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Linux is a great platform for programming—it’s logical, easy to see the source code, and very efficient. In 2021, there are more reasons why people love Linux than ever before. In this series, I’ll share 21 different ways to use Linux. Here I’ll explain why so many programmers choose Linux. When I first started using …

Open source enhances creativity by breaking you out of a proprietary mindset and opening your mind to possibilities. Explore several open source creative programs. In 2021, there are more reasons why people love Linux than ever before. In this series, I’ll share 21 different reasons to use Linux. Today I’ll explain why Linux is an …

Migrating and modernizing your application and moving to the cloud can be a really fun and interesting challenge. You can learn a lot through looking at solutions and architectures. But, If anyone tells you that migrating applications is “easy,” you probably stop listening immediately. The tools might be easy to use, but application migration is …

Linus’s Law is that given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow. How does this apply to open source software security? In 2021, there are more reasons why people love Linux than ever before. In this series, I’ll share 21 different reasons to use Linux. This article discusses Linux’s influence on the security of open source …

The emergence of voice-controlled devices like Siri, Amazon Echo, and Google Home have simplified tasks that previously required a keyboard. But we’ve only just begun to inhabit a world filled with devices that we control in different ways, one where we can accomplish more by what we say than what we can do. Serenade aims to tackle …

During 2020 a record level of investment was pumped into technology companies despite the widespread economic uncertainty created by the Covid-19 pandemic. In Europe alone, some $41bn was invested into technology startups as venture capitalists sought out the next hottest prospect. Collaboration, cloud and ecommerce companies have benefited from the accelerated digital disruption in 2020. But what’s …

MongoDB, Inc., the leading, modern general purpose database platform, today announced the general availability of MongoDB Realm Sync, a fully managed service which syncs data between the popular Realm mobile database and MongoDB Atlas. This new solution addresses the unique technical challenges of mobile and offline-first development, allowing organizations to rapidly build responsive applications for …

Trust in open source is a positive feedback loop. This is an edited excerpt from my forthcoming book on Trust in Computing and the Cloud for Wiley and leads on from a previous article I wrote called Trust & choosing open source. In that article, I asked the question: What are we doing when we say, “I trust open source …

Cross-post from Chris Aniszczyk‘s personal blog I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break as the first couple weeks of January 2021 have been pretty wild, from insurrections to new COVID strains. In cloud native land, the CNCF recently released its annual report on all the work we accomplished last year. I recommend everyone take an opportunity …

The VMware Customer Reliability Engineering (CRE) team is proud to announce an open source Reliability Scanner for Kubernetes! It includes an extensible set of reliability assessments, or checks, performed against various components of a cluster, such as Pods, Namespaces, Services, etc. Operators can then configure appropriate constraints for the checks on their clusters. Here is …