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Google Blocks is now Open Source

In 2017, we shared Google Blocks with the world as a simple, easy and fun way to create 3D objects and scenes, using the new wave of VR headsets of the day. We were thrilled to see the surprising, inventive and beautiful assets you all put together with Google Blocks, and continue to be impressed by the enthusiasm of the community. ...

Tue Jul 16, 2024 19:34
Bounds Checking Flexible Array Members

Buffer overflows are the cause of many security issues, and are a persistent thorn in programmers' sides. C is particularly susceptible to them. The advent of sanitizers mitigates some security issues by automatically inserting bounds checking, but they're not able to do so in all situations—in particular for flexible array members, because...

Sat Jul 13, 2024 21:43
Google Open Source Peer Bonus program recognizes first group of 2024 recipients

We are excited to announce the first group of winners for the 2024 Google Open Source Peer Bonus Program! This program is designed to recognize open source contributors who have been nominated by Google employees for their exceptional contributions to open source projects. It is worth reiterating the importance of open source to solving...

Thu Jun 27, 2024 20:04
Common Expressions For Portable Policy and Beyond

I am thrilled to introduce Common Expression Language, a simple expression language that's great for writing small snippets of logic which can be run anywhere with the same semantics in nanoseconds to microseconds evaluation speed. The launch of marks a major milestone in the growth and stability of the language. It powers...

Tue Jun 18, 2024 20:26
Driving etcd Stability and Kubernetes Success

Introduction: The Critical Role of etcd in Cloud-Native Infrastructure Imagine a cloud-native world without Kubernetes. It's hard, right? But have you ever considered the unsung hero that makes Kubernetes tick? Enter etcd, the distributed key-value store that serves as the central nervous system for Kubernetes. Etcd's ability to consistently...

Fri Jun 14, 2024 10:55
The Kubernetes ecosystem is a candy store

For the 10th anniversary of Kubernetes, I wanted to look at the ecosystem we created together. I recently wrote about the pervasiveness and magnitude of the Kubernetes and CNCF ecosystem. This was the result of a deliberate flywheel. This is a diagram I used several years ago: Because Kubernetes runs on public clouds, private...

Tue Jun 4, 2024 04:50

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