Data shows how wages have changed around the world. In many countries, wages have actually increased. Many developed countries have been able to offer wage subsidies. You can study the interactive version of this chart here.   Visualizing how COVID-19 impacted global wages In the years leading up to the pandemic, annual global wage growth was …

Agriculture’s impact on the planet is massive and relentless. Roughly 40 per cent of the Earth’s suitable land surface is used for cropland and grazing. The number of domestic animals far outweighs remaining wild populations. Every day, more primary forest falls against a tide of crops and pasture and each year an area as large …

A natural aptitude for learning languages is a stronger predictor of learning to program than basic math knowledge, or numeracy, according to new research. That’s because writing code also involves learning a second language, an ability to learn that language’s vocabulary and grammar, and how they work together to communicate ideas and intentions. Other cognitive …

Looking for a new text editor? Here are 31 options to consider. Computers are text-based, so the more things you do with them, the more you find yourself needing a text-editing application. And the more time you spend in a text editor, the more likely you are to demand more from whatever you use. If …

92 million people are benefitting from programmes designed to improve the income of the world’s poorest households, a World Bank study has found. 700 million people are living in extreme poverty, which means surviving on less than $1.90 a day. It’s expected the pandemic will push an additional 100 million more people into extreme poverty. …

The decades pass, but we still write software in the same way as in the XX century. Our software is a large castle, formed by several layers superimposed and mixed, in order to facilitate its own maintenance, but which, in fact, end up creating the opposite effect: a true monolith. Whaaaattt? Oh yes! Class structures, …

Most new businesses don’t make it. In fact, 74% of startups that try to scale too quickly fail, according to a 2011 study by The Startup Genome. Scaling your startup for long-term success is critical. But when is the best time to scale, and what is the best way to do it? “Frequently, the difference …

COVID-19 has highlighted society’s reliance on digital connectivity, whilst exposing the access inequalities of developing countries. The tech industry is uniquely positioned to broaden digital access through 5G cloud-based storage solutions which could significantly lower the cost of devices. The Edison Alliance, a joint initiative between Verizon and the World Economic Forum, aims to prioritize …

2021 brings a renewed need to streamline operations by integrating application security into DevSecOps and accelerated adoption of autonomous cloud operations. The pandemic did not create the need for digital transformation, but it has accelerated it dramatically. Some organizations’ capacity for digital services was, to put it simply, unprepared for the volume of new users. …

Bash is the default command line shell on most Linux systems. So why not learn how to get the most out of it? Bash is the default command line shell on most Linux systems. So why not learn how to get the most out of it? This year, Opensource.com featured many great articles to help …