When agile fails: Mindsets

For quite some time, we’re involved in several agile projects. At confirm IT solutions, we love to be as agile as possible. We do everything to support agile methodoligies. We also support and work in agile enterprise teams, especially for automation and DevOps topics.

Mastering Vim: Motions and marks

This time I’d like to talk about some some useful tips how to move through a file. Vim motions and marks cannot only be helpful to jump to a specific location, but also to select, copy-paste and delete text passages.

Mastering Vim: Opening files

I think every *NIX admin knows this little gem – the Vi or Vim (Vi Improved) text editor. While the origin vi was written by Billy Joy, vim was cloned, improved and released in 1991 by Bram Moolenaar. In the blog series Mastering Vim, I’d like to show you some tips & tricks.

Sending signals to a Docker container

We all know Docker, right? Running processes in Docker containers is nice and we can easily stop, start or restart the container with simple commands. However, you probably don’t want to “fully restart” a container all the time so sending signals to a Docker container becomes important.

Deploying SSL private keys with Ansible

When you’re using Ansible or any other configuration management tool, you might come in contact with deploying SSL certificates sooner or later. While deploying public SSL certificates isn’t a security issue at all, the deployment of private keys become more critical – at least if you want to deploy them securely.

Simple file comparison with aide

It’s sometimes useful to know, what’s happening on your server, if you install a new package or run a update. There are many solutions for this case, but a simple one is to use aide, which is available on the most linux distributions.