A guide to open source for microservices
Nov07

A guide to open source for microservices

Microservices—applications broken down into smaller, composable pieces that work together—are getting as much attention as the hottest new restaurant in town. (If you’re not yet familiar, dive into What Are Microservices before continuing here.) read...

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How to add a user to your Linux desktop
Nov07

How to add a user to your Linux desktop

Adding a user is one of the first things you do on a new computer system. And you often have to manage users throughout the computer’s lifespan. My article on the useradd command provides a deeper understanding of user management on Linux. Useradd is a command-line tool, but you can also manage users graphically on Linux. That’s the topic of this article. read...

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My first open source contribution: Keep the code relevant
Nov07

My first open source contribution: Keep the code relevant

Previously, I explained the importance of forking repositories. Once I finished the actual “writing the code” part of making my first open source pull request, I felt excellent. It seemed like the hard part was finally over. What’s more, I felt great about the code that I wrote. read...

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An introduction to monitoring with Prometheus
Nov06

An introduction to monitoring with Prometheus

Metrics are the primary way to represent both the overall health of your system and any other specific information you consider important for monitoring and alerting or observability. Prometheus is a leading open source metric instrumentation, collection, and storage toolkit built at SoundCloud beginning in 2012. read...

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Getting started with Pimcore: An open source alternative for product information management
Nov06

Getting started with Pimcore: An open source alternative for product information management

Product information management (PIM) software enables sellers to consolidate product data into a centralized repository that acts as a single source of truth, minimizing errors and redundancies in product data. read...

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My first contribution to open source: Make a fork of the repo
Nov06

My first contribution to open source: Make a fork of the repo

Previously, I explained how I ultimately chose a project for my contributions. Once I finally picked that project and a task to work on, I felt like the hard part was over, and I slid into cruise control. I knew what to do next, no question. Just clone the repository so that I have the code on my computer, make a new branch for my work, and get coding, right? read...

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