Gordon  Matlala

Gordon Matlala

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The Artsy Engineering Open-Source Developers Blog

The Artsy OSS page and the blog runs on top of a default jekyll install. If you would like an overview of jekyll, their website rocks.

Setup

git clone git@github.com:artsy/artsy.github.io.git
cd artsy.github.io
bundle
bundle exec rake bootstrap
bundle exec rake build

Common issues ⚠️

Issues installing `therubyracer` and/or `v8` dependenciesSome combination of the following might help resolve issues with installing these dependencies:

  • make sure you have a ruby version that works (e.g. 2.7.5)
  • Installing v8 via homebrew: brew install v8
  • Installing the libv8 gem using a specific version and v8 flag: gem install libv8 -v '3.16.14.19' -- --with-system-v8
  • Assigning configuration options, as in this comment.

Running the OSS Site / Blog locally

Running rake serve will not generate category pages. They take a long time to generate. No one wants that when working on the site.

  bundle exec rake serve

Categories are generated when the ENV var PRODUCTION = "YES".

Deploying

  • Circle automatically deploys to GitHub Pages when new commits are pushed to the source branch.
  • If you need to trigger a deploy locally, the rake deploy command is available.
  • See the Rakefile for details on how builds/deploys are done.
  • Note that the main branch does not build on Circle, due to all deploy commits being prefixed with [skip ci].

Adding an Author

Authors are key-value stored, so you will need to give yourself a key inside _config.yml - for example:

joey:
  name: Joey Aghion
  github: joeyAghion
  twitter: joeyAghion
  site: http://joey.aghion.com

Everything but name is optional.

Authoring an Article

Note: we now have some templates to help get you started writing a blog post. Check out the Post-Templates directory.

TLDR To generate a new post, create a new file in the _posts directory. Be sure to add your name as the author of the post and include several categories to file the post under. Here is a sample header YAML:

Note: categories are aggregated from the individual posts, so adding one is as easy as adding it to your post!

---
layout: post
title: "Responsive Layouts with CSS3"
date: 2012-01-17 11:03
comments: true
author: Matt McNierney
github-url: https://www.github.com/mmcnierney14
twitter-url: http://twitter.com/mmcnierney
blog-url: http://mattmcnierney.wordpress.com
categories: [Design, CSS, HTML5]
---

More info can be found in the Jekyll docs.

When you have authored an article, git add and git commit it, then push to a named branch with git push origin [branch], and create a pull request to the source branch, it will be deployed to the site by travis when merged.

Enabling Comments

Comments for articles are managed with Issues in this GitHub repository.

Create an issue for the article

Quote the opening paragraph(s) of the post as the body of the issue, and name it something like "Comments: My Fantastic New Post".

Add the Comment Thread label to the issue

Attach the issue to your article

Copy the created issue ID; add it to the frontmatter YAML of your post, as the comment_id attribute:

comment_id: 1234

After Deploying an Article

Every article on our blog needs one more thing: a snappy tweet! You can ask Ash or Orta to do this for you, but you're also welcome to log into the @ArtsyOpenSource twitter account and tweet yourself (credentials are in the Engineering 1Password vault). Tweets usually follow the following format:

[pithy observation] [description of problem] [@ the article author's twitter handle]

📝 [link to blog post]
💻 [link to GitHub repo, if applicable]
📷 [attach a screenshot of the first few paragraphs of the post]

We attach screenshots of the post because tweets with images get more traction. But! Images aren't accessible to screen readers, so make sure to use the twitter.com web interface and add a description to the image when posting:

Screenshot of the title and first two paragraphs of the linked-to blog post.

You can look at previous tweets from our account to get a feel for these. If you'd like help, just ask in Slack.

Authoring a Podcast Episode

To add a new episode of the podcast, configure your local AWS environment. The easiest is in environment variables stored in ~/.zshrc or equivalent.

export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=
export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=

After you have set up the environment, run the following rake task.

rake podcast:new_episode /path/to/local/mp3

This will add required YAML to _config.yml. You'll need to fill in some other fields manually; when finished it'll look like this:

- title: Name of your episode
  date: (generated by Rake task)
  description: A paragraph-long description of the episode.
  podcast_url: (generated by Rake task)
  file_byte_length: (generated by Rake task)
  duration: (generated by Rake task)

About Artsy

 

This project is the work of engineers at Artsy, the world's leading and largest online art marketplace and platform for discovering art. One of our core Engineering Principles is being Open Source by Default which means we strive to share as many details of our work as possible.

You can learn more about this work from our blog and by following @ArtsyOpenSource or explore our public data by checking out our API. If you're interested in a career at Artsy, read through our job postings!

