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This Chinese City Is Becoming The Silicon Valley Of Hardware

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.21.2014 | World

SHENZHEN, China -- Chinese technology is chock-full of awkward analogies and misfit metaphors. The social network formerly known as "the Facebook of C...

3 Ways to Create a Documentation for Any Project

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 12.08.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alex Ivanovs

The idea of creating a documentation and/or readme files for your projects is nothing new, in many cases - it's essential, because without a good over...

Gov 2.0 Has Reached Criticality

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 11.14.2014 | Business
Alan W. Silberberg

As they say, we have come a long way. Whether in government or out; whether an inventor, an engineer, an app designer, a government official, a new media department head; whether in business, government or academia.

10 Reasons To Use Open Source Software Defined Networking [Slideshare]

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.04.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

10 Reasons To Use Open Source Software-Defined Networking from Vala Afshar Open source software (OSS) now has a permanent role in the enterpris...

4 Back-to-School Myths About College Textbooks

Ethan Senack | Posted 10.28.2014 | College
Ethan Senack

As students and families begin the school year, let's take a second to dispel some myths about college textbooks. Before we debunk some myths around ...

Making the Internet Work for Democracy

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 10.01.2014 | Technology
Lorelei Kelly

Political space -- the time and interest of elected leaders -- is not guaranteed to last. We need to make the benefits of an Internet-connected society more visible and permanent.

How Code Empowers Social Good: The Warby Parker Story

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 09.20.2014 | Home
Saeed Jabbar

"Our thinking here is aligned with support for scale, rapid prototyping and agility."

Why Go Language is not Good

yager.io | Will Yager | Posted 08.30.2014 | Huffpost Code

"I like Go. I use it for a number of things (including this blog). Go is useful. With that said, Go is not a good language. It's not bad; it's just no...

Tesla's Patent Release Isn't Crazy or Altruistic

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Andrew Cherwenka

Tesla Motors is freeing up its 200 patents to electric car competitors, throwing automotive analysts into a frenzy. But CEO Elon Musk is just following the profitable open source road paved by Salesforce, Facebook and Apple.

The Future of Open Source: Speeding Technology Innovation

Fred Simon | Posted 08.10.2014 | Huffpost Code
Fred Simon

So what do we see as the future of open source? When it comes to software development, it will be increasingly difficult to integrate, develop, and extend closed source software--and extremely costly compared to open source alternatives.

If it Doesn't Exist, Build it: An Interview With Jasper Nance

Alison Dorantes-Garcia | Posted 07.05.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alison Dorantes-Garcia

Witty, prolific hacker Jasper Nance is hard to miss. She has been one of the most active members of Arizona's first hackerspace, HeatSync labs. Prior to working at HeatSync, she worked on numerous near space balloon projects.

Developers Need to Broaden Their Range

Mike Loukides | Posted 06.14.2014 | Huffpost Code
Mike Loukides

While I agree that a full-stack developer and a senior engineer aren't necessarily the same people, I resist the idea that full-stack developers have near-magical skills in many different areas. (So does Gellert; he asks for "familiarity in each layer, if not mastery.") At the same time, I'd add several items to the list that he only hints at: source control, data infrastructure, distributed computing, etc.

AngularJS: One Framework to Rule Them All?

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Bogucki | Posted 03.25.2014 | Huffpost Code

Last week, Brad Green, Director of Engineering and manager of AngularJS at Google published a blog post about the upcoming AngularJS 2.0 design and ch...

Erlang: From WhatsApp To Outerspace

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Bogucki | Posted 03.17.2014 | Huffpost Code

In February, Facebook acquired the company WhatsApp for $19 billion. WhatsApp serves over 465 million users and there are over 40 billion messages sen...

Software Design & Trustworthiness

Howard Chu | Posted 05.10.2014 | Huffpost Code
Howard Chu

GnuTLS was all over the news last week, but shouldn't have been. In the OpenLDAP Project we'd discussed its problems with the GnuTLS authors back in 2008...

VIDEO: Richard Stallman Discusses A Free Digital Society

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Bogucki | Posted 02.28.2014 | Huffpost Code

On Thursday, February 20th, HuffPost Code hosted Dr. Richard Stallman in collaboration with The New York Tech Meetup and Cooper Union. Stallman is...

This Company Can Help You Build Yourself A Car In Just 1 Hour

Gregory Fink | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology

If you're a full-grown adult who misses the days of playing with Legos, this may be the car for you. The OSVehicle Tabby is a build-it-yourself rid...

Building Your Own Triode Out of Dumpstered Materials: A Snapshot of a DIY Vacuum Electronics Lab

Alison Dorantes-Garcia | Posted 03.30.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alison Dorantes-Garcia

Over the past several years DIY projects, open source hardware and hacker spaces have been growing in scope and popularity, as we have discussed in an...

How to Land a Job in a Technology Startup

Rajesh Setty | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Technology startup or not, the ideal way to land a job in any company is via a trusted referral - building and nurturing your network that will make s...

Introducing ScaleSimple, An Open Source CDN

http://blog.dberg.org | Adam Denenberg | Posted 07.28.2014 | Huffpost Code

I am proud to announce that today we are open sourcing our project, ScaleSimple, an open CDN platform. Head on over to GitHub to see all the code. We ...

A Call for Meaningful Innovation and the Frontiers of Open Source

Alison Dorantes-Garcia | Posted 03.05.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alison Dorantes-Garcia

Co-authored by Mitch Altman, co-founder of Noisebridge, and Sébastien Bourdeauducq, chairman of EHSM. "Hacking" has become part of the mainstream le...

Tech Surge to Fix Healthcare Needed to Fix Our Broken Election Systems

Christine Pelosi | Posted 12.21.2013 | Technology
Christine Pelosi

While there's a bandwagon to build a more transparent healthcare website, today's movement to open source the American healthcare platform can be a moment to open source our country's elections platforms as well.

Healthcare.gov: Government IT Project Failure at its Finest

Phil Simon | Posted 12.18.2013 | Business
Phil Simon

The BusinessWeek article on the Healthcare.gov failure is nothing if not instructive. From the piece: Healthcare.gov isn't just a website; it's more l...

7 Ways to Travel Spontaneously Like a Savvy Digital Native

Triposo | Posted 11.13.2013 | Travel
Triposo

Mobile technology has changed our lives in a myriad of ways, including completely transforming the way we travel. Ttoday's smartphone-savvy mobile traveler is much more spontaneous than the guidebook-reliant travelers of yore, for example.

Huffington Post Engineering and Erlang

Adam Denenberg | Posted 11.06.2013 | Technology
Adam Denenberg

Why is Erlang important? To put it simply, the world of CPU computing and the impact to the applications that run on them has changed, somewhat drastically.