Quite often, one of the most time-taking parts of the build process is the installation of dependencies. This process is traditionally slow because package managers choose stability over performance. And this perfectly makes sense: if something terrible happens, the system must remain in a usable state.
However, stability is not very important when building an image: if the build fails, the system discards the image, and you have to start over.
This post provides some tips on how to use eatmydata to speed up some operations by the example of Debian-based images.
Lando is a local development environment and DevOps tool built on Docker container technology, aimed at providing an easy way for developers to specify requirements for their projects. It provides installation packages for various operating systems, including Ubuntu. However, if you are not using the official Docker distribution, Lando will likely fail to install.
In this article, we describe two workarounds on how to install Lando on Ubuntu.
Multi-stage builds are a great way to keep the size of the resulting image down. They are extremely useful if you want to use scratch-based images for your application. However, unless you are using Buildx or BuildKit, there is a limitation regarding copying extended file attributes across stages. In this post, we discuss several workarounds to this issue.
When I tried to use unistore instead of redux in one of my pet projects, I discovered that its TypeScript typings are not very accurate. In this post I try to come up with better typings for unistore’s connect() function.
When using sass-loader 8.0.0 with preact-cli 3.0.0-next.19, preact build fails with an error: Invalid options object. Sass Loader has been initialised using an options object that does not match the API schema. options has an unknown property ‘includePaths’. Quick fix: use sass-loader 7.3.1.
We live in a world where data is an incredibly valuable currency, and you are always at risk of loss. Because of this, you must do everything you can to ensure what you hold on your desktops and servers is safe. If you are looking to lock down your Linux servers and desktops as tight as possible, you should consider to make use of two-factor authentication. This article explains how to configure two factor authentication using pam_u2f.