Top 10 September must-reads: Programming languages, Python books and libraries, Linux firewalls, DevOps tools, and more

Top 10 September must-reads: Programming languages, Python books and libraries, Linux firewalls, DevOps tools, and more

We've rounded up our top 10 reads from the past month.

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Rikki Endsley - Rikki Endsley is a community architect and editor for Opensource.com. In the past, she worked as the community evangelist on the Open Source and Standards (OSAS) team at Red Hat; a freelance tech journalist; community manager for the USENIX Association; associate publisher of Linux Pro Magazine, ADMIN, and Ubuntu User; and as the managing editor of Sys Admin magazine and UnixReview.com. Follow her on Twitter at: @rikkiends.