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These 24 open source technologists share their programming origin stories. We asked our contributors What was your first programming language? but the question goes much deeper than that. There are stories to tell about who suggested it or what prompted you to learn it. If you were paid to do so, and what happened next. Then there’s a lot …

HSBC Bank USA, N.A., (HSBC), part of HSBC Group, announced that the Bank and Microsoft Corp. will provide grants and resources to support Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. The $350,000 two-year grant from HSBC will directly assist Feeding America in expanding its new workforce development initiative within communities in need. Microsoft is …

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 …

More than ever before, present day businesses want their IT systems to constantly evolve and be capable of responding positively to the changing goals and priorities. As they say, change is the only constant. In this context, microservices have become the proverbial  Holy Grail for solution architects to design and build modern software.  However, microservices …

We round up five of the top programming languages for DevOps and a few handy learning resources for each. I’ve been focused on infrastructure for the majority of my career, and the specific technical skills required have shifted over time. In this article, I’ll lay out five of the top programming languages for DevOps, and the …

Introduction Throughout the software engineering lifecycle, practices have come and gone. Those that have stuck and those that have withstood the test of time have been the building blocks of what we have today. They’ve pushed teams and developers alike to better code bases and practices. Here we discuss a few of the most notable …

Programming is not something that readily comes into mind when thinking about art, but many applications of programming allow for artistic expression. There is even a field of programming called creative coding where the goal is not to create something functional but rather expressive. Even though programming for art has been a thing for a while, it …

Why does text only come in this limited palette, and why does FreeDOS use those colors and shades, instead of some other colors? The answer, like many things in technology, is because of history. If you’ve looked carefully at FreeDOS, you’ve probably noticed that text only comes in a limited range of colors—sixteen text colors, and eight background …

You’ve probably seen an abundance of targeted ads as you browse the internet and social media. Have you ever visited a site once, only to find ads for that same product advertised across every platform you use? Did you mention a product in a conversation and find that you were served an ad for it …

IBM (NYSE: IBM) Security announced the results of a global survey examining consumers’ digital behaviors during the pandemic, as well as their potential long-term impact on cybersecurity. With society becoming increasingly accustomed to digital-first interactions, the study found that preferences for convenience often outweighed security and privacy concerns among individuals surveyed – leading to poor choices …