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Anatomy of a Perfect Pull Request

Writing clean code is just one of many factors you should care about when creating a pull request. Large pull requests cause a big overhead during the code review and can facilitate bugs in the codebase. That's why you need to care about the pull request itself. It should be short, have a clear...
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8 Surprising Facts about Real Docker Adoption

With thousands of companies using Datadog to monitor their infrastructure and applications, we can see software trends emerging in real time. Today we're excited to share our latest research into Docker adoption and usage. Increasingly, Docker is not being run as a standalone technology but as part...
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This Week in Numbers: Discrimination in the Tech Industry

Regardless of their sex, one in three people would recommend an employer even if they had seen discrimination while working there. That is one takeaway from the Dice Diversity and Inclusion Report 2018. Based on a survey of US and UK tech professionals using Dice or and eFinancialCareers, the...
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The Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin

Blockchain technologies have been made popular by the creation of bitcoin, but how exactly can a blockchain benefit an enterprise? A blockchain provides an immutable store of facts. This model delivers significant value in the face of regulatory oversight by providing irrevocable proof that...
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A Broad Overview of How Modern Linux Systems Boot

For reasons beyond the scope of this entry, today I feel like writing down a broad and simplified overview of how modern Linux systems boot. Due to being a sysadmin who has stubbed his toe here repeatedly, I'm going to especially focus on points of failure. The system loads and starts the basic...
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Open Source Jobs Report
The latest Open Source Jobs Report shows a strong market for open source talent, driven in part by the rapid growth of cloud technologies.

Open Source Skills Soar In Demand According to 2018 Jobs Report

Linux expertise is again in the top spot as the most sought after open source skill, says the latest Open Source Jobs Reportfrom Dice and The Linux Foundation. The seventh annual report shows rapidly growing demand for open source skills, particularly in areas of cloud technology. Key findings of...
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​Red Hat Changes Its Open-Source Licensing Rules

Red Hat-initiated open-source projects, which use GPLv2 or LGPLv2.1, will be expected to add GPLv3's cure commitment language to their licenses. From outside programming circles, software licensing may not seem important. In open-source, though, licensing is all important. So, when leading Linux...
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How to Build a Strong DevSecOps Culture: 5 Tips

We have a tendency in IT to treat security as fundamentally a technology problem. Hence, we also tend to focus on technology solutions. Tools and processes do matter: But if you’ll recall our recent look at the seven habits of strong security organizations, the top of the list had nothing...
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Evaluate a Product/Market Fit

How to identify when a fit has been achieved, and how to exit the explore stage and start exploiting a product with its identified market. We live in a world of data overload, where any argument can find supporting data if we are not careful to validate our assumptions. Finding information to...
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Security and Performance Help Mainframes Stand the Test of Time

As of last year, the Linux operating system was running 90 percent of public cloud workloads; has 62 percent of the embedded market share and runs all of the supercomputers in the TOP500 list, according to The Linux Foundation Open Mainframe Project’s 2018 State of the Open Mainframe Survey report...
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