Top 5 articles of the week for July 7

Top 5: Brewing beer, home automation basics, and more

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In this week's Top 5, we highlight brewing beer, home automation basics, software standards, Node-RED on a Raspberry Pi, and LinchPin for the cloud.

Top 5 articles of the week

5. LinchPin: A simplified cloud orchestration tool using Ansible

Launched in late 2016, LinchPin now has a Python API and a growing community.

4. No coding required: Node-RED on a Raspberry Pi​

Check out this tutorial to see how easy it is to set up hardware flows with Node-RED's drag-and-drop interface.

3. The problem with software before standards​

Open source projects need to get serious about including standards in their deliverables.

2. Why can't we have the Internet of Nice Things? A home automation primer​

Open source home automation hub Home Assistant solves many of the aggravating problems in today's connected homes.

1. Brewing beer with Linux, Python, and Raspberry Pi

A handy how-to for building a homemade homebrew setup with Python and the Raspberry Pi.

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Jen Wike Huger - Jen Wike Huger is the chief editor for On any given day, you'll find her managing the publishing calendar and team's editorial workflow (on kanban boards), managing writer and reader communities, and brainstorming the next big article. Jen lives in Raleigh with her husband and daughter, June. She is a dedicated, hobbyist herbalist and gardener. Follow her on Twitter.