Chris Blackden

Chris got his first job in IT at age thirteen in a local computer repair shop and has been working in different technical positions since, including Help Desk, System Administration, and Software Engineering. He is currently a DevOps engineer in the research department at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a Pluralsight course and lab author, and has done work for a number of other organizations such as TechSnips and Cloud Academy. Relevant Certifications: Google Cloud Professional Architect, MCSA: Windows 8.1, A+, Security+, ITIL v3 Foundations, Bitcoin Certified Professional

How to Use Python to Load Test Websites

Need a fail-safe to handle increased traffic load on your web application? Learn how to load test your web application with Python in this tutorial!

Trusting a Git pre-commit hook to Run Checks Automatically

If you're looking for a way to level up your automation skills, learn how Git pre-commit hooks automate Git actions in this step-by-step tutorial!

Learn Multi-Threading Bash scripts with GNU Parallel

Learn how to speed up those Bash command and scripts with GNU Parallel with some handy GNU Parallel examples in this tutorial!

Connect to Private EC2 Instances without an AWS Bastion Host

Learn how to do away with the AWS bastion host and leverage AWS Systems Manager's already-secure connection to SSH to EC2 instances!

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about ExifTool

Exiftool is a huge tool with tons of options. Learn, with examples, how to use exiftool from top to bottom in this ultimate guide.

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in Windows 10: Ultimate Guide

Master working with Linux on Windows 10 using the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in this comprehensive guide for IT professionals.

Install Windows Terminal: A Hands-On Feature Overview

Get a hands-on demonstration of installing Windows Terminal and explore its features in this informative guide.

Connect to Azure SQL Database: A Comprehensive Guide

Learn to connect to Azure SQL Database and use it alongside or instead of traditional SQL Server installations.

Getting Started with Terraform Windows and Terraform EC2

Set up Terraform Windows and interpret Terraform EC2 configurations for seamless deployments.