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Use Bash’s History Features For Command Line Efficiency

Bash, the shell that CentOS users interact with on the command line, is almost 30 years old. As a text-only interface, it has, over the years, developed many small conveniences for making the process of entering, recalling, and editing commands as efficient as possible. Among the most useful is Bash’s command history.

What’s New In MySQL 8?

Earlier this year, MySQL 8.0  was released. It’s a big release with a host of new features, performance improvements, and stability enhancements.

Before we dig into what is new in MySQL 8, MySQL users might be wondering what happened to MySQLs 6 and 7. The most recent stable version is MySQL 5.7.

How Involved Should Your Executives Be In Cybersecurity?

As the traditional belief goes, cybersecurity isn’t really the bailiwick of a business’s executive board. It’s something that’s to be handled by your IT department. They’re the ones with the necessary expertise to keep your data, applications, and systems protected against all manner of cybercrime.

Digging Through The Hype of AI-Based Cybersecurity

It’s a battle that’s played out inside our bodies ever since the first human being set foot on earth. Viruses and bacteria attempt to force their way into our bodies, where they can multiply and wreak havoc. Our bodies, meanwhile, have multiple defenses for dealing with these invaders – from the outer layer that is our skin to our internal immune systems.

How The Cloud Will Prove instrumental In Securing The Internet of Things

“We finally just got cloud security right, and now we’re screwing it up with new thermostats and copiers that make all that good security worthless,” laments InfoWorld’s David Linthicum. “Many IoT devices are easily-hacked, and so can easily become agents for hackers lying in wait to grab network data and passwords, and even breach cloud-based systems that did not take into account access from within the company firewall.”

Linux Basics: Terminal, Shell, Console — What Is The Difference?

Linux is a descendant of Unix operating systems developed in the 70s in an environment that used terminology adapted from the earliest days of computing. A lot of that terminology is still with us today. The good news is that Linux server hosting users don’t really need to know why a terminal is called that, and still less what a console or a tty is.

What Do You Need To Know About Google’s Mobile-First Indexing?

It has been a couple of years since the number of users accessing the web on mobile devices outgrew the number browsing on the desktop. As smartphone penetration grew — most people in the US own smartphones — the balance between mobile and desktop shifted. Today, most of us consume news, watch videos, and shop from a mobile device. Recognizing the transition from desktop to mobile, in 2016 Google announced plans to implement a “mobile-first” index. If a site has a mobile page, Google will index it in preference to the desktop site.

Why Web Developers Should Be Giving Elixir Serious Consideration

There are many articles on the web evangelizing for the favorite language of the article’s writer. This is one of those articles. I have to admit that I am quite smitten with Elixir and its ecosystem. I don’t want to convince anyone that they should drop PHP or JavaScript in favor of Elixir, but I do think every backend developer should take a couple of hours to play with it. Who knows, you might enjoy it as much as I do.