OKD, previously known as OpenShift Origin, is the upstream community project for Red Hat OpenShift. In general, people will pay Red Hat for either the enterprise or cloud versions of the application. However, if you don’t want to pay and have your own hardware available to install it on, you can deploy your own cluster. This is very useful if you have multiple users who want to spin up projects. At Computer Science House we had this exact need and the resources to build it on, so I helped build our new cluster.

Background

What is OKD and why would you want it? OKD is a project that builds heavily on Kubernetes and provides a large series of management tools for any projects you may have on the cluster. This even includes a very attractive UI that makes spinning up a project from scratch take just a matter of minutes from creation to deployment. Under the hood it also helps administrators by providing a command-line interface and administrative UIs to make typically tedious tasks a few clicks/commands away. …


API’s are wonderful tools, and learning why you use them, and how to create them is incredibly valuable. There’s thousands of APIs that are exposed to the public for use. From GitHub, to Stripe or Google Calendar APIs allow you to access and utilize other systems. This tutorial is going to teach you how to use, and make your own API so that you can take advantage of the power that REST provides.

What are APIs?

API stands for Application Programming Interface. …


I recently discovered an interesting thing you can do with git commits. Signing individual commits. Now I know that this may not be new to a lot of people, but from my experience looking around GitHub, it doesn’t appear as though many people do it. In fact I’ve only seen one person other than myself with verified commits! So I wanted to share with you all today, how you can sign your own commits.

How to make a GPG Key

  1. First make sure you have GNU Privacy Guard on your machine
  2. Open a terminal and type out gpg --gen-key
  3. At the prompt, specify the kind of key you want (default RSA and…

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Devin Matté

Software Engineering Student at Rochester Institute of Technology with a focus on Full Stack Web Development and DevOps

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