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Wed, 11 Nov 2015

What is Tsu?

What is Tsu? A social network that shares revenue with users http://www.tsu.co/about

Mon, 09 Nov 2015

Learn development skills with Outlearn

Learn development skills with Outlearn https://www.outlearn.com

Learn Go From Scratch

Learn Go From Scratch https://www.outlearn.com/learn/matryer/golang-from-scratch #golang

Why Meteor will kill Ruby on Rails

Why Meteor will kill Ruby on Rails http://blog.differential.com/meteor-killin-rails

I am reading 'Learning to Program' by Steven Foote

I am reading "Learning to Program," by Steven Foote, an introductory programming guide focused on JavaScript with a novel twist: Lessons are taught through the creation of Google Chrome browser extensions.

I'm only on Chapter 2, but things I already like about the book: It's for beginners but doesn't act like Node.js isn't a thing, I really like the idea of creating browser extensions, and it looks like it goes through a good number of programming concepts.

And Mr. Foote's writing style is clear and inviting.

Sun, 08 Nov 2015

The Go Cookbook

The Go Cookbook http://golangcookbook.com #golang

Wed, 04 Nov 2015

I am very interested in this book: 'Learning to Program'

I am very interested in this book: 'Learning to Program' http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Program-Steven-Foote/dp/0789753391 #JavaScript

The Fedora Developer Portal

I stumbled upon the Fedora Developer Portal via a link from Reddit that actually first took me to the Deploy and Distribute page, which offers overviews on how to create RPM packages and create/use a COPR repository. Then there's the Tools page on DevAssistant, Vagrant and Docker, and the Languages & Databases page to help you get your development environment together.

And this only scratches the surface of what you can do in Fedora (and other Linux operating systems such as Debian and Ubuntu).

I guess I'm a developer in that I write code sometimes, and Fedora is a great way to get a whole lot of fairly up-to-date tools without having to chase down updates from individual projects.

Fedora is developer-centric. That's what people use it for. So if that "bias" works for you (and it does for me), Fedora is a great way to go.

Note on Fedora Workstation: While I do have all of the Fedora Workstation packages on my system and can run its GNOME 3 desktop environment whenever I get the urge, I find that the Xfce desktop environment fits better for what I do both professionally and otherwise with this computer. You can get Xfce on any Fedora system via the package manager, or install it directly with the Xfce Spin.

Like anybody who uses Linux (or any other system) for a length of time, I have applications and configurations that I prefer, though the Fedora Xfce Spin is a great place to start.