I learn better, or should I say I only learn how to program when I have an actual problem to solve.
My current "problem" is figuring out how to generate more data out of my Ode blog's filesystem for my Ode Counter add-in.
I already report on the number of blog entries, how many are "real" entries and how many are Ode-generated social-media updates, plus how many images are in the filesystem and how many of those appear in actual blog posts.
Another thing I have wanted to do since I began using Ode was have the system generate a Categories/directories list in HTML for both a dedicated "site map" page as well as a sidebar display.
I might as well come right out with it.
I'm going back to school. Community college. For computer science.
I was ready to do it all on my own: find a language and a framework and a reason to learn them and go. (A few months ago, I even learned a little Go.)
The @brave browser is going to be big if it can meld the speed of Chrome with a users-first mentality
I answered this question on Quora and figured that I might as well put the answer here, too:
The question: Are there any good resources (Books) to get started on a Linux (Debian) web server?
Here is my answer:
You should definitely get The Debian Administrator's Handbook.
Then there is everything on the Debian documentation page.
And the good thing about Debian is that most posts and other references that explain how to do something in Ubuntu will also work for Debian.
With that in mind, just about any book or site that helps you run any kind of Linux web server will help you with Debian.
O'Reilly is releasing a new version of The Apache Cookbook in two months. I highly recommend it.
This part is not on Quora:
I've been thinking for years that the technical publishing industry has thought of Linux as "done," and would continue to wind down their previously robust book schedules.
That pretty much happened, but seeing a new "Apache Cookbook," plus these two excellent titles from No Starch as well as a third, The Linux Programming Interface: A Linux and Unix System Programming Handbook, I see four very compelling Linux books that aren't woefully out of date.
They may not be focused on individual distros, but that is a strength, not a weakness.
The year ahead in C++ http://meetingcpp.com/index.php/br/items/cpp-in-2016.html
Today I'm enjoying GNOME 3 in Fedora 23.
The GNOME desktop, at this stage in the 3.x series, is definitely in the iteration stage after a long time in the "sorry about the lack of functionality but not sorry" stage.
If my Citrix apps didn't suffer a bit more in GNOME than in Xfce (mainly because Citrix doesn't care all that much and my apps' developers don't care at all), I could see myself in this environment more of the time.
The dark theming helps. I do the same in Xfce, and in some ways dark theming (aka Adiwata Dark) is maybe a little bit further along in GNOME because it meets with the project's minimalist goals.
Or that's how I'd like to think about it.
In related dark-theming news, Fedora did fix
yumex-dnf to work with dark themes (no more dark blue type on black). Now it has to fix the trouble with kernel updates (in which old kernels are NOT deleted, while they are in regular ol' console
One unfortunate thing: The Eclipse IDE looks like HELL with dark theming. Eclipse developers, you wound me.
As I ease in to learning how to code in C++, I have a couple of "real" IDEs at my disposal (chiefly Netbeans and Microsoft Visual Studio), I was pleased to find out that my favorite not-quite-an-IDE Geany will build and run both Java and C++ code.
And Geany can do this on Linux/Unix, Windows and Macintosh computers. (It uses the Unixy
g++ even in Windows for C++ code.
I even tested a Perl script in Windows, where I'm using Strawberry Perl. Geany will automatically run a Perl script (on a Perl-equipped Windows computer) when I click on the "Execute" button. It opens Perl in the Windows terminal and runs the script without needing to leave the "IDE."
One thing I'm learning about C++ as I dip the very tips of my toes into its vast waters: Like Perl but more so, there is definitely more than one way to do it.
Both today and yesterday, Twitter has been less than healthy
Go has been updated to 1.5.3 in #Fedora http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=711203 #golang
Right now, this is the current Go release. That makes Fedora a great platform for Go programmers.