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Version 5.2 of the Ruby framework

Ruby on Rails 5.2 was released during RailsConf, which took place in Pittsburgh in mid-April 2018. Although not much has changed for old Rails applications, you'll find a few notable additions for new ones.
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Lead Image by Alex Kotliarskyi on Unsplash

A REST API automation strategy for DevOps

Making resources available through REST APIs breaks down the automation silos that cater to the different IT and development environments and sets up an application-centric automation approach.
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Lead Image © alexwhite, 123RF.com

Many approaches help secure a web server

We submit an Apache web server to the Qualys SSL Server Test and look at how to protect against data theft with a combination of TLS by way of Let's Encrypt, SELinux or AppArmor, a firewall, and restraining your web server's verbosity.
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Lead Image © Aleksey Mnogosmyslov, 123RF.com

Protecting documents with Azure Information Protection

Azure Information Protection helps businesses control how information in communications between employees is handled.
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Photo by Braden Collum on Unsplash

Alternative container runtimes thanks to the Open Container Initiative

Most users tend to think of Docker when they hear the word "containers," but for some time now it has been possible to operate containers with other runtimes. We take a closer look at Docker and the CRI-O project.
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Lead Image © Photo by mathyas kurmann Unsplash.com

Setting up and managing IPv6 on Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 automatically prefers IPv6 addresses, if available, but the manual configuration steps differ from IPv4 and necessitate new tools. Here's how to approach IPv6 in your daily admin work.
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Lead Image © Natalia Lukiyanova, 123RF.com

Open source intelligence tools for pen testing

Automating the pen test discovery process in the era of IoT, the cloud, and social media.
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Photo by Quino Al on Unsplash

Flatpak, Snap, and AppImage

The Flatpak, Snap, and AppImage package formats work across distributions, but each has its specific disadvantages.
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Lead Image © Fet, Fotolia.com

What's new in SQL Server 2017

Microsoft SQL Server 2017 introduces SQL Server on Linux, along with machine learning services, support for graph data, and on-premises Power BI.
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Lead Image © Stuart Monk, Fotolia.com

Effective debugging of Docker containers

Bugs can live in Docker containers. Read on for tips on how to debug them.