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Announcement: Developer Toolset 3.1 now in beta

Mike Guerette

Now entering it's third year, the Red Hat Developer Toolset (DTS) is once again available for beta testing of a new point release, version 3.1. If you are unfamiliar with DTS, see Matt Newsome's (engineering lead) original introduction. Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.1 includes the latest, "stable open source C and C++ compilers and complementary development tools. Bridging developer productivity and production stability, Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.1 Beta is available through the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Program and...

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Shaping the Performance of a Linux Distro: Inside Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Jeremy Eder

Backstory Red Hat's Performance Engineering team is responsible for the performance of many of Red Hat's products. We cover existing products such as RHEL, OpenStack Platform, OpenShift and RHEV, as well as newer products like Ceph and CloudForms. Although these days we contribute extensively to Red Hat's cloud offerings, Red Hat Enterprise Linux remains a core responsibility as the building block for our large ecosystem of customers and partners, plus much of Red Hat's growing product portfolio. Smoketest Surprise Some...

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Mark your calendars: DevNation 2015, June 21-25

Mike Guerette

Just a quick reminder to mark your calendars for DevNation 2015 dates and location: June 21-25, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Like before, it will be co-located with Red Hat Summit where the two events will share a session track. We reviewed nearly 300 session abstracts and I think it will be a great technology mind meld opportunity for you all. Some featured speakers are already posted, and everything will be up in a few weeks. PLUS, take advantage of the early...

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Red Hat Announces Pathway to Enterprise-Ready Linux Containers

Mike Guerette

Here are excerpts from today's announcement - an ecosystem with container development tools to containerize and certify applications: "Red Hat today announced the launch of the first certified, end-to-end ecosystem program for Linux containers based on Docker, a key component of the company’s vision for containerized applications unveiled in March 2014. Leveraging Red Hat’s vast network of thousands of partners and independent software vendors (ISVs), this ecosystem program is designed to enable the design, development and delivery of certified, trusted...

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Introducing the "rhel-tools" for RHEL Atomic Host

Jeremy Eder

The rise of the purpose-built Linux distribution Recently, several purpose-built distributions have been created specifically to run Linux containers. There seem to be more popping up every day. For our part, in April 2014 at the Red Hat Summit, Red Hat announced its intention to deliver a purpose-built, container-optimized version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 called RHEL Atomic Host. After over a year in the making, we are excited that launch day has finally come! What's important to know...

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Using System Tap to test the GNU C Library

Carlos O'Donell

White box testing? Traditional white box testing verifies the internal implementation details of the software under test. As of today the GNU C Library (glibc) has very little if any white box testing. The general policy has been that we implement standards conforming interfaces and that as such we need to test those interfaces. This is a good start, but we need to test more if we are going to cover all cases and configurations, and this includes more detailed...

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Shouldn't Software Governance Practices be more Descriptive than Prescriptive?

Greg Hoelzer

In the current world of DevOps, Continuous Delivery, Microservices, and PaaS many organizations want to know how Software Governance practices and requirements fit. Some of this comes from a regulatory perspective, ensuring compliance (e.g HIPAA/PHI, SOX, PCI) and auditing requirements are met. Another perspective focuses on existing technology standards, design practices, and application architecture. At the same time developers and teams are being told to be more agile, adaptable, and self-directed. How do we achieve the latter while mitigating the...

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Announcement: RHEL Atomic Host now generally available

Mike Guerette

Red Hat "has announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host, an operating system optimized for running the next generation of applications with Linux containers." "Based on RHEL, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host enables enterprises to embrace a container-based architecture to take advantage of the benefits of development and deployment flexibility and simplified maintenance, without sacrificing performance, stability, security, or the value of Red Hat’s vast certified ecosystem. "For building and maintaining container infrastructure, Red...

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cmocka 1.0

Andreas Schneider Andreas Schneider

The cmocka project finally released version 1.0. cmocka is a unit testing framework for C with support for mock objects. In software development, unit testing has become a standard part of many projects. They use tools like cmocka to check some of the functionality of the source code. Unit-testing frameworks allow testing of low level functionality and ensure that all software components are working correctly and often prevent regression if you do code changes. The team forked cmocka from cmockery...

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February in JBoss

Markus Eisele (@myfear) Markus Eisele (@myfear)

Another month just went by and it is time to wrap it up with the monthly JBoss news blog post. We've all be busy thinking about how to make developers life much easier and published a number of articles, blogs and examples on how to get the most out of JBoss products and projects. As usual, this post tries to highlight the best of the best and I strongly recommend to follow the JBoss Weekly Editorial for a more timely...