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Getting Started With Linux Certifications

Posted In Linux, Looking in Tech
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Earlier this year, 77 percent of hiring managers told a Linux Foundation/Dice poll that they ranked hiring Linux talent among their priorities for 2014, up from 70 percent the previous year. But is a Linux certification the best path to getting one of those jobs? That depends on a number of factors. Research the Market Do you have an idea of what sort of technology job you want to pursue? If so, research to see if Linux is a necessary… continue…

5 Programming Languages Marked for Death

Posted In Looking in Tech
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As developers embrace new programming languages, older languages can go one of two ways: stay in use, despite fading popularity, or die out completely. We predict the following languages will likely die: Perl There was a time when everyone seemingly programmed in Perl. But for those of us who used the language regularly, there was something about it that didn’t seem right. One programmer I knew called it a “piecemeal” language, because it seemed as if the creators had just… continue…

From Linux Sys Admin to Programmer in 3 Easy Steps

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We got an email from a Dice user: “I’d like to move from Linux systems administration to programming. What’s the best way to make a smooth transition?” He’s in a good place. His knowledge of Linux servers, the Linux command line, distribution and tools will serve as a solid foundation for a career in programming and development. Plus, learning how to program the Linux kernel will boost his market value and help him capitalize on the growth of DevOps, notes… continue…

Ouya Expanding Beyond Its Console with ‘Everywhere’ Initiative

Posted In Cloud
Ouya founder and CEO Julie Uhrman hinted at her plan to bring Ouya games to television sets that aren’t connected to Ouya hardware. continue…

Job Opportunities in the Internet of Things

Posted In Looking in Tech
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The Internet of Things is so hot, so glamorous, people have almost forgotten that real tech skills are needed to make those connected devices talk. For their efforts to network cars, alarm systems and appliances, companies are going to need programmers, QA testers, network engineers and UI designers, just to name just a few. In this Dice News Hangout, Talent Community Guide Rob Reilly and Linux Pundit Principal Analyst Bill Weinberg explore the skills that will be necessary, and look… continue…

Building a Simple Slider Servo Control

Posted In Linux, Working in Tech
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In the remote control, physical computing and Internet of Things ecosystem, it’s frequently convenient to command something to move using an on-screen slider. In my case I’d like to control a pair of servos from my Linux notebook for an Internet-enabled prototype I’m working on. Sometime in the future I’ll port the sliders over to a little app on my Galaxy S3. This article covers how to hack together a rudimentary notebook user interface connected to an Arduino microcontroller using… continue…

Imagine if OpenStack Could Get Its Act Together

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Linux won. If you think that statement is inaccurate you need only look at the nearest Android device or AMI options on Amazon to find out you’re mostly wrong. It took years — more than a decade and then some — but Linux has not only arrived, it’s nearly taken over the world. Fast forward 10 years and we’re looking at another highly recognizable open source effort, OpenStack. OpenStack is most often referenced in conjunction with cloud because it’s seen as one… continue…

Dell Job Cuts Could Hit More than 15,000

Posted In Looking in Tech
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Dell reportedly plans to shed more than 15,000 jobs as the now-private company restructures in light of the fading PC market. One insider told The Register: “It’s going to be a bloodbath.” Dice News previously reported that as many as 9,000 Dell employees could get the boot, including 20 percent of its U.S. marketing and sales force. The Reg, however, says all departments will be hit with layoffs, including engineering. The Round Rock, Texas-based company has not confirmed the layoff… continue…

Why You’re Going to Love Your Wi-Fi Power Strip

Posted In Living in Tech
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The promise of the Internet of Things has been around for the better part of a decade. For the most part, however, the things have been few and far between – but that’s quickly changing. Now, a combination of technologies has begun to make things cheaper, less complicated and much easier to implement. There was a time, not all that long ago, when Wi-Fi networks were more novelty than necessity. They were expensive, unreliable, difficult to configure and slow. Moreover,… continue…

Steam Gamer Boxes Pit Linux Against Windows

Posted In DataCenter
A custom game-oriented UI on top of Debian could make Linux commonly available as a home, graphics and BYOD alternative for the first time. continue…