Simeon Freeman Wants Liberia WHO Certified Ebola Free Before Elections

first_imgThe political leader of the opposition Movement for Progressive Change (MPC), Mr. Simeon Freeman, says Liberia should be certified Ebola free by the World Health Organization (WHO) before the National Elections Commission (NEC) can conduct the Special Senatorial Elections.Speaking over the weekend in Monrovia, the MPC former standard bearer said it was a shame that the government decided to close schools and other activities because of the Ebola disease and then wants to conduct elections that would put more lives at risk. He stressed that the elections should only be held after WHO has declared Liberia Ebola free.Mr. Freeman, acknowledging that the disease has caused hardship for most Liberians, said he is worried that most children might not be able to get back to school immediately because many of the companies that their parents worked for folded and left the country due to the virus outbreak.“They have no certainty that even when schools open in February or March, paying tuition is going to be possible. They are victims of something they know nothing about and we need to be concerned about that as a country and people and not the holding of elections at this time,” he stated.    “We share, care and have never been a country that while experiencing difficulties, we go about celebrating as we are trying to do in holding elections for a few people to be glorified. That is not Liberia and the type of political leadership that Liberia needs,” said Mr. Freeman.The MPC political leader said he would only spend his resources on a Liberia that he knows to have respect for the people.Mr. Freeman said it should be remembered that Liberians are still in tears due to the hardships and thousands of deaths caused by the Ebola virus and holding an election to satisfy a few individuals was a grave concern that needed to be discussed by people who are to benefit from the election.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

A workable opensource community can also work for

first_imgA workable open-source community can also work for you as productively as an addition to your R&D department, contributing to the skillset available to improve the project.There are a number of things you need to get right if you are going to attract developers to your community, grow it and ensure sustainability, though.Type of licenseThe type of license you choose for your open-source project is paramount. Some licenses are very rigid, while others are more flexible. It is advisable to tap into the developer community for their feedback to find out what will work best for your target audience.Easy to engage withDevelopers are not going to stampede to your project, coding skills in hand, just because you have put up a sign saying it is open source. Remember, they may have never heard of you or your API, so be specific! Open source has gone not just mainstream but global and prime time, and it is therefore getting harder and harder to grab the focus of developers. They are so swamped by technologies and vendors, all queuing up to entice them with the latest project, that they know they can pick and choose where want to put their time.If you have an open-source project, the only way you are going to secure interest is by creating and growing a community where developers can meet virtually to talk about their work, spotlight their latest developments, and help you mature your product.(Related: Software that helps companies do open-source development)If you can get your open-source community going right from the start, it will flourish, and there are many potential benefits. An active online coding community will provide you with feedback you can use for developing your product. Get the community talking about your product and they will get the message out to the wider market. Developers talk and other developers listen; they are key to getting your product noticed.last_img read more

Testing Terraform code Testing Packer templates Te

first_imgTesting Terraform codeTesting Packer templatesTesting Docker imagesExecuting commands on servers over SSHWorking with AWS APIsMaking HTTP requestsRunning shell commandsAnd much more“I won’t claim that writing these tests is actually easy—it’s takes a considerable amount of work to get them just right—but it’s worth the effort, because these tests can run after every commit and verify that the code works as expected, thereby giving you the confidence to make the code changes you need,” Brikman wrote.A breakdown of how to use the library along with copious examples can be found in the blog post and on the GitHub repository.Top 5 projects trending on GitHub this week:Architect awesome: A backend architecture technical mapGvisor: Container runtime sandboxProton–native: a React environment for cross-platform native desktop appsGh-ost: GitHub’s Online Schema Migrations for MySQLELF: a platform for game research Gruntwork announced the Apache 2.0 open-source release of their Terratest infrastructure code testing utility at the end of last month, providing developers with a flexible tool for automating tests in their infrastructure-as-code initiatives. Gruntwork cofounder Yevgeniy Brikman hopes this new tool will alleviate an industry-wide fear that an incorrect change in an infrastructure codebase might have catastrophic results.“Most IaC tools are immature, modern architectures are complicated, and seemingly minor changes to infrastructure code sometimes cause severe bugs, such as wiping out a server, a database, or even an entire data center,” Brikman wrote in a development blog post.Originally an internal utility for maintaining Gruntwork’s own Infrastructure as Code Library, which hundreds of businesses rely on for ready-made infrastructure code, Terratest is a Go library that makes it easier to write automated tests for, as listed on the project’s GitHub: last_img read more