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25 Practical Blogs To Sharpen Your Coding Skills

Lifestyle Entrepreneur<p>This post is hosted on the Huffington Post's Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and post freely to our site. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email.<p>The coding world might seem overwhelming at times - but when you pop, you can’t stop. …

Software Engineering

Don Libes' Expect: A Surprisingly Underappreciated Unix Automation Tool

In this article, I will attempt to convince you that Expect is an <i>extremely</i> underappreciated tool for automating terminal applications in Unix.<p>Why do …

Automation

9 Tools to Monitor Linux Disk Partitions and Usage in Linux

In this article, we will review a number of Linux command line utilities that you can use to check disk partitions in Linux.<p>Monitoring storage …

Linux

Linux 4.x Tracing Tools: Using BPF Superpowers

Talk for USENIX LISA 2016 by Brendan Gregg.<p>"Linux 4.x Tracing Tools: Using BPF Superpowers<p>The Linux 4.x series heralds a new era of Linux performance analysis, with the long-awaited integration of a programmable tracer: BPF. Formally the Berkeley Packet Filter, BPF has been enhanced in Linux to …

Linux

Ontology & Linked Data

Ontology - Linked Data<p><b>What is Linked Data?</b><br>The Web enables us to link related documents. Similarly it enables us to link related data. The term Linked …

World Wide Web

How To Find And Delete Files Older Than X Days In Linux

It is very important to find and cleanup your old files which are no longer necessary after a certain period of time. Here is a quick way to do that. …

Seagate Duet External Hard Drive Seamlessly Connects To Amazon Cloud Drive

Users of Amazon Cloud Drive, may be interested in a new portable external hard drive which has been created by Seagate called the Duet. Which has …

Amazon

httpstat - A Curl Statistics Tool to Check Website Performance

<b>httpstat</b> is a Python script that reflects curl statistics in a fascinating and well-defined way, it is a single file which is compatible with Python …

Statistics

These analytic and AI services from AWS will be huge hits. Here's why

Amazon Web Services is following in competitor's footsteps by announcing analytic and AI services. However, in the face of Amazon's scale, head …

Amazon

Amazon is bringing Alexa’s brainpower to its cloud business

Amazon unveiled voice-enabled AI, image recognition and text-to-speech services for developers.<p>Today, Amazon announced three new artificial intelligence tools for developers that use Amazon Web Services, the company’s cloud division.<p>Drawing on the artificial intelligence that powers Amazon’s …

Amazon

Amazon Lightsail: The private server killer

Amazon is going after hosting and virtual private server companies with its latest low-end cloud offering.<p>Before the cloud, we often rented servers …

Amazon

Amazon Extends Cloud Reach With Hardware

The Internet of things is driving AWS to push the limits of its cloud<p>This week, Amazon Web Services gave its clearest acknowledgement to date that it …

Amazon

How To Enable Shell Script Debugging Mode in Linux

A script is simply a list of commands stored in a file. Instead of running a sequence of commands by typing them one by one all the time on the …

Linux

Why Django is the Best Framework for Python Developers

Image Courtesy: Django Community<p>Python developers have a big pool of frameworks to choose from for their web projects. However, Django, without a …

How to Use wget, the Ultimate Command Line Downloading Tool

Newer isn’t always better, and the wget command is proof. First released back in 1996, this application is still one of the best download managers on …

Command-line

20 Linux Server Hardening Security Tips

Securing your Linux server is important to protect your data, intellectual property, and time, from the hands of crackers (hackers). The system …

Linux hardening: a 15-step checklist for a secure Linux server

Most people assume Linux is secure, and that’s a false assumption. Imagine your laptop is stolen without first being hardened. A thief would probably …

Linux

SQL Server on Linux: Runs well in spite of internal quirks. Why?

<b>First Look</b> Microsoft has released a public preview of SQL Server for Linux, and I took it for a spin.<p>There are three supported platforms for SQL …

Linux

4 Types of Software Testing and When You Should Use Them

The way customers see it, your software release cycle looks like this:<p>Take ages developing the software<br>• Beta test<br>• Add a few features, fix a few …

Software Engineering

Nothing good is free: How Linux and open source companies make money

We all know how popular and helpful Linux and open source products are, but since most of them are available for free, how do the companies that …

Linux

Do not change Linux files using Windows apps and tools

I have to provide this guidance at least 2-3 times a day so instead I am publishing it here so everyone can find / link-to this guidance.<p>There is one …

Linux

Is Agile The Antidote To Your Horrible Boss?

If you’ve toiled in a big organization for any time, you’re familiar with the whips and scorns of an insolent supervisor and the sneer of cold command. In the midst of multiple put-downs and slights of your best efforts, it’s little consolation that your horrible boss is just as unhappy as you are. …

Agile Development

Boeing 747s Will No Longer Make The World's Scariest Landing

KLM stopped flying the jumbo jet into St. Maarten today.<p>The world's scariest airplane landing—or coolest, depending on who you ask—happens when KLM flies its Boeing 747 flight into St. Maarten's Princess Juliana International Airport. For years, crowds have gathered on Maho Beach to watch the …

How to Become a Search Ninja: Harnessing the True Power of Google - Part 1 - Association of Internet Research Specialists | AIRS

Can't find that ever-elusive result you've been searching for? Tired of thinking there's no way to find a result without wading through …

Faster Wi-Fi will be in smartphones and laptops next year

WiGig promises enough speed for wireless VR<p>Wi-Fi is about to get much, much faster. The Wi-Fi Alliance is now beginning to certify smartphones, laptops, routers, and other devices that include a super-fast Wi-Fi standard called WiGig, which nearly doubles Wi-Fi’s current top speed. The Alliance …

Wi-Fi

Samsung might be making the Galaxy Note 8 after all

Drew Angerer/Getty Images<p>It appears as though Samsung might be continuing its line of Galaxy Note smartphones, despite earlier reports from the Korea Herald that the the Galaxy Note 7 was to be the last after its expensive recall.<p>In a statement to Reuters regarding a new upgrade program in South …

Samsung

Linux exploit gives any user full access in five seconds

The bug was first spotted by Linus Torvalds 11 years ago, but never patched.<p>If you need another reason to be paranoid about network security, a serious exploit that attacks a nine-year-old Linux kernel flaw is now in the wild. The researcher who found it, Phil Oester, told <i>V3</i> that the attack is …

Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 7 compensation program will reportedly let customers get a Galaxy S8 for free

It was first reported earlier this week that Samsung is preparing a new compensation program for Galaxy Note 7 owners who have already been through a …

Samsung

Hack This: An Overdue Python Primer | Motherboard

In writing the most recent Hack This ("Scrape the Web with Beautiful Soup") I again found myself trapped between the competing causes of blog-brevity and making sure everything is totally clear for non-programmers. It's a tough spot! Recapping every little Python (the default language of Hack This) …

Python Programming