Verizon has begun notifying some Fios customers that, due to Hearst Television demanding unreasonably large rate increases that might force customers to pay more to access the same content, Verizon may soon be forced to stop offering channels owned by Hearst. While millions of Americans are struggling in an ongoing pandemic, Hearst Television has demanded …

Test driven development (TDD) separates computing results from actions to ensure your code does what you expect. Extreme Programming co-founder Ron Jeffries famously wrote: “The trick is never to let the code not be working.” Jeffries’ quote points at the fact that software engineering is a very sophisticated activity with plenty of uncertainty. Software engineering also deals with …

In 2020, Opensource.com’s top DevOps articles focused on testing, software methodologies, and the most important part: the people. Looking back through Opensource.com’s articles about DevOps in 2020, there was a bit of something for everyone—from people starting the DevOps journey to seasoned DevOps veterans. The articles focused on testing, software methodologies, and DevOps’ most important part: the …

Welcoming the new year may feel a bit different this year, given the challenges of 2020 and the inability to celebrate together. For many people, the yearly date change — adding one more year to life’s tally — puts a greater focus on long-term goals than busy lives usually allow. For many, this leads to …

Containers are everywhere, and they’ve radically changed the IT landscape. What do you need to know about them? Containerization has radically changed the IT landscape because of the significant value and wide array of benefits it brings to business. Nearly any recent business innovation has containerization as a contributing factor, if not the central element. …

Both terms imply that things happen without your direct intervention. But the way you get to those results, and the tools you use to make them happen, differ. For the longest time, it seemed the only thing any sysadmin cared about was automation. Recently, though, the mantra seems to have changed from automation to orchestration, …

Australian universities have responded in a number of ways to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. These include delaying enrolments, moving semester breaks forward, abolishing late payment fees and moving courses online. Engaging students in online content is easier said than done. Research shows results can improve with the use of techniques such as shortening …

Twitter over the weekend “tagged” as manipulated a video showing US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden supposedly forgetting which state he’s in while addressing a crowd. Biden’s “hello Minnesota” greeting contrasted with prominent signage reading “Tampa, Florida” and “Text FL to 30330”. The Associated Press’s fact check confirmed the signs were added digitally and the …

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Global Optimism announced that 13 new signatories—Atos, Brooks, Canary Wharf Group, Coca-Cola European Partners, ERM, Groupe SEB France, Harbour Air, ITV, Microsoft, Neste, Rubicon, Unilever, and Vaude—have joined The Climate Pledge, a commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040, a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050. Signatories to The Climate Pledge agree to: …

  The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clearer than ever that we are at risk of losing control of our economies. Our institutions have increasingly struggled to meet the challenges of economic development before the crisis, and yet throughout the pandemic we’ve seen surging stock market valuations of tech giants — including staggering CEO salaries …