What containers and unikernels can learn from Arduino and Raspberry Pi
There is a lot of interesting buzz around specialized container hosts, rump kernels, and unikernels because they hold the potential to revolutionize certain workloads (embedded, cloud, etc.). Keep your eye on this exciting, fast moving space, but cautiously.
Currently, unikernels seem quite similar to building printed circuits. They require a lot of upfront investment to utilize and are very specialized, providing benefits for certain workloads. In the meantime containers are quite interesting even for conventional workloads and don't require as much investment. Typically an operations team should be able to port an application to containers, whereas it takes real re-engineering to port an application to unikernels and the industry is still not quite sure what workloads can be ported to unikernels.
Here's to an exciting future of containers, rump kernels, and unikernels!
5 open source skills in high demand
The open source job market is booming and companies need talent to drive their business. Here are the five most in-demand skills for open source IT professionals.
Community-powered marketing prioritizes solutions over products and ongoing relationships over isolated interactions in efforts to help customers grow and innovate. Without a doubt, my thinking about community-powered marketing has been shaped by my time at Red Hat, the world's largest open source software company (where we place community at the center of everything we do), but it's a concept that started coming into focus for me even earlier.
Fedora 24 just recently entered Beta status a couple of weeks ago. With another Fedora release not so far away, it’s time for the Ambassadors to plan their activities around the release. The most common activity for Ambassadors to do around a release is namely the Release Parties. A release party is also a great way for other contributors in the community to get involved with advocacy in their local regions.
A few days ago when delivering benchmarks of the new CPUFreq "Schedutil" governor in Linux 4.7 the P-State comparison results on this Git kernel looked particularly terrible. I've since done some P-State tests on the same system using the Linux 4.5 and 4.6 kernels that further point towards a regression having taken place.
Bryce Harrington announced the release today of the release candidates for Wayland 1.11 and the reference Weston 1.11 compositor.
The official 1.11 release candidate announcements can be found via the Wayland-devel mailing list.