IT Pro Tuesday #117

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Hello IT Pro,

Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

This week, we’re looking for your favorite tools to share with the community. Please let us know those that help you do things more easily so you get better at your job!

As always, we’re updating the full, searchable list on our website here. Enjoy.

But on with this week's tools...! Here are the most-interesting items that have come across our desks, laptops and phones this week. Hornetsecurity has no known affiliation with any of these unless we explicitly state otherwise.

A Free Tool

pfSense is an open-source firewall and router you can manage via web interface. It is a customized distribution of FreeBSD with many related features and a package system for bloat-free expansion without adding potential security vulnerabilities to the base distribution. Thanks go to austindcc for this one!

A Website

DevOps'ish is the website of Chris Short, an expert on open source, DevOps and cloud computing. Weekly posts cover DevOps, Cloud Native, Hybrid Cloud, Open Source, industry news and other items of interest. ratatatyeah describes it simply as a "great newsletter."

A Podcast

The Kubernetes Podcast is a weekly show hosted by Craig Box and Adam Glick. Features the latest news and insightful interviews with Google team members and guests from the Cloud Native community. Appreciation to geraldoandradee for the recommendation.

Another Free Tool

Cognito Forms is an advanced online form builder with an intuitive GUI that allows you to seamlessly embed your forms on your website, with email notification of submissions. Offers a great collection of powerful features, including document merging, file uploads, repeating sections, save/resume, conditional logic and integrated payments. Free for individual accounts. Kindly suggested by 20yrsinthetrenches.

A Blog

SuperTechman is a blog where sysadmins, network admins and IT managers can find a wealth of computer tutorials, technology reviews and useful tips. Also includes a tech forum.

P.S. Bonus Free Tools

ntopng provides an intuitive, encrypted web interface for exploring realtime and historical network traffic information. Serves as an improved version of the original ntop traffic probe. For Unix, MacOSX and Windows.

JD's Ping Test is a lightweight ping test with some nice features that are missing in many other options, including multiple concurrent tests, a tab-separated log file, adjustable timeout and delay and pausability. Suggested by j0mbie for occasions when you need to ping multiple IPv6 addresses.


Have a fantastic week and as usual, let us know any comments.

IT Pro title: 
Sysadmin Blog, DevOps Website, Form Builder & More