News Category: Enterprise

Has Agile Programming Lost its Way?

Programmers are passionate about which development methodology is the best. Is it Agile? Waterfall? Feature Driven Development? Scrum? So everyone took notice when one of the 17 original signers of the seminal Agile Manifestowrote a blog post last month headlined “Developers Should Abandon Agile.”...
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Buildah 1.0: Linux Container Construction Made Easy

The good news about containers, such as Docker's, is they make it easy to deploy applications, and you can run far more of them on a server than you can on a virtual machine. The bad news is that putting an application into a container can be difficult. That's where Buildah comes in. Buildah is a...
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Systems Languages: An Experience Report

Recently, there’s been a lot of turmoil in the systems language community. We have the Rust Evangelism Strikeforce nudging us towards rewriting everything in Rust. We have the C++17 folks who promise the safety and ease of use of modern programming languages with the performance and power of C. And...
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Five Supercomputers That Aren't Supercomputers

A supercomputer, of course, isn't really a "computer." It's not one giant processor sitting atop an even larger motherboard. Instead, it's a network of thousands of computers tied together to form a single whole, dedicated to a singular set of tasks. They tend to be really fast, but according to...
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Router Vulnerability and the VPNFilter Botnet

On May 25, the FBI asked us all to reboot our routers. The story behind this request is one of sophisticated malware and unsophisticated home-network security, and it’s a harbinger of the sorts of pervasive threats — from nation-states, criminals and hackers — that we should expect in coming years...
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Intel Chip Flaw: Math Unit May Spill Crypto Secrets to Apps – Modern Linux, Windows, BSDs Immune

A security flaw within Intel Core and Xeon processors can be potentially exploited to swipe sensitive data from the chips' math processing units. Malware or malicious logged-in users can attempt to leverage this design blunder to steal the inputs and results of computations performed in private by...
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Docker Enterprise Edition Offers Multicloud App Management

Docker has expanded its commercial container platform software, Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) to manage containerized applications across multiple cloud services. The idea with this release is to better help enterprise customers manage their applications across the entire development and...
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Pushing AI Performance Benchmarks to the Edge

As I discussed recently, the AI industry is developing benchmarking suites that will help practitioners determine the target environment in which their machine learning, deep learning or other statistical models might perform best. Increasingly, these frameworks are turning their focus to...
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Corgi, the CLI Workflow Manager: Cute *And* Useful

Cuteness overload! Corgi, the CLI workflow manager is here to make your life easier by providing a list of features for creating and managing reusable snippets. Corgi is a command-line tool that helps with your repetitive command usages by organizing them into reusable snippet. It was inspired by ...
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EKS vs. ECS: Orchestrating Containers on AWS

AWS announced Kubernetes-as-a-Service at re:Invent in November 2017: Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS). Now, EKS is generally available. I discussed ECS vs. Kubernetes before EKS was a thing. Therefore, I'd like to take a second attempt and compare EKS with ECS. Before comparing the...
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