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Gabriel Ford, Sadie Ford and Melissa Ford's Hello, Scratch!

Linux Journal - Fri, 2017-07-28 08:22

In the new book Hello, Scratch! (published by Manning Publications), parents and kids work together to learn programming skills, but not in just any old way. They create new versions of old retro-style arcade games with the Scratch open-source visual programming language from the MIT Media Lab. more>>

Gabedit: the Portal to Chemistry

Linux Journal - Thu, 2017-07-27 10:59

Many chemistry software applications are available for doing scientific work on Linux. I've covered several here in previous issues of the magazine, and of them have their own peculiar specialties—areas where one may work better than another. So, depending on what your research entails, you may need to use multiple software packages to handle all of the work. more>>

Pydio

Linux Journal - Wed, 2017-07-26 06:02

Pydio describes itself as the world's largest open-source file sharing and synchronization project for the enterprise, and the newly announced Pydio 8 boasts a new user experience that the company says extends the platform's lead in design and simplicity, oversight, security and control. more>>

Postmortem: What to Do After a Security Incident

Linux Journal - Tue, 2017-07-25 06:13

Incidents happen. Vulnerabilities happen. The quality of your response can make the difference between a bad day and a disaster. What happens after the response can make the difference between endless firefighting and becoming stronger with every battle. A quality postmortem analysis is free ammunition. more>>

Rogue Wave Software's Zend Studio

Linux Journal - Mon, 2017-07-24 05:52

The quick pitch for Rogue Wave Software's Zend Studio, recently updated to version 13.6, is "the PHP IDE for smarter development". Zend Studio 13.6, says Rogue Wave, offers 3X faster performance in indexing, validation and searching of PHP code, and it allows users to code faster, debug more easily and leverage the massive performance gains in PHP 7. more>>

Managing Docker Instances with Puppet

Linux Journal - Thu, 2017-07-20 07:40

In a previous article, "Provisioning Docker with Puppet", in the December 2016 issue, I covered one of the ways you can install the Docker service onto a new system with Puppet. By contrast, this article focuses on how to manage Docker images and containers with Puppet. more>>

Getting Sticky with It

Linux Journal - Wed, 2017-07-19 07:33

Although they might not be so good for credit cards or floppy disks, magnets are one of those things that always have fascinated me. For the past few years, I've wanted to get a set of the round Zen Magnets to play with—they're sort of like an extra science-y version of LEGOs. Unfortunately, before I was able to purchase any, the US government banned their sale! more>>

Scissors, Paper or Rock?

Linux Journal - Tue, 2017-07-18 05:05

In this article, I'm going to tackle a children's game that's extraordinarily complicated, with many variations, and the programming task is going to be quite tricky. Just kidding! Rock Paper Scissors (or RPS, as it's known) is pretty darn easy to simulate because there aren't really many variants or possible outcomes. more>>

Celtra's AdCreator Platform

Linux Journal - Mon, 2017-07-17 05:53

Mobile advertising campaigns today are often hampered by broken, non-viewable ads with a poor UX experience. An important open-source initiative aimed at solving this problem and making the web better for all is the AMP Project, which enables the creation of websites and ads that are consistently fast, beautiful and high-performing across devices and distribution platforms. more>>

All Your Accounts Are Belong to Us

Linux Journal - Thu, 2017-07-13 07:47

Last weekend my work phone suddenly stopped working. Not the phone itself, but rather all service stopped. I first noticed (of course) due to an inability to load any web pages. Then I tried calling someone and realized my phone was disconnected. In fact, when someone tried to call me, it said the line was no longer in service. more>>

Applied Expert Systems, Inc.'s CleverView for TCP/IP on Linux

Linux Journal - Wed, 2017-07-12 09:13

The contemporary data center is typified by an ever-increasing amount of traffic occurring between servers, observes Applied Expert Systems, Inc. (AES), sagely. Fulfilling the logical need to facilitate improved server-to-server communications, AES created CleverView for TCP/IP on Linux, now at v2.7. CleverView provides IT staff access to current and more>>

Sysadmin 101: Alerting

Linux Journal - Tue, 2017-07-11 04:59

This is the first in a series of articles on system administrator fundamentals. These days, DevOps has made even the job title "system administrator" seem a bit archaic, much like the "systems analyst" title it replaced. more>>

Android Candy: Exploding Kittens!

Linux Journal - Mon, 2017-07-10 06:18

I don't very often play games. I know that seems odd, because I do often write about gaming. Honestly though, I very rarely actually take the time to play video games. Recently, however, there has been an exception to that rule. more>>

Mistral Solutions' 820 Nano SOM

Linux Journal - Fri, 2017-07-07 08:56

One of the smallest System on a Module (SOM) solutions currently available in the market—measuring a mere 51mm x 26mm—is Mistral Solutions' 820 Nano SOM. The company predicts that its new 820 Nano SOM solution is "destined to be a preferred SoM in the industry". more>>

Linux for Everyone—All 7.5 Billion of Us

Linux Journal - Thu, 2017-07-06 04:58

Linux has long since proven it's possible for one operating system to work for everyone—also that there's an approach to development that opens and frees code so everyone can use it, improve it and assure its freedoms spread to everyone doing the same. more>>