March 5, 2014

First look: Docker is a better way to deploy your apps

An open source Linux container engine taking the world by storm is the newest, leanest, and cleanest way to get your app from development to production

February 25, 2014

Storage on a budget: GlusterFS shines in open source storage

But beware of trade-offs when it comes to documentation, management tools, and failover

December 9, 2013

Ubuntu 13.10: The good, the bad, and the ugly

The new Touch operating system for mobile devices is still a work in progress

October 17, 2013

Review: Salt keeps server automation simple

Salt brings simplicity, flexibility, and high scalability to Linux and Unix server infrastructure management -- it does Windows too

October 16, 2013

Review: 3 PhoneGap toolkits tame mobile app development

Adobe PhoneGap, AppGyver Steroids, and Telerik Icenium simplify app development, but shine brightest at debugging and app distribution

October 2, 2013

Review: 4 supercool JavaScript tools for data visualization

Free, open source D3, InfoViz, Processing.js, and Recline.js bring dynamic, interactive -- and jaw-dropping -- data-driven graphics to the Web browser

August 29, 2013

Review: Firefox OS sputters on the ZTE Open

The open source challenger is meant to be simple, but it crosses the line into the less than functional

August 13, 2013

MySQL face-off: MySQL or MariaDB?

MariaDB challenges MySQL with greater performance, more advanced features, and complete backward compatibility

August 7, 2013

Review: Apache OpenOffice 4 vs. LibreOffice 4.1

Not so fast, LibreOffice -- OpenOffice has a shiny, new, and improved major release of its own

August 2, 2013

Review: 5 free Linux text editors a developer could love

A programmer looks at the current versions of five well-known text editors and offers his take on how well they perform

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