How to Speed Up Apt Get Update in an Ubuntu Docker Build


I use Ubuntu as base for my docker images. I have an apt-get update at the start of my Dockerfile to ensure that I get the latest packages. However, the update proves to be time consuming, and really slows down the build. Is there any way I can speed it up?

Hello, Toptal World!

I’m pretty excited to share that I have submitted my application to be part of this community called Toptal. Short for “Top (Freelance) Talent”, it boasts of providing access to the “top 3% of freelance talent” globally. It would be such an honor and prestige to be part of the top talents in the whole world, and given the high standards, it might be a good place to get quality clients as well. I think I have a fighting chance, so I decided that it is worth a shot.

How to Backup or Mirror Git Repositories


I have an existing git repository in Bitbucket. I want to clone everything, including tags and branches to another git repository, for example AWS CodeCommit. Use case is disaster recovery in the remote scenario that Bitbucket becomes inaccessible, or Atlassian suddenly goes bankrupt. What is the easiest way to do it?