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The Linux Foundation Awards 14 Training and Certification Scholarships

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 03:00:18 PM
Title: The Linux Foundation Awards 14 Training and Certification Scholarships17 AugLearn more

How Twitter Avoids the Microservice Version of “Works on My Machine”

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 02:03:07 PM

Apache Mesos and Apache Aurora initially helped Twitter engineers to implement more sophisticated DevOps processes and streamline tooling, says software engineer David McLaughlin. But over time a whole new class of bespoke tooling emerged to manage deployment across multiple availability zones as the number of microservices grew.

HackerNest Tech Job Fair

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 11:29:54 PM
HackerNest Tech Job Fair Saturday, August 20th; 1pm-6pm at MaRS Discovery District Discount code for Linux.com readers is HNJF-LNX: http://hckrn.st/2aZgLbe   Event Title: HackerNest Tech Job Fair16 AugLearn more

Flatpak: A Containerized Approach to Developing Linux Applications

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 03:00:29 PM

Containers are becoming increasingly popular in the enterprise world, which has come to realize that containers not only solve many problems, but also bring agility, scalability, and other benefits to the IT infrastructure. This idea is now trickling down to the desktop world.

Cloud-Based Systems Can Accelerate the Benefits of Big Data

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 02:30:34 PM

Cloud platforms enable enterprise companies to begin their big data journey much faster than on-premises systems because of centralization of control and administration, massive geographic reach, and because of the elasticity of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) that allows you to create just the right amount of computing power on the fly, according to Ashish Thusoo, co-founder and CEO of Qubole and former head of Facebook’s big data initiatives, speaking at the Apache Big Data conference in May.

IBM Watson Researchers Share Tips for Serverless Computing on Mesos

Monday 15th of August 2016 05:50:08 PM

Serverless computing is the latest trend in cloud computing brought about by the enterprise shift to containers and microservices.

Serverless computing platforms promise new capabilities that make writing scalable microservices easier and more cost effective, say IBM software engineer Diana Arroyo and research staff member Alek Slominski.

Testing Network Connectivity for Applications in Containers

Monday 15th of August 2016 03:00:30 PM

Testing applications is a critical part of software development as illustrated by the rise of continuous integration and automated testing. In his upcoming LinuxCon + ContainerCon talk -- Testing Applications with Traffic Control in Containers -- Alban Crequy will focus on one area of testing that is difficult to automate: poor network connectivity. He will describe a testing approach which emulates network connectivity and which integrates existing Linux kernel features into higher level tools such as Kubernetes and Weave Scope.

Automatically Deploy Build Images with Travis

Monday 15th of August 2016 02:00:44 PM
Title: Automatically Deploy Build Images with Travis15 AugLearn more

IoTivity 2.0: What’s in Store?

Monday 15th of August 2016 01:30:00 PM

In May, we reported on an Embedded Linux Conference talk by Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Executive Director Mike Richmond on the potential for interoperability between the OCF’s IoTivity IoT framework and the AllSeen Alliance’s AllJoyn spec.

This Week in Open Source News: The White House Releases Code Policy, Linux Security Threats Pose Wide Risk, & More

Friday 12th of August 2016 03:00:56 PM
Title: This Week in Open Source News: The White House Releases Code Policy, Linux Security Threats Pose Wide Risk, & More 12 AugLearn more

Scaling Out with SwarmKit

Friday 12th of August 2016 02:00:21 PM
Title: Scaling Out with SwarmKit12 AugLearn more

How to Send and Receive Encrypted Data with GnuPG

Friday 12th of August 2016 01:00:48 PM
Title: How to Send and Receive Encrypted Data with GnuPG12 AugLearn more

MediaTek’s 10nm Mobile-Focused SoC Will Tap Cortex-A73 and -A32

Thursday 11th of August 2016 06:09:00 PM

MediaTek has revealed an upcoming Helio X30 system-on-chip (SoC) that will likely be one of the first 10nm fabricated SoCs to arrive when it ships in mid-2017.

Inside How Microsoft Views Open Source

Thursday 11th of August 2016 04:00:53 PM

Editor's Note: This article is paid for by Microsoft as a Diamond-level sponsor of LinuxCon North America, to be held Aug. 22-24, 2016, and was written by Linux.com.

CloudNativeDay Brings Containers, Microservices, PostgreSQL, Mantl.io, OpenWhisk and More

Thursday 11th of August 2016 02:00:05 PM
Title: CloudNativeDay Brings Containers, Microservices, PostgreSQL, Mantl.io, OpenWhisk and More11 AugLearn more

Virtual Machine Introspection: A Security Innovation With New Commercial Applications

Thursday 11th of August 2016 01:00:20 PM

A few weeks ago, Citrix and Bitdefender launched XenServer 7 and Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection, which together compose the first commercial application of the Xen Project Hypervisor’s Virtual Machine Introspection (VMI) infrastructure. In this article, we will cover why this technology is revolutionary and how members of the Xen Project Community and open source projects that were early adopters of VMI (most notably LibVMI and DRAKVUF) collaborated to enable this technology.

