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The business manager’s guide to software package management
Feb 05, 2023

enterprise it

4 min read

The business manager’s guide to software package management

Team Packagecloud presents a guide to software package management, made easy for business managers.

Tips and tricks for software dependencies management
Feb 02, 2023

software development

4 min read

Tips and tricks for software dependencies management

Team Packagecloud teaches you how to navigate software dependencies like a champion to achieve all your CI/CD goals.

A gentle introduction to namespaces in Linux
Feb 01, 2023

linux

4 min read

A gentle introduction to namespaces in Linux

Team Packagecloud has your Linux namespaces questions answered. How do you create and manage namespaces? Where do you need to use namespaces?

Divide and conquer – Dev, Test, and Production repositories
Jan 29, 2023

software development

3 min read

Divide and conquer – Dev, Test, and Production repositories

Everything you want to know about the practice of splitting software repositories across multiple environments - Dev, Test, and Production.

Five things you can do to make sure your build platform is not compromised
Jan 26, 2023

security

3 min read

Five things you can do to make sure your build platform is not compromised

What are some things you can do to make sure your build platform is not compromised? Team Packagecloud answers.

Why you need npm audit
Jan 25, 2023

npm-how-to

3 min read

Why you need npm audit

In the face of npm malware attacks, ensuring the security of software supply chain using npm audit is a big step in the right direction. Here is what you need to know.

Software package management 101
Jan 20, 2023

software development

3 min read

Software package management 101

What is software package management? Team Packagecloud provides a quick overview.

Should you be worried about typosquatting or URL hijacking
Jan 19, 2023

business

3 min read

Should you be worried about typosquatting or URL hijacking

Team Packagecloud explains what typosquatting or URL hijacking is, and how to secure your organization against this cybersecurity threat.

Seven pitfalls of using open source software (and how to avoid them)
Jan 18, 2023

open source

4 min read

Seven pitfalls of using open source software (and how to avoid them)

Open-source software has many benefits, and some concerns. What are the pitfalls of using open source software (OSS), and how can we avoid them?

How to handle budgeting for IT departments
Jan 13, 2023

enterprise it

4 min read

How to handle budgeting for IT departments

How do you create and deliver a IT budget? Team Packagecloud comes to the rescue, with budget items, best practices, and even ideas on how to communicate your budget w...

Everything you want to know about software provenance
Jan 10, 2023

software development

3 min read

Everything you want to know about software provenance

What is software provenance? Why do you need it? How can you ensure provenance? Team Packagecloud provides answers.

Everything you wanted to know about binary files
Jan 10, 2023

programming

4 min read

Everything you wanted to know about binary files

We all know what binary digits are. But what are binary files? This blog post from Team Packagecloud tells you everything you need to know.

How to whitelist CloudFront’s IP range if you’re behind a firewall
Jan 06, 2023

how to

4 min read

How to whitelist CloudFront’s IP range if you’re behind a firewall

Team Packagecloud shows you how to access content from CloudFront’s IP range uninterrupted by creating a whitelist in your firewall.

The DevOps conferences of 2023 you want to attend
Jan 04, 2023

devops

4 min read

The DevOps conferences of 2023 you want to attend

Looking for DevOps industry events and conferences? Team Packagecloud has compiled the must-have to-do list for us.

Software Supply Chain Chronicles: Malicious Dependency hits PyTorch
Jan 03, 2023

security

3 min read

Software Supply Chain Chronicles: Malicious Dependency hits PyTorch

Recently, the open-source machine learning community was alerted to a malicious PyTorch dependency, named "torchitron," that was hosted on the Python Package Index (Py...

DevSecOps - 101
Dec 13, 2022

programming

3 min read

DevSecOps - 101

What is DevSecOps? How is it different from DevOps? Team Packagecloud has answers to all the questions you have.

The quick and dirty compliance checklist for software package management
Dec 03, 2022

software development

3 min read

The quick and dirty compliance checklist for software package management

A quick and dirty compliance checklist for software package management, and why you need to keep compliance in mind.

CI/CD - 101
Nov 30, 2022

programming

3 min read

CI/CD - 101

What is CI/CD? Here is a CI/CD 101 from Team Packagecloud that answers your questions.

A quick note on securing your Git repo
Nov 29, 2022

programming

3 min read

A quick note on securing your Git repo

Like with any other digital asset, Git repositories should be secure from unauthorized access. Here are the reasons why, and how to.

Python package management - 101
Nov 23, 2022

programming

3 min read

Python package management - 101

Python is one of the most widely used programming languages in the world. Here's a look at Python package management.

React package management 101
Nov 22, 2022

beginners

3 min read

React package management 101

Your quick start guide to React package management.

Setting up a remote npm registry
Nov 17, 2022

npm-how-to

3 min read

Setting up a remote npm registry

Here is how you can set up a remote npm registry.

