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The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week's top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our eye.


Red Hat and GitHub Collaborate to Expand the Developer Experience on Red Hat OpenShift with GitHub Actions

Red Hat and GitHub are collaborating to bring GitHub Actions to Red Hat OpenShift and the availability of Red Hat GitHub Actions on GitHub Marketplace. Actions makes automation more accessible to developers, enabling nearly any event in a GitHub repository, like a pull-request or issue comment, to trigger workflows.




Forbes: Kubernetes: What You Need to Know

Kubernetes is a system that helps with the deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications. Engineers at Google built it to handle the explosive workloads of the company’s massive digital platforms. In 2014, the company made Kubernetes available as open source, which significantly expanded the usage. While the technology is complicated, it is also strategic. This is why it’s important for business people to have a high-level understanding of Kubernetes.



IN THE NEWS: CIOs strive to build on IT’s business cred for 2021

During the coronavirus pandemic, CIOs gained political capital by fortifying business operations and digitizing services in accordance with social distancing decrees. From accelerated migrations to new collaboration tools to implementing contactless services, IT leaders reprioritized roadmaps to empower employees and serve customers. Now comes the hard part: building on that newfound clout as the pandemic continues its sprawl in 2021.



CentOS Stream: Building an innovative future for enterprise Linux

Since the introduction of CentOS Stream in 2019, we’ve seen great enthusiasm from partners and contributors and the continuous stream of innovation that the project provides. Given this, we’ve informed the CentOS Project Governing Board that we are shifting our investment fully from CentOS Linux to CentOS Stream.



From best practices to community of practice: The Open Source Way journey

The Open Source Way, a guidebook to community management best practices, is now in preview release to answer all of your questions about practices in open source software communities. It features an early look at chapters on communication, governance, and metrics, as well as what contributors consider best practices on creating a diverse and inclusive community and tending to the well-being of community managers themselves.


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