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In his upcoming LinuxCon + ContainerCon talk, Alban Crequy will discuss ways to test network connectivity of applications in containers.

Testing Network Connectivity for Applications in Containers

Testing applications is a critical part of software development as illustrated by the rise of continuous integration and automated testing. In his upcoming LinuxCon + ContainerCon talk -- Testing Applications with Traffic Control in Containers -- Alban Crequy will focus on one area of testing that...
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It’s the Year of Application Layer Security in Public Clouds

The cloud continues to be a significant force in enterprise computing and technology adoption.  Enterprises that have adopted cloud have seen slashes capital expenses, increased agility, centralized information management, and scaled their businesses quickly. The 2015 RightScale State of the Cloud...
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Vijay Kesavan describes plans for IoTivity 2.0 to support new platforms and IoT ecosystems and explore usage profiles in automotive and industrial domains.

IoTivity 2.0: What’s in Store?

In May, we reported on an Embedded Linux Conference talk by Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Executive Director Mike Richmond on the potential for interoperability between the OCF’s IoTivity IoT framework and the AllSeen Alliance’s AllJoyn spec. We also looked at how the OCF has evolved from the ...
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The Onion Omega2 Lets You Add Linux to your Hardware Projects

Need a tiny, $5 computer to build a robot that will bring you your slippers, initiate a massage chair session, and pour out your daily dose of bourbon?The Onion Omega2 can do all that and more. This tiny board is Arduino-compatible but also runs Linux natively. This means you can plug it in and get...
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Google Waves Goodbye to Linux for New IoT OS Fuchsia - Coming Soon to Raspberry Pi

Google has started building a new open-source operating system that doesn't rely on the Linux kernel. While Android and Chrome OS have Linux at their heart, Google's new OS, dubbed Fuchsia, opts for a different kernel to create a lightweight but capable OS, suitable for running all Internet of...
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New R Extension Gives Data Scientists quick Access to IBM's Watson

Data scientists have a lot of tools at their disposal, but not all of them are equally accessible. Aiming to put IBM's Watson AI within closer reach, analytics firm Columbus Collaboratory on Thursday released a new open-source R extension called CognizeR. R is an open-source language that's widely...
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Agile Programming: The Last Mile for DevOps

As DevOps has come into its own, IT automation companies such as Chef have made automating and managing release pipelines simpler. At ChefConf 2016, Chef announced new tools which include Chef Automate, which pulls together all of Chef’s IT automation tools in one package. How DevOps teams...
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How to Manage Binary Blobs with Git

In the previous six articles in this series we learned how to manage version control on text files with Git. But what about binary files? Git has extensions for handling binary blobs such as multimedia files, so today we will learn how to manage binary assets with Git. One thing everyone seems to...
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Container Defense in Depth

The new age of image-based containers exploded onto the scene in early to mid-2013. Since the early days of the Docker container engine, we heard questions of whether they were secure enough. Our very own Dan Walsh was heard many times saying, Docker containers dont contain  so the question is, can...
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Cloud and the ‘Existing X’ Dilemma

Anyone designing an IT strategy that incorporates cloud is faced with the question of what to do with existing assets including apps, infrastructure IT systems, processes, skills, etc. Some will tell you that the only way to handle the “existing X” parts of your strategy is to forget about them and...
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