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Jack Wallen considers which Linux distributions are best designed for new users coming from different environments.

Best Linux Distributions for New Users

Ah, the age-old question...one that holds far more importance than simply pointing out which Linux distribution is a fan-favorite. Why is that? Let me set the stage: You have a user—one who has, most likely, spent the majority of their time in front of either a Windows or Mac machine—and they’ve...
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Ashley Williams, Developer Community and Content Manager for npm, shared some staggering figures associated with the registry in her talk at Node.js Interactive.

State of the Union: npm

Ashley Williams kicked off her colorful "paint by number" keynote at Node.js Interactive by explaining that npm is actually a for-profit company. Npm makes money by selling its enterprise services and, apart from the amounts required to run the everyday operations of a regular company, its revenue...
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Shasta: Interactive Reporting at Scale

Shasta: Interactive Reporting At Scale Manoharan et al., SIGMOD 2016 You have vast database schemas with hundreds of tables, applications that need to combine OLTP and OLAP functionality, queries that may join 50 or more tables across disparate data sources, oh, and the user is waiting, so you’d...
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New Framework Uses Kubernetes to Deliver Serverless App Architecture

A new framework built atop Kubernetes is the latest project to offer serverless or AWS Lambda-style application architecture on your own hardware or in a Kubernetes-as-a-service offering. The Fission framework keeps the details about Docker and Kubernetes away from developers, allowing them to...
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Dockerfile Security Tuneup

I recently watched 2 great talks on container security by Justin Cormack from Docker at Devoxx Belgium and Adrian Mouat from Container Solutions at GOTO Stockholm. We were following many of the suggestions but there was still room for improvement. So we decided it was good time to do a security...
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Quantum Computing Is Real, and D-Wave Just Open-Sourced It

QUANTUM COMPUTING IS real. But it’s also hard. So hard that only a few developers, usually trained in quantum physics, advanced mathematics, or most likely both, can actually work with the few quantum computers that exist. Now D-Wave, the Canadian company behind the quantum computer that Google and...
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Marcel Holtmann
“We decided to create a wireless daemon that actually works on IoT devices,” said Intel's Marcel Holtmann in a presentation at Embedded Linux Conference Europe.

New Linux WiFi Daemon Streamlines Networking Stack

If you’ve ever used an embedded Linux development device with wireless networking, you’ve likely benefited from the work of Marcel Holtmann, the maintainer of the BlueZ Bluetooth daemon since 2004, who spoke at an Embedded Linux Conference Europe panel in October. In 2007 Holtmann joined Intel’s...
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Continuous Delivery of a Microservice Architecture using Concourse.ci, Cloud Foundry and Artifactory

This comprehensive tutorial takes a simple microservice architecture and explains how to setup a concourse pipeline in order to test and deploy single microservices independently without affecting the overall microservice system. Cloud Foundry will be used as a platform to which the microservices...
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The Basics of Web Application Security

We discussed how authentication establishes the identity of a user or system (sometimes referred to as a principal or actor). Until that identity is used to assess whether an operation should be permitted or denied, it doesn't provide much value. This process of enforcing what is and is not...
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Report: Agile and DevOps Provide More Benefits Together Than Alone

DevOps and agile are two of the most popular ways businesses try to stay ahead of the market, but put them together and they provide even more benefits. A new report, Accelerating Velocity and Customer Value with Agile and DevOps, from CA Technologies revealed businesses experienced greater...
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