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Ubuntu Server development summary – 16 April 2019

By Chad Smith, 17 April 2019

Hello Ubuntu Server The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update and highlights for any interesting subjects from the Ubuntu Server Team. If you would like to reach the server team, you can find us at the #ubuntu-server…

Industrial & Embedded Linux: Looking Ahead

By Eric Jensen, 16 April 2019

I recently returned from an extended visit to Germany, where my colleagues and I kept busy attending conferences, visiting customers and partners. We travelled around the country, talking to many, many people at dozens of companies about…

On the Case – High Resource Usage

By Canonical, 11 April 2019

A customer recently submitted a case that Pedro Principeza, a Canonical Support Engineer, was able to solve using an interesting technique. Principeza was contacted to help pinpoint the processes that were generating a high rate of I/O…

Make compelling videos with free software: Director’s Cut

By Igor Ljubuncic, 11 April 2019

Creating videos is easy. Creating great videos, not so much. A good production starts with an idea, but it also requires talent, time and tools. We cannot do much about the first two, but we sure can give you some nice ideas on the tools…

Why the Visual Studio Code team launched a snap

By Sarah Dickinson, 11 April 2019

Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code is a popular free code editor with built-in support for debugging, task running, and version control. While available for Linux via tarball, rpm, and debian package options, the Visual Studio Code team had…

Speed up your ROS snap builds

By Kyle Fazzari, 9 April 2019

A while back I wrote a post about distributing a ROS system among multiple snaps. If you want to enable some sort of add-on story, you need to have multiple snaps, and that remains the way to do it today with ROS. That approach works, but…

Optimising IoT bandwidth with delta updates

By Sarah Dickinson, 9 April 2019

As connected devices proliferate in the Internet of Things (IoT), companies need an efficient over-the-air (OTA) update mechanism for remotely delivering new software, features, firmware updates and security enhancements to potentially…

API v3 of the yaml package for Go is available

By Gustavo Niemeyer, 5 April 2019

API v3 of the yaml package for Go is out, and it brings comment handling, intermediate node representations, and much more. The initial sketch for v3 of the yaml package for Go was first drafted almost exactly a year ago, by the end of…

Visual Studio Code launches as a snap

By Canonical, 4 April 2019

4th  April 2019, London, UK – As of today, Microsoft Visual Studio Code is available for Linux as a snap, providing seamless auto-updates for its users. Visual Studio Code, a free, lightweight code editor, has redefined editors for…

Remote collaborative design

By Juan Real, 4 April 2019

Hands up if you or someone in your team work remotely. I am sure there are many of you out there. One of the biggest growing trends, since I started working in the technology industry 15 years ago, is how common and accessible working from…

AWS IoT Greengrass released as a snap

By Canonical, 2 April 2019

Canonical and AWS are excited to announce the public release of AWS IoT Greengrass as a snap. AWS IoT Greengrass is software that brings local compute, messaging, data caching, sync, and ML inference capabilities to your IoT device. IoT…

MicroK8s in the Wild

By Konstantinos Tsakalozos, 28 March 2019

Canonical released MicroK8s in December 2018, and as its popularity has grown, some interesting projects using this micro Kubernetes distribution have surfaced. To begin with a little background, Kubernetes is an open source container…