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Linux-driven i.MX6 gateway offers 4G plus isolated serial and CANBus

Forlinx announced a compact “FCU1201” IoT gateway that runs Linux on an i.MX6 DualLite and offers 4G, WiFi/BT, LAN, CAN, HDMI, USB, serial, DIDO, and CANBus. Chinese embedded vendor Forlinx has unveiled a power-efficient FCU1201 IoT gateway equipped with NXP’s 1GHz, dual-core Cortex-A9 i.MX6 DualLite. Like the company’s i.MX6 UL-equipped FCU1101, the system combines extensive […]

9 open source cloud native projects to consider

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 14, 2019 5:10 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
As the practice of developing applications with containers is getting more popular, cloud-native applications are also on the rise. By definition: "Cloud-native technologies are used to develop applications built with services packaged in containers, deployed as microservices, and managed on elastic infrastructure through agile DevOps processes and continuous delivery workflows." read more

Essential Developer Guide for Building Blockchain Applications Using Hyperledger Sawtooth

In this article, I give step-by-step guide for building blockchain applications using Hyperledger Sawtooth. Good knowledge of blockchain concepts, JavaScript and Python as well as basic skills in Linux OS is required in order to complete tutorials listed on this article.

With Microsoft dumping MS Office, consider LibreOffice for your next PC office suite

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Aug 13, 2019 10:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
If you want a standalone office suite for your computer, LibreOffice may soon not just be your best choice, it will be close to your only PC-based choice.

A comprehensive guide to agile project management

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 13, 2019 7:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
With a focus on continuous improvements, agile project management upends the traditional linear way of developing products and services. Increasingly, organizations are adopting agile project management because it utilizes a series of shorter development cycles to deliver features and improve continually. This management style allows for rapid development, continuous integration (CI), and continuous delivery (CD). read more

To equip tomorrow's cybersecurity experts, we'll need an open approach

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 13, 2019 1:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Today's world—marked by an increase of Internet-connected devices, digital assets, and information systems infrastructure—demands more cybersecurity professionals. Cybersecurity is the practice of defending these devices, assets, and systems against malicious cyberattacks from both internal and external entities. Often these cyberattacks are linked to cybercrimes, or crimes committed using a computer to generate profit or to affect the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of the data or system. read more

Building a non-breaking breakpoint for Python debugging

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 13, 2019 8:09 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
This is the story of how our team at Rookout built non-breaking breakpoints for Python and some of the lessons we learned along the way. I'll be presenting all about the nuts and bolts of debugging in Python at PyBay 2019 in San Francisco this month. Let's dig in. The heart of Python debugging: sys.set_trace There are many Python debuggers out there. Some of the more popular include: read more

Apache Hive vs. Apache HBase: Which is the query performance champion?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 13, 2019 4:43 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Apache; Story Type: News Story
It's super easy to get lost in the world of big data technologies. There are so many of them that it seems a day never passes without the advent of a new one. Still, such fast development is only half the trouble. The real problem is that it's difficult to understand the functionality and the intended use of the existing technologies. read more

Cloud-native Java, open source security, and more industry trends

As part of my role as a senior product marketing manager at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends for product marketers, managers, and other influencers. Here are five of my and their favorite articles from that update. read more

13MP UVC camera for multi-cam applications features FPGA and buffer for smooth streaming

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Aug 12, 2019 10:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
E-con has unveiled a Linux-ready, “FRAMEsafe” series of USB UVC cameras with multi-frame buffers that support 4K multi-camera applications. The initial, 13-megapixel “FSCAM_CU135” model has a Xilinx Spartan FPGA and 2Gb DDR3. E-con Systems has launched the FSCAM_CU135 — the first in a series of FRAMEsafe cameras with an internal buffer that “ensures reliable transfer […]

Rugged industrial PCs with Skylake or Kaby Lake offer up to four PCIe/PCI slots

Advantech’s modular “IPC-220/240” industrial computers run on 6th or 7th Gen Intel CPUs with dual SATA bays, up to triple display support, up to 6x USB 3.0 ports, and either 2x (220) or 4x (240) PCIe/PCI slots. Advantech has launched IPC-220 and IPC-240 industrial PCs starting at $1,055 for the IPC-220 with an Intel 6th […]

Canonical adds ZFS on root as experimental install option in Ubuntu

Not ready for production yet, warns team, as it expands ZFS support Canonical is expanding Ubuntu's support for ZFS, an advanced file system originally developed by Sun Microsystems.…

Install Automad CMS with Nginx and Let's Encrypt SSL on Debian 10

Automad is a file-based content management system (CMS) and a template engine written in PHP. In this tutorial, we will go through the Automad CMS installation and setup on Debian 10 (buster) system by using NGINX as a web server.

What open source is not

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 12, 2019 11:12 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Apache; Story Type: News Story
From its early days, the availability of source code was one of the defining characteristics of open source software. Indeed, Brian Behlendorf of the Apache web server project, an early open source software success, favored "source code available software." read more

How Hexdump works

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 12, 2019 7:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Hexdump is a utility that displays the contents of binary files in hexadecimal, decimal, octal, or ASCII. It’s a utility for inspection and can be used for data recovery, reverse engineering, and programming. read more

How to measure the health of an open source community

As a person who normally manages software development teams, over the years I’ve come to care about metrics quite a bit. Time after time, I’ve found myself leading teams using one project platform or another (Jira, GitLab, and Rally, for example) generating an awful lot of measurable data. From there, I’ve promptly invested significant amounts of time to pull useful metrics out of the platform-of-record and into a format where we could make sense of them, and then use the metrics to make better choices about many aspects of development. read more

Bit of a time-saver: LibreOffice emits 6.3 with new features, loading and UI boosts

Fix for security issue but LibreLogo still installed by default on Windows The Document Foundation has made some tweaks to improve file loading and save times in its word processor and spreadsheet programs in the latest version of LibreOffice, 6.3.…

What developer relations has in common with avocados

Developer relations, in all its iterations, is built on the foundation of open source community management, says Mary Thengvall, an author, consultant, and community builder. It encompasses a variety of roles and titles, including developer advocate, community manager, and developer evangelist/technical ambassador.

Rough, tough 10.4- and 12.1-inch in-vehicle computers offer 802.11ac and LTE

Advantech has launched a Linux-friendly “DLT-V72 Facelift” series of rugged, Intel Bay Trail based vehicle-mounted computers in 10.4- and 12.1-inch models with 802.11ac, LTE, and optional UPS, sensors, and screen blanking. Advantech has updated its DLT-V72 line of rugged vehicle-mounted terminals (VMTs) for warehouse management, port management, heavy-duty operations, and manufacturing applications. New features on […]

Use a drop-down terminal for fast commands in Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine; By Guilherme Schelp (Posted by bob on Aug 10, 2019 5:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora
A drop-down terminal lets you tap a key and quickly enter any command on your desktop. Often it creates a terminal in a smooth way, sometimes with effects. This article demonstrates how it helps to improve and speed up daily tasks, using drop-down terminals like Yakuake, Tilda, Guake and a GNOME extension.

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