Top 5 articles of the week: May 6

Top 5: My Linux Story from Uganda, Astro Pi flight case, DuckDuckGo's Instant Answers, and more

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In this week's Top 5, we highlight a Linux story about becoming a full stack engineer, how to make a Astro Pi flight case, DuckDuckGo on Instant Answers as they compete with search giants, an interview with a DrupalCon speaker about Arduino prototyping, and an interview with a user interface engineer prior to his talk at OSCON 2016.

Top 5 articles of the week

5. What makes React so special?

User interface engineer Brian Holt talks with Don Watkins about the advantages of React prior to his talk at OSCON 2016 this year in Austin, Texas.

4. The intersection of Drupal, IoT, and open hardware

DrupalCon NA is coming up in New Orleans, and speaker Amber Matz talks with Jason Hibbets prior to her talk about Arduino prototyping. She describes it as: "Making crazy projects that are fun and maybe even a little practical."

3. 7 lessons from DuckDuckGo's Instant Answers project

The search engine DuckDuckGo passed 3 billion annual searches last year, in part due to their Instant Answers project. Find out how this unique method is helping them compete with search giants like Google.

2. Prepare your Raspberry Pi for space with an Astro Pi flight case

Ben Nuttall's column shares the 3D printing designs and instructions for how to make your own Astro Pi flight case for the Raspberry Pi.

1. Why and how I became a software engineer

Gloria is in school to become a full stack software engineer. Hear her story about how she got started with computers in Uganda, and later Linux.

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