Rocket.Chat Is Moving Its Documentation To Gitbook

After careful consideration, Rocket.Chat is officially moving its documentation to GitBook. With this change, we expect to improve the rate of which we develop, fix, and maintain documentation by making sure everyone on the team can edit it easily. Previously, we used Jekyll for documentation purposes. However, as time passed, we faced more and more issues with Jekyll. Therefore, we’ve decided to move to Gitbook which provides a more user-friendly and collaborative product for everyone.


Building confidence and gaining experience with good open source projects

This year, I got a unique opportunity to call in at Mattercon 2020 and give a talk about my experience working on Mattermost and open source software (OSS) in general. I talked about how OSS helped me grow as a self-taught developer and how working on issues from Mattermost’s repos helped me gain experience and confidence in software development. In this article, I will highlight some of the things I talked about and also throw in a few pointers related to working on OSS.


10 Essential DevOps Slack Apps

A major goal of DevOps is task and process automation. While total automation is possible to a large extent, DevOps engineers can’t just run a process and then leave it. They need to quickly react in the event of downtime and incidents. Usually, it’s important to react as fast as possible because downtime for even a few minutes can cost from $2,300 to $9,000 according to the Ponemon Institute in 2016 and a 14-hour outrage cost Facebook an estimated $90 million in March 2019.

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A Step-by-Step Guide on How To Use Microsoft Teams

As many teams are now working remotely due to COVID-19, they’ve been forced to use virtual communication tools like Microsoft Teams to collaborate effectively! But how do you go about using Microsoft Teams? After all, while Microsoft Teams is an effective tool, it can be confusing! To help you get a quick start, this article is a step-by-step guide on how to use Microsoft Teams for your video conferencing and communication needs.

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How to Pick the Right Team Messaging Platform

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that team messaging platforms are widely popular among employees. Data shows that 71% of employees in the tech industry and 62% of the workforce in international companies rely on these tools. They’re simply more efficient than email; you get instant responses, have an easier time staying productive, and can better foster relationships (the foundation of great collaboration).


Support for ESR 5.9 has ended: Upgrade to ESR 5.19 for improved security, performance, mobile app compatibility, and user experience

As of April 15, 2020, Mattermost Extended Support Release (ESR) version 5.9 is no longer supported. If any of your servers are not on ESR 5.19 or later, we highly recommend that you upgrade immediately. With our simple upgrade steps, it takes only a few minutes. Mattermost adopts a monthly tick-tock release cycle, with a new version shipping on the 16th of each month.


A month after switching from Slack to Discord in a tech startup

Nowadays, Slack is often the default choice for an online communication tool in the tech industry. Startups, enterprises, open-source projects - they all use Slack to communicate within their organization but sometimes also with their users and community. Our startup was no different. In this article, I explain what made us look for Slack alternative and what are our impressions after a month of switching to Discord, so you can learn from those before you make your decision.