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High Performance Python High Performance Python
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Building Web APIs with Flask Building Web APIs with Flask
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An Introduction to Flask An Introduction to Flask
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Make: Wearable Electronics Make: Wearable Electronics
by Kate Hartman
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Introduction to Java Introduction to Java
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HTML5 Graphics with SVG & CSS3 HTML5 Graphics with SVG & CSS3
by Kurt Cagle
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Getting Started with Arduino Getting Started with Arduino
by Massimo Banzi
Third Edition
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Sensor Networks Sensor Networks
by Patrick DiJusto, Emily Gertz
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The Erlang Run-Time System The Erlang Run-Time System
by Erik Stenman
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Getting Started with the Parallax Propeller Getting Started with the Parallax Propeller
by Jessica Uelmen
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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: 29 August 2014

August 29, 2014

Inside Google’s Secret Drone Delivery Program (The Atlantic) — passed proof-of-concept in Western Australia, two years into development. Readings in Databases — A list of papers essential to understanding databases and building new data systems. (via Hacker News) Todd Park …

Four short links: 28 August 2014

August 28, 2014

PlotDevice — A Python-based graphics language for designers, developers, and tinkerers. More in the easy-to-get-started + visual realm, like Processing. (via Andy Baio) Scumblr and Sketchy Search — Netflix open sourcing some scraping, screenshot, and workflow tools their security team …

Four short links: 27 August 2014

August 27, 2014

Discourse turns 1.0 — community/forum software that doesn’t suck. Programmable Matter (IEEE Spectrum) — recap of where research is going in this area. Liquibase — source control for your database. Apache 2.0 licensed. A Few Useful Things to Know About …

Four short links: 25 August 2014

August 25, 2014

Greenscreen — Chromecast-based open source software for digital signs. Reverse Engineering Censorship in Chinese Cyberspace (PDF) — researchers create accounts and probe to see which things are blocked. Empirical transparency. USB Condom — A protective barrier between your device and …

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Open Source Experts

Thomas Nadeau Thomas Nadeau Tom is a Distinguished Engineer at Brocade where he is The Chief Architect of Open Source in the Software Business Unit. Tom runs teams responsible for building commercial products based on open source, as well as contributions to upstream open source projects such as Open Daylight and Open Stack. Tom…

Jake VanderPlas Jake VanderPlas Jake VanderPlas is a long-time user and developer of the Python scientific stack. He finished his PhD in Astronomy at the University of Washington in 2012, and currently works as an interdisciplinary research director at the University of Washington, conducts his own astronomy research, and spends time advising and consulting…

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.

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.

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