Wrangling programming languages, Linux command-line play, Bio-Linux, Markdown editors, and more

Wrangling programming languages, Linux command-line play, Bio-Linux, Markdown editors, and more

We round up reader-favorites from the past week.

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Weekly top 10 (November 26-December 2)

Here are our most popular Opensource.com articles from the past week:

Programming books on a shelf

A polyglot environment is a double-edged sword, bringing benefits along with complexities that may...
Linux toy: boxes

Learn how to use the boxes utility to draw shapes with characters at the Linux terminal and make...

Linux distro's integrated software approach offers powerful bioinformatic data analysis with a...

A technology evangelist shares his open source journey.
Typewriter keys

I do most of my writing in a text editor and format it with Markdown —articles, essays, blog posts...
magnifying glass on computer screen

One great thing about programming languages is that there is such diversity that you can choose the...
and old computer and a new computer, representing migration to new software or hardware

Repurpose an outdated computer to browse the internet and watch videos on your big screen TV.
Linux toy: sl

Using the sl command, you can train yourself to get on track with a fun command-line experience.
Balance seesaw on a building

Understand the factors advancing the open source model's evolution.
Command line prompt

PerfSONAR is a network measurement toolkit collection for testing and sharing data on end-to-end...

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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.