Review of 2023

January 1, 2024
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OpenSourcerers 2023 is a wrap! It was packed with interesting articles covering a wide range of topics.

There are 52 articles available covering high level topics down to the dirty technical details of using Red Hat’s products and other OpenSource technologies. Your Opensourcerers blog editors followed along of course! As we come from varying backgrounds we thought it might be helpful to navigate this wealth of content by highlighting our personal favorites here.

So without further ado we would like to present the highlights as perceived by us, the members of the OpenSourcerers Editor Team:

Götz Rieger (IT Automation & Management) recommends:

I really like the idea of showing how we build and develop this blog from an organizational as well as as from a technological point of view:

My dear colleague Wolfram shows how to run cutting edge open source technologies for the fun of it, totally unencumbered from anything you would use in enterprise IT. Microshift on Raspi, here you go!

Ingo Börnig (Open Source Innovation) recommends:

There have been again great articles last year on this platform, but the one I referenced tho most was about managing OS images on bare metal systems as containers:

And, of course, AI was the topic of the year 2023. In this article you can learn to use it the Open Source way:

Matthias Pfützner (Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure) recommends:

What impressed me again this year was the engagement of our Graduates. So, let’s start with one, that does not necessarily belong to the Cloud Topic, but was still very impressive:

Also impressive, although totally unsupported, is:

What also surprised me a lot, because I have no real connection to all of that, was:

And, to finish my recommendations, I loved:

François Charette (Cloud Native App Dev) recommends:

This was my first year as a member of editorial team, and I really appreciated collaborating with so many great contributors, especially those outside the expected circles. I opened the year 2023 with a contribution of my own about Podman and Podman Desktop, which I truly enjoyed writing. Here I would like to especially recommend some of the articles we published in collaboration with external partners, such as the one about Event-Driven Ansible together with Dynatrace:

and also the one about enterprise integration on OpenShift together with MuleSoft:

I also really appreciated the post by Michaela on how to perform the analysis and visualization of etcd usage data from a Jupyter notebook:

Finally, given with my own background in enterprise Java software development, I would like to highlight Karsten’s really nice overview of the ways to bring Java code to a Kubernetes cluster:

Steffen Lützenkirchen (Security) recommends:

Even though I mostly do security topics, some other articles really stood out. I loved Adrian’s article on the World Robot Olympiad.

This one really opened up a different perspective on programming languages and how to approach them from a “it’s just like a spoken language” perspective.

I was inspired to use some AI in one of my use cases following this article – so for me it really had an impact.

To finish with my own topic: Andrea wrote a really nice article about certificates and trust, which not only laid out the base of the topic but provided concrete measures to a problem.

Famous last words

We hope this helps you in navigating the huge list of articles from last year and makes it easier to find the right usage of your valuable time. If you find additional useful sessions, let us know in the comments.

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