OERu makes a college education affordable

2 days 17 hours ago

Open, higher education courses are a boon to adults who don’t have the time, money, or confidence to enroll in traditional college courses but want to further their education for work or personal satisfaction. OERu is a great option for these learners. It allows people to take courses assembled by accredited colleges and universities for free, using open textbooks, and pay for assessment only when (and if) they want to apply for formal academic credit.


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Don Watkins

Mixing software development roles produces great results

2 days 17 hours ago

Most open source communities don’t have a lot of formal roles. There are certainly people who help with sysadmin tasks, testing, writing documentation, and translating or developing code. But people in open source communities typically move among different roles, often fulfilling several at once.

In contrast, team members at most traditional companies have defined roles, working on documentation, support, QA, and in other areas.


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jospoortvliet

Garbage collection in Perl 6

3 days 17 hours ago

In the first article in this series on migrating Perl 5 code to Perl 6, we looked into some of the issues you might encounter when porting your code. In this second article, we’ll get into how garbage collection differs in Perl 6.


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lizmat

What is your favorite Linux window manager?

3 days 17 hours ago

While many Linux users have a strong preference for a window manager of choice, for those just making their way over from Windows or Mac, it may be hard to understand what a window manager is, or that it's even something you have a choice in. A window manager is the part of your system that dictates how individual application windows look, and how you can interact with, control, and arrange them.


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admin

Visualizing a DevOps mindset

3 days 17 hours ago

These days, organizations are moving from a resource-optimized business model based on capital expenses (CAPEX) to a market-optimized model based on operational expenses (OPEX). What's driving this shift? Reducing time to market and continuously delighting customers with value.

Welcome to digital transformation. Are you ready to embrace a DevOps mindset in your organization?


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wpschaub

How software users are like kittens

4 days 17 hours ago

It's summer,1 it's hot, nobody wants to work. What we all want to do is look at pictures of cute kittens and go "ahhh." So I'm going to exploit you all with an article about kittens and (vaguely about) security. It's light-hearted, it's fluffy, and it has a picture of two of our cats at the top of it. What's not to like?


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MikeCamel

How Agile helps non-technical teams get things done

4 days 17 hours ago

What are the best ways for governments to improve effectiveness and efficiency? At San Jose City Hall, we’re getting traction with an unconventional approach: agile for non-technical teams. Public servants who do everything from emergency management to parks programs are finding that Agile methods help them with that most basic of challenges: Getting things done amid frequent interruptions and evolving priorities.


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mthong

How to navigate your GNOME Linux desktop with only a keyboard

4 days 17 hours ago

Almost ever since I first started using Linux, I've been on a mission to find the perfect window manager.

My first experience with Linux was in the late 90s, and I first tried installing it on my own in the early 2000s. Like many converts, my previous experience was largely with Windows, and so my early mission was to find an experience that closely replicated Windows, or at least let me interact with it in a familiar way.


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Jason Baker

Automating backups on a Raspberry Pi NAS

5 days 17 hours ago

In the first part of this three-part series using a Raspberry Pi for network-attached storage (NAS), we covered the fundamentals of the NAS setup, attached two 1TB hard drives (one for data and one for backups), and mounted the data drive on a remote device via the network filesystem (NFS). In part two, we will look at automating backups. Automated backups allow you to continually secure your data and recover from a hardware defect or accidental file removal.


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ntlx

HTTP request routing and validation with gorilla/mux

5 days 17 hours ago

The Go networking library includes the http.ServeMux structure type, which supports HTTP request multiplexing (routing): A web server routes an HTTP request for a hosted resource, with a URI such as /sales4today, to a code handler; the handler performs the appropriate logic before sending an HTTP response, typically an HTML page. Here’s a sketch of the architecture:


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mkalin@depaul.edu

5 open source strategy and simulation games for Linux

5 days 17 hours ago

Gaming has traditionally been one of Linux's weak points. That has changed somewhat in recent years thanks to Steam, GOG, and other efforts to bring commercial games to multiple operating systems, but those games are often not open source. Sure, the games can be played on an open source operating system, but that is not good enough for an open source purist.


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holmja

Could your team be managing itself?

5 days 17 hours ago

I was engaged recently in a passionate conversation ignited by a simple comment: "A team has to be managed." The comment made me think I wasn't on the same page as my interlocutor.


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alexismonville

Tips for using the top command in Linux

6 days 17 hours ago

Trying to find out what's running on your machine—and which process is using up all your memory and making things slllooowwww—is a task served well by the utility top.

top is an extremely useful program that acts similar to Windows Task Manager or MacOS's Activity Monitor. Running top on your *nix machine will show you a live, running view of the process running on your system.


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glasnt
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