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Javier Muñoz 01/02/2016

On S3, endpoints, regions, signatures and Boto 3

Boto3, the AWS SDK for Python, is the reference implementation to consume the Amazon cloud services. The SDK was designed to support the AWS lifecycle so any possible solution using this SDK will require valid Amazon endpoints or regions to get the...

Andy Wingo 21/01/2016

talks i would like to give in 2016

Every year I feel like I'm trailing things in a way: I hear of an amazing conference with fab speakers, but only after the call for submissions had closed. Or I see an event with exactly the attendees I'd like to schmooze with, but I...

Adrián Pérez 19/01/2016

ljndpi: The SnabbWall sidekick

Howdy, and happy 2016! Last time we met here, I wrote about SnabbWall, a suite of Snabb Switch applications implementing the machinery needed for a Layer-7 firewall using deep packet inspection, and a firewall program itself. The work I am doing in...

Andy Wingo 19/01/2016

unboxing in guile

Happy snowy Tuesday, hackfolk! I know I said in my last dispatch that I'd write about Lua soon, but that article is still cooking. In the meantime, a note on Guile and unboxing.on boxen, on blitzenBoxing is a way for a programming language...

Andy Wingo 11/01/2016

the half strap: self-hosting and guile

or, "why does building guile take so friggin long"Happy new year's, hackfolk! I don't know about y'all, but I'm feeling pretty good about 2016. Let's make some cool stuff!Today's article is about Guile and how it builds...

Diego Pino 31/12/2015

Architecture of the Web Inspector

In Igalia we have been contributing to the WebKit project for many years. Starting with WebKitGTK+ and progressively reaching other areas such as WebCore, improving accessibility, implementing new APIs, tooling, fixing tons of bugs, etc. The Web Inspector...

Adrián Pérez 30/12/2015

Introducing SnabbWall

If you have been following the blogs of my colleagues Katerina, Diego, and Andy it should not be a surprise for you to know that in Igalia we have a small —and awesome!— team working with Snabb Switch to provide novel software–mostly solutions for...

Jacobo Aragunde 21/12/2015

LibreOffice hackfest in Madrid

Earlier this month, I attended a LibreOffice hackfest that has been held in Madrid. My goal for this hackfest was to work on the accessibility of the suite, in particular with the problem exposed in bugs 35652 and 91739, which … Continue reading...

Manuel Rego 21/12/2015

Layout Topics on the Web Engines Hackfest 2015

As usual Igalia hosted the Web Engines Hackfest 2015 in A Coruña two weeks ago. This is a special event where the main focus is hacking on the different engines of the open web platform. The developers discuss their plans and define tasks during the...

Alberto García 17/12/2015

Improving disk I/O performance in QEMU 2.5 with the qcow2 L2 cache

QEMU 2.5 has just been released, with a lot of new features. As with the previous release, we have also created a video changelog. I plan to write a few blog posts explaining some of the things I have been working on. In this one I’m going to talk...