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  • Q&A with Steve Thair on Evolution and Challenges for DevOps on Windows

    InfoQ spoke with Steve Thair, co-founder of DevOpsGuys, about the evolution, current state and challenges of DevOps on Windows.

  • Benchmarks Don't Have to Die

    Are tracing and profiling the future of performance engineering outside of the fast-moving JavaScript community? Do all benchmarks have a shelf-life? In this article, Matt Fleming talks about benchmarks and what keeps the good ones alive and why others die. By adapting benchmarks, they can live forever.

  • IBM's Swift on the Server

    Since Swift's open-source release, IBM has been working on the project and providing libdispatch on Linux, as well as providing a Swift web-based runtime and a managed catalog of Swift projects. InfoQ spoke to Chris Bailey and Patrick Bohrer, who presented at QCon London 2016, and asked them where they see Swift going in the future.

  • Article Series: Configuration Management Tools

    Configuration management is the foundation that makes modern infrastructure possible. Tools that enable configuration management are required in the toolbox of any operations team, and many development teams as well. Although all the tools aim to solve the same basic set of problems, they adhere to different visions and exhibit different characteristics.

  • Purely Functional Configuration Management with Nix and NixOS

    This article gives a short introduction to NixOS, a Linux distribution, and to Nix, the package manager on which NixOS is based. These provide a declarative approach to configuration management with many advantages to users, such as strong reproducibility and atomic upgrades and rollbacks.

  • Advanced UNIX Programming: An Interview with Stephen Rago

    Having a solid grasp of the fundamentals of systems development provides programmers with crucial concepts that that serve them regardless of their day-to-day development tasks. One of the highly regarded books in this field is Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment. Now in its 3rd edition, coauthor Stephen Rago speaks with InfoQ about the book.

  • Interview and Book Review: DevOps Troubleshooting: Linux® Server Best Practices

    Kyle Rankin delivers practical advice and techniques for team oriented troubleshooting of Linux servers in a DevOps culture. The book targets systems engineers, developers, and QA staff that have gaps in knowledge about troubleshooting Linux servers. The book includes Linux Server Best Practices in common problem areas.

  • Inotify: Efficient, Real-Time Linux File System Event Monitoring

    The need to scan a given filesystem for changes is a fairly common one, and there are a variety of common tasks which need this. A framework which offers real-time event notification for Linux file system events is Inotify. In this article we will walk through how to use Inotify to monitor directories and trigger alerts on changes and present tools you might want to add to your personal toolbox.

  • Kernel Comparison of Three Widely Used OS

    This article briefly examines and compares the kernels of the three most widely used quasi-Unix operating systems using three axes of comparison: efficiency, evolvement, and user friendliness. The operating systems compared (kernel only) are: OpenSolaris, Windows Vista, and Linux 2.6.

  • Delivering Java Apps on Fedora Core

    Fedora Core 4 was the first release to include a a lot of code written in Java. gcj aims to implement a complete system, compatible with Java, centered around an ahead-of-time compiler. It has a cleanroom class library based on GNU Classpath, and a built-in interpreter. The compiler can compile Java source files, class files, or even entire jar files to object code.

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