Geek Guide: The DevOps Toolbox

By Bill Childers

When I was growing up, my father always said, “Work smarter, not harder.” Now that I’m an adult, I’ve found that to be a core concept in my career as a DevOps engineer and manager. In order to work smarter, you’ve got to have good tools and technology in your corner doing a lot of the repetitive work, so you and your team can handle any exceptions that occur. more>>

From: Linux Journal

Resurrecting the Armadillo

By Doc Searls

1999 was a crazy year for business on the Internet, and for Linux. It was
when Red Hat went public, with a record valuation, and VA Linux followed
with a bigger one. Both were cases in point of the dot-com boom, a
speculative bubble inflated by huge expectations of what the Internet would
mean for business.
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From: Linux Journal

Localhost DNS Cache

By Kyle Rankin

Is it weird to say that DNS is my favorite protocol? Because DNS
is my
favorite protocol. There’s something about the simplicity of UDP packets
combined with the power of a service that the entire Internet relies on
that grabs my interest. Through the years, I’ve been impressed with just how
few resources you need to run a modest DNS infrastructure for an internal
network. more>>

From: Linux Journal

Multitenant Sites

By Reuven Lerner

For some time now, there has been tremendous growth in the world of Web
applications. It’s quite amazing to see what you can do just via a Web
browser—not only can you buy just about anything, but also a growing
number of sites offer “software as a service”, often abbreviated as
SaaS. The idea is that in exchange for a monthly service fee, you get
access to a service. more>>

From: Linux Journal