From tougher security to more beautiful source code images, our first Release Radar of 2018 has something for everyone. Check out the latest tools that have been delighting and delivering since January.
Osquery is a friendly, scalable way to query almost any infrastructure like a database, and monitor low-level operating system analytics, intrusion detection, compliance, and more.
We use osquery at GitHub with our custom macOS intrusion detection system to look for malicious activity on our team’s laptops while respecting their privacy. Security firms, small startups, and large enterprises like Palantir also use it to avoid security vulnerabilities.
Let’s say an attacker leaves a malicious process on a machine but deletes the binary. Osquery helps you run a query like
SELECT name, path, pid FROM processes WHERE on_disk = 0; to catch it.
Godot is a free, multi-platform 2D and 3D open source game engine with a huge set of tools, so you can focus on building your game without reinventing the wheel. With a flexible scene system, powerful visual editor, friendly content creation pipeline, and an amazing community, this is a must-try for game developers.
Godot 3.0 is a huge release, so be sure you check out all the new features and changes in the 3.0 announcement.
Did you know: The output of the Python code above might not be what you expect. The boolean value for the
datetime.time object was considered to be
False in Python 3.5 and lower if it represented midnight in UTC. The output here is actually
('Time at noon is', datetime.time(12, 0)). See more Python snippets with surprising results
In addition to enabling research projects, we’re sure it has many practical applications—like detecting that your boss is sneaking up on your desk. Learn more about Facebook open sourcing Detectron
Spaceship touts itself as a minimalis, customizable Zsh prompt combining everything you need to be productive, without unnecessary complications just like a real spaceship. Read more about it in the 3.0 announcement post.
That’s just a handful of releases you shipped last month—keep them coming! If you’ve got a release that should be on our radar, send us a note.