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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Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr End of Life

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS – ESM will become available once Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr reaches its End of Life on April 30, 2019. Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) is an available feature with Ubuntu Advantage, Canonical’s commercial support package. ESM can also be purchased on a stand-alone basis. Contact the Ubuntu experts at Canonical to start planning […]

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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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Zero to Snap – Rev up your packaging

Software developers often have enough to worry about. Their focus is creating the best application they can, often without having to consider packaging. We recently discovered Akira, which illustrates this well. The small team of developers are hard at work on the application, so software packaging isn’t a high priority at the moment. Akira is […]

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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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Top Snaps in 2018

With 2018 drawing to a close, and many of us spending with family during the holiday season, I thought we’d take a look back over some of our favourite Linux applications in the Snap Store. Some have been in the store for over a year, and a few landed only recently, but they’re all great. […]

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