Be Cautious With Containers Says FutureAdvisor’s DevOps Director

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 03:00:00 PM

Docker and microservices-based architectures have expanded our horizons with respect to how the industry builds and supports applications at scale, says Corey Quinn, Director of DevOps at FutureAdvisor and an early developer behind SaltStack. Nonetheless, Quinn, in his LinuxCon and ContainerCon North America talk — called “Heresy in the Church of Docker” — will preach caution and present an alternative view of the containerization craze.

LFCE Prep Course: Test Your Knowledge (Part 6)

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 01:00:28 PM
Title: LFCE Prep Course: Test Your Knowledge (Part 6)10 AugLearn more

The Next Generation of Open Source Blockchains

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 03:00:30 PM

Never before has any open source project generated as much attention on the international stage as Bitcoin.

But Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency platform void of allegiance to any nation or financial institution, is just the first of an expanding and more sophisticated class of open source blockchains expected to revolutionize the exchange of all digital assets -- money, real estate, music and intellectual property --  in future commerce.

Build a $20 Computer with PINE64

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 01:00:57 PM

I love my Raspberry Pi, which I use for many different projects. But when I saw Kickstarter campaign for 64-bit PINE64 I could not resist, so I pre-ordered one for myself.

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Having offended everyone else in the world, Linus Torvalds calls own lawyers a 'nasty festering disease'

Coding curmudgeon Linus Torvalds has gone off on yet another rant: this time against his own lawyers and free software activist Bradley Kuhn. On a mailing list about an upcoming Linux conference, a discussion about whether to include a session on the GPL that protects the open source operating system quickly devolved in an angry rant as its founder piled in. Read more

The Battle of The Budgie Desktops – Budgie-Remix vs SolusOS!

Ladies and gentleman, it’s the moment you have all been waiting for… the main even of the evening! In this corner, wearing Budgie trunks, fighting out of Ireland, created by Ikey Doherty, the man behind Linux Mint Debian Edition — SolusOS! And in this corner, built on the defending champion, also wearing Budgie trunks, aiming to be the next flavor of Ubuntu, Budgie-Remix! Read more

Leftovers: Software

  • 5 Cool Unikernels Projects
    Unikernels are poised to become the next big thing in microservices after Docker containers. Here’s a look at some of the cool things you can do with unikernels. First, though, here’s a quick primer on what unikernels are, for the uninitiated. Unikernels are similar to containers in that they let you run an app inside a portable, software-defined environment. But they go a step further than containers by packaging all of the libraries required to run the app directly into the unikernel.
  • Cedrus Is Making Progress On Open-Source Allwinner Video Encode/Decode
    The developers within the Sunxi camp working on better Allwinner SoC support under Linux have been reverse-engineering Allwinner's "Cedar" video engine. Their project is being called Cedrus with a goal of "100% libre and open-source" video decode/encode for the relevant Cedar hardware. The developers have been making progress and yesterday they published their initial patches that add a V4L2 decoder driver for the VPU found on Allwinner's A13 SoC.
  • Phoronix Test Suite 6.6 Milestone 3 Released For Linux Benchmarking
  • Calibre 2.65.1 eBook Viewer Adds Driver for Kobo Aura One and Aura 2 Readers
    Kovid Goyal released today, August 26, 2016, a new maintenance update of his popular, cross-platform, and open-source Calibre e-book viewer, converter and library management tool. Calibre 2.65 was announced earlier, and it looks like it's both a feature and bugfix release that adds drivers for the Kobo Aura One and Kobo Aura Edition 2 ebook readers, along with a new option to the Kobo driver to allow users to ignore certain collections on their ebook reader. The list of new features continues with support for right-to-left text and tables to the DOCX Input feature, as well as the implementation of a new option to allow users to make searching case-sensitive. This option can be found and enabled in the "Searching" configuration section under Preferences.
  • Calamares 2.4 Universal Installer Framework Polishes Existing Functionality
    A new stable version of the Calamares universal installer framework used by various GNU/Linux distributions as default graphical installer has been released with various improvements and bug fixes. Calamares 2.4 is now the latest build, coming two months after the release of the previous version, Calamares 2.3, which introduced full-disk encryption support. However, Calamares 2.4 is not as big as the previous update as it only polished existing functionality and address various annoying issues reported by users.
  • RcppArmadillo 0.7.400.2.0
    Another Armadillo 7.* release -- now at 7.400. We skipped the 7.300.* serie release as it came too soon after our most recent CRAN release. Releasing RcppArmadillo 0.7.400.2.0 now keeps us at the (roughly monthly) cadence which works as a good compromise between getting updates out at Conrad's sometimes frantic pace, while keeping CRAN (and Debian) uploads to about once per month. So we may continue the pattern of helping Conrad with thorough regression tests by building against all (by now 253 (!!)) CRAN dependencies, but keeping release at the GitHub repo and only uploading to CRAN at most once a month.
  • Spotio Is A Light Skin for Spotify’s Desktop App — And Its Coming To Linux
    Spotify’s dark design is very much of its identity. No-matter the platform you use it on, the dark theme is there staring back at you. Until now. A bunch of ace websites, blogs and people I follow have spent the past 24 hours waxing lyrical over a new Spotify skin called Spotio.