It’s often difficult to keep track of programming conferences and there doesn’t seem to be a reliable website that lists them all, however I have found the following websites useful:
Linux Magazine Events Calendar
Yo Linux Seminars, Technology Conferences, Trade Shows, Exhibitions and Symposiums
What resources do you use to keep track of potentially interesting conferences for devs?
Following on from my slightly controversial 10 things I’d change in Linux post, here’s a list of reasons why I prefer Linux to Windows. The list is in no particular order.
If you’re like me and check the same sites every day, it gets frustrating to go to them each time. Sure, Google Chrome makes it easy by showing you the top 8 sites you have visited the most recently but still, you have to open a tab and click on the site, for each site you want to view. So I thought – can I create a script to do this for me so I only have one thing to click on whenever I want to check my emails, my facebook, my blog, my google reader and a couple of other sites I regularly check?
Inspired by Linux Format’s 24 things we’d change in Linux, I got thinking about the things I’d like to see changed in Linux. Here’s my top 10 (in no particular order). (more…)
So, 18th September is Software Freedom Day. If you are a Linux user, how can you celebrate this?
Ubuntu Stack Exchange is a place where Ubuntu users & developers can ask questions (and answer them!) and it’s currently in Beta, with public access (ie everybody can use it even though it’s in Beta). If you use Ubuntu or want to develop for Ubuntu, check it out at http://ubuntu.stackexchange.com/
It works in a similar fashion to Stack Overflow (a very useful site for programmers!), being part of the Stack Exchange network of free & community driven Q&A websites. I have to say I really like the way Stack Overflow operates, with its more active members having the same rights as the moderators, and I’m glad to see more and more Q&A sites following the same format.
Choosing a web hosting package can be a bit of a headache so here’s a bunch of criteria to consider when making your decision: the location, Windows or Linux, shared or dedicated, free web host, blogging platform, and research.
Many Europeans are tempted to get a web host in the USA where you can get some pretty good deals but as someone who’s had web hosting both abroad and in my own country, I can advise you to go with a web host located in your country. The customer experience you’ll get is much better, especially as their working hours will be daytime for you so you can raise an issue in the morning and have it solved within a few hours, instead of waiting for them to get in the office.
Linux or Windows?