ClonOS to be Rolled Out

ClonOS is web UI for controlling, deploying and managing FreeBSD jails containers and more
29 January 2019   5125

After three years of development, the first release of ClonOS, a specialized distribution for deploying virtual server infrastructure based on FreeBSD 12.0 and the CBSD toolkit (developed by the CBSD author), was published. Puppet is used for centralized configuration management. As part of the project, a web interface is being developed for simple deployment and management of FreeBSD jail containers and virtual environments based on Bhyve and Xen hypervisors. The project code is published on GitHub. An iso-image and an image for installation on USB-drives are prepared for download. It is possible to deploy the system on top of existing FreeBSD installations.

For tasks to be solved, ClonOS resembles Proxmox, Triton (Joyent), OpenStack, OpenNebula, and Amazon AWS, the main difference from which is the use of FreeBSD. Currently, ClonOS remains the only available platform that allows the Xen and Bhyve hypervisor to coexist on the same host. In addition, thanks to the use of FreeBSD as the base system, ClonOS can use jail-containers to run FreeBSD applications without losing performance.

From the nearest future plans, it is noted that the Bhyve live-migration tools (binding over cbsd bmigrate) and Xen-based environment management tools will be added to the web-interface. Far plans include support for CEPH / GlusterFS, iSCSI for XEN and bhyve virtual block devices, high availability tools (HA-cluster) and automatic load balancing between nodes, integration with Prometheus / Grafana / Zabbix monitoring systems, system for automatic updating of cluster nodes, network interface aggregation, RestAPI, extended access control with integration with Active Directory, RBAC and SSO.

Frontend News Digest 11 - 17.01

Learn about big Googles plans about cookies, TypeScript 3.8 Beta release, new Microsoft Edge built on Chromium and even more
17 January 2020   182

Greetings! I hope your week went great! Here's new frontend technologies news digest.

Learn that Google will phase out user-agent strings in Chrome, check the tips for building the apps for new, Chromium-based Microsoft Edge, check the speech of Monica Lent about building resilient frontend architecture at GOTO 2019 and other interesting articles, guides, updates, etc

Guides

  • Why should you use HSL color representation in CSS?

Learn why and (the main thing) how to sue the HSL color representation in CSS

Articles

  • Google to phase out user-agent strings in Chrome

Big company's move - Chrome plans to shift to using Client Hints instead of user-agent strings

  • Intent to experiment: Web NFC

Chrome experiments with the NFC, a lot of interesting things may appear

  • Get started building extensions for the new Microsoft Edge

If you would like to create any app for the new Microsoft browser - check this article and be advised its built on Chromium, so most existing extensions built for Chrome will work without any changes

  • Google plans to kill off third-party cookies in Chrome ‘within 2 years’

The grace period of 2 years is pretty a lot, but, an IT giant is asking advertisment industry to help create more privacy-based alternative to cookies

  • Microsoft spots malicious npm package stealing data from UNIX systems

This malicious package was active on the npm for two weeks and downloaded ‘at least 32 times’ before it was spotted by Microsoft

  • Array reduce vs Chaining vs for Loop 

Check the difference between different approaches of operating an array

Update

  • Upgrading to the new Microsoft Edge

The newest version of the Microsoft's web browser is built on Chromium, so this can really change a lot

  • Announcing TypeScript 3.8 Beta

The beta of the new version Microsoft-backed strict syntactical superset of JavaScript is available  - a good news for all TS coders

Video

  • GOTO 2019 • Building Resilient Frontend Architecture • Monica Lent