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What Is the Point of Learning C?

Take a look at the TIOBE Programming Community Index — an indicator of the popularity of programming languages — and you'll see that Google's Go and, to a lesser extent, Dart and Perl are trending up. The venerable C, however, is a language whose popularity is plummeting, according to the index. In...
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Serverless: Redefining DevOps

TL; DR There is a dramatic shift underway in how many in house, and commercial, DevOps tools are being created and used The growth in interest in serverless computing continues at pace, and for many organisations serverless technologies such as AWS Lambda, Azure Functions or Google Cloud Functions ...
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IT Automation Best Practices for Network Engineers and Architects

Software-defined networking (SDN) for L2 and L3 (layer two and three) networking and network function virtualization (NFV) for L4-L7 network services have remained elusive for many IT departments due to the lack of maturation of the technology or specialized skills needed to implement them. But,...
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The Physical Computing Capabilities of the Raspberry Pi

While the Raspberry Pi is an excellent and affordable mini Linux computer with a stylish and functional desktop user interface, it has plenty of scope beyond that of a regular PC. Here's an overview of the physical computing capabilities of the Pi. GPIO pins Since 2014, with the release of the...
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IT Workers Say Their Companies Are Migrating to Virtual Infrastructures, Study Says

An overwhelming 86 percent of respondents to a Chef survey of IT practitioners have completed or are in the progress of migrating from a physical infrastructure to a virtual one. Chef interviewed more than 1,500 global IT workers that use Chef servers and found that many emerging and legacy...
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Digital Privacy at the U.S. Border: A New How-To Guide from EFF

Increasingly frequent and invasive searches at the U.S. border have raised questions for those of us who want to protect the private data on our computers, phones, and other digital devices. A new guide released today by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) gives travelers the facts they need...
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Call for Proposals Now Open for Xen Project Developer and Design Summit 2017

We’re excited to announce that registration and the call for proposals is open for Xen Project Developer and Design Summit 2017, which will be held in Budapest, Hungary from July 11-13, 2017. The Xen Project Developer and Design Summit combines the formats of Xen Project Developer Summits with Xen...
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Camille Fournier
Maintaining respect is key to building a successful team, according to Camille Fournier, at the Open Source Leadership Summit in February.

There’s More to Life Than Code: How to Keep Your Engineers Engaged

Building great new things requires hiring great engineers, but growing already great things requires keeping great engineers engaged. The key to that is making sure engineers feel rewarded and respected and to provide a sense of purpose, according to Camille Fournier, at the Open Source Leadership...
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Apache Spark skills
Demand for people with Spark skills will only increase; we provide a list of training options.

Amid Shortages in Apache Spark Skillsets, Training Options Proliferate

The open source Big Data scene is red hot, but organizations are now dealing with shortages in people with relevant deployment and management expertise. There are simply not enough skilled workers to go around, especially when it comes to one of the hottest technologies of all: Apache Spark....
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Teaching Children to Code

Chris Ward looks at how-to tools to help teach children one of the most essential skills of the modern age, how to code. A lot of projects aimed at children focus on visual learning, such as teaching concepts with draggable, interlinking blocks for creating visual applications like games and...
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