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Building container images with the ansible-bender tool - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 15:02

Containers and Ansible blend together so nicely—from management and orchestration to provisioning and building. In this article, we'll focus on the building part.

If you are familiar with Ansible, you know that you can write a series of tasks, and the ansible-playbook command will execute them for you. Did you know that you can also execute such commands in a container environment and get the same result as if you'd written a Dockerfile and run podman build.

Here is an example:

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Best practices in test-driven development - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 15:00

In my previous series on test-driven development (TDD) and mutation testing, I demonstrated the benefits of relying on examples when building a solution. That begs the question: What does "relying on examples" mean?

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How to Install Cockpit Web Console in CentOS 8

Tecmint - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 14:35
In this article, we will help you to install Cockpit Web Console in CentOS 8 server to manage and monitor your local system, as well as Linux servers situated in your network environment. You...

XDC2020 X.Org/Wayland/Mesa Conference To Be Hosted In Gdansk, Poland

Phoronix - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 12:16
At the XDC2019 X.Org Developers Conference earlier this month in Montreal they named the location of XDC2020 in Europe...

Khronos Rolls Out OpenVX 1.3 While Updating OpenGL 4.6 + OpenGL ES 3.2

Phoronix - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 05:42
It's a busy day in the royalty-free API space...

GNU Project Developers Debate A Restructuring As A "Bottom Up" Organization

Phoronix - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 02:52
GNU developers unhappy with Richard Stallman sticking around as head of the GNU Project and not planning to make any "radical" changes are now expressing their desire for the GNU to be restructured as a "bottom-up" organization whereby those active developers and volunteers involved could potentially have more say...

Intel Core i7-1065G7 Ice Lake Linux Performance Benchmarks

Phoronix - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 23:30
Recently I picked up a Dell XPS 7390 Core i7 Ice Lake laptop for finally testing this Intel 10nm+ processor under Linux. I have delivered some results so far like the Windows vs. Linux OpenGL/Vulkan performance and the Spectre impact with Ice Lake while this article is the first of several really drilling down on the CPU performance. In this article are benchmarks showing how the Core i7-1065G7 compares in raw performance and performance-per-Watt to the earlier Core i7-8565U (Whiskey Lake) and Core i7-8550U (Kabylake-R) processors.