Ubuntu package management - 101
Nov 16, 2022

3 min read

Ubuntu package management - 101

Get caught up on Ubuntu package management with this crisp blog post by the Packagecloud team.

Packagecloud offers new pricing; packing features into lower costs
Nov 15, 2022

announcements

2 min read

Packagecloud offers new pricing; packing features into lower costs

Packagecloud has a new updated pricing.

NPM registries - 101
Nov 09, 2022

beginners

3 min read

NPM registries - 101

A quick introduction to npm, the popular package management tool for JavaScript.

PyPI repositories - 101
Nov 06, 2022

beginners

3 min read

PyPI repositories - 101

The Python Package Index (PyPI) is the largest archive of third-party software packages for the Python programming language. Here is a quick intro.

Using Jenkins jobs to publish your software
Nov 02, 2022

how to

6 min read

Using Jenkins jobs to publish your software

Let's take a look together to see how easy it is to integrate your Jenkins job with Packagecloud.

Go cloud-native or fade into obscurity
Nov 02, 2022

business

3 min read

Go cloud-native or fade into obscurity

What does “cloud-native” mean exactly, and what is the importance of cloud-native development for businesses?

A quick note about software supply chains
Oct 27, 2022

programming

3 min read

A quick note about software supply chains

Do you know how your software is made, and where it comes from? Learn why this knowledge can be business-critical.

A quick intro to the two types of software dependencies you will come across
Oct 25, 2022

programming

3 min read

A quick intro to the two types of software dependencies you will come across

This blog is a quick intro to the two types of software dependencies you will come across, so you will know your way around them.

RPM is better with Packagecloud
Oct 19, 2022

linux - rpm

3 min read

RPM is better with Packagecloud

How Packagecloud enhances rpm.

Using Buildkite to publish your software
Oct 12, 2022

packagecloud-how-to

7 min read

Using Buildkite to publish your software

Everything you need to know to use Buildkite to publish your software on Packagecloud.

Packagecloud Enterprise 3.0.6 release
Oct 06, 2022

announcements

1 min read

Packagecloud Enterprise 3.0.6 release

Release details for the Packagecloud on-premise v3.0.6 update.

The beginner’s guide to software dependencies
Sep 29, 2022

programming

3 min read

The beginner’s guide to software dependencies

What is a software dependency? Everything you wanted to know and did not know who to ask!

Helm charts for beginners
Sep 27, 2022

beginners

4 min read

Helm charts for beginners

A quick look at what Helm charts are, for the absolute beginner.

The ABCs of YAML
Sep 22, 2022

programming

2 min read

The ABCs of YAML

YAML, is a data serialization language commonly used in writing configuration files. Here's what you need to know to get started on using yaml.

Package management -- Not just about CDN or cloud storage
Aug 29, 2022

3 min read

Package management -- Not just about CDN or cloud storage

A package manager is not about cloud storage or content delivery. It is all that, and so much more!

Jenkins is better with Packagecloud
Aug 24, 2022

ci/cd

3 min read

Jenkins is better with Packagecloud

Having Jenkins and Packagecloud work together adds a package manager to your CI/CD pipeline. Find out how to get the best of both CI/CD and package management as you ...

A Guide to Preventing Supply Chain Attacks in Your Organization
Jun 28, 2022

software supply-chain integrity

5 min read

A Guide to Preventing Supply Chain Attacks in Your Organization

Learn more about preventing supply chain attacks in your organization and how using a tool like Packagecloud prevents threats and safeguards your organization.

What are Supply Chain Attacks, and Why Should You Care?
Jun 23, 2022

software supply-chain integrity

4 min read

What are Supply Chain Attacks, and Why Should You Care?

Discover more about supply chain attacks and the impact they can have on your business. Plus, learn how a tool like Packagecloud prevents supply chain threats.

Supply Chain Poisoning and Businesses: What You Need To Know
Jun 17, 2022

software supply-chain integrity

6 min read

Supply Chain Poisoning and Businesses: What You Need To Know

Learn more about supply chain poisoning and businesses in this new guide from Packagecloud. How does a supply chain attack happen, and what can you do about it?

Why Do SBOMs Matter for Cybersecurity and Compliance
Jun 09, 2022

sbom

5 min read

Why Do SBOMs Matter for Cybersecurity and Compliance

Why do SBOMs matter? SBOMs are a requirement from the U.S. federal government for cybersecurity and transparency, but do they make a difference, and if so, how?

What are the benefits of DevOps?
Jun 01, 2022

security

6 min read

What are the benefits of DevOps?

Packagecloud explores the benefits of DevOps culture and how embracing DevOps helps your teams deliver faster and deploy stable and secure apps successfully.

