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Minimal Ubuntu for containers and clouds


The cloud is disrupting traditional operating models for IT departments and entire organizations. By default, Linux comes with a lot of extras. But, sometimes you want just the bare necessities of Linux life for your server, containers, and clouds. That's where Canonical's latest Ubuntu release, Minimal Ubuntu, comes in. When Canonical says "Minimal", they mean minimal.

Will Development Eventually Make Itself Obsolete? - ReadWrite


Nearly a decade has passed since renowned venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously declared that "software is eating the world." The subsequent years have proven his observation was a prescient one, and the software developers driving this phenomenon have risen to the top of the proverbial food chain. Now, however, it's becoming increasingly clear that they, too, are on the menu. Will development eventually make itself obsolete? The ever-increasing technological capability has forced workers in nearly every industry and sector -- engineering, government, insurance, manufacturing, and many others -- to grapple with the prospect that they might soon be made obsolete.

Microsoft and VMware Will Square-off in the Hybrid Cloud

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In a previous blog, I noted VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger's view of who he thought was VMware's biggest competitor. It was (and is) Microsoft. But let's put "everywhere" aside for the moment. The arena where these two giants of IT are preparing to do battle is the hybrid cloud where both have been previewing their solutions in the form of technical previews. And both will enter the ring and start going head-to-head with real products at about the same time later this year.



Most public and private clouds have started using Linux containers, which ultimately creates a challenge for companies offering microservices. This will enable integration of computing, networking, and virtualization functionality in all hardware systems. Serverless computing makes cloud computing even easier by taking a software developer for away from infrastructure so that they can thoroughly concentrate on building code for single functions. The aforementioned cloud computing trends offer cost-effective, improved cloud monitoring solutions.

Become a certified cloud developer with this stacked bundle


TL;DR: The Complete 2020 Cloud Foundation Certification Bundle is on sale for £38.91 as of Sept. 23, saving you 95% on list price. While much of the world still wonders what the cloud is and how it's used, a select group of people are making six-figure salaries navigating it. A certified cloud developer isn't just a legitimate career path, but one of only a few that may actually be recession-proof. What's cool about cloud computing is that there are so many possibilities for movement, both upward and lateral. If you're looking to get your feet wet and even get certified in cloud development yourself while you're sitting on your couch, let this Complete 2020 Cloud Foundation Certification Bundle be your guide.