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Source{d} Can Help Solve Your Own Tabs-Versus-Spaces Debate

The debate over tabs versus spaces has been going on for decades and, despite all attempts to end it, it is ongoing. StackOverflow co-founder Jeff Atwood once wrote of the debate, “It doesn’t actually matter which coding styles you pick. What does matter is that you, and everyone else on your team...
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The Lost Worlds of Telnet

Most people think of Telnet as “that thing I used to use to remotely access servers.” But a few hearty souls are still keeping their Telnet services online — and it’s a great way to experience some good old-fashioned time-wasting fun! Although, as a work tool, Telnet has long been deprecated in...
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PureOS: One Linux for both PCs and Smartphones

There are quite a few people out there who want the same Linux on both their smartphone and their PC. Perhaps the best known of them is Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth. He tried for years to ignite a market for Ubuntu Linux running on tablets, smartphones, and PCs. It didn't work. After years of...
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A new whitepaper from ODPi helps businesses gain insight into how Business Intelligence can be addressed by Big Data through multi-structured data and advanced analytics.

Leveraging BI and Big Data in Modern Business

Companies today are collecting data at an unprecedented rate, but how much of the collected data actually makes an impact on their business? According to ODPi, by 2020, the accumulated volume of Big Data will increase from 4.4 zettabytes to roughly 44 zettabytes or 44 trillion GB. It’s a tall order...
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Let your Engineers Choose the License: A Guide

Each open source project and community is unique and there are social aspects to these communities that may have preferences towards various licensing philosophies (e.g., copyleft or permissive). Engineers working in those communities understand all these issues and are best equipped to choose the...
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Check out recent highlights in the world of embedded Linux software, including news from Google, The Linux Foundation, Wind River, and more.

Embedded Linux Software Highlights from Embedded World

In my day job at LinuxGizmos, I’ve been neck deep recently in embedded Linux hardware news from the Embedded World show in Nuremberg. There are plenty of new SBCs and compute modules -- many based on NXP’s newly shipping i.MX8M Mini -- as well as a new Qualcomm Robotics RB3 Platform, more IoT...
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Kubernetes Warms Up to IPv6

There’s a finite number of public IPv4 addresses and the IPv6 address space was specified to solve this problem some 20 years ago, long before Kubernetes was conceived of. But because it was originally developed inside Google and it’s only relatively recently that cloud services like Google and AWS...
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New Elisa Project Focuses on Linux In Safety-Critical Systems

The project is called Elisa, for "Enabling Linux in Safety Applications," and it's aim is to create a shared set of tools and processes for building Linux-based systems that will operate without surprises in situations where failure could cause injury, loss of life, or result in significant...
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MariaDB Readies New Enterprise Server

MariaDB Corp announced it's releasing a new version of its MariaDB, MySQL-compatible database management system (DBMS), MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4. This new business server comes with more powerful and fine-grained auditing, faster, highly reliable backups for large databases, and end-to-end...
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Open Source Maintainers Want to Reduce Application Security Risk

According to Snyk’s “State of Open Source Security Report 2019,” which surveyed over 500 open source users and maintainers, 30 percent of developers that maintain open source (OS) projects are highly confident in their security knowledge, which is up from 17 percent the year before. In addition,...
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