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Automating Server Setup using Ansible and Ubuntu 20.04

Introduction Nowadays, servers need to be created and destroyed very frequently. That’s because, at times, servers get a lot of execution load while at other times the load reduces, hence wasting the system resources. A common example is eCommerce websites during the holiday seasons attracting a lot of traffic. When the nature of the application is to be scalable, there …

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Using Git Branches: A Tutorial

Git is an open-source version control system (VCS) that can handle projects of every size. This DevOps tool is free and open-source (Git source code on GitHub). It tracks changes in the source code, allowing multiple developers to work in sync on a non-linear development. Git was first introduced back in 2005 by Linus Torvalds. This guide will showcase how …

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How to Configure Automatic Deployment with Git with a VPS

Git is the most popular version control system in the field of software development. It’s open-source and actively maintained since 2005 by Linus Torvalds, the famous creator of Linux. Today, a staggering number of software projects (including commercial ones) use Git for version management. Git follows a distributed architecture, making it a perfect example of a DVCS (Distributed Version Control …

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Setting Up a React Project with Create React App

React is one of the most popular JavaScript libraries for developing front-end apps. It’s an open-source library that was originally developed by Facebook. React quickly became popular for creating fast applications with JSX – a programming paradigm that combines JavaScript with an HTML-like syntax. Previously, setting up a React project would have been a complex process. It required configuring the …

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Using Git Effectively: A Tutorial

In the world of software development, Git is definitely the most popular version control system. Version control is the practice of keeping track of changes to the code base of an app. It keeps track of every single change to the code base. If any mistake is made, developers can easily switch back to the previous state. Git is a …

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How to Host a Docker Image Repository and Build Docker Images with GitLab Self-Managed Instance on Ubuntu 20.04

Containerization technology has greatly advanced in the software development tech space as the most accepted method of packaging and deploying applications in cloud environments. This has been necessitated by the need for continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD) which are defining aspects of DevOps. Software developers and engineers make use of containers to achieve the CI/CD aspect of software …

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How To Set Up GitLab Continuous Integration (CI) Pipelines on Ubuntu 20.04

Every developer understands how crucial version control is to the software development lifecycle. It enables multiple people to work simultaneously on a single project, each person maintaining their own copy of the code and choosing when to share it with the rest of the team. To achieve this, developers make use of Git repositories to help with version control. GitLab …

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Installing the Django Web Framework on Ubuntu 20.04

Django is a high-level web framework that allows the rapid development of secure and maintainable websites. It’s a free and open-source framework written with Python. Django is also popular for additional features like performance, security, scalability, portability, and maintainability. This guide will demonstrate how to install Django and set up a simple web app on Ubuntu 20.04. Django on Ubuntu …

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Creating a Pull Request on GitHub

Git is a distributed version control system that is easily scalable. It’s suitable for projects of all sizes. In the Git ecosystem, project codes are stored in a Git repository. The GitHub website is one of the most popular places to host Git repositories. GitHub offers both free and paid services for Git repo hosting. It makes managing Git repositories …

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How to Install and Configure Git on Ubuntu 18.04

Introduction In software development, versioning is an incredibly powerful tool. It allows the developer(s) to keep track of the software at the source level. Versioning helps to keep track of changes, reverting to previous stages, and branching out to create alternate versions of files and directories. Among all the version control systems, Git is probably the most popular one. In …