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Swift 5 Sets its Goals, Defines New Evolution Process

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 20, 2017

Expected to be released in late 2018, Swift 5 will bring ABI stability and further work on API resilience and memory ownership. A new evolution process will help ensure Swift 5 development keeps its focus on its planned goals.

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Microsoft Previews Bug and Security Risk Detection on Windows and Linux

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 22, 2017

Microsoft has made available Project Springfield as an Azure service preview called Microsoft Security Risk Detection (MSRD) for detecting code bugs and security vulnerabilities in Windows and Linux applications.

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Apple Open-Sources the Swift Language Migrator

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 11, 2017

Apple has open-sourced the Swift 4 migrator that is included in Xcode 9, recently announced at WWDC 2017.

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Moby and LinuxKit Open Source from Docker

by Chris Swan Follow 4 Followers on  May 19, 2017

At DockerCon in Austin, Docker Inc announced two significant open source projects, Moby and LinuxKit. Moby essentially marks the split of Docker the open source project from Docker Inc the company, with the docker/docker GitHub repo moved to moby/moby. LinuxKit provides a set of tools to build ‘custom Linux subsystems that only include exactly the components the runtime platform requires’.

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Linux Foundation EdgeX Foundry to Enable Edge Computing for IoT

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  May 04, 2017

The Linux Foundation has launched the EdgeX Foundry, a new project aimed at building an open framework for IoT computing and an ecosystem of interoperable components. InfoQ has spoken with Philip DesAutels, senior director of IoT at The Linux Foundation.

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Google Opens Up its Voice-Based Assistant on Third-Party Devices

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  May 01, 2017

The Google Assistant SDK makes it possible to integrate Google Assistant voice-capabilities into custom devices running on Raspberry Pi 3 and also on Linux, writes Google assistant product manager Chris Ramsdale. Licensing terms for commercial use are not yet clear, however.

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Swift 3.1 Improves Language, Package Manager, and Linux Implementation

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 31, 2017

Staying true to its plan, the recently announced Swift 3.1 is source compatible with Swift 3.0. Still, it includes a number of changes to the language, the standard library, and improved Linux implementation.

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Public Docker Image Vulnerability Research Findings Released

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 30, 2017 2

A researcher from Federacy released a report analyzing vulnerabilities in Docker images in public repositories. 24% of images were found to have significant vulnerabilities, with Ubuntu based ones having the most and Debian based ones having the least.

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Swift Memory Ownership Manifesto

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 03, 2017 4

According to Chris Lattner, Swift creator and Swift team lead before moving to Tesla, defining a Rust/Cyclone-inspired memory ownership model is one of the main goals for Swift development. Now that Swift 4 has entered its phase 2, the Swift team has published a manifesto detailing how Swift memory ownership could work.

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LLD, LLVM’s New Linker, Coming to LLVM 4

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 21, 2017

LLD, which touts great performance improvements over GCC ld, will be included in LLVM 4 rc1 and enabled by default. Although the new linker is already able to build a running FreeBSD/amd64 base system, its inclusion in LLVM is still experimental and could be set back in rc2 if it causes problems.

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Fatigue, Spam, and Lack of Backups Take down GitLab.com

by David Iffland Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 03, 2017 1

What started out as an attempt to protect GitLab.com from spammers turned sour as engineer fatigue and a lack of backups took the site down for nearly 18 hours and the loss of six hours worth of production data.

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Q&A with Microsoft Azure Lead Architect John Gossman Regarding Joining the Linux Foundation

by Rags Srinivas Follow 1 Followers on  Jan 10, 2017

Rags Srinivas talks to Microsoft Azure lead architect and Linux Foundation board member regarding Microsoft joining the Linux Foundation as a platinum member and other open source initiatives at the company.

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Running Docker Containers Securely in Production

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 2 Followers on  Dec 17, 2016

Hardening Docker containers in production involves a combination of techniques including making them immutable, minimizing the attack surface and applying both standard Linux hardening procedures as well as ones that are specific to a container environment.

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Swift 3.1 Enters its Final Development Stage

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 13, 2016

Apple’s Swift team has made public their release plan for Swift 3.1, expected to be available in the Spring of 2017 and source-compatible with Swift 3.0, writes Apple’s language and runtimes manager Ted Kremenek.

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AWS Launches Amazon Linux Container Image

by Steffen Opel Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 28, 2016

AWS recently launched a Docker container image for its Amazon Linux operating system, complementing the EC2 specific Amazon Linux AMI with a versatile deployment option for custom cloud and on-premise environments. The image is available through the Amazon EC2 Container Registry (Amazon ECR), and also as an official repository on Docker Hub.

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