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Tech Comics: Finally Agile

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 05:00:00 PM

Datamation: Is your dev process truly Agile?

Keeweb A Linux Password Manager

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 01:00:00 PM

Keeweb, a Linux password manager that can store all your passwords securely either online or offline.

Maintaining remote web sites with sitecopy on Ubuntu 16.04

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 02:00:00 AM

 HowToForge: sitecopy is a tool for copying locally stored web sites to a remote web server (using FTP or WebDAV)

How I use Linux for theoretical physics

Friday 22nd of July 2016 10:00:00 PM

While writing his master's thesis, Jonas gained access to a workstation running Scientific Linux, and a cluster system with a few hundred cores.

Intro to LimeSurvey: An open source, feature-rich polling platform

Friday 22nd of July 2016 09:00:00 PM

If you want a robust, customizable polling platform with features for complicated surveys and a useful statistical analysis and summary system, then check out LimeSurvey.

Preventing the next Heartbleed and making FOSS more secure

Friday 22nd of July 2016 08:00:00 PM

David Wheeler is leading a new project, the CII Best Practices Badging project

7 Best Markdown Editors for Linux

Friday 22nd of July 2016 07:00:00 PM

Markdown is a simple and lightweight tool written in Perl

Mozilla's Dave Herman on Building an Open Source Research Lab

Friday 22nd of July 2016 07:00:00 PM

 FOSSforce: Open source organizations find the methodology behind open source software development also works well in other areas of the organization as well.

Blockstream Has No Patents, But Pledges Not to Sue Using Patent

Friday 22nd of July 2016 06:00:00 PM

 techrights: Blockstream says that it comes in peace when it comes to software patents, which triggers speculations about coming Blockchain patent wars

EncryptPad: Secure Text Editor That Protects Files With Passwords, Keys, Or Both

Friday 22nd of July 2016 04:00:00 PM

EncryptPad is a free and open source text editor for sensitive information, which protects files with passwords, key files, or both, available for Linux, Windows and Ma

Feral Linux users should learn

Friday 22nd of July 2016 03:00:00 PM

Feral Linux users who are slamming Microsoft for this and that after it released an alpha version of Skype for Linux are part of the reason why the needs of desktop Linux users are not taken seriously.

The Ubuntu-powered BQ Aquaris M10 tablet: Almost amazing

Friday 22nd of July 2016 02:00:00 PM

BQ Aquaris M10, the first Ubuntu-powered tablet to ship, has some flaws, but the fact that it runs traditional Linux desktop apps will make many Linux users happy.

How To Install KDE Plasma 5 In Peppermint OS 7

Friday 22nd of July 2016 01:00:00 PM

If you like Plasma but you're using Peppermint, then check out this article to install KDE Plasma 5 in Peppermint OS.

50 Top Open Source Marketing Applications

Thursday 21st of July 2016 09:00:00 PM

 Datamation: These open source marketing automation, graphic design, CRM, ERP, ecommerce and content management apps offer an alternative to costly proprietary software.

Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition Review - The King of All Ubuntu Phones

Thursday 21st of July 2016 08:00:00 PM

 softpedia: We'll be making an analysis both of the device itself and the Ubuntu Touch operating system

CVS Health CIO shares his formula for running an effective IT organization

Thursday 21st of July 2016 07:00:00 PM

 EnterprisersProject: Accountability, collaboration, and tenacity make up the cultural framework within IT at CVS Health. CIO Stephen Gold explains why.

In Search of a Linux iTunes Replacement

Thursday 21st of July 2016 06:00:00 PM

 FOSSforce: Our resident Linux newb goes on the prowl with one thought in mind: To find the best-of-breed FOSS music player for GNU/Linux.

Making and preparing 3D models for printing with Blender

Thursday 21st of July 2016 05:00:00 PM

Blender isn't just for on-screen 3D

Vim or Emacs: Which text editor do you prefer?

Thursday 21st of July 2016 04:00:00 PM

 Everyone knows VI is better - right?

How to install the privacyIDEA authentication system on Ubuntu

Thursday 21st of July 2016 02:00:00 PM

TechRepublic: If you want to set up an in-house authentication system to use for ownCloud, WordPress, and the like, find out how to install privacyIDEA on your Ubuntu server.

