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FOSS (free and open source software) conferences are full of talks about how to improve your code, or how you manage your code, or what the latest and greatest languages and tools are. But a successful open source project is about more than good code. First, let's talk about what success is, because success isn't a guarantee.read more
Video editing and visual effects are two closely related fields. They're alsodominated by expensive proprietary software. There are open-sourcealternatives to some of these packages, and some of them stand up very wellby comparison.
If first impressions can be trusted, Manjaro Linux would seem to be a Linux lover's dream. But how much can you really tell about a distro on a short test drive?
Also in today's open source roundup: Adblock Plus responds to Facebook's efforts to stop ad blocking, and Netflix releases an Android app for Internet speed tests.
This article explains how to use the nginx HttpLimitReqModule to limit the number of requests for a given session. This is useful, for example, if your site is hammered by a bot doing multiple requests per second and thus increasing your server load. With the ngx_http_limit_req_module, you can define a rate limit, and if a visitor exceeds this rate, he will get a 503 error.
Docker and microservices-based architectures have expanded our horizons with respect to how the industry builds and supports applications at scale, says Corey Quinn, Director of DevOps at FutureAdvisor and an early developer behind SaltStack. Nonetheless, Quinn, in his LinuxCon and ContainerCon North America talk — called “Heresy in the Church of Docker” — will preach caution and present an alternative view of the containerization craze.
"I really appreciate you helping me out," I said as I followed the industrial/organizational psychology expert to the coffee machine, seeking help with a feedback survey for my newly formed associate engagement program. "I've never done anything like this before, so I have absolutely no clue what I'm doing."She looked incredulous. "I'm convinced you know exactly what you're doing," she said.read more
Kirigami, KDE’s lightweight user interface framework for mobile and convergent applications, which was first announced in March, is now publicly released! This framework allows Qt developers to easily create applications that run on most major mobile and desktop platforms without modification (though adapted user interfaces for different form-factors are supported and recommended for optimal user experience). It extends the touch-friendly Qt Quick Controls with larger application building blocks, following the design philosophy laid out in the Kirigami Human Interface Guidelines.
The development team behind digiKam, a popular open-source and cross-platform RAW image editor, viewer and organizer, announced today the release of digiKam 5.1.0.
The TCP implementation in all Linux systems built since 2012 has a serious flaw that can allow an attacker to terminate or inject data into a session between any two vulnerable machines on the Internet. The bug could also be used to end encrypted connections or downgrade the privacy of connections run through Tor or other anonymity networks.
Fundamentally, all major software, even open source, was designed before image-based containers. This means that putting software inside of containers is fundamentally a platform migration. This also means that some programs are easy to migrate into containers, while others are more difficult.read more