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What Metrics Matter: A Guide for Open Source Projects

"Without data, you're just a person with an opinion." Those are the words of W. Edwards Deming, the champion of statistical process control, who was credited as one of the inspirations for what became known as the Japanese post-war economic miracle of 1950 to 1960. Ironically, Japanese manufacturers like Toyota were far more receptive to Deming’s ideas than General Motors and Ford were.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 05:00

Get started with CryptPad, an open source collaborative document editor

web development and design, desktop and browserThere seems to be a mad rush at the beginning of every year to find ways to be more productive. New Year's resolutions, the itch to start the year off right, and of course, an "out with the old, in with the new" attitude all contribute to this.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 03:03

Create a Kubernetes cron job in OKD

KubernetesIt can be daunting to get started with Kubernetes and OKD (a Kubernetes distribution formerly known as OpenShift Origin). There are a lot of concepts and components to take in and understand. This tutorial walks through creating an example Kubernetes cron job that uses a service account and a Python script to list all the pods in the current project/namespace.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 03:02

An Introduction to the Machine Learning Platform as a Service

Machine-Learning-Platform-as-a-Service (ML PaaS) is one of the fastest growing services in the public cloud. It delivers efficient lifecycle management of machine learning models. At a high level, there are three phases involved in training and deploying a machine learning model. These phases remain the same from classic ML models to advanced models built using sophisticated neural network architecture.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 05:09

Ansible vs. Puppet: Declarative DevOps Tools Square Off

DevOps aims to drive collaboration between development and operations teams, but software quality drives DevOps adoption more than any other factor. As this comparison of Ansible vs. Puppet shows, software quality dramatically influences DevOps tools.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 05:12

Faucet: An Open Source SDN Controller for High-Speed Production Networks

Open standards such as OpenFlow and P4 promised to improve the landscape by opening access to these devices via a programmable API, but they still require someone to write a controller to re-implement normal switch functionality, such as forwarding and routing, in a multi-vendor, standards-compliant way.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 06:24

Using Linux containers to analyze the impact of climate change and soil on New Zealand crops

New Zealand's economy is dependent on agriculture, a sector that is highly sensitive to climate change. This makes it critical to develop analysis capabilities to assess its impact and investigate possible mitigation and adaptation options. That analysis can be done with tools such as agricultural systems models.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 03:01

Get started with Cypht, an open source email client

Email arriving at a mailboxThere seems to be a mad rush at the beginning of every year to find ways to be more productive. New Year's resolutions, the itch to start the year off right, and of course, an "out with the old, in with the new" attitude all contribute to this. And the usual round of recommendations is heavily biased towards closed source and proprietary software. It doesn't have to be that way.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 03:03

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