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Marrying Ephemeral Docker Containers to Persistent Data

Thursday 15th of September 2016 03:00:00 PM

Docker containers are ephemeral by design. They come and they go like a herd of hyperactive squirrels, which is great for high availability, but not so great for preserving your data. Kendrick Coleman of EMC {code} demonstrated how to have both ephemeral containers and persistent data in his talk called "Highly Available & Distributed Containers" at ContainerCon North America.

DevOps and the Art of Secure Application Deployment

Wednesday 14th of September 2016 03:00:56 PM

Secure application deployment principles must extend from the infrastructure layer all the way through the application and include how the application is actually deployed, according to Tim Mackey, Senior Technical Evangelist at Black Duck Software.

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Theary Sorn

Wednesday 14th of September 2016 02:45:45 PM
Title: Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Theary Sorn14 SepLearn more

Front Ends and Extensions Take Hadoop in New Directions

Wednesday 14th of September 2016 02:00:00 PM

Across the history of data analytics, marquee-level applications have always given rise to useful front ends and connectors that extend what the original applications were capable of. For example, the dominance of the spreadsheet gave rise to macros, plugins, and extensions. Likewise, the rise of SQL database applications ushered in database front ends, plugins, and connectors. Now, Big Data titan Hadoop is inspiring its own ecosystem of powerful extensions and front ends.

Who Needs the Internet of Things?

Tuesday 13th of September 2016 03:30:26 PM

This week, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced it has sold more than 10 million Raspberry Pi boards and celebrated the milestone by releasing a new Raspberry Pi Starter Kit. While many of these Linux-driven hacker boards were used for the foundation’s original purpose -- creating a low-cost computer for computer education -- a large percentage have been sold to hobbyists and commercial developers working on Internet of Things (IoT) projects ranging from home automation to industrial sensor networks.

Everyone Wins With Open Source Software

Tuesday 13th of September 2016 03:00:12 PM

As open source software matures and is used by more and more major corporations, it is becoming clear that the enterprise software game has changed. Sam Ramji, CEO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, believes that open source software is a positive sum game, as reflected in his keynote at ApacheCon in Vancouver in May.

Dig Into DNS: Part 2

Tuesday 13th of September 2016 02:00:31 PM
Title: Dig Into DNS: Part 213 SepLearn more

2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Kurt Kremitzki: Solving Food Scarcity With Linux and Open Source

Monday 12th of September 2016 04:00:34 PM
Title: 2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Kurt Kremitzki: Solving Food Scarcity With Linux and Open Source12 SepLearn more

Google Developer Kees Cook Details The Linux Kernel Self-Protection Project

Monday 12th of September 2016 03:00:12 PM

At the Linux Security Summit last month, Google developer Kees Cook shared the current workings of the Kernel Self-Protection Project (KSPP). The project, he said, goes beyond user space and even beyond kernel integrity. The idea is to implement changes to help the kernel protect itself.

This Week in Open Source News: Hyperledger's Growth Continues, Adobe Flash on Linux Resurrected, and More

Friday 9th of September 2016 04:00:15 PM
Title: This Week in Open Source News: Hyperledger's Growth Continues, Adobe Flash on Linux Resurrected, and More9 SepLearn more

The 7 Dimensions of Good Open Source Management

Friday 9th of September 2016 03:07:00 PM
Title: The 7 Dimensions of Good Open Source Management 9 SepLearn more

Elementary OS Loki Has Arrived

Friday 9th of September 2016 02:00:03 PM
Title: Elementary OS Loki Has Arrived9 SepLearn more

Node.js Weekend - London

Friday 9th of September 2016 12:20:06 AM

Bloomberg is hosting a gathering of developers, students, and others from around the Node.js community to spend a weekend learning how to work on Node.js and other projects in the Node ecosystem. This event is intended to help new community members get started learning how to contribute, how to work on the code, and get their first patches written and submitted.

Event Title: Node.js Weekend - London9 SepLearn more

Node.js Weekend - New York

Friday 9th of September 2016 12:16:28 AM

Bloomberg is hosting a gathering of developers, students, and others from around the Node.js community to spend a weekend learning how to work on Node.js and other projects in the Node ecosystem. This event is intended to help new community members get started learning how to contribute, how to work on the code, and get their first patches written and submitted.

