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5 Linux Desktop Environments on the Rise for 2017

With each passing year, the Linux desktop ecosystem shifts and morphs from one darling to the next. Although it’s sometimes challenging to tell, from …

Death to JIRA

I have long held that Atlassian’s ubiquitous JIRA bug-tracker / feature-planner serves a valuable purpose in the software biz: it gives project teams a common enemy to bond together against. Alas, it’s not worth it. JIRA’s design is fundamentally antithetical to good software development, if it is …

3 Ways to Permanently and Securely Delete 'Files and Directories' in Linux

In most cases the means we use to delete a file from our computers such as using Delete key, Trash files or rm command, which do not permanently and …

Linux

New Python 3.6 Release Addresses a Growing User Base

The coding community got a nice bonus gift under our collective Christmas tree on December 23, 2016, when the Python Software Foundation released the …

Software Engineering

12 Useful Commands For Filtering Text for Effective File Operations in Linux

In this article, we will review a number of command line tools that act as filters in Linux. A <b>filter</b> is a program that reads standard input, performs …

UNIX

Python Development: 7 Libraries to Look For in 2017

Django continues to be the pick of libraries for Python developers. However, there are some not-so-well-known libraries that happened to gain …

Software Engineering

10 Interesting Linux Command Line Tricks and Tips Worth Knowing

I passionately enjoy working with commands as they offer more control over a Linux system than <b>GUIs</b> (<b>Graphical User Interfaces</b>) applications, …

UNIX

Hackers Are Hijacking Phone Numbers And Breaking Into Email, Bank Accounts: How To Protect Yourself

Security

Learn Python: A Free Online Course from Google

Google has created a free Python class designed for “people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python.” A fortunate thing …

Culture

Fedora 25 review: The best Linux distro of 2016 arrived at the last moment

Wayland is quite slick, and Fedora even addressed its biggest weakness—the update process.<p>For the past several releases, the Fedora Project has been …

Linux

Microsoft Azure vs Amazon AWS: Comparison Between Two Cloud Computing Giants

Image source: KNOWARTH<p>Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS are two big names in the cloud computing world. Given the several benefits offered by the cloud …

How to use NMAP

Use the operating system that works for you. Nmap will run on a Windows system, however it generally works better and is faster under Linux so that …

JavaScript Clean Coding Best Practices

<b>Writing clean code is what you must know and do in order to call yourself a professional developer.</b>There is no reasonable excuse for doing anything …

Computer Science

8 Resources to Master Docker

There are number of different system platforms and operating systems that operate under different brands and use different software or language, …

Installation of CentOS 7.3 Guide

The latest version of <b>CentOS 7</b>, a Linux platform based on sources of <b>Red Hat Enterprise Linux</b>, has been released in November this year with many bug …

How to Customize, Control the Command Prompt in Windows 10

How to Customize, Control the Command Prompt in Windows 10<p>The good old command prompt is still handy, and it's more robust and customizable in …

Command-line

A Ton of Popular Netgear Routers Are Vulnerable to Hackers—And There’s No Easy Fix

A vulnerability in some popular Netgear routers has gone unpatched for months. Left unchecked, it leaves thousands of home networking devices exposed …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

Automation

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 Extends Cloud Reach With Hardware

This week, Amazon Web Services gave its clearest acknowledgement to date that it doesn't really expect everyone's computing to happen in its data …

Amazon