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Open source SystemVerilog tools in ASIC design

Open source hardware is undeniably undergoing a renaissance whose origin can be traced to the establishment of RISC-V Foundation (later redubbed RISC-V International). The open ISA and ecosystem, in which Antmicro participated since the beginning as a Founding member, has sparked many open source CPU implementations, new tooling, methodologies, and...

Announcing the latest Open Source Peer Bonus winners

 The Google Open Source Peer Bonus program is designed to reward external open source contributors nominated by Googlers for their exceptional contributions to open source. We are very excited to announce our latest round of 112 winners—a new record—from 33 countries! We’re also sharing some comments by Googlers about what the Open Source Peer Bonus...

Using Saliency in progressive JPEG XL images

At Google, we are working towards improving the web experience for users. Getting images delivered fast is a crucial part of the web experience and progressive images can help getting the salient parts, detected by machine learning, first. When you look at an image, you don’t immediately look at the entire image, but tend to gaze at the most interesting,...

El Carro extends the flexibility and choices for Oracle databases on Kubernetes

When we released El Carro, our goal was to provide the best experience possible to run Oracle databases on Kubernetes with the help of our operator. Today, we want to take a closer look at how that works. The diagram below shows the high-level architecture of a database that is managed by El Carro. At the core is the actual database instance with its...

Google Summer of Code 2021: Results announced!

In 2021, our global online program, Google Summer of Code (GSoC), focused on bringing more student developers into open source for 10 weeks from June to August, concluding yesterday, on August 30th with the final mentor evaluations of their students. We are pleased to announce that 1,205 students from 67 countries have successfully completed this year’s...

schema-dts turns 1.0: Author valid Schema.org JSON-LD in TypeScript

Today, schema-dts turns 1.0 to properly reflect its current maturity. I started the project in November 2018 to improve the developer experience of writing Structured Data.The project has continued to improve, validating a broader and more complex subset of Schema.org, improving type-checking performance, and eliminating the runtime bundle entirely....

Metrics, spikes, and uncertainty: Open source contribution during a global pandemic

Welcome to the second edition of our Open Source Programs Office’s (OSPO) annual open source transparency report. In last year's report on 2019 open source activity, we focused on discovering baselines and trends for Alphabet’s open source activities. However, this past year was unlike any other in recent history. While many continue to investigate...

Introducing the Data Validation Tool

Data validation is a crucial step in data warehouse, database, or data lake migration projects. It involves comparing structured or semi-structured data from the source and target tables and verifying that they match after each migration step (e.g data and schema migration, SQL script translation, ETL migration, etc.)  Today, we are excited to announce...

Google Summer of Code 2021: Mentor Stats

The global, online program, Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2021, kicked off in May when 1,289 student developers were paired with mentors from 199 open source organizations to work on a programming project for 10 weeks.This year we have 2,143 mentors assigned to student projects. Our mentors represent 75 countries from around the world and are a mix of...

Google Summer of Code 2021: Student Stats

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. On June 7th of this year, 1,286 students started their 10-week programming projects, entirely online, with 199 open source organizations. For the 2021 program, these 1,286 students joined from 69 countries across the globe,...

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