Simplifying organizational change: A guide for the perplexed
Apr18

Simplifying organizational change: A guide for the perplexed

Most organizational leaders have encountered a certain paralysis around efforts to implement culture change—perhaps because of perceived difficulty or the time necessary for realizing our work. But change is only as difficult as we choose to make it. In order to lead successful change efforts, we must simplify our understanding and approach to change. read...

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6 alternatives to OpsGenie for managing monitoring alerts
Apr17

6 alternatives to OpsGenie for managing monitoring alerts

As organizations move toward a new generation of distributed systems and microservice architecture, the DevOps world finds it increasingly difficult to keep up with the hybrid needs of today’s application monitoring, and the alerts it generates. Managing this aspect of IT infrastructure has DevOps professionals turning to up-and-coming serverless methodologies for this purpose. The software implementing this process ranges from...

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How to use Ansible to document procedures
Apr17

How to use Ansible to document procedures

“Documentation is a love letter that you write to your future self.” —Damian Conway I use Ansible as my personal notebook for documenting coding procedures—both the ones I use often and the ones I rarely use. This process facilitates my work and reduces the time it takes to do repetitive tasks, the ones where specific commands in a certain sequence are executed to accomplish a specific result. read...

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Inter-process communication in Linux: Sockets and signals
Apr17

Inter-process communication in Linux: Sockets and signals

This is the third and final article in a series about interprocess communication (IPC) in Linux. The first article focused on IPC through shared storage (files and memory segments), and the second article does the same for basic channels: pipes (named and unnamed) and message queues. read...

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Building a DNS-as-a-service with OpenStack Designate
Apr16

Building a DNS-as-a-service with OpenStack Designate

Designate is a multi-tenant DNS-as-a-service that includes a REST API for domain and record management, a framework for integration with Neutron, and integration support for Bind9. You would want to consider a DNSaaS for the following: read...

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Detecting malaria with deep learning
Apr16

Detecting malaria with deep learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) and open source tools, technologies, and frameworks are a powerful combination for improving society. “Health is wealth” is perhaps a cliche, yet it’s very accurate! In this article, we will examine how AI can be leveraged for detecting the deadly disease malaria with a low-cost, effective, and accurate open source deep learning solution. read...

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