These articles show the power of open source in business as tools, platforms, or integration points. This year, Opensource.com ran several great articles focusing on open source in business. These articles show the power of open source in business as tools, platforms, or integration points. Let’s review some of the top open source business stories …

The stormy cybersecurity horizon will leave its mark on cloud-based assets next year. However, despite the looming threats, experts see no stopping on migration to the cloud. 2021 was a pivotal year in cybersecurity, with ransomware dominating the headlines. With the upward trend in cybercrime unlikely to change next year, the need to secure cloud-based …

SlashData’s latest Developer Nation report looks at the popularity of programming languages and trends from the global developer community.  JavaScript is now used by more than 16.4 million developers globally, says a survey of more than 19,000 coders – making it the world’s most popular programming language “by a wide margin”. SlashData’s 21st State of the …

It’s no secret that PHP is sometimes considered a “low-barrier-to-entry” programming language. While there are some arguments against PHP, it’s mature, still among the top 10 most used programming languages worldwide, and one of the most popular languages to build maintainable, clean, fast, and reliable web apps. Nowadays, any software development involves more than an understanding …

CRISPR, Quantum, Graphene, Smart Dust, Digital Twins, the Metaverse… You’ve heard about it all. Seen it all. Read it all. These technologies no longer hold any secrets for you. Hell, you even regularly mention them over dinner and at work, and have become the go-to person for questions about future innovations. Yet, technology is ever-changing, …

The dreaded coder’s block! Two simple words that ruined more beginning careers than the whole legion of distant relatives armed with “Just get on with your current job, sweetie, you’re doing just fine” advice. Chances are, you have already encountered this vile beast, and if not, well, you better be prepared for it when it …

Predicting the future is hard and risky. Predicting the future in the computing industry is even harder and riskier due to dramatic changes in technology and limitless challenges to innovation. Only a small fraction of innovations truly disrupt the state of the art. Some are not practical or cost-effective, some are ahead of their time, …

It’s not just coding that we do in the open. When Nathaniel McCallum and I embarked on the project that is now called Enarx, we made one decision right at the beginning: the code for Enarx would be open source, a stance fully supported by our employer, Red Hat (see the standard disclaimer on my blog). All of …

Coding practices may vary. As a general principle, things work better when they’re done right. This also applies to code. Software developers tend to play by the rules more often than not. However, sometimes a code can be sloppy and disorganized and that doesn’t make anyone’s life any easier. According to the ubiquitous Pareto principle, …

There are many reasons to learn find, so download our free find cheat sheet to help you learn more about the command. Regardless of how organized I resolve to be, it seems there are always times when I just can’t locate a file. Sometimes it’s because I can’t remember the name of the file in …