Internally at DigitalOcean, we had an issue brewing in our Go code bases. Separate projects were developed in separate Git repositories, and in order to minimize the fallout from upgraded dependencies, we mirrored all dependencies locally in individual Git repositories. These projects relied on various versions of packages, and the problem was that there was no deterministic way to distinguish which project required what and when.
The contributors to Libscore, including our own Creative Director Jesse Chase, wanted to offer this post as a thank you for all the support the project has received. Julian Shapiro launched Libscore last month hoping that the developer community would find the tool useful, and continues to be grateful for all of the positivity and constructive feedback throughout the web.
We're happy to announce that FreeBSD is now available for use on DigitalOcean! FreeBSD will be the first non-linux distribution available for use on our platform. It's been widely requested because of its reputation of being a stable and performant OS.
Automating common development tasks such as building, testing, and deploying your application has many benefits, including increasing repeatability and consistency by removing the potential for interference by "the human element." Deploying your applications by running a single command from the commandline means that your team can spend their time working on the app and rather than the care and feeding of installations.
PHP remains the most popular server-side programming language powering the world wide web and in use by 82% of websites. Metrics focused on server-side languages show that PHP usage has increased by 1% in the past year alone. This post is a thank you to the top package authors on Packagist, whose work provide the foundation upon which many successful projects are built.