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FOSS Skills that will Get You Hired This Year

The FOSS appeal seems to be growing. Industry pundits reveal that open source skills can be a great differentiator for aspiring tech candidates in 2014. The sluggish economy and the high number of…

Poll Results: Common Myths about Software Developers

Welcome back to the poll results where we let our readers know which way the votes went, on the hottest topics in the open source domain. Few days back, we asked our readers,…

Jumpstart Linux Kernel Module Programming

Here’s an introduction to the Linux kernel module, along with an explanation on how to write a simple pluggable module to the Linux kernel and load the module into the existing kernel. The…

Secure Your PHP Application

In the open source world, PHP programming is always given first preference due to its availability and flexibility. It is a powerful server side scripting language and provides a robust framework to create…

Use CoffeeScript To Write Your JavaScript

JavaScript has become the lingua franca of the Web and has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. Many frameworks and technologies have been inspired by JavaScript, and it now powers most…

Bluefish-The Feature Rich Editor

This light and fast open source editor, best suited for Web development, is available across multiple platforms and supports many programming languages. The editor has also been translated to Tamil. Bluefish is an…

Moth that caused the malfunction in the Mark II computer

Joy of Programming: Why is a Software Glitch Called a ‘Bug’?

In this column, we’ve always covered unusual and interesting technical topics. This month, we discuss the word “bug”, and the history behind its use in the software context. There are three things common…

Is it the best IDE?

FOSS is __FUN__: The Best IDE

In any forum that talks about programming, a frequent topic is, “What is the best IDE for the language/framework under discussion?” This often leads to lengthy flame wars, because programmers are passionate about the…

Visibility?

Joy of Programming: Scope, Lifetime and Visibility in C

Often, programmers confuse the scope, lifetime and visibility of variables. So I’ll cover these three important concepts in this month’s column. Whenever you declare a variable, you determine its scope, lifetime and visibility….

Yup, Lisp time again!

Lisp: Tears of Joy, Part 4

Lisp has been hailed as the world’s most powerful programming language. But only the top percentile of programmers use it, because of its cryptic syntax and academic reputation. This is rather unfortunate, since…

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