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The Best Ways to test your Serverless Applications

Serverless is more than a cloud computing execution model. It changes the way we plan, build, and deploy apps. But it also changes the way we test our apps. Meet Alex. Alex is an ordinary JavaScript developer, focused on Node.js lately. At some point, Alex and his team got a new project. After some...
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Tencent Becomes a Linux Foundation Platinum Member to Increase its Focus on OpenSsource

Tencent, the $500-billion Chinese internet giant, is increasing its focus on open source after it became a platinum member of the Linux Foundation. The company has long been associated with the foundation and Linux generally, it is a founding member of the Linux Foundation’s deep learning program...
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Bloomberg Eschews Vendors For Direct Kubernetes Involvement

Financial information behemoth Bloomberg is a big fan of Kubernetes, and is using it for everything from serving up Bloomberg.com to complex data processing pipelines. Rather than use a managed Kubernetes service or employ an outsourced provider, Bloomberg has chosen to invest in deep Kubernetes...
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Best Free Linux Firewalls of 2018

A firewall is an important aspect of computer security these days, and most modern routers have one built in, which while helpful, can be difficult to configure. Fortunately there are also distributions (distros) of the free operating system Linux which have been specifically designed to function...
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GitHub: Changes to EU Copyright Law Could Derail Open Source Distribution

A proposed European law would mandate that content providers utilize some kind of content filter to make sure rights holders get their royalties. But for a public open source code repository, such a contraption could be a nuisance, or it could be catastrophic. The E.U. Parliament's Legal Affairs...
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Zapcc High-Speed C++ Compiler Now Open Source

Zapcc, a caching C++ compiler built for speed, has gone open source. Ceemple Software, Zapcc’s builder, claims the compiler offers dramatic improvements in both incremental and full builds compared to building with Clang 4.0 and Clang 5.0. Based on heavily modified code from the Clang compiler...
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A lot of the interactions between the LF Networking and cloud native communities focus on how these technologies work together and on connecting people from different projects.

Heather Kirksey on Integrating Networking and Cloud Native

As highlighted in the recent Open Source Jobs Report, cloud and networking skills are in high demand. And, if you want to hear about the latest networking developments, there is no one better to talk with than Heather Kirksey, VP, Community and Ecosystem Development, Networking at The Linux...
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Blockchain Beyond the Hype: What is the Strategic Business Value?

Companies can determine whether they should invest in blockchain by focusing on specific use cases and their market position. Speculation on the value of blockchain is rife, with Bitcoin—the first and most infamous application of blockchain—grabbing headlines for its rocketing price and volatility...
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​Linux and Open-Source Jobs Are in More Demand Than Ever

Do you want a tech job? Then, it's time to move away from Windows and head toward Linux and open source. According to The Linux Foundation and Dice's 2018 Open Source Jobs Report, 87 percent of hiring managers are having trouble finding open-source talent, while hiring open-source talent is now a...
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5 Pillars of Learning Programming

Learning how to program is hard. I often find that university courses and boot camps miss important aspects of programming and take poor approaches to teaching rookies. I want to share the 5 basic pillars I believe a successful programming course should build upon. As always, I am addressing the...
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