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Microsoft, GitHub, and the Power of Corporate Support of Open Source

Let me start by saying that I’m a massive advocate, contributor, and supporter of many open source communities, while also working in my role for a technology vendor who provides a commercial product that also supports many open source platforms.  The reason that matters is that I’m not saying this without an understanding of the inner workings of both the …

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Run the AWS Shell Quickly and Easily in a VirtualBox Instance Using Vagrant

Because we like the Martha Stewart pre-baked oven version of things, this is the shortcut to running the AWS CLI without having to dirty up your own local environment. Why use a Sandbox? While development entirely using your local machine is handy, there can often be configuration issues, and also conflicts with other development libraries. In my earlier post, you …

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Updating Forked Git Repository from Upstream Source (aka Rebase all the things!)

As you can imagine, the world of IaC (Infrastructure-as-Code) means that we are going to have to dabble a lot more in the world of code repositories. Git is the most common tool I have found in use for code version control, and along with it, is the most common place that people (including myself store their project …