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Is Application Security Dead?

Saturday 24th of March 2018 07:37:10 AM
Spoiler alert: If application security isn't dead yet, its days are numbered. OK, this is an over-exaggeration, but fear not, application security engineers - the work you do is actually becoming more important than ever, and your budget will soon reflect this. Application security will never die, but it will have to morph to succeed.

7 steps to DevOps hiring success

Saturday 24th of March 2018 05:42:48 AM
As many of us in the DevOps scene know, most companies are hiring, or, at least, trying to do so. The required skills and job descriptions can change entirely from company to company. As a broad overview, most teams are looking for a candidate from either an operations and infrastructure background or someone from a software engineering and development background, then combined with key skills relating to continuous integration, configuration management, continuous delivery/deployment, and cloud infrastructure. Currently in high-demand is knowledge of container orchestration.

Linux Mint 19 "Tara" Will Ship in June, Pre-Installed on the Mintbox Mini 2 PCs

Saturday 24th of March 2018 03:48:26 AM
The Linux Mint project announced today details about the second-generation Mintbox Mini PC, along with the expected release date of the upcoming Linux Mint 19 "Tara" operating system.

How to integrate ONLYOFFICE 9.6 with WordPress

Saturday 24th of March 2018 01:54:04 AM
In this tutorial, we'll learn how to easily integrate ONLYOFFICE with your WordPress website. ONLYOFFICE is an open source solution that comprises powerful document editing features and multiple productivity tools, such as CRM, projects, mail, chat and more distributed under AGPL v3.

Envoy CNCF Project Completes Security Audit, Delivers New Release

Friday 23rd of March 2018 11:59:42 PM
The Envoy cloud services proxy mesh is the first project to benefit from the CNCF's security audit process, with Kubernetes set to follow in the future.

Wireless crazed Orange Pi boasts 4G LTE, WiFi, BT, FM, and GPS

Friday 23rd of March 2018 10:05:20 PM
The “Orange Pi 4G-IOT” SBC that runs Android 6.0 on a quad -A53 MediaTek MT6737 SoC, and offers a 40-pin header, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM, GPS, a 4G LTE radio, and fingerprint sensor support.

i.MX6 ULL module runs Linux with real-time patch

Friday 23rd of March 2018 08:56:43 PM
Artila’s “M-X6ULL” COM runs Linux 4.14 with the PREEMPT_RT patch on an 800MHz i.MX6 ULL, and offers dual LAN controllers, 4GB eMMC or an optional microSD slot, and an optional carrier board. The M-X6ULL, which follows other Artila i.MX based modules such as the i.MX537 based M-5360A, measures only 68 x 43mm. Still, that’s hardly […]

How to tell when moving to blockchain is a bad idea

Friday 23rd of March 2018 07:48:06 PM
So, there's this thing called "blockchain" that is quite popular…read more

Ubuntu Preps to Remove Qt 4 Support from the Archives, Target Ubuntu 19.04

Friday 23rd of March 2018 06:39:29 PM
Ubuntu developer and contributor Simon Quigley recently proposed the removal of Qt 4 support from the repositories of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, following in the footsteps of Debian GNU/Linux.

Court of Appeal settles reseller's question: Is software a good?

Friday 23rd of March 2018 05:30:51 PM
The answer may dismay and confuse youSoftware is not a good, the Court of Appeal in London, England, has ruled.…

Digitizing VHS with Fedora

Friday 23rd of March 2018 04:22:14 PM
Just before Christmas, I decided it was time for my kids to see one of my favorite movies: The Muppet Christmas Carol. I grabbed the tape (yes, tape) off the shelf and put it in the VCR (yes, VCR) and... nothing happened. Oh no!read more

Which Linux Distribution to Use After Ubuntu?

Friday 23rd of March 2018 03:13:37 PM
If you have gained some Linux skills after using Ubuntu for some time, you may try switching to these distributions to explore the world of Linux distributions further.

Linux mkfifo Command Tutorial for Beginners (with Examples)

Friday 23rd of March 2018 02:05:00 PM
If you're even a moderate Linux command line user, you must be aware of pipes, a fundamental command line feature that allows processes to communicate. Then there's a concept of named pipes (yeah, pipes with names, so that you can do more with pipes). The mkfifo command lets you create such named pipes.

Top Linux tools for writers

Friday 23rd of March 2018 12:56:23 PM
If you've read my article about how I switched to Linux, then you know that I’m a superuser. I also stated that I’m not an “expert” on anything. That’s still fair to say. But I have learned many helpful things over the last several years, and I'd like to pass these tips along to other new Linux users.Today, I’m going to discuss the tools I use when I write. I based my choices on three criteria:read more

5 Things to Look Forward to in Krita 4.0

Friday 23rd of March 2018 11:47:46 AM
That Krita has become one of the most popular applications for painting among digital artists is an understatement. The great thing is that, with every new version, Krita just gets better and better. The latest release is a perfect example of that. Check out what you can look forward to in the new 4.0 version.

How to Install Laravel on Debian 9

Friday 23rd of March 2018 10:50:58 AM
In this 7-step guide, we will show you how to install Laravel on Debian 9. We’ll install Laravel together with PHP-FPM and Nginx. Laravel is a next generation of PHP framework, and it’s the most popular open-source PHP framework lately. It is intended for the modern, rapid development of web applications, following the MVC model. Installing Laravel (The PHP Framework For Web Artisans, its how they called it) on Debian 9 is an easy task and it should take few minutes to finish it. This guide should work on other Linux operating systems, but was written and tested for Debian 9. Let’s get started!

