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Who are the elite contributors?

FOSS is __FUN__: The Unsung Heroes

There is always an ongoing debate in FOSS circles on how to define a FOSS contributor. What is real FOSS contribution? Who are the elite contributors, and who are the also-rans? This debate…

Hari Vasudev

‘Hundreds Working on Open Source Projects at Yahoo!, and We’ll Continue to Hire’

Yahoo! is a brand associated with open source, particularly for its contributions to the open source community. LINUX For You caught up with Hari Vasudev, VP, Cloud Platform Group, Yahoo! India R&D, to…

Stop-motion annimation

Make Your Own Stop-Motion Animation Using Stopmotion

This is one of those projects done during a lazy afternoon when creativity is bubbling up. In this article, I will introduce the core concept of animation, and how one would go about creating a short film, step by step, using free and open-source software

Homepage of website

How WordPress Saved the Day

One fine day, the most formidable teacher in the school summons me. I go to her thinking these are my last few minutes in school. However, when I arrive, I’m pleasantly surprised: there’s…

Analytics and all that jazz...

Setting up Analytics for your Android App

So how do developers launch their Android apps and market them on a war footing? While you may monitor qualitative comments from users, you simply cannot ignore usage analytics. Here are some guidelines…

Python threading and its caveats

Python Threading and its Caveats

As a rapid application development language, Python is highly preferred for being easy to use, feature-rich and robust. With multi-core processors now becoming more ubiquitous, one would expect Python programs to exploit redundant…

Specify complex access controls with ease

Gitolite: Administer a Central Git Repository without Going Insane

Over the past few years, centralised version control systems like SVN have steadily given way to distributed systems like Git or Mercurial — the former undoubtedly the more powerful and popular of the…

Google Maps integrated into an HTML page

Google Maps JavaScript API: Making Your Website Livelier

This article explains how to embed Google Maps in a website, using the JavaScript API for Maps. Mapping solutions can be embedded in your website to display locations of various places, provide directions,…

Better queries with MySQL

Better Queries with MySQL, Part 1

This article helps you write high-performance MySQL queries, by pointing out the various pitfalls and dangerous misconceptions that developers have. How many times have you found yourself in a situation where your Web…

Oops!

Understanding a Kernel Oops!

Understanding a kernel panic and doing the forensics to trace the bug is considered a hacker’s job. This is a complex task that requires sound knowledge of both the architecture you are working…

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