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'Open Source' Is Not 'Free Software'

Conflating 'open source' and 'free software' undermines free software. In the open source universe, using terms such as FLOSS (Free/Libre and Open Source Software) is common and represents a casual conflation of the terms open source and free software, which are often used interchangeably. I would...
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Node.js Is Helping Developers Get the Most Out of JavaScript

Node.js, the JavaScript runtime of choice for high-performance, low latency apps, continues to gain popularity among developers on the strength of JavaScript. When a small startup decided to launch its technological foundation on top of Microsoft's .NET platform, it needed a .NET expert to provide...
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Continuous Testing in DevOps…

I’ve recently attended a number of conferences, some testing ones, some agile ones and some dev ones too. Although some of the talks were painful due to misunderstandings of one thing or another (be it testing, automation, agile, BDD, TDD, etc…), overall, I thought the conferences were pretty good...
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Ainissa Ramirez
The greatest cultural shifts come from new technologies, said Dr. Ainissa Ramirez in her LinuxCon North America keynote.

Technology Changes Us, Changes Society, and Changes Governments

We shape our technology. Our technology shapes us. It's not a one-way trip, but a continual feedback loop. Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, in her inspirational LinuxCon North America keynote, claims that the greatest cultural shifts come from new technologies. Dr. Ramirez says, "Technology is a faster mover...
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Open Source, Third-Party Software Flaws Still Dog Developers

The new 2016 State of Software Security Report from Veracode shows the hazards of buggy libraries and applications. Application developers are getting burnt by security vulnerabilities in the very open source- and third-party frameworks and software components that make up their finished...
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open source funding
Here are some of the best options for finding funding for your open source project.

How to Find Funding for an Open Source Project

Ask people how to find funding for a technology project, and many of them will point to crowdsourcing sites. After all, the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, the Pebble smartwatch, and even the low-cost Raspberry Pi computer were launched after their inventors collectively raised millions of...
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50 Tips for Improving Your Software Development Game

How do you keep improving as a software engineer? Some pieces of advice are valid no matter your experience level, but often the advice will depend on where you are in your career. If you're a beginner, the best advice is to simply learn your language, frameworks, and tools top to bottom and gain...
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Red Hat Announces Open Source Release of Ansible Galaxy with Aim of Advancing Automation

Red Hat launched Tuesday its Ansible Galaxy project with the full availability of Ansible Galaxy’s open-sourced code repository. Ansible Galaxy is Ansible’s official community hub for sharing Ansible Roles. By open-sourcing Ansible Galaxy, Red Hat further demonstrates its commitment to community-...
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Nailing Down Architectural Principles

Software architecture needs to be documented. There are plenty of fancy templates, notations, and tools for this. But I’ve come to prefer PowerPoint with no backing template. I’m talking good old white-background slides. These are way easier to create than actual text documents. There are no messy...
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The Power of Open Source Is Customer Freedom

The open source community is a diverse and fractious collection of individuals and organizations. In its infancy, in many ways it could be compared to the hippie movements of the '60s: a lot of passion, a lot of fun, a lot of weirdness, and not a lot of organization. Over the last decade or so, it...
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