Top 5 articles of the week: May 20

Top 5: How to avoid burnout, GUI frameworks, and more

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In this week's Top 5, we highlight the project management tool Redmine, advice from a tech recruiter, a new open standard called "federated sharing," open source options to build a GUI framework, and how to avoid burnout in tech.

Top 5 articles of the week

5. Building a bootstrapped business on open source

This article is about the project management tool Redmine, and how it leads one company to offer a hosted version and create a new viable business.

4. Open source from a recruiter's perspective

Tech recruiter Lindsey Thorne gives us insight into why employers want open source contributors and why recruiters search for open source contributors.

3. The future of sharing: integrating Pydio and ownCloud

This article is about the "federated sharing," new open standard supported by the OpenCloudMesh project.

2. 3 open source Python GUI frameworks

Weekly writer and staff editor, Jason Baker, tells us this week that Python is a great language for beginners, but when you want to give your application a graphical interface, you'll need to learn to use a GUI framework. He gives three open source options.

1. 5 rules for avoiding burnout

This month, in her column Coffee Shop DevOps, Jen Krieger takes a look at ways to balance your workload, gracefully say "no," and avoid burnout.

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