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3 ways to use PostgreSQL commands

jeu, 02/06/2020 - 09:02

In Getting started with PostgreSQL, I explained how to install, set up, and begin using the open source database software. But there's a lot more you can do with commands in PostgreSQL.

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How key Python projects are maintained

jeu, 02/06/2020 - 09:01

Jannis Leidel is part of the Jazzband community. Jazzband is a collaborative community that shares the responsibility of maintaining Python-based projects.

Jazzband was born out of the stress of maintaining an open source project alone for a longer time. Jannis is a roadie, which means he does administrative tasks and makes sure the people in the band can play when they want.

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How Drupal 8 aims to be future-proof

jeu, 02/06/2020 - 09:00

Thomas Edison famously said, "The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense." This quote made me wonder if "sticking-to-it" is contradictory to innovation; does it make you resistant to change? But, the more I pondered on it, I realized that innovation is fueled by perseverance.

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The Y2038 problem in the Linux kernel, 25 years of Java, and other industry news

mer, 02/05/2020 - 17:17

As part of my role as a senior product marketing manager at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends for product marketers, managers, and other influencers. Here are five of my and their favorite articles from that update.

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Getting started with GnuCash

mer, 02/05/2020 - 09:02

For the past four years, I've been managing my personal finances with GnuCash, and I'm quite satisfied with it. The open source (GPL v3) project has been growing and improving since its initial release in 1998, and the latest version, 3.8, released in December 2019, adds many improvements and bug fixes.

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OpenCensus to monitor your Kubernetes cluster

mer, 02/05/2020 - 09:01

In my last article in this series, I introduced monitoring with Prometheus, the leading open source metric instrumentation, collection, and storage toolkit. While Prometheus has become the de facto standard for monitoring Kubernetes for many users, there may be reasons why you might choose another approach for metric telemetry.

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Introducing a cheat sheet for open source software alternatives

mer, 02/05/2020 - 09:00

It can be frustrating when a mainstream software tool is proprietary. This is a common problem at work. Many companies default to Slack for chat, Adobe Photoshop for creative editing, and Salesforce for customer relationship management. We are faced with this issue at home, too. Our friends and family are likely to use the most popular social media platforms which tend to be closed source. With tax season coming up here in the United States, we are reminded that the go-to home finance software is proprietary. 

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