Improve productivity with zsh, rugged DevOps tools, Python libraries, vim, shell dotfile, Linux commands, and more

Improve productivity with zsh, rugged DevOps tools, Python libraries, vim, shell dotfile, Linux commands, and more

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Top 10 (September 3-9)

Here are our most popular articles from the past week:

These Python libraries make it easy to scratch that personal project itch.
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Use these tools to build security testing into the software development process.
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The zsh shell offers countless options and features. Here are 5 ways to boost your efficiency from the command line.
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These 20+ useful commands will enhance your experience using the vim editor.
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Manage your applications throughout their lifecycles with these key commands.

Learn how to use configuration files to improve your work environment.
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These versatile, free tools are all you need to write, edit, and produce your own books.
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Adobe will end support for Flash Media Player in 2020, but there are still a lot of Flash videos out there that need to be watched. Here are two open source alternatives that are trying to help.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences teams with the Linux Foundation to launch the Academy Software Foundation.

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Rikki Endsley - Rikki Endsley is the Developer Program managing editor at Red Hat, and a former community architect and editor for In the past, she worked as the community evangelist on the Open Source and Standards (OSAS) team at Red Hat; a freelance tech journalist; community manager for the USENIX Association; associate publisher of Linux Pro Magazine, ADMIN, and Ubuntu User; and as the managing editor of Sys Admin magazine and...