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7 command-line tools for writers

7 hours 53 min ago

For most people (especially non-techies), the act of writing means tapping out words using LibreOffice Writer or another GUI word processing application. But there are many other options available to help anyone communicate their message in writing, especially for the growing number of writers embracing plaintext.

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Stumbling into Linux and open source from Vietnam to Amsterdam

7 hours 54 min ago

Since the beginning of time... no, really, just the beginning of in 2010, our writers have shared personal stories of how they got into open source or Linux (many times both).

Some had friends in school remark "You don't know Linux? What's going on with you, dude?" Some came in through the gateway of gaming, and others were simply looking for alternatives.

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9 obscure Python libraries for data science

7 hours 55 min ago

Python is an amazing language. In fact, it's one of the fastest growing programming languages in the world. It has time and again proved its usefulness both in developer job roles and data science positions across industries. The entire ecosystem of Python and its libraries makes it an apt choice for users (beginners and advanced) all over the world. One of the reasons for its success and popularity is its set of robust libraries that make it so dynamic and fast.

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How old were you when you first started using Linux?

Friday 16th of November 2018 08:02:00 AM

Some folks grew up on Linux. But for most of us, we started using it later in life.

Whether you switched from another operating system, or are one of the lucky few who knew no OS before it, all of us were beginners at some point.

How old were you when you started using Linux? Do you remember that time clearly, or is it so far in the past that it's but a faint memory?

Regardless of the answer, let us know when it was, and maybe, a bit about what that experience has meant to you.

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What blockchain can learn from open source

Friday 16th of November 2018 08:01:00 AM

Over the 10+ years I've been involved with open source, I've been part of small projects with innovative ideas that grew into large projects with solid communities. I've also witnessed the way dysfunctional communities can suck the energy from projects.

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Death by PowerPoint: These talks break the mold

Friday 16th of November 2018 08:00:00 AM

Conferences can be amazing experiences, with interesting people, great locations, and insightful talks. However, if you attend enough conferences, or the wrong conferences, you could succumb to one of the worst pandemics of our age. No, not "conflu"—death by PowerPoint.

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How to install a device driver on Linux

Thursday 15th of November 2018 08:02:00 AM

One of the most daunting challenges for people switching from a familiar Windows or MacOS system to Linux is installing and configuring a driver. This is understandable, as Windows and MacOS have mechanisms that make this process user-friendly. For example, when you plug in a new piece of hardware, Windows automatically detects it and shows a pop-up window asking if you want to continue with the driver's installation. You can also download a driver from the internet, then just double-click it to run a wizard or import the driver through Device Manager.

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7 open source platforms to get started with serverless computing

Thursday 15th of November 2018 08:01:00 AM

The term serverless has been coming up in more conversations recently. Let’s clarify the concept, and those related to it, such as serverless computing and serverless platform.

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New Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ unveiled

Thursday 15th of November 2018 08:01:00 AM

Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ is a smaller, cheaper, lower-powered Pi 3 and it's on sale now at just US$ 25. The newest Pi is ideal for projects in which you need the speed and processing power of the Pi 3 but can live without ethernet, multiple USB ports, and extra RAM.

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3 best practices for continuous integration and deployment

Thursday 15th of November 2018 08:00:00 AM

The article covers three key topics: automating CI/CD configuration, using a Git repository for common CI/CD artifacts, and parameterizing Jenkins pipelines.

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How to use systemd-nspawn for Linux system recovery

Wednesday 14th of November 2018 08:03:00 AM

For as long as GNU/Linux systems have existed, system administrators have needed to recover from root filesystem corruption, accidental configuration changes, or other situations that kept the system from booting into a "normal" state.

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Is your startup built on open source? 9 tips for getting started

Wednesday 14th of November 2018 08:02:00 AM

When I started Gluu in 2009, I had no idea how difficult it would be to start an open source software company. Using the open source development methodology seemed like a good idea, especially for infrastructure software based on protocols defined by open standards. By nature, entrepreneurs are optimistic—we underestimate the difficulty of starting a business. However, Gluu was my fourth business, so I thought I knew what I was in for. But I was in for a surprise!

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Meet TiDB: An open source NewSQL database

Wednesday 14th of November 2018 08:01:00 AM

As businesses adopt cloud-native architectures, conversations will naturally lead to what we can do to make the database horizontally scalable. The answer will likely be to take a closer look at TiDB.

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Analyzing the DNA of DevOps

Wednesday 14th of November 2018 08:00:00 AM

If you were to analyze the DNA of DevOps, what would you find in its ancestry report?

This article is not a methodology bake-off, so if you are looking for advice or a debate on the best approach to software engineering, you can stop reading here. Rather, we are going to explore the genetic sequences that have brought DevOps to the forefront of today's digital transformations.

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Revisiting the Unix philosophy, continuous testing, Franz, Gitbase, Python, Linux, and more

Tuesday 13th of November 2018 04:15:00 PM

The 2018 Open Source Yearbook launches soon. Do you have an idea for an article? Send me your idea. Download past yearbooks to learn more:

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4 tips for learning Golang

Tuesday 13th of November 2018 08:03:00 AM

In the summer of 2014...

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An introduction to Udev: The Linux subsystem for managing device events

Tuesday 13th of November 2018 08:02:00 AM

Udev is the Linux subsystem that supplies your computer with device events. In plain English, that means it's the code that detects when you have things plugged into your computer, like a network card, external hard drives (including USB thumb drives), mouses, keyboards, joysticks and gamepads, DVD-ROM drives, and so on. That makes it a potentially useful utility, and it's well-enough exposed that a standard user can manually script it to do things like performing certain tasks when a certain hard drive is plugged in.

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Have you seen these personalities in open source?

Tuesday 13th of November 2018 08:01:00 AM

When I worked with the Mozilla Foundation, long before the organization boasted more than a hundred and fifty staff members, we conducted a foundation-wide Myers-Briggs indicator. The Myers-Briggs is a popular personality assessment, one used widely in career planning and the business world.

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What you need to know about the GPL Cooperation Commitment

Tuesday 13th of November 2018 08:01:00 AM

Imagine what the world would look like if growth, innovation, and development were free from fear. Innovation without fear is fostered by consistent, predictable, and fair license enforcement. That is what the GPL Cooperation Commitment aims to accomplish.

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What does your Linux setup look like?

Monday 12th of November 2018 08:02:00 AM

For reasons related to human psychology, we love to compare. In the tech world, people want to know what other people's laptop stickers look like, what text editors and distros they love (and hate), and, of course, details about their Linux setups. Our friend, Steve Ovadia has a whole blog dedicated to the question "What's your Linux rig?"

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