VSHN.timer #214: Switch to Firefox

22. Jan 2024

Welcome to another VSHN.timer! Every Monday, 5 links related to Kubernetes, OpenShift, CI / CD, and DevOps; all stuff coming out of our own chat system, making us think, laugh, or simply work better.

This week we’re going to talk about the love we owe to Firefox and all the products and projects in the Open Source world.

But before that: you are invited to a free online event next week on LinkedIn, where we’ll explore best practices, industry insights, and practical tips to ensure your containerized applications run smoothly without breaking the bank.

1. Firefox deserves more love. We agree with Roy Tanck when he says that if there’s one tech New Year’s resolution to uphold, it’s switching to the only remaining ethical web browser, Firefox. Not only because our poor preferred browser is on the brink of extinction, but also because it’s actually excellent.


2. What moments marked 2023 in the world of technology? Bram Molenaar passed away; companies are leaving the cloud behind; Log 4j and OpenWrt both celebrated their 20th anniversary; it’s been 30 years since Windows NT; and a lot more happened in the Open Source world.


3. Bruce Perens, one of the founders of the Open Source movement, is ready for what comes next: the Post-Open Source movement. He says there are several pressing problems that the open source community needs to address.


4. On December 29th, a package titled everything was published to the JavaScript & TypeScript NPM registry… designed to install all other public packages in the registry. Apparently, a prank went wrong. Oops.


5. FrankenPHP is a modern application server for PHP built on top of our beloved Caddy web server. It gives superpowers to your PHP apps thanks to its stunning features: worker mode, real-time capabilities, automatic HTTPS, HTTP/2, and HTTP/3 support… It even has the ability to embed the source code and assets of PHP applications in a static, self-contained binary.


Are you more of a Firefox or a Chrome kind of person? Did you find the NPM prank funny? Would you like to share some Open Source experiences with our audience? Get in touch with us, and see you next week for another edition of VSHN.timer.

PS: check out our previous VSHN.timer editions about Open Source: #152, #170, #191, and #194.

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Adrian Kosmaczewski

Adrian Kosmaczewski is in charge of Developer Relations at VSHN. He is a software developer since 1996, a trainer, and a published author. Adrian holds a Master in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool.

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