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The Beginner’s Guide to the CNCF Landscape

The cloud native landscape can be complicated and confusing. Its myriad of open source projects are supported by the constant contributions of a vibrant and expansive community. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has a landscape map that shows the full extent of cloud native solutions,...
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Compromised npm Package: event-stream

Ownership of a popular npm package, event-stream, was transferred by the original author to a malicious user, right9ctrl. This package receives over 1.5mm weekly downloads and is depended on by nearly 1,600 other packages. The malicious user was able to gain the trust of the original author by...
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Patrick Ball
Patrick Ball, Director of Research, Human Rights Data Analysis Group, offered examples of when statistics and machine learning have proved useful and when they’ve failed in this presentation from Open Source Summit Europe.

Machine Learning, Biased Models, and Finding the Truth

Machine learning and statistics are playing a pivotal role in finding the truth in human rights cases around the world – and serving as a voice for victims, Patrick Ball, director of Research for the Human Rights Data Analysis Group, told the audience at Open Source Summit Europe. Ball began his...
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Google Integrates Istio Service Mesh into Kubernetes Service

Istio, the open source service mesh that helps provide traffic management, observability, and security to microservices and distributed applications, is taking another step forward this week, as Google announces that it will be coming to Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) next month in the form of a...
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Linux Foundation Offers Open Source Certification Exams from Anywhere

As the use of open-source software continues to grow for businesses of all sizes, a shortage of qualified IT administrators and other staff members who are trained, experienced and certified in open-source technologies remains a serious challenge for IT departments and the channel. To help bridge...
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Linus Torvalds: After Big Linux Performance Hit, Spectre v2 Patch Needs Curbs

Major slowdowns caused by the new Linux 4.20 kernel have been traced to a mitigation for Spectre variant 2 that Linux founder Linus Torvalds now wants restricted. As noted by Linux news site Phoronix, the sudden slowdowns have been caused by a newly implemented mitigation called Single Thread...
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Taming the Rate of Change

Change frequency is an indicator of time to create business value. In order to create value in a given amount of time, you need to be able to release your code a certain number of times and learn from those changes. The less frequently you release, the longer it can take to create value. Increase...
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Why Should You Use Microservices and Containers?

What to expect when you're working with microservices and containers. First of all, what are microservices? Microservices is a type of architecture that splits your application into multiple services that does a fine-grained function that’s a part of your application as a whole. Each of your...
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The alias And unalias Commands Explained With Examples

You may forget the complex and lengthy Linux commands after certain period of time unless you’re a heavy command line user. Sure, there are a few ways to recall the forgotten commands. You could simply save the frequently used commands and use them on demand. Also, you can bookmark the important...
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Kubernetes in Production vs. Kubernetes in Development: 4 Myths

We recently cleared up some of the common misunderstandings people have about Kubernetes as they start experimenting with it. One of the biggest misunderstandings, though, deserves its own story: Running Kubernetes in production is pretty much the same as running Kubernetes in a dev or test...
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