Make your snap development faster

“All my centurions develop using snaps.” Julius Caesar By and large, software development can be an enjoyable process. Until you hit the first error, that is. At that point, you want to get past the stumbling blocks as quickly as possible and resume building your apps. A robust, flexible development framework can make a big […]

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Using LXD on your Chromebook

Introduction On supported Chromebook, starting with Chrome OS 69, a new feature called Linux Apps was introduced. This allows Chrome OS users, on supported to install normal Linux applications from the Debian repository and have them integrate with the underlying Chrome OS desktop. The feature has evolved quite a bit since its introduction, including recent […]

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Minimum viable Kubernetes

The appeal of Kubernetes is universal. Application development, operations and infrastructure teams recognise diverse reasons for its immediate utility and growing potential — a testament of Kubernetes’ empathetic design. Web apps, galvanised by the 12 factor pattern as well as microservice-structured applications find a native habitat in Kubernetes. Moreover, there is a growing list of […]

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Running Android in the Cloud with Amazon EC2 A1 instances

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the availability of their new Amazon EC2 A1 instances powered by custom AWS Graviton processors based on the Arm architecture, which brings Arm to the public cloud as a first class citizen. Arm based processors provide a number of benefits in terms of density and power-consumption which ultimately result in […]

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LXD Clusters: A Primer

Since its inception, LXD has been striving to offer a fresh and intuitive user experience for machine containers. LXD instances can be managed over thenetwork through a REST API and a single command line tool. For large scale LXDdeployments, OpenStack has been the standard approach: using Nova LXD, lightweight containers replace traditional hypervisors like KVM, […]