Tesla open sources its security software, Hollywood goes open source, and more news
Aug18

Tesla open sources its security software, Hollywood goes open source, and more news

In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Tesla open sourcing its security software, Hollywood’s new open source foundation, Creative Commons’ $800K investment, and more. read...

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OERu makes a college education affordable
Aug17

OERu makes a college education affordable

Open, higher education courses are a boon to adults who don’t have the time, money, or confidence to enroll in traditional college courses but want to further their education for work or personal satisfaction. OERu is a great option for these learners. It allows people to take courses assembled by accredited colleges and universities for free, using open textbooks, and pay for assessment only when (and if) they want to apply for...

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Mixing software development roles produces great results
Aug17

Mixing software development roles produces great results

Most open source communities don’t have a lot of formal roles. There are certainly people who help with sysadmin tasks, testing, writing documentation, and translating or developing code. But people in open source communities typically move among different roles, often fulfilling several at once. In contrast, team members at most traditional companies have defined roles, working on documentation, support, QA, and in other areas....

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Cloudgizer: An introduction to a new open source web development tool
Aug17

Cloudgizer: An introduction to a new open source web development tool

Cloudgizer is a free open source tool for building web applications. It combines the ease of scripting languages with the performance of C, helping manage the development effort and run-time resources for cloud applications. read...

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An introduction to the Django Python web app framework
Aug16

An introduction to the Django Python web app framework

In the first three articles of this four-part series comparing different Python web frameworks, we covered the Pyramid, Flask, and Tornado web frameworks. We’ve built the same app three times and have finally made our way to Django. read...

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Garbage collection in Perl 6
Aug16

Garbage collection in Perl 6

In the first article in this series on migrating Perl 5 code to Perl 6, we looked into some of the issues you might encounter when porting your code. In this second article, we’ll get into how garbage collection differs in Perl 6. read...

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