It's mid 2020, Ubuntu has a new LTS release and with it its time to try a few things and actually update. As you know I'm now using Pop!OS a distro based on Ubuntu. I already wrote an entire blog post about it. Now I'm going to show you the actual tools I use at the moment.
PopOS! really made a big splash with its new 20.04 release and many long terms Ubuntu users like myself are now considering the change or actually changing. And there's good reason why this is happening.
For those who don't know PopOs! is actually based on Ubuntu, so you might be like: - If that's the case why don't you just stick with Ubuntu? - That's a good question. So here's why.
You list files hundreds of times a day. Why spend your time squinting at black and white text?
exa is an improved file lister with more features and better defaults. It uses colours to distinguish file types and metadata. It knows about symlinks, extended attributes, and Git. And it’s small, fast, and just one single binary.
I manage a small team of 6 including myself. I mostly do quality control stuff at work and I've been programming less and less in the past few months, mainly because I'm more involved in the project management side of things. However, there were always a few things that I knew we could do better and wanted to change but it was really hard to find the right time.
One of our windows servers got updated to a more recent version of windows and SQLServer. Until then I was using the msSQL extension and was still on PHP 5.6 on our intranet at work.
Since this update I decided to upgrade our servers too and move to PHP 7.2 and obviously to the SQLsrv extension.