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GitHub vs GitLab

With Microsoft positioned buy GitHub (for around $2,000,000,000 dollars) – I was reading about how many Linux people were saying they leave GitHub.com. But to where? I mean, there is always: https://www.bitbucket.org – which is great, but GitHub.com is a

Posted in Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Team Foundation Server

webCA – A web-based certificate authority (Dockerized)

There are a couple of things I strongly disagree with in the computing industry. Probably the biggest, is how SSL certificates got started. The Problem: In my view, instead of making Public Key Infrastructure free, open, and smart (like what

Posted in .NET Core, Docker, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Security, Uncategorized, Windows

Creating Undo Functionality

Lately I’ve been working on an app to automate some features of a really great deployment product called Octopus Deploy. It’s a really great product, but when you need to set up a new deployment, you need to go into

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Open Source, Uncategorized, Visual Studio

ReactOS – an open source version of Windows?!

ReactOS is an actual, legal, open source version of “Windows”. This means that it is binary-compatible with Windows and runs many/most Windows programs. It’s legal because they basically recreated Windows from scratch and put it under a GNU license. Admittedly,

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Open Source, Uncategorized, Windows

Using Django + Git + VSO

OK, so I won’t be doing blog posts as often as I thought – I’ve had a lot of other non-technical things going on. However, I have dug back into Django again – and I’ve fallen in love it all

Posted in Computers and Internet, Development Tools, Django, Entity Framework, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Python, Uncategorized, Visual Studio

Using Vagrant to create a reproducible, multi-machine, virtualized dev environment (IaC)

This is another piece of very cool technology that I ran across recently. Imagine that for your software development project, you want to bring up virtual machines on your workstation. For example, image you might use: Name=webserver 2GB of RAM,

Posted in Apple Stuff, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Windows

Getting started with OpenStack – cloud software for your data center

It seems to me that the world of IT infrastructure had a big shift several years ago when Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure started offering off-premise infrastructure, which was collectively called “the cloud”. This is the concept of

Posted in AWS, Azure, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Open Source, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Windows
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