Top 10 posts from in April 2014

Top 10 open source posts from April 2014

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We had a great April at bringing in 373,457 page views and 206,314 unique visits. During the month, we announced the recipients of the Community Awards, receiving heartfelt praise from one of the winners in this press release.

"As open source software continues to gain mainstream adoption, is serving a critical role in fostering a culture of collaboration to harness real-world experiences and tackle the business and technology challenges facing us today," said Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of platform evangelism. "I am deeply honored to be recognized by the community for contributing to this effort."


OpenStack continues to be a popular topic on the site. We published nine articles related to OpenStack news and updates which generated almost 13,000 page views. Our "What is OpenStack?" resource page maintained the 4th position on search results.

And, for the 4th month in a row, the most visited page on the site was Top 5 open source project management tools in 2014, written by Community Moderator, Robin Muilwijk. The article had almost 40,000 page views and continues to get steady traffic from search.

As always, a big thank you to our community of readers and contributors for sending in story ideas and submitting open source events. We also appreciate everyone sharing their favorite articles on social media—with peers, colleagues, students, educators, and more who are new to open source and the open source way.

Editor's picks

A few of our favorite articles from last month.

Top 10 articles on in April 2014

  1. 5 key insights on the transition from Windows to Linux, by Robin Isard | 8,532 page views
  2. 7 skills to land your open source dream job, by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) | 6,329 page views
  3. Linux to the rescue! Windows XP support discontinued today, by Luis Ibanez | 6,001 page views
  4. Five open source tools libraries need to know about, by Nicole C. Engard | 4,018 page views
  5. How Git redefined open source software development, by Matt Attaway | 3,553 page views
  6. The story of Koha, the first open source library management system, by Joann Ransom | 2,375 page views
  7. TryStack makes OpenStack experimentation easy, by Jason Baker (Red Hat) | 2,344 page views
  8. BASIC programming with Gambas for the beginner programmer, by Joshua Holm | 2,326 page views
  9. Crowdfunding an open source laptop, a new Apache project, and more, by Jason Baker (Red Hat) | 2,256 page views
  10. You can't have DevOps without open source, by Jen Krieger (Red Hat) | 2,256 page views




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Jason Hibbets
Jason Hibbets - Jason Hibbets is a senior community architect at Red Hat which means he is a mash-up of a community manager and project manager for He primarily works with the DevOps Team and Open Organization community. He is the author of The foundation for an open source city and has been with Red Hat since 2003. Follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets for a fun and shareable feed of his open source (and other)... more about Jason Hibbets