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  • Apache Graduates Another Big Data Project to Top Level
    For the past year, we've taken note of the many projects that the Apache Software Foundation has been elevating to Top-Level Status. The organization incubates more than 350 open source projects and initiatives, and has squarely turned its focus to Big Data and developer-focused tools in recent months. As Apache moves Big Data projects to Top-Level Status, they gain valuable community support. Only days ago, the foundation announced that Apache Kudu has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP). Kudu is an open source columnar storage engine built for the Apache Hadoop ecosystem designed to enable flexible, high-performance analytic pipelines. And now, Apache Twill has graduated as well. Twill is an abstraction over Apache Hadoop YARN that reduces the complexity of developing distributed Hadoop applications, allowing developers to focus more on their application logic.
  • Spark 2.0 takes an all-in-one approach to big data
    Apache Spark, the in-memory processing system that's fast become a centerpiece of modern big data frameworks, has officially released its long-awaited version 2.0. Aside from some major usability and performance improvements, Spark 2.0's mission is to become a total solution for streaming and real-time data. This comes as a number of other projects -- including others from the Apache Foundation -- provide their own ways to boost real-time and in-memory processing.
  • Why Uber Engineering Switched from Postgres to MySQL
    The early architecture of Uber consisted of a monolithic backend application written in Python that used Postgres for data persistence. Since that time, the architecture of Uber has changed significantly, to a model of microservices and new data platforms. Specifically, in many of the cases where we previously used Postgres, we now use Schemaless, a novel database sharding layer built on top of MySQL. In this article, we’ll explore some of the drawbacks we found with Postgres and explain the decision to build Schemaless and other backend services on top of MySQL.
  • GNU Hyperbole 6.0.1 for Emacs 24.4 to 25 is released
    GNU Hyperbole (pronounced Ga-new Hi-per-bo-lee), or just Hyperbole, is an amazing programmable hypertextual information management system implemented as a GNU Emacs package. This is the first public release in 2016. Hyperbole has been greatly expanded and modernized for use with the latest Emacs 25 releases; it supports GNU Emacs 24.4 or above. It contains an extensive set of improvements that can greatly boost your day-to-day productivity with Emacs and your ability to manage information stored across many different machines on the internet. People who get used to Hyperbole find it helps them so much that they prefer never to use Emacs without it.
  • Belgium mulls reuse of banking mobile eID app
    The Belgium government wants to reuse ‘Belgian Mobile ID’ a smartphone app for electronic identification, developed by banks and telecom providers in the country. The eID app could be used for eGovernment services, and the federal IT service agency, Fedict, is working on the app’s integration.
  • Water resilience that flows: Open source technologies keep an eye on the water flow
    Communities around the world are familiar with the devastation brought on by floods and droughts. Scientists are concerned that, in light of global climate change, these events will only become more frequent and intense. Water variability, at its worst, can threaten the lives and well-beings of countless people. Sadly, humans cannot control the weather to protect themselves. But according to Silja Hund, a researcher at the University of British Columbia, communities can build resilience to water resource stress. Hund studies the occurrence and behavior of water. In particular, she studies rivers and streams. These have features (like water volume) that can change quickly. According to Hund, it is essential for communities to understand local water systems. Knowledge of water resources is helpful in developing effective water strategies. And one of the best ways to understand dynamic water bodies like rivers is to collect lots of data.

Development News

  • JavaScript keeps its spot atop programming language rankings
    U.K.-based technology analyst firm RedMonk just released the latest version of its biannual rankings of programming languages, and once again JavaScript tops the list, followed by Java and PHP. Those are same three languages that topped RedMonk’s list in January. In fact, the entire top 10 remains the same as it was it was six months ago. Perhaps the biggest surprise in Redmonk’s list—compiling the “performance of programming languages relative to one another on GitHub and Stack Overflow”—is that there are so few surprises, at least in the top 10.
  • Plenty of fish in the C, IEEE finds in language popularity contest
    It's no surprise that C and Java share the top two spots in the IEEE Spectrum's latest Interactive Top Programming Languages survey, but R at number five? That's a surprise. This month's raking from TIOBE put Java at number one and C at number two, while the IEEE reverses those two, and the IEEE doesn't rank assembly as a top-ten language like TIOBE does. It's worth noting however that the IEEE's sources are extremely diverse: the index comprises search results from Google, Twitter, GitHub, StackOverflow, Reddit, Hacker News, CareerBuilder, Dice, and the institute's own eXplore Digital Library. Even then, there are some oddities in the 48 programming environments assessed: several commenters to the index have already remarked that “Arduino” shouldn't be considered a language, because code for the teeny breadboard is written in C or C++.