The Increasing Importance of SBOMs in Cybersecurity
May 25, 2022

sbom

5 min read

The Increasing Importance of SBOMs in Cybersecurity

Using SBOMs in cybersecurity improves transparency and makes it easier for developers to understand the severity of threats. Read this post for more SBOMs info.

Why You Need to Care About Supply Chain Poisoning in Your Organization
May 24, 2022

software supply-chain integrity

6 min read

Why You Need to Care About Supply Chain Poisoning in Your Organization

Learn more about supply chain poisoning and its impact on your business. How does supply chain poisoning occur, why is it dangerous, and how can you prevent it?

What is in an SBOM and why you need them more than ever
May 18, 2022

sbom

6 min read

What is in an SBOM and why you need them more than ever

What is in an SBOM? The document needs to help ensure developers can identify security threats. This primer introduces you to information you’ll find in an SBOM.

Packagecloud Now Supports Maven-metadata.xml
May 17, 2022

announcements

5 min read

Packagecloud Now Supports Maven-metadata.xml

Do you ever wish that you could automatically generate maven-metadata when you need to push updates to your repositories? Packagecloud and Maven make it easier.

What Is SBOM?
May 12, 2022

sbom

5 min read

What Is SBOM?

What is SBOM? It stands for “Software Bill of Materials,” or a list of components included in software. The security and development benefits make SBOM popular.

Basics of the Debian Package Management System
May 04, 2022

debian-guide

7 min read

Basics of the Debian Package Management System

Tired of trying to keep up with dependencies for software installs? Here’s how Debian package management tools take away the hassle for smoother installations.

What is a Helm Chart? A Tutorial for Kubernetes Beginners
Apr 21, 2022

devops

7 min read

What is a Helm Chart? A Tutorial for Kubernetes Beginners

Overwhelmed trying to manage complex Kubernetes configurations? Learn how Helm charts help you configure and deploy Kubernetes environments with just one click.

How SBOMs and Compliance With Security Standards Helps
Apr 18, 2022

packagecloud-how-to

5 min read

How SBOMs and Compliance With Security Standards Helps

Cybercriminals and malware could target any organization. Learn how SBOMs and compliance, with other security protocols, help protect businesses and clientele.

5 Aspects of SBOMs You Need To Know
Apr 13, 2022

security

7 min read

5 Aspects of SBOMs You Need To Know

Here are five aspects of SBOM you should know. Also, discover how Packagecloud helps you audit packages against software bills of materials in your organization.

Integrate your CI/CD pipeline with a package manager
Apr 08, 2022

ci/cd

8 min read

Integrate your CI/CD pipeline with a package manager

Integrating package managers into your CI/CD setup is a critical step in accomplishing rapid delivery with quality and reliability. This post explains how to accomplis...

Monitoring your packages with syslog and collectd
Apr 06, 2022

syslog

8 min read

Monitoring your packages with syslog and collectd

In this article, we will explain why it is important to monitor your system packages and explore the main tools that allow you to do this, such as Syslog and Collectd.

What is a Dependency Mechanism
Apr 05, 2022

maven-guide

10 min read

What is a Dependency Mechanism

A dependency tree is a way of representing dependency order and priority in the case of large projects with multiple modules. This blog aims to demystify Maven’s depen...

3 Methods to Run Docker in Docker Containers
Apr 05, 2022

docker

7 min read

3 Methods to Run Docker in Docker Containers

Need a secure and reliable solution to help you run Docker in Docker? Learn how to get it done easily without a headache or compromising your system’s security.

Debian package management tools you need to know
Apr 01, 2022

debian-how-to

5 min read

Debian package management tools you need to know

Do you have the right Debian package management tools to install, delete, and update the machines on your company's network? Learn about your best options here.

Debian vs Ubuntu: What’s the Difference? Which One to Use?
Mar 30, 2022

debian-guide

8 min read

Debian vs Ubuntu: What’s the Difference? Which One to Use?

Just getting started with Linux? Here’s our side-by-side breakdown of Debian vs Linux that gives you all the info you need to pick the best one for your needs.

What Are CI/CD Tools and How Do They Work?
Mar 25, 2022

ci/cd

7 min read

What Are CI/CD Tools and How Do They Work?

You need the right CI/CD tools to add automation to your app development. Learn about your best options and how Packagecloud can help optimize the one you choose.

5 Best Distribution Softwares in 2022
Mar 23, 2022

software distribution

6 min read

5 Best Distribution Softwares in 2022

Distribution software can help you manage everything from supply chains to customer services. Find out how Packagecloud makes your software even more reliable.

What Is Docker? A Beginner's Guide
Feb 26, 2022

security

7 min read

What Is Docker? A Beginner's Guide

What is Docker and how can you use it? Learn how it can improve agility, speed time to delivery and help your team release a quality product with every release.

What Is DevOps?
Feb 19, 2022

security

8 min read

What Is DevOps?

