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Platform Automation and Infrastructure as Code (IaC) – 1

A Trip Down Memory Lane Today there are many tools available to automate configuration management and automate the deployment of infrastructure components. For those of us who grew up in our professional roles working on UNIX and Linux, writing scripts to automate repetitive tasks and tasks that are susceptible to human error is second nature. …

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Using Perl and Graphviz to simplify your busy life

We all have to create topology diagrams, high level visual representations of our thoughts or environments (or software solutions etc) from time to time, for as they say – “A picture is worth a thousand words”. The Graphviz software (http://www.graphviz.org/) provides us a simple and elegant way to do so, which with a little bit …

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Using a Wiki for quick Documentation

A few thoughts on using new(er) technology to manage/maintain and collaborate docs and projects. In my previous gig with a major Pharmaceutical company, I had taken on the onus of documenting the environment at the onset. That way I could learn the “whole picture” while creating good reference material. But the ordinary way of writing …

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