The Python Turtle graphics provide easy and fun ways to teach kids programming basics.
When Ruth Bavousett attended her first Perl conference in 2012, she was worried how she'd be accepted as a transgender person. Three years on, she says everyone who comes in good faith is welcome.
Bruce Eckel is the author of Thinking in Java, Thinking in C++, and a number of other books on computer programming. He's been in the computer industry for 30 years and periodically gets frustrated and tries to quit—then something like Scala comes along and offers hope and sucks him back in. He's... Read more
Rust releases 1.0 and talks about their new 6-week release cycle. It will allow Rust users access to new features and bug fixes quickly, there are secondary effects that will hopefully lead to higher-quality releases as well.
Pierre-Yves Chibon reports from PyCon 2015 Language Summit and conference.
When it comes to teaching programming in an academic setting, what is the best programming language for the job? Grace is an open source programming language specifically designed to meet the needs of teaching and learning programming in an educational setting.
Welcome to the Opensource.com Weekly Top 5! We cover GitLab, Docker, Symphony... Firing community members and which is the best programming language... and more!
According to TheNextWeb, Data Scientists are “changing the face of business intelligence." And, the increased availability of data has made data science crucial to product development, and creating and managing innovations that are too complex for automated systems, especially in a world where... Read more
By relaxing its rather constrictive membership process, The Python Software Foundation is starting to uncoil. And Nick Coghlan, Provisioning Architect in Red Hat Engineering Operations, couldn't be happier. Coghlan recently earned a seat on the Foundation's Board of Directors, where he'll help... Read more