Git & Markdown

Here’s a quick look at using Git and Markdown. Git, in short, is a version control system that’s meant for handy tracking of changes and work coordination. Markdown is a markup language with plain text formatting syntax. It is designed so that it can be converted to HTML and many other formats using a tool by the same name. In the following task, I’ll use both of these in a brief fashion.  Continue reading →

Server management – Starting out with Salt

Alright, now that we’ve taken a comprehensive look at Linux-based servers, it’s time to start learning about server management. Manual labor is okay when you’re configuring and maintaining one or two servers at a time, but when you’re responsible for the maintenance of tens, hundreds or even thousands of machines, it’s inevitable for you to automate tasks. There are many ways to perform automation, but this time I’m focusing on Salt, or the SaltStack platform. Continue reading →