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Simulate the Internet with Flashback, a New WebDev Test Tool from LinkedIn

The internet is a harsh mistress. Sites go down, change without notice, or even just disappear entirely. The web — are you sitting down? — is not 100 percent reliable. This means that testing a project that has external dependencies, things can fail that aren’t even your bugs. What’s a software...
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CoreOS Tectonic Now Installs Kubernetes on OpenStack

CoreOS and OpenStack have a somewhat intertwined history, which is why it's somewhat surprising it took until today for CoreOS's Tectonic Kubernetes distribution to provide an installer that targets OpenStack cloud deployments. The founders of CoreOS originally worked at Rackspace, alongside the...
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BeagleBone Blue
The BeagleBone Blue is a robotics-focused collaboration with the University of California San Diego Robotics Lab, which is using the board for robotics education.

Latest Linux Maker Boards Gamble on Diversity

As usual, last week’s Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany was primarily focused on commercial embedded single board computers (SBCs), computer-on-modules, and rugged industrial systems for the OEM market. Yet, we also saw a growing number of community-backed maker boards, which, like most of...
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DevOps Embraces Security Measures to Build Safer Software

Survey finds that devops teams are automating security throughout the software development lifecycle to create better and safer code. It’s no secret that traditional development and operations teams view security controls as slow and cumbersome, and often look for ways to bypass the requirements in...
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Google Releases Early Developers Preview of Android O

Google this week released a developer preview of Android O, the next version of its mobile operating system the includes several mostly incremental feature upgrades over the currently available version Android N also known as Nougat.  Key among the upgrades are those that are designed to improve...
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How a Small Team Keeps Twitter’s Fail Whale at Bay

Ian Downes is engineering manager for the compute platform team at Twitter. His team of about 10 engineers and a few other staffers buoys a platform providing container infrastructure to much of the stateless services powering twitter.com and its advertising business. Downes spoke recently at ...
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Netflix Launches Support for Firefox on Linux

Linux users have a new option if they want to watch Netflix -- the streaming service is now compatible with Firefox for the platform. Before this, only Google Chrome could play videos from the website outright. There was even a time when users had to make sure they're using a version of Chrome with...
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Thou Shalt Not Depend on Me: Analysing the Use of Outdated JavaScript Libraries on the Web

Thou shalt not depend on me: analysing the use of outdated JavaScript libraries on the web Lauinger et al., NDSS 2017 Just based on the paper title alone, if you had to guess what the situation is with outdated JavaScript libraries on the web, you’d probably guess it was pretty bad. It turns out it...
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6 Hot Internet of Things (IoT) Security Technologies

 Last October, Internet service provider Dyn came under an attack that disrupted access to popular websites. The cybercriminals who initiated the attack managed to commandeer a large number of internet-connected devices (mostly DVRs and cameras) to serve as their helpers. As a result, cybersecurity...
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The Four Values of a DevOps Transformation

A successful devops transformation sees a change in organisational culture. These changes often come in the way of adoption of specific tools or practices. However, to change culture, you need something more fundamental than just the introduction of new tools, or pushing everyone into Scrum teams....
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