What is DevOps, and why do you need it? Here’s how DevOps can help you decrease time to market for products with more efficient and reliable delivery processes.

Top 5 Best DevOps Tools
Feb 16, 2022

security

7 min read

Top 5 Best DevOps Tools

Looking to upgrade your DevOps tools? See our list of the top 5 tools that will help you build robust, reliable, scalable CI/CD pipelines quickly and easily.

What is a Software Repo?
Nov 22, 2021

packagecloud-how-to

10 min read

What is a Software Repo?

This article discusses what a software repo is, the features of software repositories, how to supply packages to repositories, and how to choose a software repo for yo...

Alternatives to Artifactory Rest API
Nov 22, 2021

packagecloud-how-to

10 min read

Alternatives to Artifactory Rest API

Automate tasks with your package repositories using the Packagecloud REST API. Packagecloud is a universal hosted package manager - host your package repos here.

Packagecloud loves OSS
Nov 17, 2021

packagecloud-how-to

8 min read

Packagecloud loves OSS

We want to highlight some of our other OSS partnerships and Packagecloud's commitment to the open-source community. Sign up for a free 14-day Packagecloud trial.

Bintray alternatives
Nov 17, 2021

packagecloud-how-to

11 min read

Bintray alternatives

It is very important to choose the right tool for deploying and distributing software. Use Packagecloud as an alternative to the Bintray that was closed.

What is DevSecOps?
Nov 16, 2021

security

13 min read

What is DevSecOps?

Packagecloud is a key player in DevSecOps because they secure the software supply chain. Register for a free trial.

Packagecloud partners with StackStorm to support the OSS community
Nov 15, 2021

packagecloud-how-to

5 min read

Packagecloud partners with StackStorm to support the OSS community

We're proud to announce our partnership with StackStorm as an infrastructure partner to ship its deb/rpm installation packages for our OSS community.

The Packagecloud Roadmap: Protecting Open Source Software Supply Chains
Oct 31, 2021

announcements

7 min read

The Packagecloud Roadmap: Protecting Open Source Software Supply Chains

We wanted to reach out to our community and share some updates which will affect you. This email outlines some big changes to Packagecloud over the past few months, bu...

Solve “pkix path building failed”
Oct 25, 2021

packagecloud-how-to

11 min read

Solve “pkix path building failed”

The error ‘pkix path building failed’ is tough to troubleshoot. The best way to avoid losing time stuck on such issues is to use a reliable package repository like Pac...

Ten must have devsecops tools
Oct 08, 2021

security

11 min read

Ten must have devsecops tools

Here are ten must have devsecops tools. Utilize Packagecloud to ensure the complete security of your packages and software supply chain.

CentOS versions and CentOS variants: a brief history
Sep 19, 2021

packagecloud-how-to

8 min read

CentOS versions and CentOS variants: a brief history

This article explains the existing CentOS versions and CentOS variants and their history. See how to use packagecloud to manage your package distributions.

What is SUSE and how does it compare to CentOS?
Sep 18, 2021

linux

8 min read

What is SUSE and how does it compare to CentOS?

This article introduces SUSE and CentOS and shares their major features and comparisons.

Server Development: A Timeline
Sep 18, 2021

announcements

10 min read

Server Development: A Timeline

Users can save time, configure and upgrade computers more quickly and efficiently than ever before. It is made feasible through Packagecloud.

Where did Fedora come from and how did Fedora start?
Sep 14, 2021

7 min read

Where did Fedora come from and how did Fedora start?

What makes Fedora a game-changer? It is dedicated to providing free and flexible software. Read and find out its features and advantages.

What Is YUM Package Manager?
Aug 29, 2021

example

12 min read

What Is YUM Package Manager?

YUM package manager purposes and base instructions on how to install, update, remove, find, and manage packages and repositories using the YUM tool. YUM hints and tips...

What is Maven and Maven alternatives
Aug 26, 2021

maven-guide

10 min read

What is Maven and Maven alternatives

This article provides an overview of Maven, its goals, how it works, how it is installed, and what are the alternatives.

yum repository internals
Jul 19, 2015

rpm-guide

7 min read

yum repository internals

Check this article to learn how YUM repository and metadata work internally.

Pruning packages using the API
Jul 05, 2015

packagecloud-how-to

4 min read

Pruning packages using the API

This article shows you how to implement pruning packages by yourself using Ruby and API with step-by-step guides.

Working with Debian and Ubuntu Source Packages
Apr 12, 2015

debian-how-to

5 min read

Working with Debian and Ubuntu Source Packages

This article shares methods on how to work with Debian and Ubuntu source packages.

HOWTO: GPG sign and verify deb packages and APT repositories
Oct 27, 2014

debian-how-to

11 min read

HOWTO: GPG sign and verify deb packages and APT repositories

This article includes explanation on GPG sign and verification of DEB packages and APT repositories.