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  • Create a wiki on your Linux desktop with Zim February 21, 2018
    There's no denying the usefulness of a wiki, even to a non-geek. You can do so much with one—write notes and drafts, collaborate on projects, build complete websites. And so much more. read more
    ScottNesbitt
  • 3 warning flags of DevOps metrics February 21, 2018
    Metrics. Measurements. Data. Monitoring. Alerting. These are all big topics for DevOps and for cloud-native infrastructure and application development more broadly. In fact, acm Queue, a magazine published by the Association of Computing Machinery, recently devoted an entire issue to the topic. read more
    ghaff
  • Getting started with SQL February 21, 2018
    Building a database using SQL is simpler than most people think. In fact, you don't even need to be an experienced programmer to use SQL to create a database. In this article, I'll explain how to create a simple relational database management system (RDMS) using MySQL 5.6. Before I get started, I want to quickly […]
    aaroncocker
  • How Kubernetes became the solution for migrating legacy applications February 20, 2018
    In the early days of the internet, if you wanted to launch an application, you had to buy or rent hardware. This was a physical server or a rack of servers, and you needed one server per application, so it was expensive. In 2001, VMware came out with virtualization—software that allowed users to run multiple […]
    arnieswap
  • How to format academic papers on Linux with groff -me February 20, 2018
    I was an undergraduate student when I discovered Linux in 1993. I was so excited to have the power of a Unix system right in my dorm room, but despite its many capabilities, Linux lacked applications. Word processors like LibreOffice and OpenOffice were years away. If you wanted to use a word processor, you likely […]
    Jim Hall
  • Choosing project names: 4 key considerations February 20, 2018
    Working on a new open source project, you're focused on the code—getting that great new idea released so you can share it with the world. And you'll want to attract new contributors, so you need a terrific name for your project. read more
    Shane Curcuru
  • How slowing down made me a better leader February 20, 2018
    Early in my career, I thought the most important thing I could do was act. If my boss said jump, my reply was "how high?" read more
    arobertson98
  • How Linux became my job February 19, 2018
    I've been using open source since what seems like prehistoric times. Back then, there was nothing called social media. There was no Firefox, no Google Chrome (not even a Google), no Amazon, barely an internet. In fact, the hot topic of the day was the new Linux 2.0 kernel. The big technical challenges in those days? […]
    estesp
  • Perl hashes and arrays: The basics February 19, 2018
    I get asked from time to time why I enjoy programming in Perl so much. Ask me in person, and I'll wax poetic about the community of people involved in Perl—indeed, I have done so more than once here on Opensource.com already, and I make no secret of the fact that many of my closest […]
    druthb
  • How the Grateful Dead were a precursor to Creative Commons licensing February 19, 2018
    From its founding in 1965, the Grateful Dead was always an unusual band. Rising amidst the counterculture movement in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Grateful Dead’s music had roots in multiple styles and genres but did not lend itself to easy categorization. Was it psychedelic? Folk? Blues? Country? Yes, it was all of these […]
    Matthew Helmke