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At LinkedIn, we often develop web applications that need to interact with third-party websites. We also employ automatic testing to ensure the quality of our software before it is shipped to production. However, a test is only as useful as it is reliable.With that in mind, it can be highly problematic for a test to have external dependencies, such as on a third-party website, for instance. These external sites may change without notice, suffer from downtime, or otherwise become temporarily inaccessible, as the Internet is not 100% reliable.read more
Many times we take the Linux session using famous tool Putty. What if you need to take Linux remote desktop session (GUI) session? Answer is VNC server. This post will quickly guide you about how to take remote Linux remote desktop GUI session.
To survive in an increasingly mobile-first world, Microsoft needs the kind of regulatory intervention it fought so hard to avoid in the 1990s and 2000s. Only this time, imposed on the dominant mobile OS, Google's Android.…
Our ongoing Reclaim Invention campaign urges universities not to sell patents to trolls. This month's stupid patent provides a good example of why. US Patent No. 8,473,532 (the '532 patent), "Method and apparatus for automatic organization for computer files," began its life with publicly-funded Louisiana Tech University. But in September last year, it was sold to a patent troll. A flurry of lawsuits quickly followed.
Depending on whom you ask, functional programming (FP) is either an enlightened approach to programming that should be spread far and wide, or an overly academic approach to programming with few real-world benefits. In this article, I will explain what functional programming is, explore its benefits, and recommend resources for learning functional programming.read more
Linux Lite creator Jerry Bezencon had the great pleasure of announcing the general availability of the final release of Linux Lite 3.4, a desktop-oriented operating system based on Ubuntu.
Advises developers to move to GitHub. Redmond's open source code repository CodePlex is to close on December 15, 2017 and Microsoft is advising users to move their stuff over to GitHub.…
Clearly, Z is the last letter in the Latin alphabet. What will happen beyond that letter? Many of you have heard hints about the future name of the Ubuntu 17.10 name. There are letters "aa" reserved for this future release.
It's Sunday again, at least in the US, which means that some of us we'll get to test drive a new Release Candidate (RC) build of the upcoming Linux 4.11 kernel, the fifth in the series.
It's April here at Opensource.com headquarters in Raleigh, NC, where a new season, spring, has begun. It's also time for a new month of awesome open source stories and technologies for you to learn about.
The independently developed NixOS 17.03 Linux-based operating system has been officially released this past weekend after almost six months of development.
In this post, we will write about tmux, which is a terminal multiplexer, a lot like GNU Screen but much more powerful. If you spend a lot of time in a CLI, then you’ll love tmux.
New open source software tomviz—short for tomographic visualization—enables researchers to interactively understand large 3D datasets. More specifically, the software analyzes 3D tomographic data similar to a medical CT-scan but at the nanoscale.read more
Asus released a new beta of TinkerOS on their website yesterday. One interesting addition is the initial release of a dedicated video player, RK Player. What makes RK Player interesting? Simply, the video app uses the hardware acceleration features found on the Tinker Board to play video encoded using H.264 and H.265.
I use the YAD dialog program quite a lot in my shell scripts. Written and maintained by Victor Ananjevksy, YAD is easy to use and has dozens of handy options.
Packet Tracer was previously not available to everyone, but since version seven, has been available to anyone who creates a Network Academy account. The software allows you to create virtual networks without the need of physical hardware. Some of the hardware included are routers, switches, and PC's.
Hashcat is a robust password cracking tool that can help you recover lost passwords, audit password security, benchmark, or just figure out what data is stored in a hash.There are a number of great password cracking utilities out there, but Hashcat is known for being efficient, powerful, and full featured. Hashcat makes use of GPUs to accelerate hash cracking. GPUs are much better and handling cryptographic work than CPUs are, and they can be utilized in much greater numbers than CPUs.
Gumstix added Arduino IDE support to its Geppetto design service for boards based on the Intel Curie. It also shipped a Curie-based “Radium 96BIE” SBC. Last September, Gumstix unveiled two single board computers based on Intel Joule and Curie modules, and built to 96Boards CE and the new, MCU-oriented 96Boards IE (IoT Edition) form-factor specifications, respectively.
Linux has become a more powerful alternative to Windows, there’s no doubt about that, but this still doesn’t necessarily mean Microsoft is anywhere close to losing the number one desktop on the desktop.
I'm not sure what problem Vanilla Ice solved with his DJ's sick hook, but thankfully in the Linux world, we solve problems all the time. In fact, Linux exists as a solution to a problem—25+ years later, and Linux is still solving problems all the time. This month, let's attack some problems the penguin way.