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Best VPNs for Linux

Linux-based operating systems are still a very small part of the desktop market, but that hasn't stopped VPN services from providing client applications. The best we’ve found are from ExpressVPN, NordVPNand VPN Unlimited. Eight of the VPN services we've reviewed have either command-line-interface (...
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screen recorders
Jack Wallen highlights his five favorite screen recorders for the Linux desktop, so you can easily find one to suit your video needs.

5 Screen Recorders for the Linux Desktop

There are so many reasons why you might need to record your Linux desktop. The two most important are for training and for support. If you are training users, a video recording of the desktop can go a long way to help them understand what you are trying to impart. Conversely, if you’re having...
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6 Best Practices for High-Performance Serverless Engineering

When you write your first few lambdas, performance is the last thing on your mind. Permissions, security, identity and access management (IAM) roles and triggers all conspire to make the first couple of lambdas, even after a “hello world” trial just to get your first serverless deployments up and...
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Import your Files from Closed or Obsolete Applications

One of the biggest risks with using proprietary applications is losing access to your digital content if the software disappears or ends support for old file formats. Moving your content to an open format is the best way to protect yourself from being locked out due to vendor lock-in and for that,...
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Mobile dev
Jack Wallen looks at two open source tools that make a great launching point to help you get started with your mobile development journey.

Two Open Source Mobile App Development Frameworks To Make Mobile Dev Easier

Mobile apps have been a boon for developers. With Android the most widely used platform on the planet, it makes perfect sense for developers to ply their trade in the mobile market. Not only do developers have the chance to get their work seen, they can make money from the Google Play Store or the...
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Special Report: Kubernetes Orchestrates a Mass Movement to the Cloud

Kubernetes (pronounced koo-ber-NET-eez, from the Greek word for “helmsman” or “pilot”) is the most rapidly adopted open-source project in history since its release in mid-2014. According to 451 Research, it has already moved into more than 70 percent of organizations using the wildly popular...
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Modernizing Applications for Kubernetes

Modern stateless applications are built and designed to run in software containers like Docker, and be managed by container clusters like Kubernetes. They are developed using Cloud Native and Twelve Factorprinciples and patterns, to minimize manual intervention and maximize portability and...
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Linux Apps on Chrome OS: An Easy-to-Follow Guide

Linux apps can expand your Chromebook's capabilities and open up all sorts of interesting options — but first, you have to know where to begin. If you think you'd stand to benefit from using a Linux app on your Chrome OS device — or if you just want to explore and see what's out there — the first...
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Raspbian Linux Distribution Updated, But with One Unexpected Omission

New distribution images for the Raspberry Pi's Raspbian operating system appeared on their Download page a week or so ago. The dates of the new images are 2018-10-09 for the Raspbian-only version, and 2018-10-11 for the NOOBS (Raspbian and More) version. In a nutshell, this release includes: a...
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Kenzan kr8sswordz
In the final part of this series, we will set up CI/CD hooks for the Kr8sswordz Puzzle app.

Set Up CI/CD for a Distributed Crossword Puzzle App on Kubernetes (Part 4)

Part 3 had us running our Kr8sswordz Puzzle app, spinning up multiple instances for a load test, and watching Kubernetes gracefully balance numerous requests across the cluster. Though we set up Jenkins for use with our Hello-Kenzan app in Part 2, we have yet to set up CI/CD hooks for the...
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