Open Source CMS Developer News Report April 4 2023

A weekly report of the latest industry news related to open source CMS web development.

Open Source News

CrafterCMS Releases Version 4.0.3

New incremental release includes both new capabilities and bug fixes. New features and updates include the use of zxcvbn for password strength management, in-context preview of PDF assets, and an upgrade to the latest Spring Security. The new release is available for immediate download.

Databricks Pushes Open-Source Chatbot as Cheaper ChatGPT Alternative

Data lakehouse and architecture company Databricks has released open-source code that companies can use to build chatbots as ChatGPT alternatives. The release is a viable alternative to training an AI model called a large language model with enormous resources and computing power.

Making Open Source Truly Open 

Semut has announced its upcoming Developer Preview. The solution will enable developers to work full-time on open-source projects without worrying about their paychecks. Open-source applications will be available as a service, providing businesses with secure, cost-effective alternatives to commercial SaaS and PaaS solutions.

How To Transition Your Company To Open Source

This article from Forbes explains how developers and entrepreneurs can transition their company to an open-source model and the benefits of doing so. 

Web Development News

JavaScript Library Lets Devs Add AI Capabilities to Web

AI company Hugging Face has released a new open-source JavaScript library enabling frontend and web developers to add machine learning capabilities to webpages and apps. Hugging Face.js enables language translations, text classification, and more. 

Vercel Brings Logging, and Monitoring to Its Observability Suite

Cloud platform as a service provider Vercel has updated its observability suite, providing new features, including out-of-the-box and custom monitoring and logging.

Toolkit Allows JavaScript Devs to Program Embedded Devices

Slint, a new JavaScript toolkit, enables developers to create native user interfaces for embedded and desktop applications. The toolkit also supports programming in C++ or Rust.

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