Linux tricks, advice for advanced developers, Raspberry Pi, Ansible, Bitwarden, and more must-reads

The best of Pi week and more updates.
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Last week we celebrated Pi week with nine new Raspberry Pi articles. Also, advice for advanced developers from A. Jesse (staff engineer at MongoDB) created lots of conversation on HackerNews.

Here's the list of reader favorites from March 12-18:

  1. How to avoid humiliating newcomers: A guide for advanced developers, by A. Jesse
  2. Meet the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, by Ben Nuttall
  3. How to reset a Windows password with Linux, by Archit Modi
  4. Make a digital camera from a 1950s Kodak Brownie with a Raspberry Pi, by Daniel Berrange
  5. Running DOS on the Raspberry Pi, by Jim Hall
  6. How to manage your passwords with Bitwarden, a LastPass alternative, by Scott Nesbitt
  7. We're giving away a Raspberry Pi arcade gaming kit, by Alex Sanchez
  8. 10 Hello World programs for your Raspberry Pi, by Ben Nuttall
  9. How to use Ansible to set up system monitoring with Prometheus, by Steve Ovens
  10. 4 Linux-forward schools, by Don Watkins

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Rikki Endsley is the Developer Program managing editor at Red Hat, and a former community architect and editor for

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