The Many Alternative Computing Worlds of Linux

Have you ever wondered what happened to Linux? Linux is the free software created through the open source development process that many technology enthusiasts had predicted would revolutionize the world of computing. It may not be widely known, but Linux did revolutionize computing. If you own an Android phone or a Kindle e-reader, you are a Linux user. Linux is at the core of those popular devices and is found in a variety of other places, from the world’s most powerful supercomputers down to the tiny Raspberry Pi device that is a favorite among electronics hobbyists.
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Cloud Computing Basics — Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Generally, good programming is considered to be the measured applicationof an art form, craft or discipline, with the objective of producinga competent and evolving business solution. In traditional environments,computer programming is a practice that has multiple phases, such asdesigning, developing, testing, debugging and maintaining applicationcode.
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What’s the best entry point for women in computing? Open source.

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Leslie Hawthorn is the new community manager at Elastic Search, an open source real time data and analytics company, and a member of the program committee for the Grace Hopper conference that is held each year to increase “visibility for the contributions of women to computing.”

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