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Deep Dive: Rebasing vs. Backporting

Background Impetus Recently, I saw a discussion was started, asking about the importance of the operating system on LinkedIn OpenStack group: Ubuntu can overtake Red Hat in private clouds because the OS doesn’t really matter I found the conversation wildly interesting because several people expressed reasons for why they think the operating system does or [...]

Open Source vs. Proprietary Software in the Supply Chain

Background Open Source Software Proprietary Software have very different supply chain mechanics. Programmers, Architects, and Systems Administrators need to understand the long term impact of leveraging Open Source software versus Proprietary Software. For as long as I have been programming, it has been common for programmers to leverage libraries of code. Historically, these libraries were [...]

A Practical Introduction to Docker Containers

Background Why Docker has quite an amount of buzz around it today because it makes so many things easy that were difficult with virtual machines. Docker containers makes it easy for Developers, Systems Administrators, Architects, Consultants and others to quickly test a piece of software in a container; much quicker than a virtual machine, and [...]