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Orchestrating architectural installations and live shows with snaps

By Sarah Dickinson on 15 November 2017

Dutch manufacturer Visual Productions BV, provides multi-platform software and solid-state hardware lighting control technology for namely the architectural, retail, venue and entertainment lighting industries. Originating from an…

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Discovering snaps with .NET and Microsoft

By Sarah Dickinson on 8 November 2017

.NET Core, run by the .NET Foundation and Microsoft, is a free, cross-platform platform that supports building and running the next generation of web services, microservices and apps. By its very nature, it is an open source platform which…

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Canonical joins GNOME Foundation Advisory Board

By Will Cooke on 1 November 2017

As you’re no doubt aware, the default Ubuntu desktop is now running GNOME Shell following the 17.10 release and so we naturally have a great deal of interest in the plans and direction of the GNOME project. The best way for us to get…

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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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elementary on why snaps are right for their Linux distro

By Sarah Dickinson on 11 October 2017

elementary is the company behind the elementary OS Linux distribution and the associated app store. Celebrating their tenth anniversary this year, elementary began in 2007 with their first release in 2011. They are currently on their 4th…

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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.…

Internet of Things

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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68% of businesses are struggling to hire talent for IoT

By Canonical on 9 August 2017

Research from Canonical shows businesses are battling with drought in the “Internet of Talent” pool London, 9th August 2017 – Businesses are struggling to recruit employees with the skills needed to make the internet of things a success…

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Robot development made easy with Husarion CORE2-ROS running Ubuntu

By Guest on 12 July 2017

This is the first in a series of two posts by guest blogger; Dominik Nowak, CEO at Husarion. We’ve seen many breakthroughs happening in the IT industry over the last decade. Arguably the most meaningful one on the consumer side was the…

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Ubuntu Core: Making a factory image with private snaps

By Kyle Fazzari on 11 July 2017

This is a follow-up to the ROS prototype to production on Ubuntu Core series to answer a question I received: “What if I want to make an image for the factory, but don’t want to make my snaps public?” This question is of…

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Windows 10 loves Ubuntu

By Dimitri John Ledkov on 11 July 2017

Ubuntu 16.04 is now available as an app from the Windows Store for users running Windows Insider builds. The newly improved app is created by Canonical in collaboration with the Microsoft WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) team as a result…

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User acceptance testing of snaps, with Travis CI

By elopio on 5 July 2017

Travis CI offers a great continuous integration service for the projects hosted in GitHub. With it you can run tests, deliver artifacts and deploy services on pull requests, when they are merged, or with some other…