Open-source News

Use your favorite programming language to provision Infrastructure as Code - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 15:01

As you navigate the world of IT and technology, there are some terms you come across repeatedly. Some of them are hard to quantify and may take on different meanings as time goes on. "DevOps" is an example of a word that seems (to me) to change depending on the person using it; the original DevOps pioneers might not even recognize what we call DevOps today.

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An open source solution for continuous testing at scale - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 15:00

In Sogeti's most recent World Quality Report, software testing ranked No. 1 in terms of its contributions to business objectives and growth, making it a key enabler for business digitalization. Despite this, the software testing industry still reports major pain points related to test maintenance, automation, tooling, and skills. Most of the tooling in common use lacks capabilities, is too complex to integrate, provides insufficient intelligence, or is too difficult to use.

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Protect Apache Against Brute Force or DDoS Attacks Using Mod_Security and Mod_evasive Modules

Tecmint - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 14:41
For those of you in the hosting business, or if you’re hosting your own servers and exposing them to the Internet, securing your systems against attackers must be a high priority. mod_security (open-source intrusion

How to Install and Use Linux Malware Detect (LMD) with ClamAV as Antivirus Engine

Tecmint - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 12:45
Malware, or malicious software, is the designation given to any program that aims at disrupting the normal operation of a computing system. Although the most well-known forms of malware are viruses, spyware, and adware,

Intel's Open-Source H.265/HEVC Encoder Sees First Release Of 2020

Phoronix - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 12:03
Intel's Scalable Video Technology team is known for their open-source video encoder work particularly on AV1 and VP9 formats, but they also continue to maintain a high performance H.265/HEVC encoder as well. Intel SVT-HEVC 1.5 was released on Monday as their first major update of the year...

Creating an enterprise service request bridge between ServiceNow ITOM and Red Hat Ansible Tower

Red Hat News - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 12:00

At Keyva, we see clients in all phases of their automation journey. Some organizations are just starting out and automating domain lifecycle tasks, such as provisioning firewall rules or automating server builds, while others may be well down the path of creating self-service IT capabilities. In most cases, regardless of where a team is on its journey, they eventually want to arrive at the point where they can provide self-service IT capabilities to the teams and users that want to consume them. 

Intel SERIALIZE, Dropping Of SGI UV Supercomputer, i386 Clang'ing Hit Linux 5.9

Phoronix - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 08:48
A number of x86-related changes were sent out today for the first full day of the Linux 5.9 merge window...

AMD HSA Offloading Support Dropped From The GCC Compiler

Phoronix - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 06:47
There didn't appear to be much usage ever out of the AMD HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) support within the GCC compiler and hadn't been maintained in a while so now has been wiped out of the GNU Compiler Collection...

Btrfs Seeing Some Nice Performance Improvements For Linux 5.9

Phoronix - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 03:00
With more eyes on Btrfs given the file-system is set to become the default for Fedora 33 desktop spins, there are some interesting performance optimizations coming to Btrfs with the in-development Linux 5.9 kernel...