In this week’s Top 5, we highlight machine learning, games, DevOps, and more!
Top 5 articles of the week
Joe Kline shares how he uses open source tools to play role-playing games – both in person and online. Create scenarios, develop maps, and do more with tools you know and love.
Virtual machine sprawl can be a real problem. Chris Collins tells us how Duke University used containers and a culture change to improve its IT services.
Security is a broad and complex subject, but some advice is always applicable. Pete Savage shares three tips that you should keep in mind as you design software and systems.
The database is a critical part of many IT systems, so you want to make sure it’s well-managed. Robert Bernier’s article shows how you can use Ansible to do that.
Have a machine learning project you want to try?Then you should read Vyoma Patel’s article. Start by learning the basics of Python and then learn how to apply it to machine learning.
About the author
Ben Cotton is a meteorologist by training and a high-performance computing engineer by trade. Ben works as a technical evangelist at Cycle Computing . He is a Fedora user and contributor, co-founded a local open source meetup group, and is a member of the Open Source Initiative and a supporter of Software Freedom Conservancy. Find him on Twitter ( @FunnelFiasco ) or at