Topic: linux

A Linux expert tells why she thinks the kernel is so important

Last month, the Linux kernel turned 30. If you’re someone who’s been immersed in the Linux world since Y2K like me, it may feel a bit surreal that so much time has passed since the kernel’s inception.  As a training architect at A Cloud Guru (ACG), I teach courses about all things Linux and specialize … continue reading

Linux Foundation announces new certification and courses in open source development

The Linux Foundation announced that it created three new training courses on the edX platform, which cover Linux, Git, and other open source development tools.  The courses can be taken individually or combined to earn a Professional Certificate in Open Source Software Development, Linux and Git. Open Source Software Development: Linux for Developers (LFD107x) covers … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: BumbleBee

BumbleBee simplifies building extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) tools and allows users to package, distribute, and run them anywhere.  eBPF provides Linux kernels the extensibility to enable developers to program the Linux kernel to quickly build intelligent or feature-rich functions based on their business needs. BumbleBee brings a Docker-like experience for eBPF, and through simple … continue reading

IBM launches guide for contributing to open source cloud projects

Today, IBM released the Open Source Cloud Guide which highlights various use cases that are important in hybrid cloud environments and features the important open-source projects in those areas.  The guide offers an overview of the concept or use case, an explanation of a traditional solution to achieve it, key open-source projects, and a highlight … continue reading

SD Times news digest: TypeScript 4.4 beta, Rust support improvements in Linux kernel, Sauce Labs acquires Backtrace

Some of the major highlights of the TypeScript 4.4 beta are control flow analysis of aliased conditions, symbol and template string pattern index signatures and more.  With control flow analysis of aliased conditions enabled, developers don’t have to convince TypeScript of a variable’s type whenever it is used because the type-checker leverages something called control … continue reading

Linux Technical Advisory Board releases report on UMN patches

The Linux Technical Advisory Board (TAB) released a new report to show the remediation measures that were undertaken after researchers from the University of Minnesota (UMN) submitted compromised code submissions to the Linux kernel.  UMN previously submitted many big fixes that were merged into kernel releases as part of an, but the breach of trust … continue reading

UMN security researchers apologize to the Linux community

The University of Minnesota’s Computer Science and Engineering Department security researchers are facing intense scrutiny from the Linux community for intentionally trying to insert bugs into Linux patches. The buggy patches were a part of the research paper On the Feasibility of Stealthily Introducing Vulnerabilities in Open Source Software via Hypocrite Commits. The paper stated: … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Circonus’ new Linux host monitoring dashboard, API company Reshuffle joins Twitter, and PyPI becomes a GitHub secret scanning integrator

The new Linux host monitoring dashboard by Circonus is designed to enable users to efficiently and accurately monitor their Linux hosts and to diagnose and resolve issues.  The solution utilizes the company’s Circonus Unified Agent (CUA), which is a single collection agent that consolidates all host and services monitoring. “One of the top issues we … continue reading

Google to fund two full-time Linux kernel security developers

Google and the Linux Foundation have announced plans to maintain and improve Linux’s long-term security. As part of the plan, the organizations will prioritize funds to underwrite long-time Linux kernel maintainers Gustavo Silva and Nathan Chancellor as full-time developers focused on Linux kernel security development.  This decision follows a survey by the Linux Foundation’s Open … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Matillion raises $100 million for cloud data, Uno Platform 3.5, and Palo Alto Networks to acquire Bridgecrew

Matillion announced that it raised $100 million in Series D funding that it will help organizations innovate with data to unlock insights.  Matillion offers a cloud-native platform that helps organizations transform raw data into analytics-ready data by providing low-code/no-code solutions. “Matillion accelerates the value of today’s cloud data platforms, ensuring that data teams can work … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Swift System

The Swift programming language team has announced its library for idiomatic interfaces is now open source. Swift System was first introduced in June for Apple platforms. It provides idiomatic interfaces to system calls and low-level types. As part of the announcement, it now includes Linux support.  “Most operating systems today support some flavor of system … continue reading

SD Times news digest: The GitHub Container Registry, AWS Bottlerocket, and Postman’s web client for API development

GitHub has introduced a new container registry to improve how it handles containers within packages. The registry is available as a public beta, and will enable users to enforce better access policies, encourage the usage of standard base images, and promote innersourcing.  “While GitHub Packages already gives teams greater traceability of their software supply chain, … continue reading

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