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LVM, Demystified

Linux Journal - Wed, 2014-03-26 12:30

I've been a sysadmin for a long time, and part of being a sysadmin is doing more than is humanly possible. Sometimes that means writing wicked cool scripts, sometimes it means working late, and sometimes it means learning to say no. Unfortunately, it also sometimes means cutting corners. I confess, I've been "that guy" more than once. A good example is SELinux. more>>

Encrypted Backup Solution "Home Paranoia Edition"

Linux Journal - Mon, 2014-03-24 11:23

How to safeguard your personal data with TrueCrypt and SpiderOak. more>>

A Shining Ruby in Production Environments

Linux Journal - Thu, 2014-03-20 11:42

Even the most beautiful Rails application can lose its elegance if not deployed correctly. Like other Ruby frameworks or languages, such as Sinatra, Rails is based on the Rack interface. This article provides a basic introduction to Rack hosting and Rack-based application deployments. more>>

Cloud Computing Basics—Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Linux Journal - Wed, 2014-03-19 13:14

Generally, good programming is considered to be the measured application of an art form, craft or discipline, with the objective of producing a competent and evolving business solution. In traditional environments, computer programming is a practice that has multiple phases, such as designing, developing, testing, debugging and maintaining application code. more>>