Why Is Vscode So Popular

There are a lot of editor’s in today’s age, most popular ones being Atom, VIM (and it’s derivatives), Emacs, Sublime Text, Notepad++, the list goes on, but one seems to have “taken the crown” since it’s release, and that happens to be Visual Studio Code, otherwise known as VSCode, but why exactly is it so popular, what benefits does it have over other editors, let’s discuss exactly that. Ecosystem One major upside VSCode has over other editors is it’s large extension and theme ecosystem, there is editors like Atom that also have a large ecosystem of themes and extensions, but from what I can tell, VSCode’s has grown massively and has probably, from my knowledge grown larger than any other editor’s ecosystem by a fair margin....

January 10, 2021 · 4 min · Hanna Rose

Custom WSL Distributions

One thing I’ve noticed is there isn’t many distributions available for WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux), while for most the small selection of Ubuntu, Kali, SUSE, Debian, Alpine, and Fedora is sufficient, others have chosen to add support for more distributions by the use of installers, the most popular of which is WSLDL which already has a growing selection of distribution support. If neither of these have the distribution you’re looking for, then this article is going to explain how to setup your own distribution of choice for WSL....

December 24, 2020 · 3 min · Hanna Rose

Maintaining Open Source Projects

Maintaining an open source projects is certainly a long and (possibly) never ending journey. Commit after commit, bug after bug, typo after typo you slowly grow traction for your library. But at what point is your project, no longer “your” project? What I mean by this is, once your project reaches the point where it has hundreds to thousands of followers, and your choices can impede the progress of other people’s projects, such as when you’re maintaining a library, can you actually make choices you want, to in your eyes change the library for the better?...

December 18, 2020 · 2 min · Hanna Rose

Creating Your Own Tools

One thing I’ve noticed in my devops career, either when working on my own project or a project for a company/startup is that there isn’t always a tool or library for your needs. This is one of the brilliant things about being in the open source community, is the ability to adapt and create what you need, when you need it. An example of this is recently I was setting up a Minecraft related thing, specifically Technic Solder and manually packaging and uploading the jar files of mods was extremely painful and tedious....

December 15, 2020 · 2 min · Hanna Rose

The LGBT+ Community and The Rights to Work

As someone who is part of the LGBT+ community myself I have personally experienced some things that honestly shock me at some points, this ranges from being denied from a job due to a disability (which is reasonable in some cases!) to being declined due to sexual or gender orientation. The issue with both sides is allowing people to do this allows things like religious freedom, but at the same time this also enables discrimination and harassment in certain regards this type of debate or governmental orientation area also stems to fields like DevOps, SRE, among other fields....

November 16, 2020 · 2 min · Hanna Rose