As 2015 winds down to a close, I reflect on what 2015 brought IT.
New Mac OS X Means New Tricks...
Wow, who abducted our Windows 10 assumptions and left this smooth running and easy-to-use Operating System in their place?
I spend a lot of time online looking for answers. I spend a lot of time online crowd sourcing various communities for those answers. I spend a lot of time online sifting through the best online community based forums to find how-to tutorials and quick fixes. In this spirit, I present the best question/answer sites for developers, programmers, mobile devs and web hosting professionals.
There are times when you want to browse the web but you want to do it privately, without being traced. Sure, you could go ahead and utilize the incognito feature built into most major web browsers however to truly browse in anonymity, there is nothing better than utilizing a secure SSH SOCKS Tunnel. In this quick "how-to", we are going to show you how to set up a secure SSH Socks Tunnel enabling you to route all your web traffic through your host.
Just got notice that Microsoft is making a full-featured version of Visual Studio available--for free. Traenk is happy.
A few months back I wrote a post titled "Why Open Source Matters: Musings from OSCON 2014". The post covered five reasons why Open Source matters. Those reasons were/are:
While those reasons still ring true, I want to use this space to center in on another topic speaking to why Open Source and OSS matters more than ever: project management and time constraints.
For the past week or so, Hong Kong has erupted with peaceful demonstrations advocating for the ousting of the Chinese premiere and the right to peacefully and openly elect his replacement. While the Chinese premiere, Xi Jinping, looks to be going nowhere one thing has become clear - the mobile devices and Internet connections which helped to grow the nightly demonstrations are quietly suffering an inward meta problem - malware, viruses and fake applications.
As mobile platforms become more prominent and are used more robustly to organize, carry out financial transactions and conduct daily personal business, the time has come to address mobile malware and fake applications.
Dr. Dobb's has announced the results of its annual Jolt Awards in the Best Books Category. The awards cover nominated books published during the twelve months ending June 30th. A total of 9 judges reviewed dozens of nominations to ultimately announce The Jolt Award for the year's best book, along with two Jolt Productivity and three Jolt Finalist awards.
The Jolt Award-winning Author for 2014 is (...drum roll...) Mark Summerfield, who here discusses his lauded book, Python in Practice: Create Better Programs Using Concurrency, Libraries and Patterns.
I get it.
You're new to the Linux Command Line and truth be told, you might be a little intimidated. Coming from the comfort of a PC or Mac desktop, the Linux Command Line (CLI) looks nothing like what you normally use. The Linux CLI is dark, it's secretive, it's bare bones minimal and it's anything but friendly to newcomers. And yet, the Linux CLI is highly useful, essential to using your Linux box or virtual machine and can, if done right, provide you with more insight and practical use than the Windows or Mac desktop ever could.
For those reasons, from someone who was also once a Linux newb, I present the top ten Linux CLI commands you need to master for basic Linux CLI comprehension.
This list will not make your a Linux System Admin however it will get you on your way with your foot in the ocean.
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Normally, I use this space to talk about tech issues. In a way, I will use this post to do that yet more than anything else, I am going to use this space to talk about the reality of continuing to learn in a professional setting. More specifically, I am going to use this space to talk about the importance of continued education in a professional/personal setting and some of the interactive tech tools – Learning Labs – InformIT offers to help you to continue to learn. I promise you, you’ll love Learning Labs.