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How to Build a Strong DevSecOps Culture: 5 Tips

We have a tendency in IT to treat security as fundamentally a technology problem. Hence, we also tend to focus on technology solutions. Tools and processes do matter: But if you’ll recall our recent look at the seven habits of strong security organizations, the top of the list had nothing...
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Evaluate a Product/Market Fit

How to identify when a fit has been achieved, and how to exit the explore stage and start exploiting a product with its identified market. We live in a world of data overload, where any argument can find supporting data if we are not careful to validate our assumptions. Finding information to...
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Security and Performance Help Mainframes Stand the Test of Time

As of last year, the Linux operating system was running 90 percent of public cloud workloads; has 62 percent of the embedded market share and runs all of the supercomputers in the TOP500 list, according to The Linux Foundation Open Mainframe Project’s 2018 State of the Open Mainframe Survey report...
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Today is the first official day of Call for Code, an annual global initiative that aims to unleash the collective power of the global open source developer community against the growing threat of natural disasters.

Call for Code Is Open and Organizations Are Lining Up to Join the Cause

By Bob Lord, Chief Digital Officer, IBM Today is the first official day of Call for Code, an annual global initiative from creator David Clark Cause, with IBM proudly serving as Founding Partner. Call for Code aims to unleash the collective power of the global open source developer community...
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Why Open Source Is Good for Business, And People

The open source world isn’t defined by geography, nor are the communities within it. Open source communities are defined by sharing attitudes, interests, and goals, wherever their participants are. An open source community spans locations, political affiliations, religion, and life experience....
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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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Google Releases Open Source 'GIF for CLI' Terminal Tool on GitHub

It's GIF's 31st anniversary -- exciting, right? Those animated images have truly changed the world. All kidding aside, it is pretty amazing that the file format came to be way back in 1987! To celebrate tomorrow's milestone, Google releases a new open source tool today. Called "GIF for CLI," it can...
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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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