April 2016 highlights and top 10 articles

Top 10 and editor's picks: April review

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Opensource.com brought in 840,459 page views in April, giving us our second highest traffic month ever. We announced our first Open Source Yearbook print editions, which are available on Lulu. We published 97 articles and 5 series:

We launched Ask Safia, an open source community Q&A column written by Safia Abdalla. Safia's column is a great way to get help navigating open source communities. You can submit questions for Safia using our webform.

In April we welcomed 17 new authors, 60% of our content was contributed by members of the open source community, and our community moderators contributed 26 articles (27% of our total content).

The Open Organization community at Opensource.com welcomed its latest ambassador, Dr. Philip A. Foster.

April highlights

Top 6

Editor's Pick 6

Here are six must-read articles from April:

  1. How to use Darktable as a digital darkroom—by Seth Kenlon
  2. Open source geeks in a world of silos—by Ben Cotton
  3. A fresh look at the U.S. draft policy on 'federal sourcing'—by Mark Bohannon
  4. 11 resources for teaching and learning Python—by Brian Hall
  5. 6 steps to calculate ROI for an open hardware project—by Joshua Pearce
  6. Value careers of achievement, not advancement—by Jackie Yeaney

Top 10 articles published in April

Faces looking up

  1. 11 resources for teaching and learning Python—by Brian Hall
  2. 6 top continuous integration tools—by Nitish Tiwari
  3. Automate your home with openHAB—by D Ruth Bavousett
  4. 3 cool projects to celebrate Arduino Day—by Tom Callaway
  5. 9 open source robotics projects—by Jason Baker
  6. 5 reasons to use Docker for productivity software installation—by Tatiana Kochedykova
  7. Containers, virtual machines, or bare metal?—by Jason Baker
  8. Finding the signal in the noise of Linux system monitoring—by Seth Kenlon
  9. 5 Eclipse tools for processing and visualizing data—by Tracy Miranda
  10. 5 open source programs for the automated teen's toolbox—by Rikki Endsley

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Rikki Endsley
Rikki Endsley - Rikki Endsley is a community manager 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.