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Troubleshooting a Buildah script

23 hours 7 min ago

As both a father of teenagers and a software engineer, I spend most of my time dealing with problems. Whether the problem is large or small, many times you can't find the cause of an issue by looking directly at it. Instead, you need to step back and investigate the environment where the situation exists.

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How to connect to a remote desktop from Linux

23 hours 8 min ago

A remote desktop, according to Wikipedia, is "a software or operating system feature that allows a personal computer's desktop environment to be run remotely on one system (usually a PC, but the concept applies equally to a server), while being displayed on a separate client device."

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Balancing transparency and privacy as big data meets HR

23 hours 9 min ago

This is an exciting time for HR—the use of analytics is predictably changing the conversations and the perception around HR as a function. Most organizations are convinced of the role people analytics can play in making HR a strategic partner to the C-suite, thus firmly involved in the agenda of business transformation. While people analytics has been one of the most crucial tools to usher in this change, the unintended effect is that is has opened up a big debate about transparency vs. privacy in the workplace.

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16 blogs and newsletters to follow for DevOps practitioners

23 hours 10 min ago

Keeping up with trends in the fast-paced world of technology is challenging. I might be dating myself, but I remember a time before there was a difference between front-end and back-end coders. Now, there is so much technology it makes little sense to try to keep up with everything.

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Anatomy of a perfect pull request

Wednesday 20th of June 2018 07:02:00 AM

Writing clean code is just one of many factors you should care about when creating a pull request.

Large pull requests cause a big overhead during the code review and can facilitate bugs in the codebase.

That's why you need to care about the pull request itself. It should be short, have a clear title and description, and do only one thing.

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Getting started with React Native animations

Wednesday 20th of June 2018 07:01:00 AM

React Native animation is a popular topic for workshops and classes, perhaps because many developers find it challenging to work with. While many online blogs and resources focus on the performance aspects of React Native, few take you through the basics. In this article, I will discuss the fundamentals of how to implement React Native animations.

First, let's review some background and history.

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3 reasons cost isn't the best motivator for moving to the cloud

Wednesday 20th of June 2018 07:01:00 AM

This article was co-written with Roel Hodzelmans.

Cloud hype is all around you—you're told it's critical to ensuring a digital future for your business. Whether you choose cloud, hybrid cloud, or hybrid multi-cloud, you have numerous decisions to make, even as you continue the daily work of enhancing your customers' experience and agile delivery of your applications (including legacy applications)—likely some of your business' most important resources.

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Where in the DevOps cycle do you do security?

Wednesday 20th of June 2018 07:00:00 AM

Sometimes the title just gives away the answer. I’m a security guy, so this one is easy for me: the answer to "Where in the DevOps cycle do you do security?" is "everywhere". However, a couple of sentences doesn’t make a very compelling article, so I’ll go into a bit more detail.

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Try this vi setup to keep and organize your notes

Tuesday 19th of June 2018 07:03:00 AM

The idea of using vi to manage a wiki for your notes may seem unconventional, but when you're using vi in your daily work, it makes a lot of sense.

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A summer reading list for open organization enthusiasts

Tuesday 19th of June 2018 07:02:00 AM

The books on this year's open organization reading list crystallize so much of what makes "open" work: Honesty, authenticity, trust, and the courage to question those status quo arrangements that prevent us from achieving our potential by working powerfully together.

These nine books—each one a recommendation from a member of our community—represent merely the beginning of an important journey toward greater and better openness.

But they sure are a great place to start.

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Getting started with Open edX to host your course

Tuesday 19th of June 2018 07:01:00 AM

Now in its seventh major release, the Open edX platform is a free and open source course management system that is used all over the world to host Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as well as smaller classes and training modules. To date, Open edX software has powered more than 8,000 original courses and 50 million course enrollments.

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How to reset, revert, and return to previous states in Git

Tuesday 19th of June 2018 07:00:00 AM

One of the lesser understood (and appreciated) aspects of working with Git is how easy it is to get back to where you were before—that is, how easy it is to undo even major changes in a repository. In this article, we'll take a quick look at how to reset, revert, and completely return to previous states, all with the simplicity and elegance of individual Git commands.

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Why agile teams fail, Bash tips, Emacs vs. Vim, 12 fiction reads for Linux fans, and other greatest hits

Monday 18th of June 2018 06:13:00 PM

Let's look back at the most popular reads from the week of June 11-17:

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5 open source alternatives to Dropbox

Monday 18th of June 2018 07:02:00 AM

Dropbox is the 800-pound gorilla of filesharing applications. Even though it's a massively popular tool, you may choose to use an alternative.

Maybe that's because you're dedicated to the open source way for all the good reasons, including security and freedom, or possibly you've been spooked by data breaches. Or perhaps the pricing plan doesn't work out in your favor for the amount of storage you actually need.

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Write fast apps with Pronghorn, a Java framework

Monday 18th of June 2018 07:01:00 AM

In 1973, Carl Hewitt had an idea inspired by quantum mechanics. He wanted to develop computing machines that were capable of parallel execution of tasks, communicating with each other seamlessly while containing their own local memory and processors.

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Support the uncommon women in your life

Monday 18th of June 2018 07:00:00 AM

One of Kelsey Merkley's goals is raising awareness and support for women, like her, who are involved in the open software and hardware movement. She is a leader in the Creative Commons, the founder of the UnCommon Women organization, and last year published the UnCommon Women Coloring Book with illustrations of 15 women leaders in the open movement.

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Enter to win an IoT electronics kit from SparkFun

Monday 18th of June 2018 06:59:00 AM

Looking for a fun summer project? We've got you covered. We're giving away a SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Photon, an electronics kit that's perfect for anyone looking to learn about the Internet of Things firsthand.

This $114.95 kit comes with everything you need to start making cool stuff, including:

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BLUI: An easy way to create game UI

Friday 15th of June 2018 07:02:00 AM

Game development engines have become increasingly accessible in the last few years. Engines like Unity, which has always been free to use, and Unreal, which recently switched from a subscription-based service to a free service, allow independent developers access to the same industry-standard tools used by AAA publishers. While neither of these engines is open source, each has enabled the growth of open source ecosystems around it.

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4 tools for building embedded Linux systems

Friday 15th of June 2018 07:01:00 AM

Linux is being deployed into a much wider array of devices than Linus Torvalds anticipated when he was working on it in his dorm room. The variety of supported chip architectures is astounding and has led to Linux in devices large and small; from huge IBM mainframes to tiny devices no bigger than their connection ports and everything in between. It is used in large enterprise data centers, internet infrastructure devices, and personal development systems.

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Why (some) agile teams fail

Friday 15th of June 2018 07:00:00 AM