Repost: 6 tips for adopting open source — GCN


Red Hat’s David Egts has assembled this handy article on how to get started with open source.

GCN_logoOpen source code drives collaborative innovation from a larger pool of developers at a lower cost, which is why federal agencies are adopting the “open source first” model. In fact Sonny Hashmi, CIO of the General Services Administration, recently announced that implementing open source software is among his top priorities this year.

So what’s the best way to increase your agency’s adoption of open source software and keep it secure? Here are six tips to get you there:

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Useful Dockerfiles for the RHEL-ecosystem


Shipping_containers_at_ClydeLike most programmers, I find it much easier to take some existing example of code and modify it to do what I want. Sometimes, I end up with nothing from the original source, but I still find it easier. I wonder if this is akin to writing where, I find, if you put the words down in a stream of consciousness manner, then “rewrite, rewrite, rewrite.”

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Red Hat Software Collections 1.2 – now GA


Red Hat today announced the general availability of Red Hat Software Collections 1.2, delivering the latest, stable versions of essential development tools, dynamic languages, open source databases, and web servers all on a separate lifecycle from Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The third installment of Red Hat Software Collections now includes vital open developer tools, such as GCC 4.9, Maven and Git, and, for the first time, makes the Eclipse IDE available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. In addition, Red Hat is offering Dockerfiles for many of the most popular software collections, aiding in the rapid creation and deployment of container-based applications.softwarecollections-logo-colorful Continue reading


For more information about Red Hat Software Collections or Red Hat Developer Toolset, visit developer.redhat.com/RHEL.


nginx 1.4 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7


In this post I’m going to talk about using the nginx web server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.  nginx 1.4 was added as a “Tech Preview” in the v1.1 release of Red Hat Software Collections.

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Starting from a freshly kickstarted RHEL7 VM, here’s how to get going: Continue reading


For more information about Red Hat Enterprise Linux and other topics related to this article, visit one of these sites:  Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Program, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is now generally available.

 



For more information about Red Hat Software Collections or Red Hat Developer Toolset, visit developer.redhat.com/RHEL.


Using Apache httpd 2.4 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6


For a long time one of the most frequent requests from users of Apache httpd on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 has been “Why aren’t you shipping Apache 2.4 yet?”. Well, the good news is: we are! There are actually two ways for Red Hat Enterprise Linux users to get httpd 2.4. The first is to upgrade to RHEL 7, which comes with httpd 2.4.6 natively.

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The second is to use Red Hat Software Collections on RHEL 6, and that’s what I’m going to talk about in this blog post. First up, how to get the bits?

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For more information about Red Hat Software Collections or Red Hat Developer Toolset, visit developer.redhat.com/RHEL.


DevNation 2014 – Brian Gollaher – Developing Applications for Red Hat Enterprise Linux


In this session, we’ll cover when developers should use Red Hat Enterprise Linux system tools, when they should use the Red Hat Developer Toolset, and when they should use Red Hat Software Collections. We’ll describe the developer tools for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and make recommendations in context, based on the type of application and the application life cycle. Well also explain the targeted audience for the native system tools and why they are not appropriate for all applications. Finally, we’ll explain and provide examples of the target audience for the Red Hat Developer Toolset and Red Hat Software Collections tools. Continue reading


More about DevNation:  DevNation 2014, was our inaugural open source, polyglot conference for application developers and maintainers. Learn about DevNation and view its many recorded sessions here.  DevNation 2015 will be in Boston, MA, USA, June 23-26, 2015.  Be sure to follow its status on www.devnation.org.



For more information about Red Hat Software Collections or Red Hat Developer Toolset, visit developer.redhat.com/RHEL.



For more information about Red Hat Enterprise Linux and other topics related to this article, visit one of these sites:  Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Program, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is now generally available.