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7 tech advent calendars for the holiday season

Open Source - Mié, 11/30/2016 - 09:02

The holiday season is upon us, bringing its special brand of festive chaos to many of our lives. Although this time of year can be a bit busy, many technologists still find the time to hone their skills by participating in a technical advent calendar.

Those raised in the Christian tradition may already be familiar with the idea of an advent calendar: Each day between December first and December 24th (Advent) you get to open a compartment in a special calendar and reveal a treat of some sort.


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7 tech advent calendars for the holiday season

Open Source - Mié, 11/30/2016 - 09:02

The holiday season is upon us, bringing its special brand of festive chaos to many of our lives. Although this time of year can be a bit busy, many technologists still find the time to hone their skills by participating in a technical advent calendar.

Those raised in the Christian tradition may already be familiar with the idea of an advent calendar: Each day between December first and December 24th (Advent) you get to open a compartment in a special calendar and reveal a treat of some sort.


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Categorías: Open Source

Open source dependency management is a balancing act

Open Source - Mié, 11/30/2016 - 09:01

During my career I have spent a lot of time packaging other people's code, writing my own, and working on large software frameworks. I have seen projects that still haven't released a stable version, never quite hitting 1.0, while others made 1.0 releases within months of beginning development, and then quickly moving on to 2.0, 3.0, etc. There is quite a variance in these release cycles, and this coupled with maintaining large projects can make things difficult.


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Categorías: Open Source

Open source dependency management is a balancing act

Open Source - Mié, 11/30/2016 - 09:01

During my career I have spent a lot of time packaging other people's code, writing my own, and working on large software frameworks. I have seen projects that still haven't released a stable version, never quite hitting 1.0, while others made 1.0 releases within months of beginning development, and then quickly moving on to 2.0, 3.0, etc. There is quite a variance in these release cycles, and this coupled with maintaining large projects can make things difficult.


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HP5: A CMS plugin for creating HTML5 interactive content

Open Source - Mié, 11/30/2016 - 09:00

Many educators want to create interactive content for their classroom or online course. If you're not a HTML5 programmer like most of us, but you have heard HTML5 can simplify your work and provide a great, standard web experience for your students, here's how to get started.


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HP5: A CMS plugin for creating HTML5 interactive content

Open Source - Mié, 11/30/2016 - 09:00

Many educators want to create interactive content for their classroom or online course. If you're not a HTML5 programmer like most of us, but you have heard HTML5 can simplify your work and provide a great, standard web experience for your students, here's how to get started.


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Game On: You Can Now Play Games on Messenger

Facebook - Mar, 11/29/2016 - 17:55

PAC-MAN, Galaga, SPACE INVADERS, EverWing, TRACK & FIELD 100M and Words with Friends: Frenzy…and many more titles rolling out, starting today.
By Andrea Vaccari, Product Manager, Messenger 

Messenger just got way more fun — or competitive — depending on how you look at it, with the ability to play games right in your messaging conversations. So when you’re looking for a reason to connect with your best friend who lives on the other side of the world, you can kick off a round of Words with Friends: Frenzy; or try again to beat your roommate at PAC-MAN just once; and of course, you always have time to challenge your brother to EverWing, SPACE INVADERS, TRACK & FIELD 100M, Galaga, and many other Instant Games. This gaming experience will first roll out to 30 countries, and is available for newer iOS and Android operating systems.

We’ve made it very simple to start playing: In the latest version of the app, open a conversation with a friend (or friends!), tap on the game controller icon just below where you type your message, and choose a game to start playing right away. After you finish a round, people in the conversation will see your score and will have the opportunity to challenge you back. People can also discover games within the Messenger search field, or on Facebook News Feed where they can play solo or challenge friends back in Messenger. Games on Messenger are the first to be rolled out on Facebook’s new Instant Games cross-platform gaming experience.

Social, fun and competitive, games on Messenger feature score-based leaderboards, in-context chat, and group thread conversations to challenge, celebrate and congratulate.

The 1 billion people who use Messenger every month connect, banter and share in so many ways. They do this by sending Stickers when words aren’t enough, tapping on Instant Video to share smiles with Mom after an awesome day, or making a quick voice call to let friends know they’re running late. Now they can connect and compete over their favorite games. We think this is just the beginning for games on Messenger — look for new titles to be added, and for new ways to play. Game on!

 

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LinuxQuestions.org celebrates sweet 16

Open Source - Mar, 11/29/2016 - 09:03

This month on The Queue, I answer a multi-part question received via email:

Why did you start LinuxQuestions.org? And can you tell us a little about the history of the site?


