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Meltdown and Spectre Linux Kernel Status

Intel says its security updates will make 90% of modern PCs and phones IMMUNE to bugs that could expose billions of people’s private data to criminals (but experts warn the flaws are ‘unfixable’) A great read on the Meltdown and Spectre security flaws. Through the Linux Kernel Monkey Log. Some more explanation on the topic: The Best Explanation of Meltdown…

Containers are not VMs: Building Healthier Containers

A great read on building and utilising containers. Topics that are discussed: How containers, as we know them, came to exist Major differences between containers and virtual machines Examples of how to build minimal containers Demystifying the scratch container Examples of how to debug running containers using other containers Benefits of minimal containers Tools that help build minimal containers Building…

Better problem solving starts with this essential habit.

Challenging problems often demand that we push beyond familiar options and explore new territory in order to solve them. But leaving the familiar behind is uncomfortable and sometimes unpleasant. When we can stop ourselves from hurrying out of the “groan zone” and doing the important work we need to do there, our problem solving is usually more effective and enduring.…

Jenkins 2.0! Hello Enterprise

Jenkins2.0! Cool! What is it and can we use it in an Enterprise? A while ago I started in the IT4IT department in my company. We were just starting with Agile development and getting started on Continuous Delivery. A whole new concept within our Enterprise. We hired consultants to help us getting started on automation of our software development proces…

Continuous Deployment with Containers

The open source release of Docker in March 2013 triggered a major shift in the way in which the software development industry is aspiring to package and deploy modern applications. The creation of many competing, complimentary and supporting container technologies has followed in the wake of Docker, and this has lead to much hype, and some disillusion, around this space.…