Event Title: Node.js Weekend - New York9 SepLearn more

How Google Uses and Contributes to Open Source

Thursday 8th of September 2016 04:32:07 PM

Engineer Marc Merlin has been working at Google since 2001 but has been involved with Linux since 1993, in its very early days. Since then, open source adoption has dramatically increased, but a new challenge is emerging: Not many companies care about the license side of open source, Merlin stated in his talk “How Google Uses and Contributes to Open Source” at LinuxCon and ContainerCon North America.

DevOps Done Right: The Operations Dividend

Thursday 8th of September 2016 04:00:10 PM

Containers and cloud native are great technologies, but what is the larger business context? Why should the pointy-haired bosses care? Joe Beda of Accel Partners described the tremendous business value of DevOps done right in his keynote presentation at LinuxCon North America in August.

LibreOffice Suite Now Competes Directly with Google Docs

Thursday 8th of September 2016 03:30:05 PM

On the heels of announcing new versions 5.2 and 5.1.5 of the free, LibreOffice suite of productivity applications, The Document Foundation has provided statistics indicating that LibreOffice is gaining traction with Linux users, developers, administrators, and enterprises. In fact, the new version 5.1.5 of the suite is specifically tuned for enterprise users.

The Orange Pi: Linux on Quad Core for Under $20

Thursday 8th of September 2016 02:00:29 PM

The Orange Pi series of machines lets you run a small Linux machine dedicated to a specific task for a very attractive price -- less than $20 for setup. Some ideas for using an Orange Pi include adding network connectivity to an older printer, transcoding a USB webcam and sending it over the network, or just connecting some hardware to the 40 pins and being able to interface to chips faster than a microcontroller could.

Testing the Right Things with Docker

Wednesday 7th of September 2016 03:00:52 PM

Fast and efficient software testing is easy with Docker, says Laura Frank of Codeship, who will be presenting a talk called “Building Efficient Parallel Testing Platforms with Docker” at LinuxCon + ContainerCon Europe next month.

In her talk, Frank will explain how containers can be used to maintain parity across development, testing, and production environments as well as to reduce testing time. We spoke with Frank to get a preview of her talk along with some real-world testing advice.

Dig Into DNS: Part 1

Wednesday 7th of September 2016 01:00:16 PM
Title: Dig Into DNS: Part 17 SepLearn more

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu Phone, Sep 2016 - Vorsprung durch Touch
    The Ubuntu Phone is getting better, and with every new iteration of the OTA, my little BQ Aquaris E4.5 is gaining more speed and functionality. Like in the air force, with an avionics upgrade, which transforms ancient wings into a powerful and modern bird of prey. Only the pace of advancement is lagging behind the market. See what Android and iOS can do, even Windows Phone, and you realize how late and insufficiently meaningful the Ubuntu Phone really is. This has to change, massively. This latest round does bring some fine goods to the table - more speed and stability, better icons, more overall visual polish, incremental improvements in the applications and the scopes. But that's not enough to win the heart of the average user. A more radical, app-centric effort is required. More focus on delivering the mobile experience, be it as it may. Ubuntu cannot revolutionalize that which is already considered the past. It can only join the club and enjoy the benefits of a well-established reality. And that is a kickass app stack that makes the touch device worth using in the first place. Still, it's not all gloomy. E4.5 is a better product now than it was a year ago, fact. Ubuntu Phone is a better operating system than it was even this spring, fact. So maybe one day we will see Ubuntu become an important if not dominant player in the phone and tablet space. It sure is heading in the right direction, my only fear is the availability of resources to pull off this massive rehaul that is needed to make it stand up to the old and proven giants. And that's it really. If you're keen on Linux (not Android) making it in the mobile world, do not forget to check my Ubuntu tablet review! Especially the convergence piece. On that merry note, you do remember that I'm running a wicked contest this year, too? He/she who reads my books might get a chance to win an M10 tablet. Indeed. Off you go, dear readers. Whereas I will now run the same set of tests we did here on the Aquaris tablet, and see how it likes the OTA-12 upgrade. The end.
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