Git alternative Pijul moves to beta

Open source distributed version control system based on a ‘theory of patches’ promises to be fast, scalable, and easier to learn and use than Git.

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So you want to be a Web3 developer

The latest industry buzzword is creating an opening for ambitious developers to contribute to an exciting emerging ecosystem, underpinned by distributed ledgers and cryptocurrency. But there are plenty of caveats on Web3 to contend...

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Why you should buy, not build, a customer data platform

Creating a single source of truth for customer data and a 360-degree customer view is a complex undertaking. Buying a solution rather than building one streamlines the process.


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Of hacks and patches

It’s obvious that cybersecurity becomes a bigger concern every day. Stay in the cloud, and take responsibility for the open source software you use.

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Rust 1.58.1 fixes dangerous race condition

Vulnerability would allow an attacker to trick a privileged program into deleting files and directories that the attacker otherwise could not access or delete.

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What’s new in Rust 1.58 and Rust 1.58.1

Rust was designed to make it easy to develop fast and safe system-level software. Here’s what’s new.

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The forces behind enterprise cloud spending trends

After a small decline in 2021, cloud spending is up again, but perhaps not for the reasons we expected, which are often based on faulty assumptions.

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What is Google Cloud Anthos? Managed Kubernetes everywhere

Google’s Anthos promises a single, consistent way of managing Kubernetes workloads across on-prem and public cloud environments

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JDK 18: The new features in Java 18

Due in March 2022, Java 18 will incubate a vector API, preview pattern matching for switch statements, adopt UTF-8 as the default character set, and include a simple web server.

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Understand Diffie-Hellman key exchange

The Diffie-Hellman algorithm was a stunning breakthrough in cryptography that showed cryptographic keys could be securely exchanged in plain sight. Here’s how it works.


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Faker NPM package back on track after malicious coding incident

A new group of maintainers is proceeding with an ‘official’ version of the Faker JavaScript library after the previous maintainer went rogue.

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Securing Azure Kubernetes networking with Calico

With a few lines of YAML, Calico will keep watch as you build application-controlled networking.

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Airtable review: Flexible low-code/no-code in the cloud

Airtable is a powerful combination of relational database capabilities, a variety of development environments for different skill levels, and hundreds of templates and add-ins for common use cases.

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Suse open sources NeuVector container security platform

After acquiring NeuVector last year, Suse wasted no time in open sourcing the ‘full lifecycle’ container security platform for all Kubernetes users.

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The lowdown on industry clouds

This new trend is an old trend. Industry-specific services are now being offered by the big cloud providers, giving companies more benefits with less risk.