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How Operation Code helps veterans learn programming skills

1 hour 58 min ago
After leaving the military, Army Captain David Molina knew he wanted to go into software development. As Molina did research on the field, he found himself overwhelmed by the vast amount of information and choices. For example: What coding language is the right one to learn? What language is the most valuable for being competitive in the job market? To add to the confusion, there are a myriad of for-profit code schools that are proliferating at an exponential rate, and each one advertises career outcomes for a fraction of the cost of a four-year computer science degree.read more

Share Fedora: Difficult Conversations

3 hours 13 min ago
Last week the Fedora community was asked to share ideas for maintaining existing community. Opensource.com collected many great responses. This week the blogging challenge continues with ideas on how to measure success. The Fedora Project is focused on this, like... Continue Reading →

Top 8 Music Player for Ubuntu and Linux Mint

4 hours 27 min ago
List of top 8 music player for Ubuntu and Linux Mint Desktop.

Uber cloaked its spying and all it got from Apple was a slap on the wrist

5 hours 41 min ago
Greyball snoopware even 'geofenced' CupertinoUber hid its fingerprinting of iPhone users from Apple – techniques that would have had any other app thrown out of Apple's store. Uber retained the information even after the Uber app had been deleted and the phone had been wiped. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick got a personal reprimand from Apple CEO Tim Cook, but the app stayed put, and Uber continues to use fingerprinting worldwide.…

How to track and secure open source in your enterprise

6 hours 56 min ago
Your developers are using open source — even if you don't know about it. Here's how to take control and why you need to.

Open source group focuses on industrial IoT gateway middleware

8 hours 10 min ago
The Linux Foundation has launched an open source, cross-platform “EdgeX Foundry” project based on Dell’s FUSE for standardizing middleware on IoT gateways. The new EdgeX Foundry organization will develop modular, cross-platform middleware for industrial IoT edge gateways. Based on a Dell FUSE project, the open source group aims to simplify and standardize industrial IoT edge […]

Libreswan based Ipsec VPN using preshared and RSA keys on Ubuntu

9 hours 24 min ago
The purpose of this tutorial is to explore LibreSwan which provides an IPsec protocol implementation. It is available in RedHat distributions, however, it can be compiled for another platform such as Ubuntu/Debian easily. In this article, the LibreSwan tool is built from source on Ubuntu, then a two peer VPN is configured using preshared & RSA keys between the gateway devices.

Assimilate Go Programming with Open Source Books

10 hours 39 min ago
Go is a compiled, statically typed programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software. It’s a general purpose programming language with modern features, clean syntax and a robust well-documented common library, making it a good candidate to learn as your first programming language. While it borrows ideas from other languages such as Algol and C, it has a very different character. It’s sometimes described as a simple language.

Stanford Uni's intro to CompSci course adopts JavaScript, bins Java

13 hours 37 min ago
Java's days are numbered – but it's a very large numberIn early April, Stanford University began piloting a new version of its introductory computer science course, CS 106A. The variant, CS 106J, is taught in JavaScript rather than Java.…

4 new OpenStack how-tos and guides

15 hours 32 min ago
Having OpenStack experience continues to be among the most in-demand skills in the tech world, as organizations continue to seek to build and manage their own open source clouds. But OpenStack is a big topic, made up of dozen of individual projects that are being actively developed at a rapid pace. Just keeping your skills up to date can be a challenge.read more

Why Choose Linux Operating System?

17 hours 26 min ago
Linux is a free operating system that anyone can download and install on their computers. It's one of the top five platforms used in the world, and yet most people don't understand its benefits. With that in mind, this post will draw your attention towards all the advantages you can expect to encounter.

Building a Wearable Device with Zephyr

19 hours 20 min ago
The Linux Foundation’s open source Zephyr Project received considerable attention at this February’s Embedded Linux Conference (ELC). Although there are still no shipping products running this lightweight real-time operating system (RTOS) for microcontrollers, Fabien Parent and Neil Armstrong of the French embedded firm BayLibre shared their experiences in developing a wearable device that may end up being the first Zephyr-based consumer electronics product.

