences between the security levels of open source software and...


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