This year was a big one for companies like Canonical and Slack. It also was a
big year for technologies that Canonical created to enable third-party
application support—specifically, the snap
I'm sure most, if not all, of you have heard about this package manager.
In fact, it's been around since at least 2014, but it initially was developed
around Canonical's Ubuntu phone operating system. Now, although the phone
operating system has since been canceled, snaps continue to dominate the
operating system, in both the server and desktop space.