Linux More Popular than Windows in Stack Overflow's 2018 Developer Survey

Friday 23rd of March 2018 09:54:10 AM
Stack Overflow, the largest and most trusted online community for developers, published the results of their annual developer survey, held throughout January 2018.

Easy way to install Java on Ubuntu systems

Friday 23rd of March 2018 08:57:22 AM
Java is a high level programming language that is being used for a large number of applications & is installed on large number of servers/systems. We have already covered how we can install java...

GitHub: Our dependency scan has found four million security flaws in public repos

Friday 23rd of March 2018 07:03:46 AM
GitHub says its security scan for old vulnerabilities in JavaScript and Ruby libraries has turned up over four million bugs and sparked a major clean-up by project owners.

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Trisquel 9.0 Development Plans and Trisquel 8.0 Release

  • Trisquel 9.0 development plans
    Just as we release Trisquel 8.0, the development of the next version begins! Following the naming suggestions thread I've picked Etiona, which sounds good and has the fewest search results. We currently do our development in a rented dedicated server in France, and although it is functional it has many performance and setup issues. It has 32 gigs of RAM, which may sound like plenty but stays below the sweet spot where you can create big enough ramdisks to compile large packages without having to ever write to disk during the build process, greatly improving performance. It also has only 8 cores and rather slow disks. The good news is that the FSF has generously decided to host a much larger dedicated build server for us, which will allow us to scale up operations. The new machine will have fast replicated disks, lots of RAM and two 12 core CPUs. Along with renewing the hardware, we need to revamp the software build infrastructure. Currently the development server runs a GitLab instance, Jenkins and pbuilder-based build jails. This combination was a big improvement from the custom made scripts of early releases, but it has some downsides that have been removed by sbuild. Sbuild is lighter and faster and has better crash recovery and reporting.
  • Trisquel 8.0 LTS Flidas
    Trisquel 8.0, codename "Flidas" is finally here! This release will be supported with security updates until April 2021. The first thing to acknowledge is that this arrival has been severely delayed, to the point where the next upstream release (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) will soon be published. The good news is that the development of Trisquel 9.0 will start right away, and it should come out closer to the usual release schedule of "6 months after upstream release". But this is not to say that we shouldn't be excited about Trisquel 8.0, quite the contrary! It comes with many improvements over Trisquel 7.0, and its core components (kernel, graphics drivers, web browser and e-mail client) are fully up to date and will receive continuous upgrades during Flidas' lifetime. Trisquel 8.0 has benefited from extensive testing, as many people have been using the development versions as their main operating system for some time. On top of that, the Free Software Foundation has been using it to run the Libreplanet conference since last year, and it has been powering all of its new server infrastructure as well!

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FOSS Events in Europe: Rust, foss-north, KubeCon + CloudnativeCon Europe 2018

  • Rust loves GNOME Hackfest: Day 1
    This is a report of the first day of the Rust loves GNOME Hackfest that we are having in Madrid at the moment. During the first day we had a round of introductions and starting outlining the state of the art.
  • Madrid GNOME+Rust Hackfest, part 1
    I'm in Madrid since Monday, at the third GNOME+Rust hackfest! The OpenShine folks are kindly letting us use their offices, on the seventh floor of a building by the Cuatro Caminos roundabout. I am very, very thankful that this time everyone seems to be working on developing gnome-class. It's a difficult project for me, and more brainpower is definitely welcome — all the indirection, type conversion, GObject obscurity, and procedural macro shenanigans definitely take a toll on oneself.
  • Five days left
    I use to joke that the last week before foss-north is the worst – everything is done, all that is left is the stress.
  • KubeCon + CloudnativeCon Europe 2018
    The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference will be taking place in Copenhagen from May 2-4. It will cover Kubernetes, Prometheus OpenTracing, Fluentd, Linkerd, gRPC, CoreDNS, and other key technologies in cloud native computing.

Programming: Taxonomy of Tech Debt, Python and More

  • A Taxonomy of Tech Debt
    Hi there. I’m Bill “LtRandolph” Clark, and I’m the engineering manager for the Champions team on LoL. I’ve worked on several different teams on League over the past years, but one focus has been consistent: I’m obsessed with tech debt. I want to find it, I want to understand it, and where possible, I want to fix it. When engineers talk about any existing piece of technology - for example League of Legends patch 8.4 - we often talk about tech debt. I define tech debt as code or data that future developers will pay a cost for. Countless blog posts, articles, and definitions have been written about this scourge of software development. This post will focus on types of tech debt I’ve seen during my time working at Riot, and a model for discussing it that we’re starting to use internally. If you only take away one lesson from this article, I hope you remember the “contagion” metric discussed below.
  • 6 Python datetime libraries
    Once upon a time, one of us (Lacey) had spent more than an hour staring at the table in the Python docs that describes date and time formatting strings. I was having a hard time understanding one specific piece of the puzzle as I was trying to write the code to translate a datetime string from an API into a Python datetime object, so I asked for help.
  • Getting started with Anaconda Python for data science
  • How to install the Moodle learning management system
  • Anatomy of a JavaScript Error
  • Is DevOps compatible with part-time community teams?