Life

Open source solutions impact our daily lives in an interesting variety of ways. Read our collection of articles on how open source technologies are making lives better.

Perl might be old school, but it continues to attract new users

Perl might be old school, but it continues to attract new users
The powerful and pragmatic nature of Perl and its supportive community make it a great choice for a wide array of uses across a variety of industries.Read more

Georgia state government earns national recognition for web accessibility

Georgia state government earns national recognition for web accessibility
The state of Georgia was nationally recognized last month by the National Association of State CIOs for its Accessible Platform Initiative .Read more

3D-printed violins, a new tool from NASA, and more open source news

Open source news roundup for October 16-29, 2016
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at a 3D-printed violin, a NASA tool for calculating orbital trajectories, and...Read more

Top 5: Time management tools, FOSS cryptography, and more

Top 5 articles of the week on Opensource.com
In this week's Top 5, we highlight time management tools; thoughts on FOSS cryptography; tips and resources for MySQL beginners; Python file-...Read more

Open Chemistry project raises up the next generation of researchers

Open Chemistry project raises up the next generation of researchers
Learn about a few Google Summer of Code projects hoping to bring high quality open source tools to scientific research communities.Read more

Getting Groovy with data

Getting Groovy with data
Groovy is an excellent complement to Java, and provides a compact, highly expressive and compatible scripting environment. Learn how to get started...Read more

APIStrat Boston to highlight link between APIs and open source projects

APIStrat Boston to highlight link between APIs and open source projects
Learn about a few hot topics that will be covered at the API Strategy and Practice event.Read more

Trick or treat with funny Perl modules

Trick or treat with funny Perl modules
Some of these modules, while obviously fitting into the "frivolous or trivial" category, are excellent learning exercises.Read more