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Top 5 articles of the week for March 31
Top 5: Vi-mode in your shell, Scratch and Logo, and more
In this week's Top 5, we highlight vi-mode editing, teaching programming with Scratch, command shells, DIY smog sensors in Germany, and how to harness open source powers for humanitarian efforts.
Top 5 articles of the week
Learn how you can use your open source skills to make a difference in the world. Kate Chapman talks about how open source powers can be used for good with emergency humanitarian situations and development opportunities across the world.
A city in Germany is developing their own IoT sensors to measure air quality to help combat the smog problem. Heiko Rupp breaks down what’s going on in Germany to combat air pollution and how you can even build one of your own.
Linux command shells are almost as hot of a topic as text editors among Linux users. This week, we asked Opensource.com readers which command shell they preferred. What did over 1600 of you say?
Teach your kids or students about programming with the turtle and the cat. Anderson Silva shows us how this small side project from MIT mirrors the same effect Logo had on early programmers of the 1980s.
Get an introduction to using vi-mode for line editing at the command line. Fedora contributor Adam Miller teaches you to borrow vi key bindings to use inside of your command shell.
What if you could write your own web services? Tom McLaughlin gets you started with this tutorial.