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Jupyter looks to distro-agnostic packaging for the democratisation of installation

When users of your application range from high school students to expert data scientists, it’s often wise to avoid any assumptions about their system configurations. The Jupyter Notebook is popular with a diverse user base, enabling the creation and sharing of documents containing live code, visualisations, and narrative text. The app uses processes (kernels) to […]

How to integrate Ubuntu with Active Directory

Ubiquitous use of Microsoft tools coupled with increasing popularity of open source Linux software for enterprise presents new challenges for non-Microsoft operating systems that require seamless integration with Active Directory for authentication and identity management. This is because Active Directory was never designed as a cross-platform directory service. Integrating Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS into an existing Active […]

Linting ROS 2 Packages with mypy

One of the most common complaints from developers moving into large Python codebases is the difficulty in figuring out type information, and the ease by which type mismatch errors can appear at runtime. Python 3.5 added support for a type annotation system, described in PEP 484. Python 3.6+ expands this with individual variable annotations (PEP […]

8 Ways Snaps are Different

Depending on the audience, the discussion of software packaging elicits very different responses. Users generally don’t care how software is packaged, so long as it works. Developers typically want software packaging as a task to not burden them and just magically happen. Snaps aren’t magic, but aim to achieve both ease of maintenance and transparency […]

Why multi-cloud has become a must-have for enterprises: six experts weigh in

Remember the one-size-fits-all approach to cloud computing? That was five years ago. Today, multi-cloud architectures that use two, three, or more providers, across a mix of public and private platforms, are quickly becoming the preferred strategy at most companies. Despite the momentum, pockets of hesitation remain. Some sceptics are under the impression that deploying cloud […]