Topic: linux

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

SD Times news digest: New Relic and Grafana Lab on open instrumentation, Atlassian TEAM Anywhere, and Linux 5.8 rc-1 released

New Relic and Grafana Labs are teaming up on open instrumentation. The news comes after New Relic announced a new focus on observability. The partnership will allow developers to see operational data in one place and to break down data silos.  Prometheus users can utilize the Prometheus remote write capability to send metric data directly … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Instana GitOps-enabled agent, .NET 5.0 Preview 7, and Linux Foundation announces the Advanced Cloud Engineer Bootcamp

Instana is adding a new GitOps enabled agent to its application performance management solution.  According to the company, the Instana agent automatically supports Git-based configuration management to streamline configuration rollouts across multiple hosts. “With this latest unique capability, Instana is giving more control to users while reducing manual effort, enabling them to manage agent configuration … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Stack Overflow testing new Reactions feature, WSL updates, and Xamarin.Forms 4.7

Stack Overflow has announced that it is testing a new Reactions feature. The new feature includes a button on answers across Stack Overflow to provide a simple way to say “thanks.” “We’ve heard from our users that the inability to say “thank you” is frustrating—especially for new users who don’t have enough reputation to upvote … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Linux Foundation’s cloud engineer bootcamp, AWS Amplify libraries for iOS and Android, and Acquia CMS Migrate

The Linux Foundation announced a new cloud engineer bootcamp that includes online training, labs, instructor support and certification providing all the verifiable knowledge necessary to begin work as a cloud engineer. The training begins with Linux at the operating system layer, and moves up the stack, covering DevOps, cloud, containers and more, providing all the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Linux 5.7, Progress MOVEit 2020, and BMC completes acquisition of Compuware

Linux 5.7 is now available. The updated version includes many changes such as ‘mmc: sdhci: Fix SDHCI_QUIRK_BROKEN_CQE,’ ‘copy_xstate_to_kernel(): don’t leave parts of destination uninitialized’ and the fixed Fix max PFN arithmetic overflow on 32 bit systems,’ among many others.  The shortlog available here includes the changes that came in this last week since rc7.  Aqua … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Swift adds more linux distributions, Databricks University Alliance, and MemSQL announces $50 million funding

Swift added a new set of Linux distributions officially supported by the Swift project. Swift.org now offers downloadable toolchain and Docker images for Ubuntu 20.04, CentOS 8, and Amazon Linux 2. Swift CI has moved to use Docker to build and qualify the new Linux distributions. A Dockerfile has been created for each one of … continue reading

Trust over IP Foundation launched to tackle digital trust

The Linux Foundation has announced a cross-industry coalition called the Trust over IP (ToIP) Foundation. ToIP was launched to enhance universal security and privacy protocols for consumers and businesses within the government, nonprofits and private sectors, and across finance, health care, and enterprise software. As businesses struggle to protect and manage digital assets and data, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Automation Anywhere’s Bot Security, Linux 5.6, and the IntelliSense Code Linter for C++

Automation Anywhere has launched the Bot Security program . The Bot Security program introduces a flexible, multi-tiered framework to certify that bots built by customers, partners, and publishers of bots on Bot Store are pre-certified and trusted to scale RPA more rapidly and securely. Bot Security includes four levels of protection: malware scan; self-attestation and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google announces Mendel Linux 4.0, KiCad joins Linux Foundation, and Syncfusion releases Essential Studio for Flutter

Google announced Mendel Linux 4.0 for the Coral Dev Board and SoM, which offers updates to improve performance and stability.  The Mendel Linux 4.0 release is based on Debian 10 Buster and includes upgraded GStreamer pipelines and support for Python 3.7, OpenCV, and OpenCL. In addition, users can use the Dev Board’s GPU to convert … continue reading

The Linux Foundation and AWS announce new open data model

The Linux Foundation’s joint Development Foundation (JDF) is teaming up up with AWS, Genesys and Salesforce to create an open source data model that standardizes data interoperability across cloud applications. They’re calling it the Cloud Information Model (CIM).  The CIM is meant to tackle the challenge of cloud computing and creating data models. The foundation … continue reading

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