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Top 6 Arduino robots of 2018 (so far)

Tuesday 26th of June 2018 07:01:00 AM

Since its development in the early 2000s, Arduino products like the Uno and Nano have revolutionized what people can make at home with inexpensive and easy-to-use components. Robotics and automation are no longer solely in the realm of engineers; anyone willing to spend the time to learn how these devices work can create their own inventions.


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How to build a professional network when you work in a bazaar

Tuesday 26th of June 2018 07:00:00 AM

Professional social networking—creating interpersonal connections between work colleagues or professionals—can take many forms and span organizations across industries. Establishing professional networks takes time and effort, and when someone either joins or departs an organization, that person's networks often need to be rebuilt in a new work environment.


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Dropbox alternatives, Git tricks, Linux tips, DevOps must-reads, and more

Monday 25th of June 2018 06:29:00 PM

Last week our articles covered topics ranging from Dropbox to Portable Apps, with an IoT electronics kit giveaway from SparkFun thrown into the mix:


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8 reasons to use the Xfce Linux desktop environment

Monday 25th of June 2018 07:02:00 AM

For several reasons (including curiosity), a few weeks ago I started using Xfce as my Linux desktop. One reason was trouble with background daemons eating up all the CPU and I/O bandwidth on my very powerful main workstation. Of course, some of the instability may be due to my removal of some of the RPM packages that provide those background daemons. However, even before I removed the RPMs, the fact is KDE was unstable and causing performance and stability issues. I needed to use a different desktop to avoid these problems.


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3 ways to copy files in Go

Monday 25th of June 2018 07:01:00 AM

This article is part of a Go series by Mihalis Tsoukalos. Read part 1: Creating random, secure passwords in Go, and part 2: Build a concurrent TCP server in Go.


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The life cycle of a software bug

Monday 25th of June 2018 07:00:00 AM

In 1947, the first computer bug was found—a moth trapped in a computer relay.

If only all bugs were as simple to uncover. As software has become more complex, so too has the process of testing and debugging. Today, the life cycle of a software bug can be lengthy—though the right technology and business processes can help. For open source software, developers use rigorous ticketing services and collaboration to find and mitigate bugs.


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New releases from Facebook and Google, CPTPP's potential open source impact, and more news

Saturday 23rd of June 2018 07:00:00 AM

In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look new open source from Facebook and Google, the CPTPP's potential to harm open source, open source traffic management, and more.

Facebook and Google release more open source

Internet juggernauts Facebook and Google built their services with a lot of open source software. And while both companies are jealously guard their core code, they do release quite a bit of open source software.


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Take your computer on the go with Portable Apps

Friday 22nd of June 2018 07:02:00 AM

Portable Apps lets you access all your go-to apps anywhere, anytime—regardless of whether you are using your own computer or not.

With more than 400 apps, 980 million downloads, and available in 55 languages, Portable Apps allows you to access your favorites via a USB flash drive, a cloud folder, or just about any portable storage device. Portable Apps is like having your computer without having your computer.


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Cheaper textbooks and better access for higher ed students

Friday 22nd of June 2018 07:01:00 AM

Recently at the Texas Linux Fest, Ross Reedstrom introduced me to OpenStax. I've heard of a lot of open educational resources (OER) but not this particular one. It's certainly a project I'm going to follow now.


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7 tips for promoting your project and community on Twitter

Friday 22nd of June 2018 07:00:00 AM

Communicating in open source is about sharing information, engaging, and building community. Here I'll share techniques and best practices for using Twitter to reach your target audience. Whether you are just starting to use Twitter or have been playing around with it and need some new ideas, this article's got you covered.


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Troubleshooting a Buildah script

Thursday 21st of June 2018 07:03:00 AM

As both a father of teenagers and a software engineer, I spend most of my time dealing with problems. Whether the problem is large or small, many times you can't find the cause of an issue by looking directly at it. Instead, you need to step back and investigate the environment where the situation exists.


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How to connect to a remote desktop from Linux

Thursday 21st of June 2018 07:02:00 AM

A remote desktop, according to Wikipedia, is "a software or operating system feature that allows a personal computer's desktop environment to be run remotely on one system (usually a PC, but the concept applies equally to a server), while being displayed on a separate client device."


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Balancing transparency and privacy as big data meets HR

Thursday 21st of June 2018 07:01:00 AM

This is an exciting time for HR—the use of analytics is predictably changing the conversations and the perception around HR as a function. Most organizations are convinced of the role people analytics can play in making HR a strategic partner to the C-suite, thus firmly involved in the agenda of business transformation. While people analytics has been one of the most crucial tools to usher in this change, the unintended effect is that is has opened up a big debate about transparency vs. privacy in the workplace.


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16 blogs and newsletters to follow for DevOps practitioners

Thursday 21st of June 2018 07:00:00 AM

Keeping up with trends in the fast-paced world of technology is challenging. I might be dating myself, but I remember a time before there was a difference between front-end and back-end coders. Now, there is so much technology it makes little sense to try to keep up with everything.


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Anatomy of a perfect pull request

Wednesday 20th of June 2018 07:02:00 AM

Writing clean code is just one of many factors you should care about when creating a pull request.

Large pull requests cause a big overhead during the code review and can facilitate bugs in the codebase.

That's why you need to care about the pull request itself. It should be short, have a clear title and description, and do only one thing.


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Getting started with React Native animations

Wednesday 20th of June 2018 07:01:00 AM

React Native animation is a popular topic for workshops and classes, perhaps because many developers find it challenging to work with. While many online blogs and resources focus on the performance aspects of React Native, few take you through the basics. In this article, I will discuss the fundamentals of how to implement React Native animations.

First, let's review some background and history.


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3 reasons cost isn't the best motivator for moving to the cloud

Wednesday 20th of June 2018 07:01:00 AM

This article was co-written with Roel Hodzelmans.

Cloud hype is all around you—you're told it's critical to ensuring a digital future for your business. Whether you choose cloud, hybrid cloud, or hybrid multi-cloud, you have numerous decisions to make, even as you continue the daily work of enhancing your customers' experience and agile delivery of your applications (including legacy applications)—likely some of your business' most important resources.


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Where in the DevOps cycle do you do security?

Wednesday 20th of June 2018 07:00:00 AM

Sometimes the title just gives away the answer. I’m a security guy, so this one is easy for me: the answer to "Where in the DevOps cycle do you do security?" is "everywhere". However, a couple of sentences doesn’t make a very compelling article, so I’ll go into a bit more detail.


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