Preventing "Revenge of the Ancillaries" in DevOps
Dec13

Preventing "Revenge of the Ancillaries" in DevOps

In “Why Doctors Hate Their Computers,” Atul Gawande describes the frustration medical professionals experience when the requirements imposed by the electronic health records (EHR) system they must use to annotate their patient interactions get in the way of those same patient interactions. Sumit Rana, a senior vice president of EHR company Epic, called one of the more frustrating problems “the Revenge of the...

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Patch into The Matrix at the Linux command line
Dec12

Patch into The Matrix at the Linux command line

You’ve found your way to today’s entry from the Linux command-line toys advent calendar. If this is your first visit to the series, you might be wondering what a command-line toy even is? It’s anything that’s an entertaining diversion at the terminal, be it a game, a fun utility, or a simple distraction. Some of these are classics, and some are completely new (at least to me), but I hope all of you find...

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Top 5 configuration management tools
Dec12

Top 5 configuration management tools

DevOps is evolving and gaining traction as organizations discover how it enables them to produce better applications and reduce their software products’ time to market. DevOps’ core values are Culture, Automation, Measurement, and Sharing (CAMS), and an organization’s adherence to them influences how successful it is. read...

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Taking notes with Standard Notes
Dec12

Taking notes with Standard Notes

Online note-taking tools seem to have bloomed like 100 flowers. The tallest ones in that garden are usually proprietary, closed source applications like Evernote, Zoho Notebook, Google Keep, and Notion. read...

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5 resolutions for open source project maintainers
Dec12

5 resolutions for open source project maintainers

I’m generally not big on New Year’s resolutions. I have no problem with self-improvement, of course, but I tend to anchor around other parts of the calendar. Even so, there’s something about taking down this year’s free calendar and replacing it with next year’s that inspires some introspection. In 2017, I resolved to not share articles on social media until I’d read them. I’ve kept to that...

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Winterize your Bash prompt in Linux
Dec11

Winterize your Bash prompt in Linux

Hello once again for another installment 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? Really, we’re keeping it pretty open-ended: It’s anything that’s a fun diversion at the terminal, and we’re giving bonus points for anything holiday-themed. Maybe you’ve seen some of these before,...

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