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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Fresh Snaps from December 2018

Another month passes and we’ve got a collection of applications which crossed our “desk” (Twitter feed) during December 2018. Take a look down the list, and discover something new today. 1. travis Travis CI Developers! Get the snap of the ubiquitous Travis CI command line client for Linux that works with any Travis CI setup […]

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Fresh Snaps from December 2018

Another month passes and we’ve got a collection of applications which crossed our “desk” (Twitter feed) during December 2018. Take a look down the list, and discover something new today. 1. travis Travis CI Developers! Get the snap of the ubiquitous Travis CI command line client for Linux that works with any Travis CI setup […]

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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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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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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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