Use this handy mousetrap analogy to understand compiling code. Then download our new eBook, An open source developer’s guide to building applications. Source code must be compiled in order to run, and in open source software everyone has access to source code. Whether you’ve written code yourself and you want to compile and run it, …

Mastodon is not a corporation. All of its instances are staffed and supported by each server’s contributors. Here are a few other advantages. Social media is not always sociable, and sometimes we need a sufficient impetus to change what we do and what we read. I began using Twitter as a replacement for my RSS …

Rising cryptocurrency value causes a tectonic shift in the banking sector. There is little doubt that the term “fintech” is acquiring a whole new meaning with the advent of bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology. The blockchain industry is anticipated to increase from $7.18 billion in 2022 to $67.4 billion by 2026, with the majority of …

The European Union is advancing legislation to strengthen security requirements for all digital hardware and software products. The proposal aims to curb cybercrime, which cost the global economy an estimated €5.5 trillion in 2021. Many personal devices that are connected to the internet are particularly vulnerable to hacks. Lawmakers are seeking to strengthen cybersecurity requirements …

In the context of Natural Language Processing (NLP), topic modeling is an unsupervised learning problem whose goal is to find abstract topics in a collection of documents. Topic Modeling answers the question: “Given a text corpus of many documents, can we find the abstract topics that the text is talking about?” In this tutorial, you’ll: Learn about two …

Take a look at a data sharding scenario in which DistSQL’s flexibility allows you to create a distributed database. Distributed databases are common for many reasons. They increase reliability, redundancy, and performance. Apache ShardingSphere is an open source framework that enables you to transform any database into a distributed database. Since the release of ShardingSphere …

The most common misconceptions I’ve come across involve security, flexibility, and central management. Here, I debunk these sudo myths. Whether attending conferences or reading blogs, I often hear several misconceptions about sudo. Most of these misconceptions focus on security, flexibility, and central management. In this article, I will debunk some of these myths. Many misconceptions …

We all sometimes try taking on more significant tasks than we can deliver on—it stems directly from our human inability to evaluate complex tasks correctly. Let’s look at how you can address this in your IT journey. Iterate Moving in small, manageable steps is a cornerstone in many common methodologies in our industry: agile – …

Mother’s Day is a significant occasion to thank your mother and celebrate her motherhood. She is the one who loves you unconditionally and will not give a second thought if she needed to save your life by giving up her own. Mothers’ contribution to society is unmatchable. Motherhood is the greatest gift of God to …

With Elon Musk purchasing controlling interest in Twitter for $44 billion, the big question now remains, “what is he going to do with it?” Musk already says he wants to take the company private and promote “free speech.” But what does that mean? There is considerable legitimate concern over having one man—and especially one as …