This is the last article in a four-part series on the current state of 3D printing. In the first part, I gave an overall introduction to differences in 3D printing since I wrote my original articles...
I love high-level, dynamically typed languages, such as Python, Ruby and JavaScript. They're easy—and even fun—to use. They let me express myself richly, and they lend themselves to code...
Four years ago (last leap day to be specific), the first Raspberry Pi was released. And on February 29, 2016, the third version made its debut.

Bruce Douglass' Agile Systems Engineering (Published by Morgan Kaufmann)

System engineers in aerospace, defense, automotive, transportation and rail, not to mention embedded software developers across disciplines, will be drawn to the ideas in Dr Bruce Douglass' new book Agile Sy more>>

New Wine Release

Switching from Windows to Linux is easier than ever. There was a time when running Linux required a lot of CLI know-how and confidence, but today's graphical environments are extremely user-friendly and responsive. more>>

Samsung's SmartThings

If you pick up a Samsung Smart TV this year, you'll be certain to find "Linux Inside" in many ways. Samsung continues to build on its Tizen-powered Smart TV UI, which this year it will enhance with integrated SmartThings IoT hub technology, enabling the TV as the control center for a smart home. more>>

Ubuntu on Windows?

With Microsoft and Canonical working together on a number of projects, the Internet has been rife with speculation and rumors. more>>

UbuntuBSD

What do you do when the developers of your operating system make a design choice you hate? more>>

April 2016 Issue of Linux Journal

Linux Does Stuff

We're huge fans of open source here at Linux Journal, which I'm sure comes as no surprise to anyone. more>>

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group's PostgreSQL

With Gartner predicting that 70% of new applications soon will be deployed on an open-source relational database, purveyors of proprietary DBMSes surely long for the golden lock-in age of yore. more>>

A New Design Book for LibreOffice

Once upon a time, new software shipped with massive manuals the size of telephone directories. more>>

Parts of a Slow Web Application

In my last article, I started discussing how to optimize a Web application, looking at the different aspects of an app and where the slowness might come from. more>>

AWS EC2 VPC CLI

There's just something about the fresh start you get with a new job. Both my previous job and my new one began with the opportunity to build a new infrastructure from scratch. In both cases, as is common with startup infrastructure in its early stages, everything was to be built using Amazon Web Services (AWS), specifically using its Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) infrastructure. more>>

The Linux Foundation's Automotive Grade Linux

You couldn't ask for a better segue than this, from Smith's book about the pitfalls of automotive security to our community's solution to them—that is, The Linux Foundation's Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) n more>>

GNOME 3.2 Released

While the GNOME desktop environment has its fair share of detractors, there are some who appreciate its simplified approach, so the recent release of the latest version is an eagerly anticipated event. more>>

KDE Plasma 5.6 Released

KDE Plasma is the desktop environment that powers Kubuntu, Chakra Linux and openSUSE (among others). This week sees the release of Plasma 5.6, which brings several tweaks and improvements. more>>

Words from Letter Cubes

I got a great letter from a reader with a puzzle to solve, so let's dig in, shall we? Here's what he wrote:

Love your column in Linux Journal. I've read it for years and learned a lot about shell scripting, but not quite enough to solve a puzzle on my own. more>>

Makeblock's mBot

The new kid-friendly mBot from Makeblock is marketed as a Science, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) educational learning tool. more>>

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