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The ability to customize applications is one of the great strengths of open source. Disabilities significantly impact people’s lives. As someone with dyspraxia and dyslexia, I can tell you that is true. One thing that mitigates my difficulties is the technology I use, such as a screen-reader and task manager. I’ve set up an ecosystem of sorts that …

Knitting as Programming or how I learned programmers owe it all to fiber As part of my bootcamp, I was asked to present for 10 minutes on any topic. I’ve been crocheting since 2013 and knitting since 2018, and I had noticed some similarities between the way I approached a project in either fiber arts …

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 mistakes of novice programmers, those who are just learning or just starting to work, are very similar to each other. Many of them can be called not mistakes, but behavioral features, stages all beginners go through. We as Java course creators are interested in this topic, so we interviewed opinion leaders and collected the …

Synthetic data, NFTs, composable business and agile development — and customer breakups — are among the top strategic predictions for 2022 and beyond. It’s time to break up with your bad customers. Organizations often try to keep customers at any cost — even when they aren’t a perfect fit. But trying to cater your product …

The damage related to cybercrime is projected to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. To give you a better view of the current state of overall security, we’ve collected 29 vital statistics about data breaches, hacking, industry-specific statistics, as well as spending and costs.   The Big Five Worldwide spending on cybersecurity is going to …

We asked our 2020 intake of Technology Pioneers for their views on how technology will change the world in the next five years. From quantum computers and 5G in action to managing cancer chronically, here are their predictions for our near-term future.   1. AI-optimized manufacturing Paper and pencil tracking, luck, significant global travel and opaque supply …

The business impact companies are making with big data analytics is driving investment in digital transformation across the board. Faced with multiple waves of disruption in a COVID-19 world, almost 92% of companies are reporting plans to spend the same or more on data/AI projects, according to a recent survey from NewVantage Partners. Small wonder. Data mature companies are …

Applying open organization principles can help us build the kind of global governance and foster the cooperation necessary to address climate and humanitarian development. In the first part of this extended review of The Age of Sustainable Development” by Jeffrey Sachs, I outlined the author’s argument about the environmental impacts of economic development. In the second article, I discussed the …

This year’s Earth Day theme is restoration. We need to reverse the detrimental effects of climate change and stop the pollution of our eco-system to preserve our planet for future generations. Consider this. Every year we are losing 4.7 million hectares of forests, an area larger than Denmark, according to UN data. For sports fans, this …