Zero to Hero – Snap me up before you GO!

Two weeks ago, my colleague Alan wrote an article on how one goes about packaging an application as a snap. The focus of that piece was a handful of tips and tricks that should make the transition from raw code to a working snap easier and more fun. Today, I’ll give you a slightly different […]

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Where eagles snap – A closer look

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about snap security, taking a journey through the eyes of a developer and handing over to a user who wants to install applications from the Snap Store. We discussed concepts like application confinement, interfaces, store review, and automatic updates. Today, we will look under the hood, and examine […]

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Where eagles snap – snap security overview

Quite often, security and functionality are two opposing forces. Vendors are trapped in a zero-sum game between providing their users as much freedom in the software they use and limiting said freedom to create tightly controlled and secure products. But this does not have be the case. For the last several years, Linux users have […]

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Snap up your development – Tools for making the snap trek easier

Software development is what happens in between users and bug reports. Niccolo Machiavelli In an ideal world, developers would be able to create new applications without any errors, and live happily ever after. Unfortunately, errors, warnings and bugs are an inseparable part of the process. Sometimes, these problems are caused or magnified by the very […]

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Kata Containers – A form of art

November was a productive month for us. As you’ve already glimpsed in the KDE snaps article, we hosted a Snapcraft Summit in our London offices, during which we worked with engineers from major companies on building snaps. Hailing from Intel, Julio Montes joined us to improve the Kata Containers snap, to make it easier for […]

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I have a need, a need for snap

Are snaps slow? Or slower than their classic counterparts (DEB or RPM, for instance)? This is a topic that comes up often in online discussions, related to various containerised application formats, including snaps. We thought this would be a good idea to run a detailed experiment to see what kind of numbers we get when […]

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KDE apps at the snap of your fingers

Are you a Plasma fan? And you want to develop KDE applications? This has just become easier and more fun than ever before. In early November, we hosted a Snapcraft Summit in our London offices, a forward-thinking software workshop attended by major software vendors and Snapcraft engineers working at every level of the stack. Together, […]

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