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 threaten the organization.
Linux toy: boxes

Learn how to use the boxes utility to draw shapes with characters at the Linux terminal and make your words stand out.
A diagram of some plants.

Linux distro's integrated software approach offers powerful bioinformatic data analysis with a familiar look and feel.
Open here.

A technology evangelist shares his open source journey.
Typewriter keys

If you're looking for an easy way to format Markdown text, these editors may fit your needs.
magnifying glass on computer screen

It's not uncommon for modern applications to be composed of many parts, but the more languages you use, the greater the complexity.
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Repurpose an outdated computer to browse the internet and watch videos on your big screen TV.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

Set up a single-node configuration to measure your network performance.

About the author

Rikki Endsley - Rikki Endsley is the Developer Program managing editor at Red Hat, and a former 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...