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LinuxQuestions.org celebrates sweet 16

Open Source - Mar, 11/29/2016 - 09:03

This month on The Queue, I answer a multi-part question received via email:

Why did you start LinuxQuestions.org? And can you tell us a little about the history of the site?


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Categorías: Open Source

What is the Raspberry Pi Foundation? 10 million computers sold

Open Source - Mar, 11/29/2016 - 09:02

With more than 10 million units sold, the Raspberry Pi is a massive success. At this year's All Things Open, community manager Ben Nuttall gave a five-minute lightning talk introducing the educational charity behind the popular mini computer.


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Why open leaders are masters of balance

Open Source - Mar, 11/29/2016 - 09:01

Open leaders are systems thinkers. When they look at the world, they see a series of dynamic relationships—between people, teams, and resources. These relationships are the elements that are always in motion, always in flux, and ultimately drive the success (or failure) of our businesses.


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Why open leaders are masters of balance

Open Source - Mar, 11/29/2016 - 09:01

Open leaders are systems thinkers. When they look at the world, they see a series of dynamic relationships—between people, teams, and resources. These relationships are the elements that are always in motion, always in flux, and ultimately drive the success (or failure) of our businesses.


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Categorías: Open Source

4 OpenStack guides to help you build your open source cloud

Open Source - Mar, 11/29/2016 - 09:00

In a fast-moving project like OpenStack, it seems like there's more to learn with every day that passed. There are plenty of tools out there to help you keep up, including hands-on training courses, books, and of course the official documentation. And to add to the mix, every month, Opensource.com takes a look back at recent OpenStack tips, tricks, guides, and tutorials created by the open source community that might help you in your journey.


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Open source virtual reality, a new board for electronics testing, Fedora 25, and more news

Open Source - Lun, 11/28/2016 - 17:20

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at open source virtual reality, a new board for electronics testing, Fedora 25, and more.

Open source news roundup for November 20-28, 2016


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Managing devices in Linux

Open Source - Lun, 11/28/2016 - 09:03

There are many interesting features of the Linux directory structure. This month I cover some fascinating aspects of the /dev directory. Before you proceed any further with this article, I suggest that, if you have not already done so, you read my earlier articles, Everything is a file, and An introduction to Linux filesystems, both of which introduce some interesting Linux filesystem concepts.


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15 JavaScript frameworks and libraries

Open Source - Lun, 11/28/2016 - 09:02

JavaScript is the future.

The language is supported by a number of technololgy leaders, one of whom is WordPress's founder Matt Mullenweg, who hinted that WordPress developers should learn it, clearly sending a message to the WordPress community as to it future importance. The mention was well received. The transition to better technology will enable WordPress to keep up with future challenges.


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4 tips for creating a Wikipedia article

Open Source - Mié, 11/23/2016 - 09:02

It is human nature to want to share the enthusiasm you have for a subject or project with others. Wikipedia is a great place for that, where you can record your expertise and create a fact-based touchpoint for your interest. The site's mission is altruistic, and it has been my experience that Wikipedia administrators zealously guard against content that has an obvious agenda, is not relevant to today's Zeitgeist, or does not provide the references and citations needed to prove accuracy.


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A developer's journey through DevOps

Open Source - Mié, 11/23/2016 - 09:01

What does developer advocate Burr Sutter have to do with "DevOps king" Gene Kim and his book, The Phoenix Project?

As Sutter explained in his five-minute lightning talk at All Things Open 2016, they share a passion for hands-on technologists—the developers that craft awesome code and the operators who spin out the infrastructure to run it.


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Tools for collecting and analyzing community metrics

Open Source - Mié, 11/23/2016 - 09:00

Thus far, we've discussed the importance of setting goals to guide the metrics process, avoiding vanity metrics, and outlined the general types of metrics that are useful for studying your community. With a solid set of goals in place, we are now ready to discuss some of the technical details of gathering and analyzing your community metrics that align with those goals.


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25 years of Linux in 5 minutes

Open Source - Mar, 11/22/2016 - 09:03

Jeremy Garcia of LinuxQuestions.org and Bad Voltage (a podcast) delivers 25 years of Linux in five minutes: starting with Linux's first steps as "just a hobby" for creator Linus Torvalds, to its staggering popularity today with 135,000 developers from more than 1,300 companies and 22 million lines of code .

It's a lot to cover.


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