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Fresh Snaps from October 2017

By David Callé on 7 November 2017

Hot on the heels of the Ubuntu 17.10 release, the snap store has seen some great additions for musicians with MuseScore, for developers with IntelliJ IDEA, and many more! Let’s have a look at our october selection: 1. MuseScore…

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Launching Fingbox: from idea to distribution in under a year

By Sarah Dickinson on 2 November 2017

If you’re using a network security and scanning tool at home then there is a strong chance you have adopted Fing – the free network scanner for iOS and Android with over 25 million downloads. Following the success of their app, the…

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Using snaps to advance robotics development

By Sarah Dickinson on 30 October 2017

Robotics development has seen great expansion in recent years. Some roboticists strongly believe that this expansion is not only due to the rise of inexpensive sensors and actuators but also to the new software trends enabling code sharing…

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Heroku as a snap: talking security, Snapcraft & daily updates

By Sarah Dickinson on 4 October 2017

Created 10 years ago and now owned by Salesforce, Heroku is a hosted cloud platform as a service (PaaS) which makes it easy for developers to run apps and services at scale. Heroku’s focus is on the developer experience and productivity.…

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Snap configuration: the configure hook

By Kyle Fazzari on 3 October 2017

This article originally appeared on Kyle’s blog You’ve heard it a million times: snaps bundle their dependencies. People seem to understand and accept the technical aspects of this, but today I want to talk about a more…

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Snap install-time setup: the install hook

By Kyle Fazzari on 3 October 2017

This article originally appeared on Kyle’s blog When it comes to developing snaps, there’s a particular confusion out there that I see over and over again: build-time versus run-time. For example: “I’m building a…

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First Ubuntu Core Workshop in Shenzhen

By liam zheng on 2 October 2017

Highlights The first Ubuntu Core workshop in Shenzhen Orange Pi Ubuntu Core App Store is online Three SOC companies showcase Ubuntu based solution Shenzhen city is a dream place for makers and startups that are building the hardware that…

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS selected for Samsung ARTIK Gateway modules

By Canonical on 28 September 2017

Canonical today announced that it will bring its Ubuntu 16.04 operating system to the Samsung ARTIK™ internet of things ecosystem. The Samsung ARTIK platform is a fully integrated chip to cloud and production-ready Internet of Things…

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Fresh Snaps from August 2017

By David Callé on 11 September 2017

September, back to school! This month’s pick of the top snaps is all about productivity and collaboration tools. Very competent web browser? Check. Messaging clients? Check. PDF and Video files editing? Check. Hacking your router to…

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Controlling snap releases with channels, tracks and branches – Part 2

By Canonical on 7 September 2017

By Daniel Manrique, Engineering Manager at Canonical, Online Services (Part 1) Tracks With tracks, developers can give a group of users the ability to stay on a robust, proven version of their software, even when a newer stable version has…

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Controlling snap releases with channels, tracks and branches – Part 1

By Canonical on 4 September 2017

By Daniel Manrique, Engineering Manager at Canonical, Online Services Ever since snaps were introduced, a crucial part of their feature set has been the ability to release a snap on a particular “channel” indicating how stable or…

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Ubuntu Rally in NYC

By Alan Pope on 1 September 2017

The Ubuntu Rally, taking place in New York City September 25th-29th, is a forward-thinking five day software hackathon attended by major software vendors, Ubuntu developers working at every level of the stack, and community contributors.…