Jul 172016
 

This is a small update (1 year later) of a great article by Ilmari Kontulainen, first posted on blog.deveo.com.

I’ll post the original article in blockquote and my notes in green.

Storing large binary files in Git repositories seems to be a bottleneck for many Git users. Because of the decentralized nature of Git, which means every developer has the full change history on his or her computer, changes in large binary files cause Git repositories to grow by the size of the file in question every time the file is changed and the change is committed. The growth directly affects the amount of data end users need to retrieve when they need to clone the repository. Storing a snapshot of a virtual machine image, changing its state and storing the new state to a Git repository would grow the repository size approximately with the size of the respective snapshots. If this is day-to-day operation in your team, it might be that you are already feeling the pain from overly swollen Git repositories.

Luckily there are multiple 3rd party implementations that will try to solve the problem, many of them using similar paradigm as a solution. In this blog post I will go through seven alternative approaches for handling large binary files in Git repositories with respective their pros and cons. I will conclude the post with some personal thoughts on choosing appropriate solution.

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Jun 102016
 

If you walked into the office this morning to find that your customer information had been compromised, or a disgruntled employee had wiped a database clean, would you be prepared? Have you set preventative measures in place to safeguard you against total loss? Do you have security features in place to help you retrieve lost data? Are you able to continue with business as usual or would a security breach such as this bring you to a standstill?

It’s a lot to think about, but according to USA Today, approximately 43% of businesses encountered a data breach at some level in the year 2014. With percentages like this, the likelihood of it happening to your business is high. So again, are you prepared? Below are a few signs to determine whether your data loss prevention plan is intact or if your company’s data is vulnerable:

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May 032016
 

Guest Post by Oliver.

Linux Mint is one of the most powerful and elegant Operating system. The purpose of launching a Linux Mint in the market is to provide the modern and comfortable OS which is easy to use for every user. The best thing about Linux Mint is that it is both free and Open Source. Also, it comes at the third position after Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS. Due to its simplicity and clean design, it is worth for the user. Many users prefer it because it works well on low end machines or old hardware components. The latest version of Linux Mint is 17.3 and one can easily download it from the Search Engines. The process of Installing Linux Mint on your Windows PC is quite simple. Let’s see how we can install the Linux Mint on our System.

Go ahead and get started.

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Jan 232016
 

If you were to ask the average person about Linux, it’s likely you would get either a blank stare or a reply about an operating system that a bunch of anti-Microsoft geeks like to use. Both responses are unfortunate misconceptions. Linux has never been more in the mainstream than it is today, and it plays a very important role in advanced computing technology.

The Internet of Things

The Internet of the future will be dominated not by human users, but by billions of inanimate objects, otherwise known as the Internet of Things (IoT). Cisco has predicted for a long time that about 50 billion objects will be connected by 2020.

Although skeptics feel such a prediction is overly optimistic, even their predictions expect the number of connected devices by 2020 to be in the tens of billions. Ericsson puts the number at 26 billion; Gartner Research places it at 20 billion.

So even if Cisco’s prediction of 50 billion devices doesn’t happen by 2020, it’s still hard to imagine that the number of connected devices would not reach that level eventually. Grand View Research predicted in 2014 that the global embedded systems market will reach $214 billion by 2020, and be a major contributing factor in future IoT growth. These systems will include computer module boards, and many of these boards will run on Linux.

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Dec 242015
 

Article submitted by Mark

In a market that is churning Android powered device after another Android powered device and the obligatory Apple update to its iPhone and iPad brands, it is no wonder people need to look elsewhere if they want to experience something different in the mobile segment. We aren’t really disrespecting Apple and Google’s efforts mind you, we are just stating that there is an alternative if you want to try out something interesting and different. We are talking about the Linux platform – or to be more specific, the freeware, open source operating system which has slowly but surely been expanding its influence on the mobile segment. This is especially interesting for online gaming enthusiasts who want to try a new and largely “hacker-free” platform. More and more online casinos are supporting Linux alternatives and you can read the casino review of Royal Panda casino here.

For several years the mobile market has had some form of Linux support, most of it was wasted (like that Mozzila smartphone that died and faded away from memory) though some excellent devices that run Ubuntu (the most popular mobile version of the OS) are already making strides. Let’s observe the top 5 mobile devices which run Linux and you can get for a brand new mobile experience.

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