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Michael J. McDonald

University of Minnesota Linux Ban Prompts Questions About Open Source

By Michael J. McDonald
Researchers snuck vulnerabilities past the peer-review process and into the open-source Linux kernel codebase. What does this mean for the ubiquitous Linux kernel, and open source in general?
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Alexandr Shurigin

Top 10 Mistakes That Django Developers Make

By Alexandr Shurigin
In this tutorial, we will look at some common mistakes that are often made by Django developers and ways to avoid them. This tutorial is useful even if you’re a skilled Django developer because these mistakes aren’t just limited to new developers taking their first stab at Django.
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Anna-Chiara Bellini

Open Source: It's Not That Scary!

By Anna-Chiara Bellini
Is open source scary? Do developers think that nobody would be interested in their personal projects? What are the fears associated with publishing your own work for the public to see? In this article, Toptal Director of Engineering Anna Chiara Bellini shares how, as an accomplished engineer, she made her first contribution to GitHub. This guide features all the step-by-step basics to getting involved in open source, including everything from what open source software is, to how to start working with Git and GitHub, to actually making meaningful contributions to open source projects.
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Breanden Beneschott

Is Open Source Open to Women?

By Breanden Beneschott
The fact that women are underrepresented in tech is nothing new. However, while we've seen the gender diversity reports from companies like Google, Facebook, and many more, a look at the number of women in the open source community suggests that the numbers might be worse than these reports imply. In this post, Toptal COO Breanden Beneschott shares the results of a study looking at gender on GitHub and considers a few reasons why GitHub is so male-dominated, including a few ideas on how we can make the open source community a more welcoming place.
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David Marín

Developer’s Guide to Open Source Licenses

By David Marín
Many developers often overlook, or do not thoroughly think through the implications of open source licenses. Whether you’re planning to open source your own project under one of these licenses, or you intend to integrate some other open source project into one of your own, it’s important to have at least some knowledge of what these licenses are, how they may affect your projects, and how they complement or contradict one another. In this article, Toptal engineer David Marín gives us a comprehensive guide to some of the most popular open source licenses, and several rules of thumb to follow when choosing a license for future open source projects.
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Demir Selmanovic

.NET Core: Going Wild and Open Source. Microsoft, what took you so long?!

By Demir Selmanovic
ESA’s Rosetta mission soft-landed its Philae probe on a comet, the first time in history that such an extraordinary feat has been achieved. Closely after that, Microsoft Open Sourced .NET. The first event is a great step for mankind, and the latter is even greater for Microsoft!
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Benjamin Hopfer

3D Data Visualization With Open Source Tools: A Tutorial Using VTK

By Benjamin Hopfer
How do we understand and interpret the huge amounts of data coming out of simulations? How do we visualize potential gigabytes of datapoints in a large dataset? In this article I will give a quick introduction to VTK and its pipeline architecture, and go on to discuss a real-life visualization example.
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Charles Cook, Ph.D.

A Guide to Scientific Computing with Open Source Tools

By Charles Cook, Ph.D.
Scientific computing is hard. But thanks to an ever-growing landscape of open source tools, really tough problems are becoming easier to solve. Toptal engineer Charles Cook provides an in-depth example, leveraging open source tools to solve a problem in computational fluid dynamics.
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