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Performance Monitoring with OpenTracing, OpenCensus, and OpenMetrics

If you are familiar with instrumenting applications, you may have heard of OpenMetrics, OpenTracing, and OpenCensus. These projects aim to create standards for application performance monitoring and collecting metric data. Although the projects do overlap in terms of their goals, they each take a...
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Disk Encryption for Low-End Hardware

Eric Biggers and Paul Crowley were unhappy with the disk encryption options available for Android on low-end phones and watches. For them, it was an ethical issue. Eric said: We believe encryption is for everyone, not just those who can afford it. And while it's unknown how long CPUs without AES...
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Testing, One Two Three: How These OPNFV Tools Can Help Any Open Infrastructure Project

As the number of open-source projects booms, so does the need for resiliency and interoperability testing. The Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) community spent about four years of collective brainpower developing testing tools that can come in handy for open-source projects. Here’s a brief overview of...
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Open Sourcing ClusterFuzz

Fuzzing is an automated method for detecting bugs in software that works by feeding unexpected inputs to a target program. It is effective at finding memory corruption bugs, which often have serious security implications. Manually finding these issues is both difficult and time consuming, and bugs...
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What Open Source Really Means Today

The state of open source over the course of the past few decades has certainly changed. IBM last year purchased Red Hat, for example. But the original open source spirit of sharing remains intact — though the extent to which that is the case remains a subject of debate. What open source really...
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Learn to Use curl Command with Examples

Curl command is used to transfer files to and from a server, it supports a number of protocols like HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, DICT, FILE, GOPHER, LDAP, LDAPS, POP3, POP3S, RTMP, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, SMB, SMBS, SMTP, SMTPS, TELNET and TFTP etc. Curl also supports a lot of features like proxy...
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Outlaw Shellbot Infects Linux Servers to Mine for Monero

The Outlaw group is conducting an active campaign which is targeting Linux systems in cryptocurrency mining attacks. On Tuesday, the JASK Special Ops research team disclosed additional details (.PDF) of the attack wave which appears to focus on seizing infrastructure resources to support illicit...
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Red Hat Launches CodeReady Workspaces Kubernetes IDE

Red Hat announced the general availability of its CodeReady Workspaces integrated developer environment (IDE) on Feb. 5, providing users with a Kubernetes-native tool for building and collaborating on application development. In contrast with other IDEs, Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces runs inside of...
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TensorFlow.js: Machine Learning for the Web and Beyond

TensorFlow.js: machine learning for the web and beyond Smilkov et al., SysML’19 If machine learning and ML models are to pervade all of our applications and systems, then they’d better go to where the applications are rather than the other way round. Increasingly, that means JavaScript – both in...
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Get Started with Budgie Desktop, a Linux Environment

Configure your desktop as you want with Budgie, the 18th in our series on open source tools that will make you more productive in 2019. Budgie Desktop There are many, many desktop environments for Linux. From the easy to use and graphically stunning GNOME desktop (default on most major Linux...
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