Working with Swagger | Linux.com


RESTful services have been popular for quite some time now. They are widely-used, primarily for improved performance, ease of use and maintenance. Swagger is a popular API for documenting your RESTful Web APIs. You need some way to document your RESTful services to know the endpoints and the different data models used in the request and response payloads. This article presents a discussion on how we can use Swagger to document our Web APIs easily.
What is Swagger? Why […] Continue Reading…

Getting to Know GNOME (From a Unity Perspective) | Linux.com


Unless you’ve lost all network connections over the past couple of weeks, you know the big news: Canonical announced it was dropping Ubuntu Unity and returning to its GNOME roots. Whether you think this is good or bad news, it’s happening. When the official Ubuntu 18.04 is released, it will be all GNOME. For those that have been happily using Unity for years, will this translate to a lesser experience and a learning curve for the new Ubuntu […] Continue Reading…

Probe Your Linux Sockets With ss | Linux.com


We all know and love netstat (network statistics), because it is a wonderful tool for viewing detailed network connection information. An interesting alternative is ss, socket statistics. ss is part of the iproute2 suite of network tools.
ss displays statistics about your network sockets, which includes TCP, UDP, RAW, and UNIX domain sockets. Let us briefly review what these are.
Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) is a fundamental networking protocol. It is part of the Internet protocol suite and operates in the transport […] Continue Reading…

Ubuntu Returns to Gnome as Its Mobile Plans Sha… » Linux Magazine

April has been a rough month for Canonical. On April 5, 2017, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth announced that they are abandoning their mobile plans. Shuttleworth wrote in a blog post, “I’m writing to let you know that we will end our investment in Unity8, the phone and convergence shell.”Ubuntu phones and tablets never really took off. I received a review unit of the device and it lacked core features that a user would expect […] Continue Reading…

Docker Announces Linux Kit and Moby Project » Linux Magazine

Docker Inc., the company behind the Linux container project with the same name, announced two new projects at DockerCon called Linux Kit and Moby Project.Linux Kit is essentially a toolkit that allows organizations to build their own containerized Linux subsystems. A Docker press release stated: “LinuxKit allows users to create very secure Linux subsystems because it is designed around containers. All of the processes, including system daemons, run in containers, enabling users to assemble […] Continue Reading…