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Real-Time Communication with WebRTC Real-Time Communication with WebRTC
Print: $24.99
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Building Web Apps with WordPress Building Web Apps with WordPress
by Jason Coleman, Brian Messenlehner
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $27.99
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Java Performance: The Definitive Guide Java Performance: The Definitive Guide
by Scott Oaks
Print: $44.99
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Make: Sensors Make: Sensors

Java 8 Pocket Guide Java 8 Pocket Guide
by Robert James Liguori, Patricia Liguori
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Just Hibernate Just Hibernate
by Madhusudhan Konda
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Make: Wearable Electronics Make: Wearable Electronics
by Kate Hartman
Print: $34.99

PostgreSQL: Up and Running PostgreSQL: Up and Running
by Leo Hsu, Regina Obe
Second Edition
Print: $29.99

Getting Started with OpenShift Getting Started with OpenShift
by Steven Pousty, Katie Miller
Print: $19.99

Getting Started with Sensors Getting Started with Sensors
by Tero Karvinen, Kimmo Karvinen
Print: $17.99

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Radar Report

Open Source in the Enterprise - Radar Report

Open Source in the Enterprise

An O'Reilly Radar Report

Using open source in the enterprise — the question is no longer "if," but "how?" The low cost, easy access, and expansive license terms of open source are certainly attractive — especially since IT budgets have decreased 3-5% every year, while software costs have increased, and IT staffs have been tasked to create web services and pursue Web 2.0 initiatives. Get the report.

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Online Courses

Certificate Series
Open Source Programming Certificate — The course series targets students who want to acquire the skills needed for programming on any Linux or Unix platform. The Open Source Programming Certificate series is comprised of five courses that span programming skills from intermediate to complex. Students learn the core technical skills necessary for a complete understanding of programming using open source operating systems, languages, libraries and databases. Enroll today!

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Open Source Answers

O'Reilly Answers: Clever Hacks. Creative Ideas. Innovative Solutions.

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Open Source News & Commentary

Four short links: 22 April 2014

April 22, 2014

PourOver — NYT open source Javascript for very fast in-browser filtering and sorting of large collections. LibreSSL — OpenBSD take on OpenSSL. Unclear how sustainable this effort is, or how well adopted it will be. Competing with OpenSSL is obviously …

Four short links: 18 April 2014

April 18, 2014

16 Interviewing Tips for User Studies — these apply to many situations beyond user interviews, too. The Backlash Against Big Data contd. (Mike Loukides) — Learn to be a data skeptic. That doesn’t mean becoming skeptical about the value of …

Four short links: 16 April 2014

April 17, 2014

morris.js — pretty time-series line graphs. Open Source CT Scanner — all the awesome. Alan Kay’s Reading List — in case you’re wondering what to add to the pile beside your bed. (via Alex Dong) Foldscope — origami optical microscope, …

Four short links: 14 April 2014

April 14, 2014

dategrep — print lines matching ranges of dates. Genius! Business Case Guidance in Agile Projects ( — how the UK govt signs off on Agile projects, which normally governments have no clue over how to handle properly. Hyper Growth Done …

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Open Source Experts

Andrew Stellman Andrew Stellman comes from a programming background, and has managed teams of requirements analysts, designers, and developers. He and Jennifer Greene formed Stellman & Greene Consulting in 2003, with a focus on project management, software development, management consulting, and software process improvement.

John Mertic John Mertic is a software engineer at SugarCRM. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in computer science from Kent State University, has several years of experience with PHP web applications. An avid writer, he has been published in php|architect, IBM Developerworks, and in the Apple Developer Connector. He has also contributed to…

Gerald Carter Gerald Carter currently works for HP, working on embedded printing appliances. He has published articles with various web-based magazines and teaches instructional courses as a consultant for several companies and conferences.

Federico Lucifredi Federico Lucifredi is the maintainer of the man suite, the primary documentation-delivery tool under Linux, a graduate of Boston College and Harvard University, and a software engineer-turned-manager at the Novell corporation.

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