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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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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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5 Essential Skills for Becoming a Mobile Application Developer on Linux

As more and more people rely on their cellphones for conducting all kinds of business, mobile app development will only continue to increase in importance. Although they share quite a few similarities with desktop applications, mobile apps present their own set of challenges and particularities....
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Taking Control of the Programmable Network

Analytics plays a key role in digital-ready networks. It reveals rich contextual insights about users, applications, devices, and threats. This helps organizations and their IT professionals make more informed decisions. To make this happen, however, organizations must do two things. First, they...
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Developer Nation Survey
Take the Developer Nation Survey for a chance to win fun prizes.

Are you a Dragon Slayer? Take the Developer Nation Survey to Find Out

The Linux Foundation is proud to support this year’s State of the Developer Nation Survey run by our friends at VisionMobile. This is the 12th developer survey, focusing on a 360 view of developer tools, skills, and salaries. Take the survey now! The survey features questions on topics like...
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Carol Smith, Education Partnership Manager at GitHub, discussed how math requirements can impact our ability to bring more people into the field of computer programming in her talk at LinuxCon Europe.

Should Math be a Prerequisite for Programming?

In her LinuxCon Europe talk, “The Set of Programmers: How Math Restricts Us,” Carol Smith, Education Partnership Manager at GitHub, got us thinking about how math requirements impact our ability to bring more people into the field of computer programming.  Carol kicked off her talk with a story...
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OpenStack
OpenStack’s adoption by business users has created an opportunity for developers, architects, sysadmins, and engineers to pay the rent by working on free software–and there’s plenty of open seats at the table.

OpenStack Jobs Are Growing and There's Plenty of Seats at the Table

OpenStack’s adoption by business users has created an opportunity for devs, architects, sysadmins and engineers to pay the rent by working on free software–and there’s plenty of open seats at the table. OpenStack has seen rapid growth since its beginnings in 2010, when 75 developers gathered to...
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Confronting Jargon

Throughout my software engineering career, I’ve struggled with and against jargon. Intellectually, I understand jargon as a set of specialized terms meant to facilitate smooth and precise communication, particularly in a professional context. It binds groups together: it’s the secret handshake, the...
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How IT Departments Can Manage The Security Skills Shortage

As organizations fiercely compete to hire top security practitioners, it's important to be aware of how big the problem is, which skills they need, and how they can compensate for a lack of talent to stay secure. The Problem Is Severe Experts agree: the lack of talent is a major problem across the...
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Sometimes the Most Qualified Applicant Is Not the Most Obvious

Hiring managers often give preference to (and even hold out for) those who have the “right” specific last roles, the “right” internships, a specific number of years of experience or graduated from the “right” university. Interestingly, those companies often state bold goals in improving diversity,...
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