Download Details:

Author: Artsy
Source Code: https://github.com/artsy/artsy.github.io 
License: MIT license

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Tyrique  Littel

Tyrique Littel

1598461200

An Open-Source Book About the Open Source World

Open source today is a word that often include a lot of things, such as open knowledge (Wikimedia projects), open hardware (Arduino, Raspberry Pi), open formats (ODT/ODS/ODP) and so on.

It is a world of opportunities that can be difficult for newcomers but also for intermediates. This article will help you discover how to approach specific roles, activities or projects/communities in the best way.

Everything Started with “Coaching for OpenSource Communities 2.0”

I decided to write a book in my personal style about my experience in the last 7 to 8 years in open source. I was surprised when I reached 100 pages about various different topics.

My idea was to write something that I would like to read, so nothing that is boring or complicated, but full of real facts.

The second goal was to include my experience but also my philosophy on contributing and how I contribute daily.

Thirdly, I wanted to give a lot of hints and resources and an overall view of this open source world.

Basically, I wanted to write something different from self-help or coaching books that includes just a list of suggestions and best practices. Instead, I take real examples from real life about the OSS world.

As a contributor and developer, I prefer to have real cases to study, because best practices are useful, but we need to learn from others and this world is full of good and bad cases to discover.

In 2019, I started writing a book after Fosdem 2019 and after 2 years inside the Mozilla Reps Council. In that Fosdem edition, I had a talk “Coaching for Open Source Communities 2.0” and after the feedback at the conference and my thoughts in various roles, activities, and projects, it was time to write something.

At the end it wasn’t a manual but a book that included my experience, learnings, best practices and so on in Localization, Development, Project Maintainer, Sysadmin, Community Management, Mentor, Speaker and so on. It contains the following sections:

  • Biography - This choice isn’t for self promotion but just to understand my point of view and my story that can be inspiring for others
  • Philosophy - Not the usual description of Open Source or the 4 freedoms, but just what Open Source means and how you can help
  • How to live inside the Open Source - A discovery about communications and tools, understanding the various kind of people and the best way to talk with your community
  • How to choose a project - Starting with some questions to yourself and how to involve more people in your project
  • The activity - Open Source is based on tasks that can be divided in 2 levels: Support, Testing, Marketing, Development etc
  • How to use your time - We are busy, we have a life, a job and a family but Open Source can be time-consuming
  • Why document is important - How writing documentation can be healthy for your community and the project’s future and brand

There are also three appendices that are manuals which I wrote throughout the years and gathered and improved for this book. They are about: community management, public speaking, and mentoring.

The book ends with my point of view about the future and what we have to do to change opinions about those topics.

I wrote this book and published in October 2019, but it was only possible with the help of reviews and localizers that improved and contributed. Yes, because this book is open source and free for everyone.

I picked the GPL license because this license changed the world and my life in the best way. Using this license is just a tribute. This decision usually is not clear because after all this is a book and there are better licenses like Creative Commons.

#open-source #contributing-to-open-source #programming #software-development #development #coding #books #open-source-software

Tyrique  Littel

Tyrique Littel

1603587600

How To Create a Developer Blog on DevDojo

Nowadays, creating a blog is easy. But, with all the different options available, you might go crazy by just doing the research.

Should you choose WordPress and tweak the theme to get it the way you like, or a static site generator with no admin interface and complicated build processes?

All you want is a simple blog where you can write about the shit you love.

So why can’t it be simpler? Well, now it is with the DevDojo Dev Blog!

Setting up a Domain

Your Dev Blog will have a default subdomain username.devdojo.com, and you may choose to add a custom domain as well.

If you wish to use a custom domain, add a CNAME record to your Cloudflare DNS, with your subdomain in the CONTENT section. Wait a few minutes and you’ll have your custom domain resolving in minutes.

Want a video on how to do this, You got it!

Themes

At the moment of writing this, there are 2 themes you can choose from (many more to come). Each theme will have a light/dark mode and is built for speed!

Themes are built using the awesome TailwindCSS library. If you pair that with PurgeCSS, minimal javascript, and Cloudflare caching. That’s just a recipe for a fast website.

#developer-blog #dev-blog #web-development #portfolio #blog #blogging #developer-tools #writing

Ray  Patel

Ray Patel

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Top 8 Java Open Source Projects You Should Get Your Hands-on [2021]

Learning about Java is no easy feat. It’s a prevalent and in-demand programming language with applications in numerous sectors. We all know that if you want to learn a new skill, the best way to do so is through using it. That’s why we recommend working on projects.

So if you’re a Java student, then you’ve come to the right place as this article will help you learn about the most popular Java open source projects. This way, you’d have a firm grasp of industry trends and the programming language’s applications.

