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BASE: GNU Make Your Life Easier

by Ryan J. Price, Slalom Consulting, Clayton

GNU make is a utility that ships with nearly all operating systems that come with GNU software, and can also be installed on Windows and macOS. The make utility was originally written for a relatively specific purpose: recompile the parts of a (probably C) program that have changed since last compile, and update those parts' dependencies as well. In this regard, make is still an incredibly powerful tool for dependency management, compilation orchestration, and other things.

However, many these days may not have even heard of make, because they either write small enough programs to "not need it", or write high-level code that removes the need for compilation altogether.

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Industry would call Ryan a "data scientist", but he is not one to champion such vague and diluted terms. He is a pedagogue, statistician, and applied econometrician by academic trade, and a "data engineer" by recent profession. Writing good, clean, dependable software enables him to do all his jobs more efficiently, so he dives into whatever tools support him and the broader community in that regard. He will try and push others to always continue learning and expanding their skill sets, no matter their interests or expertise. Ryan loves video games, travel, food, and foreign language, whether of the software or human variety.

This session might show factors common with both personal and enterprise computing.

MAIN: Web Sites to Docker Containers

by Chuck Doolittle

Want to have a website (or many websites), without a server?

We will start with a quick overview of Docker. Then we will show the process of converting a normal server-based web site to a docker container that can run on any OS.

We will finish with time for Q&A, with live systems available as examples.

SLUUG Sponsored meetings in the STL Metro Area

Monthly Meetings

We open the room for the general meeting about 6:00 PM. Then we start at 6:30 PM with our BASE introductory level session (usually focused on personal computing); which may include either amazing graphical packages, blinking lights, command line wonders, demonstrations of useful applications, displays of newly discovered web sites, major resolution of long standing anomalies, quantum discoveries, superb tutorials, or shifts in both time and space.

Sometime after 7:00 PM we get to a quick welcome, introductions, announcements, current events of interest, and a general CALL FOR HELP (Questions and Answers) segment.

Sometime after 7:30 PM, we may take a short break before our MAIN topic (usually focused on enterprise computing),

All of our meetings are free and open to the public. There is no individual membership fee.


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11885 Lackland Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63146
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Wednesday April 10th, 2019

from 6:30PM till 9:00PM Central Time

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We have been meeting continuously since at least July 1992.

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