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Check out recent highlights in the world of embedded Linux software, including news from Google, The Linux Foundation, Wind River, and more.

Embedded Linux Software Highlights from Embedded World

In my day job at LinuxGizmos, I’ve been neck deep recently in embedded Linux hardware news from the Embedded World show in Nuremberg. There are plenty of new SBCs and compute modules -- many based on NXP’s newly shipping i.MX8M Mini -- as well as a new Qualcomm Robotics RB3 Platform, more IoT...
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PGP
If you write code that goes into public source repositories, you can benefit from the practical PGP guidelines provided in this series.

Protecting Code Integrity with PGP — Part 1: Basic Concepts and Tools

Learn PGP basics and best practices in this series of tutorials from our archives.  In this article series, we take an in-depth look at using PGP to ensure the integrity of software. These articles will provide practical guidelines aimed at developers working on free software projects and will...
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Recursive Programming

Despite often being introduced early-on in most ventures into programming, the concept of recursion can seem strange and potentially off-putting upon first encountering it. It seems almost paradoxical: how can we find a solution to a problem using the solution to the same problem? Believe it or not...
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Building Trust in Open Source: A Look Inside the OpenChain Project

Open source software provides businesses with a number of benefits including cost, flexibility and freedom. This freely distributed software can also be easily altered by any business that is familiar with its source code.  However, licensing issues do arise which could present a major hurdle for...
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Testing, One Two Three: How These OPNFV Tools Can Help Any Open Infrastructure Project

As the number of open-source projects booms, so does the need for resiliency and interoperability testing. The Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) community spent about four years of collective brainpower developing testing tools that can come in handy for open-source projects. Here’s a brief overview of...
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Open Sourcing ClusterFuzz

Fuzzing is an automated method for detecting bugs in software that works by feeding unexpected inputs to a target program. It is effective at finding memory corruption bugs, which often have serious security implications. Manually finding these issues is both difficult and time consuming, and bugs...
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What Metrics Matter: A Guide for Open Source Projects

"Without data, you're just a person with an opinion." Those are the words of W. Edwards Deming, the champion of statistical process control, who was credited as one of the inspirations for what became known as the Japanese post-war economic miracle of 1950 to 1960. Ironically, Japanese...
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Ansible vs. Puppet: Declarative DevOps Tools Square Off

DevOps aims to drive collaboration between development and operations teams, but software quality drives DevOps adoption more than any other factor. As this comparison of Ansible vs. Puppet shows, software quality dramatically influences DevOps tools. Software quality tends to be an organizational...
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DPDK — One API to Rule Them All?

The Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) Summit 2018 was held at the Club Auto Sport in San Jose, California, last week, a unique and appropriate location given that DPDK is the engine that powers many NFV platforms today, including auto-focused platforms. As presenters shared the latest research and...
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An Example of How C++ Destructors Are Useful in Envoy

For a while now I’ve been working with a C++ project (Envoy), and sometimes I need to contribute to it, so my C++ skills have gone from “nonexistent” to “really minimal”. I’ve learned what an initializer list is and that a method starting with ~ is a destructor. I almost know what an lvalue and an...
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