About six months ago, when we talked about the new Linux Mint 19 “Tara” had a release date, we said that many might want to wait for this distro instead of using the new Ubuntu, and the reason is simple: stability . While Linux Mint is still based on Ubuntu, and this time in the extended support version (you will receive security updates until 2023), the news and changes it introduces are improvements on a stable and robust base that has been doing well for years.
Ruby on Rails is one of the most popular application stacks for developers wishing to create sites and web apps. The Ruby programming language, coupled with the Rails development framework, makes app development simple. Since Ruby on Rails doesn’t come in a neatly packaged format, getting the framework installed used to be one of the more difficult parts of getting started. Luckily, tools like rvm, the Ruby Version Manager, have made installation simple.
The Challenge I wanted to containerise a pipeline of code that was predominantly developed in Python but has a dependency on a model that was trained in R. I succeeded in doing so by using a base Ubuntu image with an installation of the r-base package and python3.6 - and much troubleshooting on the web! So I’m blogging this to share my learnings because the help forums online seem to still be in their infancy, hoping it helps others in their DevOps efforts.
This is a post for sharing things I like in linux. This can be any feature, usage tip, configuration or piece of software I enjoy. Goal of the post is to share ideas and help others enjoy things you enjoy as well. I like: Zsh It can easily be configured to be as friendly as fish with manjaro-zsh-config or zim. Awesome tab completion, autosuggestion, history substring search, syntax highlighting, autocd… And it’s syntax is compatible with bash, so even complex one liners you might find online work.