Use this Linux command-line tool to learn more about your NVMe drives
Sep20

Use this Linux command-line tool to learn more about your NVMe drives

NVMe stands for Non-Volatile Memory Express, and it refers to how software and storage communicate across PCIe and other protocols, including TCP. It’s an open specification led by a non-profit organization and defines several forms of solid-state storage. My laptop has an NVMe drive, as does my desktop. And they’re fast. I love how quickly my computers boot and how quickly they’re able to read and write data....

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Use Vagrant to test your scripts on different operating systems
Sep20

Use Vagrant to test your scripts on different operating systems

I’ve been happy using Vagrant for quite a while now. I work with several DevOps tools, and installing them all on one system can get complicated. Vagrant lets you do cool things without breaking your system because you don’t have to experiment on your production system at all. read more Powered by...

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5 best practices for using open source community leaderboards
Sep19

5 best practices for using open source community leaderboards

It takes a community of people with varying skill sets and expertise to build open source software. Leaderboards have become a way for open source communities to track progress and showcase and celebrate top-performing contributors. If leaderboards are done right, they can increase participation, motivate contributors with gamification, and enhance the community. But leaderboards can also have adverse outcomes—including discouraging...

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Why my public library chooses Linux and open source
Sep18

Why my public library chooses Linux and open source

The Crawford County Federated Library System has been using Linux and open source software in its IT operations since 1999. They realized early on the potential of open source and integrated it into their enterprise. They were a part of my own Linux journey as I built a content filtering system for our school district. Twenty years ago, there were few models for the use of open source in libraries and education. Meadville Public...

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Organize your Magic: The Gathering decks with Magic Assistant
Sep17

Organize your Magic: The Gathering decks with Magic Assistant

The world’s first trading card game was Magic: The Gathering, first published in 1993. It remains popular today because of its great flexibility. With more than 25,000 unique cards published over nearly three decades, there are enough cards for players to build hundreds of different decks for surprisingly unique gameplay experiences. read more Powered by...

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Start using YAML now
Sep17

Start using YAML now

YAML (YAML Ain’t Markup Language) is a human-readable data serialization language. Its syntax is simple and human-readable. It does not contain quotation marks, opening and closing tags, or braces. It does not contain anything which might make it harder for humans to parse nesting rules. You can scan your YAML document and immediately know what’s going on. YAML features YAML has some super features which make it superior...

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