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Video: Fundamentals of Data Analytics with Python: Understanding Python's Graphics Data Exploration Tools
In this excerpt from Fundamentals of Data Analytics in Python LiveLessons (Video Training), learn about Python's graphics data exploration tools.
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By Peter Wang, Aron AhmadiaDec 19, 2014
Video: Linux Web Operations Tutorial: Designing Web Application Infrastructure
In this excerpt from Linux Web Operations LiveLessons (Video Training), Ben Whaley talks about designing a web application environment to take into account scalability and security.
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By Ben WhaleyDec 10, 2014
Matthew HelmkeManaging Software in Ubuntu
This chapter from Ubuntu Unleashed 2015 Edition: Covering 14.10 and 15.04, 10th Edition discusses the options you have to manage your software in Ubuntu. pdating a full Ubuntu installation, including all the application software, is as simple as running the Update Manager program. You will discover just how easy it is to install and even remove various software packages.
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By Matthew HelmkeDec 9, 2014
Stephen B. MorrisHit the Ground Running with MongoDB and Python
Stephen B. Morris describes how to get started with MongoDB and Python. As usual with Python, you can get productive quickly, without worrying about complex IDEs. MongoDB has a simple data model and easy-to-understand semantics, giving you a handy on-ramp to this interesting technology.
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By Stephen B. MorrisSep 16, 2014

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John  TraenkenschuhFree Visual Studio?

Just got notice that Microsoft is making a full-featured version of Visual Studio available--for free.  Traenk is happy.

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By John TraenkenschuhCommentsNovember 20, 2014
Topics: Home & Office Computing,Dreamweaver & Flash,ASP .NET,Android,Python,Programming,ASP.NET,Open Source,Ajax,C#,Perl,C/C++,Web Development,Ajax & JavaScript,Ajax and JavaScript,Algorithms,HTML/CSS
Brad YaleWhy Open Source Matters: Musings from All Things Open 2014

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:


  1. Code, Glitches and Open Source Security
  2. Open Source Software
  3. GitHub
  4. The Stringent Control of Proprietary Software
  5. The Endless Ability to Test, Play and Alter

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.

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By Brad YaleCommentsOctober 23, 2014
Topics: Information Technology,Software Development & Management,Python,Programming,Open Source,Ruby/Ruby on Rails,Web Services,Perl,Web Development,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Android,Ajax & JavaScript,PHP,Linux/UNIX/Open Source Operating Systems,HTML5 & Web Standards,Process Improvement,Business & Management
Brad YaleMobile Malware and Fake Apps: Hong Kong, China and The New York Times

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.

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By Brad YaleCommentsOctober 2, 2014
Topics: Windows Phone,Software Security,General Security and Privacy,Information Technology,Open Source,iOS,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Android,Security,HTML5 & Web Standards
Heather FoxQ&A with 2014 Jolt Award Winner: "Python in Practice" Author Mark Summerfield

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.

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By Heather FoxCommentsOctober 1, 2014
Topics: Python,Open Source

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