Tags: Applications

Where to Find the World's Best Programmers

So which countries produce the best coders is an interesting question to ask. Perhaps more importantly why do some countries lead the way? One source of data about programmers' skills is HackerRank, a company that poses programming challenges to a community of more than a million coders and also...
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Puppet Unveils New Docker Build and Phased Deployments

Puppet released a number of announcements today including the availability of Puppet Docker Image Build and a new version of Puppet Enterprise, which features phased deployments and situational awareness. In April, Puppet began helping people deploy and manage things like Docker, Kubernetes, ...
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“Most Serious” Linux Privilege-Escalation Bug Ever Is Under Active Exploit (updated)

A serious vulnerability that has been present for nine years in virtually all versions of the Linux operating system is under active exploit, according to researchers who are advising users to install a patch as soon as possible. While CVE-2016-5195, as the bug is cataloged, amounts to a mere...
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Note to MSPs: Government Agencies Want More Open Source Software

Government agencies in the U.S. and internationally are increasingly favoring open source software. MSPs should therefore embrace open source solutions. One of the biggest trends today in the government sector is high demand for open source software. If you're an MSP, it's time to take notice....
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Google projects
Google contributes a slew of useful open source tools and programs to the community each year.

Google’s Open Source Report Card Highlights Game-Changing Contributions

Ask people about Google’s relationship to open source, and many of them will point to Android and Chrome OS — both very successful operating systems and both based on Linux. Android, in particular, remains one of the biggest home runs in open source history. But, as Josh Simmons from Google’s Open...
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Common Search
It is critical for the Internet to have both commercial and non-commercial search engines available, so that we can compare their results and watch out for biases. says Common Search founder Sylvain Zimmer in this preview to his talk at Apache: Big Data Europe.

Ranking the Web With Radical Transparency

Ranking every URL on the web in a transparent and reproducible way is a core concept of the Common Search project, says Sylvain Zimmer, who will be speaking at the upcoming Apache: Big Data Europe conference in Seville, Spain. The web has become a critical resource for humanity, and search engines...
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Secure Your Containers with this One Weird Trick

Did you know there is an option to drop Linux capabilities in Docker? Using the docker run --cap-drop option, you can lock down root in a container so that it has limited access within the container. Sadly, almost no one ever tightens the security on a container or anywhere else. The Day After is...
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Google Open Sources the Code that Powers Its Domain Registry

Google today released Nomulus, the Java-based registry platform that powers Google’s own .google and .foo top level domains (TLDs). Google says it started working on the technology behind Nomulus after the company applied to operate a number of generic TLDs itself back in 2012. Until then, domain...
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open medical records
Dr. Judy Gichoya became a software developer after joining the open source medical records project, OpenMRS, which creates software to help health professionals improve patient care in developing countries.

A Doctor Learns How to Code Through Open Source

Judy Gichoya is a medical doctor from Kenya who became a software developer after joining the open source medical records project, OpenMRS. The open source project creates medical informatics software that helps health professionals collect and present data to improve patient care in developing...
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Open Source, Third-Party Software Flaws Still Dog Developers

The new 2016 State of Software Security Report from Veracode shows the hazards of buggy libraries and applications. Application developers are getting burnt by security vulnerabilities in the very open source- and third-party frameworks and software components that make up their finished...
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