Ansible, Linux apps, Jupyter Notebooks, a Raspberry Pi baby monitor, Python, and more

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The most popular articles on last week rounded up Linux apps, dug into Python, and provided getting-started guides for Jupyter Notebooks, Ansible, Hugo, and more. Here's the list of reader favorites from March 26-April 1:

  1. 4 command-line note-taking applications for Linux, by Scott Nesbitt
  2. Loop better: A deeper look at iteration in Python, by Trey Hunner
  3. Getting started with Jupyter Notebooks, by Don Watkins
  4. Just say no to root (in containers), by Dan J Walsh
  5. Manage your workstation with Ansible: Automating configuration, by Jay LaCroix
  6. Start a blog in 30 minutes with Hugo, a static site generator written in Go, by Marek Czernek
  7. Meet OpenAuto, an Android Auto emulator for Raspberry Pi, by Michal Szwaj
  8. How to create an open source stack using EFK, by Michael Zamot
  9. Build a baby monitor with a Raspberry Pi, by Jonathan Ervine
  10. 6 differences between agile and traditional planning, by Ranjith Varakantam

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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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