23 posts from May 2017

The Turtlebot 3 has launched

By Kyle Fazzari, 31 May 2017

If you’re familiar with ROS (Robot Operating System), chances are you’re also familiar with the Turtlebot. The first version of the Turtlebot was created back in 2010 to serve as an inexpensive platform for learning ROS. This…

Our open source websites

By Robin Winslow, 31 May 2017

Nowadays free software is everywhere – from browsers to encryption software to operating systems. Even so, it is still relatively rare for the code behind websites and services to be opened up. Stepping into the open Three years ago… gets your code ready to distribute in minutes

By Thibaut Rouffineau, 30 May 2017

The public beta release of is now open! is an easy and free to use platform for publishing your software to the tens of millions of machines running Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, OpenSuSE, Arch, Gentoo,…

Redefining the Developer Event

By Alexia Emmanoulopoulou, 24 May 2017

By Randall Ross, Ubuntu Evangelist We’ve all been to “those other” developer events: Sitting in a room watching a succession of never-ending slide presentations. Engagement with the audience, if any, is minimal. We leave with some tips and…

Hacking Through Machine Learning at the OpenPOWER Developer Congress

By Alexia Emmanoulopoulou, 23 May 2017

By Sumit Gupta, Vice President, IBM Cognitive Systems 10 years ago, every CEO leaned over to his or her CIO and CTO and said, “we got to figure out big data.” Five years ago, they leaned over and said, “we got to figure out cloud.” This…

Visual Studio Code is now available as a snap on Ubuntu

By David Callé, 19 May 2017

There is a new desktop snap in the Snap store: Visual Studio Code. A versatile and open source code editor Launched in 2015 by Microsoft, Visual Studio Code has imposed itself as one of the preferred code editors in the developer…

Simplenote gives a new life to your notes

By David Callé, 17 May 2017

There’s a new desktop snap in the Snap store: Simplenote. Write in Markdown, sync, tag, collaborate and publish If you haven’t tried it yet, Simplenote brings a solid note taking utility to your day-to-day open source toolkit.…

Ubuntu ranked as 2nd most used IoT OS by Eclipse Foundation survey

By Sarah Dickinson, 17 May 2017

Last week we posted a blog on programming languages following the Eclipse Foundation 2017 IoT survey results. This week we look at the findings from a business perspective which highlight a number of IoT trends emerging from the wide…

DataArt release new version of Alexa Virtual Device for Raspberry Pi

By Guest, 16 May 2017

This is a guest post by DataArt. If you would like to contribute a guest post, please contact This project aims to provide the ability to bring Alexa to any Linux device including embedded systems like…

Atom is now available as a snap for Ubuntu

By David Callé, 11 May 2017

There’s a new desktop snap in the Snap store: Atom. The hackable editor, backed by GitHub Launched in 2014, Atom has been rapidly adopted by a large community and is considered one of the top language agnostic code editors. It offers a…

PCCW Global chooses Ubuntu OpenStack and Juju

By Canonical, 11 May 2017

PCCW Global plans expansion to deliver enterprise, edge applications, NFV and IoT enablement to customers Integrated Canonical and CPLANE NETWORKS solution will deliver high-performance, elastic infrastructure Removes the complexity of…

Why language choices can be irrelevant when choosing the right IoT OS

By Sarah Dickinson, 10 May 2017

This is the first in a series of two blogs exploring the finding from the latest Eclipse Foundation IoT Developer Survey. A couple of months ago we posted a blog inviting developers to contribute to the 3rd Eclipse Foundation IoT Developer…