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Five Signs You Should Be a Low-Code Developer

Posted In Working in Tech
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By Johan den Haan The demand for custom software has never been higher. There is an app for managing nearly every aspect of our lives, personally and professionally, and the enterprise is particularly hungry for more. Yet CIOs are painfully aware that the demand far exceeds their current ability to deliver. A recent CIO.com poll of more than 500 IT chiefs found that application development is among the top skill set shortages anticipated in 2015. Because of this, there is… continue…

Effective Cross-Platform Mobile App Development

Posted In Mobile
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By Jim Wilson Building apps for mobile devices presents an interesting challenge because there are two dominant platforms: iOS and Android. Combined, these two platforms have a worldwide market share exceeding 90 percent, so for a mobile app to be successful, it needs to be cross-platform, supporting both. Unfortunately, from a developer’s perspective, these platforms have very little in common. When building a cross-platform app we need to balance between two opposing needs. On one side, we want to share… continue…

An Open-Source Alternative to Microsoft Project

Posted In Working in Tech
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SourceForge’s March “Staff Pick” Project of the Month is ProjectLibre, an open-source alternative to Microsoft Project. The ProjectLibre team sat down with SourceForge to talk about the project’s history, purpose, and direction. Check out the latest open source development jobs. Tell me about the ProjectLibre project, please. ProjectLibre is an open-source alternative to Microsoft Project. Our functionality mirrors Microsoft in a way since you can simply open existing MS Project files in ProjectLibre. It is available on Linux, Mac, or Windows.… continue…

5 Tips to Learn Programming Faster

Posted In Programming
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The tech sector has long been considered one of the best for job seekers, and two recent reports suggest that demand for tech careers will only continue to grow. This is particularly good news for aspiring software developers, computer programmers, and Web developers, who all make the Top 10 list of best Technology Jobs of 2015, according to U.S. News and World Report. Check out the latest programming jobs. There is one downside to this, however: Learning to program is… continue…

SourceForge Q&A: Open-Source Antivirus Engine

Posted In Programming
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SourceForge’s February “Community Choice” Project of the Month is ClamAntiVirus, a GPL antivirus toolkit for UNIX that integrates with mail servers. The ClamAV team sat down with SourceForge’s editors to share their thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction. Check out the latest open source development jobs. Tell me about the ClamAV project, please. ClamAV is an open source (GPL) anti-virus engine used in a variety of situations including email scanning, Web scanning, and end point security. It provides… continue…

SourceForge Q&A: Reviving Point-and-Click Games

Posted In Working in Tech
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SourceForge’s January “Community Choice” Project is ScummVM, a cross-platform interpreter for many point-and-click adventure games. The ScummVM team shared their thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction. Tell me about the ScummVM project, please. ScummVM is a program that allows you to run many classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files. The clever part about this is that ScummVM just replaces executables shipped with the games, allowing you to play them on systems for which they… continue…

SourceForge Q&A: DVDStyler

Posted In Living in Tech
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For SourceForge’s January “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, the Website selected DVDStyler, a cross-platform DVD authoring application that helps users create professional-looking DVDs. The DVDStyler admin, Alex, shared his thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction. Tell me about the DVDStyler project please. DVDStyler is a cross-platform free DVD authoring application that makes [it] possible for video enthusiasts to create professional-looking DVDs. It provides over 20 DVD menu templates and allows you to create your own menu designs and photo… continue…

5 Tips for Scaling Your Fast-Growing Startup

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By Mohit Garg Fast-growing companies have an enviable problem. They’re growing headcount, with many of them hiring as fast as they can. And while this sounds like a nice issue to have, it’s actually a very serious challenge. Once that initial traction kicks in, how these companies hire and develop their talent often makes or breaks their future success. Click here to find a tech job at a startup. For all those fast-growing businesses out there heading into 2015 with… continue…

SourceForge Q&A: SCons Construction Tool

Posted In Working in Tech
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For SourceForge’s December “Community Choice” Project of the Month, the website’s community elected SCons, a software construction tool implemented in Python. In a wide-ranging interview, the SCons team shared their thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction. To find programming jobs, click here. Tell me about the SCons project, please. Well, first, many thanks to the SourceForge community for choosing SCons as “Community Choice” Project of the Month! It’s an honor. SCons is a software construction tool (build tool, or… continue…

SourceForge Q&A: Syncing Files Across Platforms

Posted In Working in Tech
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SourceForge’s December “Staff Pick” Project of the Month is FreeFileSync, which allows users to synchronize files and folders for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The FreeFileSync admin, Zenju, shared his thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction. Click here to find open-source developer jobs. Tell me about the FreeFileSync project, please. FreeFileSync is a graphical file synchronization and folder comparison tool. This means its main purpose is to speed up backup operations by examining the differences between source and… continue…