If you are a developer, you cannot avoid learning UNIX. You may be able to get by day-to-day with graphical tools, and you will not advance your career without learning and understanding the UNIX ecosystem. To be productive as a developer is to know UNIX.
If you haven’t done it already, get yourself a Raspberry Pi and install Linux on it
Everyone in software engineering should go through the process of installing an operating system from scratch I don’t care that you don’t have a degree in Computer Science. I don’t care that you learned coding from a six-week boot camp. You may know how to code, but if you don’t know how to troubleshoot your … Continue reading If you haven’t done it already, get yourself a Raspberry Pi and install Linux on it
Microsoft and Apple Have Everything to Lose if Chromebooks Succeed
Desperate times call for desperate measures at Microsoft. Frobes reports: Despite a lacklustre start, Chromebooks are becoming relatively popular in the super-budget end of the portable market. This has worried Microsoft for some time. After all, with a Google-centric experience, not to mention an operating system in the form of Chrome OS, there’s little if … Continue reading Microsoft and Apple Have Everything to Lose if Chromebooks Succeed
Java, Linux and UNIX: How much things have progressed
I am putting together an Ubuntu Server box to act as a RAID file server for our family photo, video and document archives. It’s been a long time since I put together a hardware system myself and I am enjoying the experience. It is good to catch up on new technologies – last time I … Continue reading Java, Linux and UNIX: How much things have progressed