Here's A Round-Up of 2018 Community Tutorials

2018 has been an exciting year for us on the DigitalOcean Community team as we surpassed over 2,000 tutorials in our repository in September! We continue to work with community authors to publish tutorials that serve developers. In February of this year we launched our Write for DOnations program,…

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Managing Kubernetes Just Got a Lot Simpler

Today we are opening up DigitalOcean Kubernetes to everyone! Over the last few months, we have been inspired to see more than 30,000 developers use our platform to learn Kubernetes and deploy web applications, microservices, CI/CD pipelines, IoT applications, blockchain-based services, CDNs, VPNs, and many types of APIs.…

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A Review of Hacktoberfest Year 5!

Five years ago the community team at DigitalOcean wanted to create a program to inspire open source contributions. That first year, in 2014, the first Hacktoberfest participants were asked for 50 commits, and those who completed the challenge received a reward of swag. 676 people signed up and 505 forged…

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How to Efficiently Compare Strings in Go

Comparing strings might not be something you think about when optimizing software. Typically, optimization includes tasks like splitting loops across goroutines, finding a faster hashing algorithm, or something that sounds more scientific. There is a sense of accomplishment we get when making changes like this. However, string comparison can often…

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