The Best DevOps Tools for Infrastructure Automation

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Today, DevOps teams try to utilize automation as much as possible. This is to cut down on the sheer number of repeatable processes to limit man-hours worked, throttle development efforts, and to reduce the possibility of errors. This is also a business necessity to reduce overhead costs, increase the speed of the CI/CD process and increase customer satisfaction. There are multiple individual areas that need to be automated to have a fully autonomous infrastructure. Luckily, there are various tools we can take advantage of to help us automate our infrastructure and make sure we have well-developed DevOps processes. In this article we will go over the several of the best DevOps tools for our infrastructure systems.

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How to Install Keras

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Keras is a Python-based high-level neural networks API that is capable of running on top TensorFlow, CNTK, or Theano frameworks used for machine learning. It can be said that Keras acts as the Python Deep Learning Library. Keras was created with emphasis on being user-friendly since the main principle behind it is “designed for human beings, not machines.” The core data structure of Keras is a model, or a way to organize layers.

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How To Install and Configure Wraith

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What is Wraith?

Wraith is a visual regression testing tool which uses screenshot comparisons to assess visual differences in a website over time. It is currently hosted on GitHub and available under an Apache 2.0 open-source license.

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Little Known Ways To Utilize GitHub Gists

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What is Gist?

Gist is an easy method to share snippets or excerpts of data with others. A gist can be a string of code, a bash script or some other small piece of data. These bits of information are hosted by GitHub as a repository. Using gist has all the benefits of utilizing a GitHub repository, and also provides a more lightweight way of utilizing GitHub’s versioning features. 

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Installing Microsoft Powershell on Ubuntu 18.04

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If you are a Windows administrator who has recently been tasked with administering a Linux-based Ubuntu server, you may find that utilizing Microsoft Powershell may help ease the transition into Linux, and allow you to be more productive. If you are a Linux administrator who is interested in exploring the options that Powershell provides, then this tutorial is for you as well.

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How to Install and Use Git-Secret

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What is Git-Secret?

Git-secret is a bash tool that is used to store your private files and information inside of a git repo on your server. The git-secret tool allows us to encrypt sensitive files that are stored inside a secure, encrypted repository. In this article, we will be examining the process of installing and working with git-secret on an 18.04 Ubuntu Server.

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Install Fail2Ban On CentOS 7

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What Is Fail2Ban?

Fail2ban is an open-source software that actively scans the servers log files in real-time for any brute force login attempts, and if found, summarily blocks the attack using the servers firewall software (firewalld or iptables). Fail2Ban runs as a background process and continuously scans the log files for unusual login patterns and security breach attempts.

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How To Clone A Git Repo on CentOS

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In this article, we discuss how to clone a git repo on CentOS. We also learn the differences between Git and GitHub, what version control means, what a repo is and how to clone a repository.

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Committing and Pushing to Github from Ubuntu 18.04

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn our previous tutorial, we showed you how to create and sync a Github repository to your Ubuntu 18.04 server.  Using the last tutorial as a springboard, we’ll continue on and show you how to commit and push a script from your Ubuntu server to your Github account. Continue reading “Committing and Pushing to Github from Ubuntu 18.04”

Create and Clone a Repo in Github on Ubuntu 18.04

Reading Time: 2 minutesGithub is a free repository hosting service, used as version control for web developers to download and push their code from their servers to other users.  In our previous article we’ve instructed on how to add Git to your Ubuntu 18.04 server. We’ll continue on and show you how to add and clone a repo from Github to your server. Continue reading “Create and Clone a Repo in Github on Ubuntu 18.04”