Managing Changes in Open Source Projects

4 hours 40 minutes ago

Why bother having a process for proposing changes to your open source project? Why not just let people do what they're doing and merge the features when they're ready? Well, you can certainly do that if you're the only person on the project. Or maybe if it's just you and a few friends.

CI/CD Gets Governance and Standardization

8 hours 8 minutes ago

Kubernetes, microservices and the advent of cloud native deployments have created a Renaissance-era in computing. As developers write and deploy code as part of continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) production processes, an explosion of tools has emerged for CI/CD processes, often targeted for cloud native deployments.

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Why Unikernels Are Great for DevOps

1 day 4 hours ago

Unikernels are single-purpose virtual machines (VM). They only run one application—which is interesting when you think about it, because that’s precisely how a lot of DevOps practitioners provision their applications today. There is way too much software to provision nowadays—pools of app servers, clusters of databases, etc. Unikernels are fast to boot, fast to run, small in size, way more secure than Linux or containers and, if you have access to your own bare metal—either in your data center or through a provider—you can run thousands of them per box.

How to Set the PATH Variable in Linux

1 day 9 hours ago

In Linux, your PATH is a list of directories that the shell will look in for executable files when you issue a command without a path. The PATH variable is usually populated with some default directories, but you can set the PATH variable to anything you like.


BPF: A Tour of Program Types

1 day 17 hours ago

Notes on BPF (1) - A Tour of Progam Types

Oracle Linux kernel developer Alan Maguire presents this six-part series on BPF, wherein he presents an in depth look at the kernel's "Berkeley Packet Filter" -- a useful and extensible kernel function for much more than packet filtering.


How Service Meshes Are a Missing Link for Microservices

2 days 7 hours ago

It is now widely assumed that making the shift to microservices and cloud native environments will only lead to great things — and yet. As the rush to the cloud builds in momentum, many organizations are rudely waking up to more than a few difficulties along the way, such as how Kubernetes and serverless platforms on offer often remain a work in progress.

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Community Demos at ONS to Highlight LFN Project Harmonization and More

3 days 1 hour ago

A little more than one year since LF Networking (LFN) came together, the project continues to demonstrate strategic growth, with Telstra coming on in November, and the umbrella project representing ~70% of the world’s mobile subscribers. Working side by side with service providers in the technical projects has been critical to ensure that work coming out of LFN is relevant and useful for meeting their requirements.


The What and the Why of the Cluster API

4 days 8 hours ago

Throughout the evolution of software tools there exists a tension between generalization and partial specialization. A tool’s broader adoption is a form of natural selection, where its evolution is predicated on filling a given need, or role, better than its competition. This premise is imbued in the central tenets of Unix philosophy: