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Show Me The Money: The New Open Source Motivation

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If you think open source programming is still about developers working on projects for love or to scratch an itch, think again. A recent Linux Foundation survey found that today's free software developers are in it for the money. One stereotype of an open source … [Read more...]

Why Containers Instead of Hypervisors?

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Our cloud-based IT world is founded on hypervisors. It doesn't have to be that way – and, some say, it shouldn’t be. Containers can deliver more services using the same hardware you're now using for virtual machines, said one speaker at the Linux Collaboration Summit, and … [Read more...]

On the Appreciation of Users

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Forty years ago, on 15 May 1974, a small group of Unix users met at Columbia University. They met to hear Ken Thompson, to exchange bugs and solutions concerning the Unix operating system and to share bugs and solutions concerning their DEC hardware. They needed each … [Read more...]

Measuring Success in an Open Source Project

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There are many ways to measure whether an open source project is gaining meaningful traction. Here how's OpenDaylight's doing it. Is Linux a success? Certainly. The Apache Web server? You betcha. Firefox, sure. But, what about smaller or newer open source projects? How … [Read more...]

SoapUI 201: Beyond the Basics

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In my previous article, Getting Started with SoapUI, I went over the basic functionality of SoapUI and the structure of a SoapUI project. Once you’ve set up test cases for SOAP, REST, JMS, JDBC or AMF APIs, and after you’ve added some assertions to validate your tests, you … [Read more...]

OpenDaylight: Open Source Programming to the Software-Defined Network

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As hypervisors changed data-center computing, so software-defined networking will change data-center networking. The open source OpenDaylight project is leading the way. If you follow networking vendors, you know they get along with one another about as well as a dog … [Read more...]

Introducing the API Testing Dojo

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We all know that testing software is very important. This sentiment only continues to grow as our lives become more and more engulfed with software enabled devices. And while businesses and solo developers alike understand the benefits of testing their websites and apps, API … [Read more...]

The Standards Wars and the Sausage Factory

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Standards-making is like sausage making. You need it, but it's ugly. Yet the standards process is the necessary evil behind every technology we rely on. On August 6, 1890, William Kemmler became a victim of an early technology standards war. In the 1880s, the … [Read more...]

It’s Not Just Android: 3 Upcoming Linux Mobile Operating Systems

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No matter the OS, HTML5 threads the apps together. Of the many mobile operating systems in the marketplace, Android has the largest share of users, and Android is based on Linux. It's not surprising then to know that Linux is also the basis for several new (if … [Read more...]

10 Live Wallpapers to Gussy Up Your Android Device

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Recently I fell in love with Android. I should say, I fell in love with Android again. We broke up for a while when I got an iPhone, but then I bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, and Android started seducing me. Next, I ditched my iPhone and switched to a Samsung Galaxy S4, and … [Read more...]