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Corey Butler explains how adjustments in your workflow can make your time spent coding a little more enjoyable at Node.js Interactive.

How to Reduce Stress and Achieve Development Nirvana

Nirvana, in this plane of existence at least, is a state of contentment, according to Corey A. Butler, creator of the Fenix Web Server and Author.io, a venture that provides software and services for developers. In his talk at Node.js Interactive, Butler said there are two things that stand in the...
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IBM Unveils Blockchain as a Service Based on Open Source Hyperledger Fabric Technology

IBM unveiled its “Blockchain as a Service” today, which is based on the open source Hyperledger Fabric, version 1.0 from The Linux Foundation. IBM Blockchain is a public cloud service that customers can use to build secure blockchain networks. The company introduced the idea last year, but this is...
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ftrace: Trace your Kernel Functions!

Hello! Today we’re going to talk about a debugging tool we haven’t talked about much before on this blog: ftrace. What could be more exciting than a new debugging tool?! Better yet, ftrace isn’t new! It’s been around since Linux kernel 2.6, or about 2008. here’s the earliest documentation I found...
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MIT-Stanford Project Uses LLVM to Break Big Data Bottlenecks

Written in Rust, Weld can provide orders-of-magnitude speedups to Spark and TensorFlow. The more cores you can use, the better -- especially with big data. But the easier a big data framework is to work with, the harder it is for the resulting pipelines, such as TensorFlow plus Apache Spark, to run...
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Docker to Donate its Container Runtime, containerd, to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Docker plans to donate its containerd container runtime to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to organizing a set of open source container-based cloud-native technologies. In December, Docker released as open source the code for containerd, which provides a...
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As computers permeate everything, what we know about computer and network security will become relevant to everything, said Bruce Schneier at Open Source Leadership Summit.

Bruce Schneier on New Security Threats from the Internet of Things

Security expert Bruce Schneier says we're creating an Internet that senses, thinks, and acts, which is is the classic definition of a robot. “I contend that we're building a world-sized robot without even realizing it,” he said recently at the Open Source Leadership Summit (OSLS). In his talk,...
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NFV vs. VNF: What's the Difference?

NFV versus VNF: SDN engineer Darien Hirotsu explains the differences between network functions virtualization and virtual network functions.  Networking professionals sometimes use the terms virtual network functions, or VNF, and network functions virtualization, or NFV, interchangeably, which can...
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Monitoring Google Compute Engine Metrics

This post is part 1 in a 3-part series about monitoring Google Compute Engine (GCE). Part 2 covers the nuts and bolts of collecting GCE metrics, and part 3describes how you can get started collecting metrics from GCE with Datadog. This article describes in detail the resource and performance...
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ETSI is Bullish on the Results of Its First NFV Interoperability Tests

The European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI) recently put on a plugtest event in Madrid, Spain, where 35 commercial and open source implementations were tested for interoperability, and it saw promising results as released in its report. For features like network service on-boarding,...
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Principles for C Programming

In the words of Doug Gwyn, “Unix was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things”. C is a very powerful tool, but it is to be used with care and discipline. Learning this discipline is well worth the effort, because C is one of the...
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