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2 new tools for creating more accessible projects

Fri, 2017-03-24 12:29
Accessibility has been an afterthought in development for far too long. The result has been costly retrofitting, the risk of inaccessible solutions, and unhappy users.We are where we are because developers often ignore accessibility in hopes that it will resolve on its own.read more

FYI anyone who codes outside work: GitHub has a contract to stop bosses snatching it all

Fri, 2017-03-24 11:06
For better work-life balance, work more outside of workIn contrast to the restrictions many companies place on their workers, GitHub believes it can loosen the reins through the release of its Balanced Employee Intellectual Property Agreement (BEIPA).…

KDevelop 5.1 Open-Source IDE Launches with LLDB and OpenCL Support, Many Changes

Fri, 2017-03-24 09:43
The development team behind the popular, open-source, cross-platform, free and powerful KDevelop IDE (Integrated Development Environment) were proud to announce the official release and general availability of KDevelop 5.1.

LinkedIn starts piping sales data to Salesforce and Dynamics

Fri, 2017-03-24 08:20
Remember when Marc Benioff said Microsoft buying LinkedIn was dangerous?LinkedIn has revealed a new version of its SaaSy Sales Navigator that pipes activities from the network into Salesforce.com.…

Vim Shortcuts and Text Searches

Fri, 2017-03-24 06:57
Carla Schroder shows how to create custom keystrokes, perform text searches, and do other useful things with vim.

What does an ad agency's source code look like?

Fri, 2017-03-24 05:34
In a previous article, I explained why "openness" is a solution the advertising industry should consider when attaining growth. I also explained how we've so far misunderstood the promise of openness.This article will articulate exactly what it means for agencies to "go open," and what that will entail.The 'open source' advertising agency"Open": universally accessible and open to contribution"Source": the unique logic that solves certain problems.read more

How to Manage Processes in Linux

Fri, 2017-03-24 04:11
A process is the abstraction used by the Linux operating system to represent a running program. Each process in Linux consists of an address space and a set of data structures within the server kernel. The address space contains the code and libraries that the process is executing, the process’s variables, its stacks, and different additional information needed by the kernel while the process is running.

GNOME 3.24: New Linux desktop is fast, responsive

Fri, 2017-03-24 02:48
With the release of GNOME 3.24, Bryan Lunduke decided to give the Linux desktop another try. Results: It’s fast, responsive and includes great new features, such as Night Light.

Modular, open source robotics kit lets you build your own 3D printer

Fri, 2017-03-24 01:25
Plugg.ee Labs’s Cortex-M3 based “JuicyBoard” robotics kit is designed for building stepper motor controlled devices like 3D printers or CNC routers. The JuicyBoard has surpassed its modest funding goals on Crowd Supply, providing a modular, open source development kit for stepper motor oriented devices such as 3D printers and CNC routers. Built around an NXP […]

3 open source link shorteners

Fri, 2017-03-24 00:02
Nobody likes an impossibly long URL.They're hard to decipher. But sometimes, between a deep directory structure on a site, plus a large number of parameters tacked on to the end, URLs just begin to get unwieldy. And back in the days before Twitter added their own link shortener to their service, a long URL meant taking precious characters away from your tweets.read more

PSSH – Execute Commands on Multiple Linux Servers in Parallel

Thu, 2017-03-23 22:39
PSSH stands for ParallelSSH, is a beautiful slim utility, which is capable to run commands on multiple Linux servers simultaneously with minimal system load on the client host.

How to Create a Wifi Hotspot in Ubuntu

Thu, 2017-03-23 21:17
For a long time, setting up a WiFi hotspot was never an easy task in Linux. Here we show you an easy way to set up a Wifi hotspot in Ubuntu.

How to write a web service using Python Flask

Thu, 2017-03-23 19:54
Many of our customers are building useful services using our webhook feature—but unfortunately, others are not. Often we hear that no one on their team is proficient enough to write a service that can ingest a webhook payload and do something with the data. That leaves them either hoping to get cycles from their development team (unlikely) or continuing to do without.read more

You will want to force your CPU into high performance mode for Vulkan games on Linux due to a bug

Thu, 2017-03-23 18:31
There's an interesting bug in the Linux CPU governor that will actually bring down performance in Vulkan games.

5 simple steps to change the Linux Splash screen.

Thu, 2017-03-23 17:08
Splash screen is nothing but the picture that’s gets displayed in the background while booting the Linux operating system.Splash screen definitions are defined in the grub.conf file and this splash screen image file resides inside the /boot partition. This tutorial will Teach how to change splash screen.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Launches With Improved Security

Thu, 2017-03-23 14:59
After more than six years of availability, Red Hat continues to update RHEL 6 with incremental features and security improvements.

How to Replace CyanogenMod with LineageOS on Your Android Device

Thu, 2017-03-23 13:36
Custom ROM users should already know that CyanogenMod is no longer supported. Here’s how you can switch seamlessly and replace CyanogenMod with LineageOS on Android.

Unbuntu splats TITSUP bug spread in update

Thu, 2017-03-23 12:13
Fat-thumbed DNS patch unpatched, time to re-patchA simple library update turned into a white-knuckle ride for Ubuntu sysadmins, who have lit up Reddit and StackOverflow to complain that their 'net connections went TITSUP (Total Inability To Support Usual Performance).…

Easier Persistent Memory Programming with Extensions to libstdc++ and libc++

Thu, 2017-03-23 10:50
Persistent memory, unlike volatile memory, retains its contents even if the server has a power failure. However, as Tomasz Kapela, Software Engineer at Intel, points out during his LinuxCon Europe 2016 talk, persistent memory is hard to achieve. Since persistent memory programming is non-trivial, they have been focused on making it easier for the end user and for applications to use persistent memory correctly.

Hello Debugger!

Thu, 2017-03-23 09:28
Sometimes, we get ideas we wish we’d thought of sooner. A couple months ago, I got this one: break to the debugger from the source code. (Not specifically Linux, just a cool idea I had.)