Pipelines are an extremely useful (and surprisingly underused) architectural pattern in modern software engineering. The concept of using pipes and filters to control the flow of data through software has been around since the 1970s, when the first Unix shells were created.
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Andrew S. Tanenbaum publishes Minix 3.3.0. Tanenbaum is one of the lighthouse open source folks out there (don’t forget: his last university lecture is coming up in the Aula of Vrije Universiteit – and we are invited for free coffee! 28 more words
One of my pastimes is to mess about with computers. I used to (and still do) use Linux for the most part when I want to get something done (my desktop runs Linux, and most games I want to play run under WINE), but recently thanks to the overarching grasp of systemd, I’ve taken quite a shine to one of my previous loves, FreeBSD. 735 more words