However, before we discuss its various projects, it’s crucial to examine the place where you can get those projects – GitHub. Let’s begin.

#full stack development #java open source projects #java projects #open source projects #top 8 java open source projects #java open source projects

Fredy  Larson

Fredy Larson

1595059664

How long does it take to develop/build an app?

With more of us using smartphones, the popularity of mobile applications has exploded. In the digital era, the number of people looking for products and services online is growing rapidly. Smartphone owners look for mobile applications that give them quick access to companies’ products and services. As a result, mobile apps provide customers with a lot of benefits in just one device.

Likewise, companies use mobile apps to increase customer loyalty and improve their services. Mobile Developers are in high demand as companies use apps not only to create brand awareness but also to gather information. For that reason, mobile apps are used as tools to collect valuable data from customers to help companies improve their offer.

There are many types of mobile applications, each with its own advantages. For example, native apps perform better, while web apps don’t need to be customized for the platform or operating system (OS). Likewise, hybrid apps provide users with comfortable user experience. However, you may be wondering how long it takes to develop an app.

To give you an idea of how long the app development process takes, here’s a short guide.

App Idea & Research

app-idea-research

_Average time spent: two to five weeks _

This is the initial stage and a crucial step in setting the project in the right direction. In this stage, you brainstorm ideas and select the best one. Apart from that, you’ll need to do some research to see if your idea is viable. Remember that coming up with an idea is easy; the hard part is to make it a reality.

All your ideas may seem viable, but you still have to run some tests to keep it as real as possible. For that reason, when Web Developers are building a web app, they analyze the available ideas to see which one is the best match for the targeted audience.

Targeting the right audience is crucial when you are developing an app. It saves time when shaping the app in the right direction as you have a clear set of objectives. Likewise, analyzing how the app affects the market is essential. During the research process, App Developers must gather information about potential competitors and threats. This helps the app owners develop strategies to tackle difficulties that come up after the launch.

The research process can take several weeks, but it determines how successful your app can be. For that reason, you must take your time to know all the weaknesses and strengths of the competitors, possible app strategies, and targeted audience.

The outcomes of this stage are app prototypes and the minimum feasible product.

#android app #frontend #ios app #minimum viable product (mvp) #mobile app development #web development #android app development #app development #app development for ios and android #app development process #ios and android app development #ios app development #stages in app development

Christa  Stehr

Christa Stehr

1602964260

50+ Useful Kubernetes Tools for 2020 - Part 2

Introduction

Last year, we provided a list of Kubernetes tools that proved so popular we have decided to curate another list of some useful additions for working with the platform—among which are many tools that we personally use here at Caylent. Check out the original tools list here in case you missed it.

According to a recent survey done by Stackrox, the dominance Kubernetes enjoys in the market continues to be reinforced, with 86% of respondents using it for container orchestration.

(State of Kubernetes and Container Security, 2020)

And as you can see below, more and more companies are jumping into containerization for their apps. If you’re among them, here are some tools to aid you going forward as Kubernetes continues its rapid growth.

(State of Kubernetes and Container Security, 2020)

#blog #tools #amazon elastic kubernetes service #application security #aws kms #botkube #caylent #cli #container monitoring #container orchestration tools #container security #containers #continuous delivery #continuous deployment #continuous integration #contour #developers #development #developments #draft #eksctl #firewall #gcp #github #harbor #helm #helm charts #helm-2to3 #helm-aws-secret-plugin #helm-docs #helm-operator-get-started #helm-secrets #iam #json #k-rail #k3s #k3sup #k8s #keel.sh #keycloak #kiali #kiam #klum #knative #krew #ksniff #kube #kube-prod-runtime #kube-ps1 #kube-scan #kube-state-metrics #kube2iam #kubeapps #kubebuilder #kubeconfig #kubectl #kubectl-aws-secrets #kubefwd #kubernetes #kubernetes command line tool #kubernetes configuration #kubernetes deployment #kubernetes in development #kubernetes in production #kubernetes ingress #kubernetes interfaces #kubernetes monitoring #kubernetes networking #kubernetes observability #kubernetes plugins #kubernetes secrets #kubernetes security #kubernetes security best practices #kubernetes security vendors #kubernetes service discovery #kubernetic #kubesec #kubeterminal #kubeval #kudo #kuma #microsoft azure key vault #mozilla sops #octant #octarine #open source #palo alto kubernetes security #permission-manager #pgp #rafay #rakess #rancher #rook #secrets operations #serverless function #service mesh #shell-operator #snyk #snyk container #sonobuoy #strongdm #tcpdump #tenkai #testing #tigera #tilt #vert.x #wireshark #yaml