The Linux terminal is no one-trick pony
Dec14

The Linux terminal is no one-trick pony

Welcome to another day of the Linux command-line toys advent calendar. If this is your first visit to the series, you might be asking yourself what a command-line toy even is. We’re figuring that out as we go, but generally, it could be a game, or any simple diversion that helps you have fun at the terminal. Some of you will have seen various selections from our calendar before, but we hope there’s at least...

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Tips for using Flood Element for performance testing
Dec14

Tips for using Flood Element for performance testing

In case you missed it, there’s a new performance test tool on the block: Flood Element. It’s a scalable, browser-based tool that allows you to write scripts in JavaScript that interact with web pages like a real user would. Browser Level Users is a newer approach to load testing that overcomes many of the common challenges we hear about traditional methods of testing. It offers: read...

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Protecting the world’s oceans with open data science
Dec14

Protecting the world’s oceans with open data science

For environmental scientists, researching a single ecosystem or organism can be a daunting task. The amount of data and literature to comb through (or create) is often overwhelming. So how, then, can environmental scientists approach studying the health of the world’s oceans? What ocean health means is a big question in itself—oceans span millions of square miles, are home to countless species, and border hundreds of...

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Relax by the fire at your Linux terminal
Dec13

Relax by the fire at your Linux terminal

Welcome back. Here we are, just past the halfway mark at day 13 of our 24 days of Linux command-line toys. If this is your first visit to the series, see the link to the previous article at the bottom of this one, and take a look back to learn what it’s all about. In short, our command-line toys are anything that’s a fun diversion at the terminal. Maybe some are familiar, and some aren’t. Either way,...

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One developer's road: Programming and mental illness
Dec13

One developer's road: Programming and mental illness

In early 1997, my dad bought a desktop PC pre-installed with Microsoft Windows 98. An 11-year-old elementary school student at the time, I started learning the applications. Six months later, we got internet access using a dial-up modem, and I learned the basics of accessing the World Wide Web and discovered Netscape Navigator. read...

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Podman and user namespaces: A marriage made in heaven
Dec13

Podman and user namespaces: A marriage made in heaven

Podman, part of the libpod library, enables users to manage pods, containers, and container images. In my last article, I wrote about Podman as a more secure way to run containers. Here, I’ll explain how to use Podman to run containers in separate user namespaces. read...

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