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Python

Troubleshooting Python on MacOS

MacOS ships with Python 2.7 Pre-installed. This is helpful when you are just getting started with Python since you can just start using it with no setup. Unfortunately, Python 2.7 is going out of support in 2020, so we all need to get to upgrading to Python 3. When you start upgrading Python, there is …

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Cloud

What is hybrid cloud?

Moving stuff to the cloud has been all the rage in the last few years. And for many situations that is the right thing to do. Especially when you are working on a Greenfield project where you can design everything from scratch. However, in many organizations, you have applications and servers that cannot or should …

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Cloud

What is the Cloud?

For the last few years, the word Cloud has been used a lot. It seems as though everyone has latched onto this word cloud. But what does the cloud really mean? My definition of the cloud is the internet. A cloud service would be a service that is hosted by someone else and you access …

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Programming

What is Agile Development?

Agile is a set of principles that developers can follow to be more effective in developing their software. The whole thing started with a set of principles that were developed by a group of industry leaders back in 2001. Given that Agile is a set of principles, it is more guidelines vs strict rules to …

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Python

Python data types explained

In python, almost everything is an object. This includes variables like String and Integers and containers like lists and dictionaries. Given that everything is an object, what are data types? Data types are simply how you classify your objects. If you have an object with the type of String, then that object will have all …

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Netapp Storage

Working with Netapp Support

I have spent a lot of time with various vendors support departments, and I have to say, Netapp has one of the best support departments.  If I call Netapp at 2:00 AM on a Sunday morning, I can get someone on the phone right away.  My one complaint is that I cannot open a ticket via E-Mail. …