Automatic MySQL schema management with Skeema

Monday 24th of April 2017 06:31:34 AM
At this year's Percona Live open source database conference, I'll be discussing automatic MySQL schema management with Skeema. Skeema solves many problems that software engineers and DBAs encounter when managing migrations. How can they keep schemas in sync across development, staging, and production systems?read more

Whats new in OpenStack Ocata

Monday 24th of April 2017 04:37:12 AM
OpenStack Ocata has now been out for a little over a month and we[he]#039[/he]re about to see the first milestone of the Pike release. Past cycles show that now[he]#039[/he]s about the time when people start looking at the new release to see if they should consider moving to it. So here[he]#039[/he]s a quick overview of what[he]#039[/he]s new in this release.

Getting to Know GNOME (From a Unity Perspective)

Monday 24th of April 2017 02:42:50 AM
Jack Wallen looks at the similarities and differences between Unity and GNOME to help Unity users effortlessly make the transition.

Mirantis enters the Kubernetes game and ups its OpenStack play

Monday 24th of April 2017 12:48:28 AM
Besides managing OpenStack clouds, Mirantis is adding cloud container management to its skillset with Kubernetes.

The Companies That Support Linux and Open Source: Doky

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 10:54:06 PM
Doky is a Linux-based online operating system that provides cloud collaboration and storage and a quickly growing, fully integrated set of virtual desktop apps. Its free web and mobile platform can replace the functions of a local computer, allowing users to access their desktop, data, tabs and more securely from any computer, anywhere, anytime.

5 ways to succeed at learning a programming language

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 08:59:44 PM
Whether you're taking up programming for the first time, or learning your 50th language, you might ask, "What's the best way to learn to program?" I surveyed dozens of people who taught themselves to program in Rust as part of my OSCON talk in 2016, and asked the expert autodidacts what advice they would give to others for picking up a new language. I found that despite their diverse backgrounds, all of my interviewees shared five common approaches to building new programming skills.read more

Ubuntu 17.10 Codename Released

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 07:05:22 PM
Recently Ubuntu has been the talk of the town due to Mark shuttleworth's announcement on discontinuation of Unity 8 development. Now there is another news coming from Ubuntu which is the release of codename of its upcoming Ubuntu version, i.e. Ubuntu 17.10. It's Artful Aardvark!

Collabora Office 5.3 Officially Released, Based on LibreOffice 5.3 Office Suite

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 05:11:00 PM
Collabora was proud to announce the official release of Collabora Office 5.3 office suite based on the latest stable LibreOffice 5.3 open-source office suite.

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  • Devuan GNU/Linux 1.0.0 "Jessie" Just Around the Corner, Release Candidate Out
    It's been five almost five months since the developers behind the Debian-based Devuan GNU/Linux operating system launched the second Beta version towards the first stable release of the OS, and they now announced the Release Candidate. The Devuan project continues its vision of providing a libre Debian fork without using the systemd init system, and the Release Candidate (RC) version brings the GNU/Linux distribution closer to a final release. The interesting fact is that this RC appears to be stable enough to be used for production work.
  • Budgie 10.3 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu
    A new version of the Budgie desktop is available to install on Ubuntu. Budgie 10.3 adds a new Alt+Tab switcher, and brings a stack of bug fixes to the table.
  • Ubuntu 17.10 Codename Released "Artful Aardvark"
  • openHAB
    Partners Canonical, openHAB Foundation and Azul Systems have collaborated hard to drive development of the new openHAB 2.0 smart-home platform as a snap package. An alternative to Apple Homekit and Samsung SmartThings, openHAB from openHAB Foundation is completely free and open source, and acts as a control hub for home IoT setups.