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Michael Kofler

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Dr. Michael Kofler is a programmer and Linux administrator. He studied electrical engineering/telematics at Graz University of Technology. He has been one of the most successful and versatile computing authors in the German-speaking world for many years. His current topics include Linux, Docker, Git, hacking and security, Raspberry Pi, and the programming languages Swift, Java, Python, and Kotlin. Michael also teaches at the Joanneum University of Applied Sciences in Kapfenberg, Austria.
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    Git
    Project Management for Developers and DevOps Teams

    Bernd Öggl, Michael Kofler

    407 pages, paperback

    Get started with Git—today! Walk through installation and explore the variety of development environments available. Understand the concepts that underpin Git’s workflows, from branching to commits, and see how to use major platforms, like GitHub. Learn the ins and outs More about the book

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    • Get hands-on practical experience with Git
    • Understand branches, commands, commits, workflows, and more
    • Learn to use GitHub, GitLab, and alternative Git platforms
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    Docker
    Practical Guide for Developers and DevOps Teams

    Bernd Öggl, Michael Kofler

    491 pages, paperback

    Learn the ins and outs of containerization in Docker with this practical guide! Begin by installing and setting up the platform. Then master the basics: get to know important terminology, understand how to run containers, and set up port redirecting More about the book

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    • Get hands-on practice with Docker, from setup to orchestration
    • Work with Dockerfiles, the docker compose command, GitLab, and Docker Hub
    • Learn about project migration, security, Kubernetes, and more
    • Consult and download practical code examples
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    Hacking and Security
    The Comprehensive Guide to Penetration Testing and Cybersecurity

    Michael Kofler, Klaus Gebeshuber, Peter Kloep, Frank Neugebauer, André Zingsheim, Thomas Hackner, Markus Widl, Roland Aigner, Stefan Kania, Tobias Scheible, Matthias Wübbeling

    1141 pages, paperback

    Uncover security vulnerabilities and harden your system against attacks! With this guide you’ll learn to set up a virtual learning environment where you can test out hacking tools, from Kali Linux to hydra and Wireshark. Then expand your understanding of More about the book

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    • Understand IT system vulnerabilities and identify attack vectors
    • Learn to secure multiple infrastructures, including Linux, Microsoft Windows, cloud, and mobile
    • Master pen testing with tools like Metaspolit, Kali Linux, hydra, Open-VAS, Empire, Pwnagotchi, and more
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    Scripting
    Automation with Bash, PowerShell, and Python

    Michael Kofler

    470 pages, paperback

    Developers and admins, it’s time to simplify your workday. With this practical guide, use scripting to solve tedious IT problems with less effort and less code! Learn about popular scripting languages: Bash, PowerShell, and Python. Master important techniques such as More about the book

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    • Learn to work with scripting languages such as Bash, PowerShell, and Python
    • Get to know your scripting toolbox: cmdlets, regular expressions, filters, pipes, and REST APIs
    • Automate key tasks, including backups, database updates, image processing, and web scraping