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  • Article Series: Configuration Management Tools

    by João Miranda on  Jun 27, 2014

    Configuration management is the foundation that makes modern infrastructure possible. Tools that enable configuration management are required in the toolbox of any operations team, and many development teams as well. Although all the tools aim to solve the same basic set of problems, they adhere to different visions and exhibit different characteristics.

  • Purely Functional Configuration Management with Nix and NixOS

    by Eelco Dolstra on  Jun 08, 2014

    This article gives a short introduction to NixOS, a Linux distribution, and to Nix, the package manager on which NixOS is based. These provide a declarative approach to configuration management with many advantages to users, such as strong reproducibility and atomic upgrades and rollbacks.

  • Advanced UNIX Programming: An Interview with Stephen Rago

    by Jeff Martin on  Sep 12, 2013 1

    Having a solid grasp of the fundamentals of systems development provides programmers with crucial concepts that that serve them regardless of their day-to-day development tasks. One of the highly regarded books in this field is Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment. Now in its 3rd edition, coauthor Stephen Rago speaks with InfoQ about the book.

Interview and Book Review: DevOps Troubleshooting: Linux® Server Best Practices

Posted by Aslan Brooke on  Mar 08, 2013

Kyle Rankin delivers practical advice and techniques for team oriented troubleshooting of Linux servers in a DevOps culture. The book includes Linux Server Best Practices in common problem areas.

Inotify: Efficient, Real-Time Linux File System Event Monitoring

Posted by Michael Prokop on  Apr 15, 2010

In this article we will walk through how to use the Inotify Linux utility to monitor directories and trigger alerts on changes and present tools you might want to add to your personal toolbox. 1

Kernel Comparison of Three Widely Used OS

Posted by Dingze Zhu on  Jul 17, 2009

This article briefly compares the kernels of the three widely used operating systems (Vista and two Unix derived) using three axes of comparison: efficiency, evolvement, and user friendliness. 7

Delivering Java Apps on Fedora Core

Posted by Tom Tromey on  Jun 26, 2006

Fedora Core 4 was the first release to include a a lot of code written in Java. gcj lead Tom Tromey explains the state of Java support in Redhat and how to use gcj to build RPMs.

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