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16 Feb

Where are the open source jobs?

in Job, Code repositories, Databases, Linux, Programming, Web Programming
Linux

Very common questions when I speak at events or talk to my students is "What language should I learn?" or "Should I learn X?" or "My cousin Ralph said that there's no money in Y, is he right?"

In the spirit of providing more interesting trend data, I decided to take a look at what I could find in the job market to identify trends and especially to see how open source fares against closed source in a down economy. I hope this is helpful to you. I welcome your feedback and suggestions as always. Keep reading to view the results.

16 Feb

Does the operating system even matter anymore?

According to Wikipedia (and other sources): "A commodity is anything for which there is demand, but which is supplied without qualitative differentiation across a market. It is a product that is the same no matter who produces it, such as petroleum, notebook paper, or milk."

The following is a list of great software that runs on Windows, Linux, and other platforms.

15 Feb

Scalable techniques for large-text repositories: Google in a box with LAMP tools

I had the privilege of attending an excellent talk delivered by Dr. Shahzad Khan last week. Dr Khan delivered a talk about open source search technologies. It was fascinating to hear the state of Apache Lucene, Solr, and the Nutch project. The video of the talk is now available. The slides are attached in case you would like to follow along. Enjoy.

Scalable techniques for large-text repositories: Google in a box with LAMP tools from Andrew Ross on Vimeo.

Getting started with open mobile development on the Openmoko platform

Event: 
YYZ01
Speaker: 
Jean-Michel Bouffard