September 2017’s Best Open Source, Cybersecurity, and Web Development Content

September 2017’s Best Open Source, Cybersecurity, and Web Development Content

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Summer is over, but let’s not get stuck on that. Fall is here and so is our first roundup of the season. Taking a quick sneak peek at the last thirty days of news, highlights include SUSE’s 25th birthday, Bill Gates’ biggest regret, and a team of RV driving retirees that fill Amazon’s seasonal workforce. Lowlights includes the Equifax hack. Without further ado, jump into the roundup and enjoy the rest of September’s best content. If you enjoy this collection of the web’s top articles, feel free to follow us over on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the same great content the rest of the year.

Open Source and Linux

Considering Open Source Licenses

Thinking about using open source on an upcoming project? Phillip Ikuvbogie offers up an introduction to the most popular licenses.

Don’t Blame Open-Source Software for Poor Security Practices

After the Equifax breach, some blamed an open source vulnerability. However, as Drupal founder Dries Buytaert notes, it was a vulnerability that Equifax left unpatched.

SUSE Linux Turns 25: From Business Distro Leader to Cloud Power

One of the most successful businesses based off of Linux just turned twenty-five. ZDNet’s Steven Vaughn takes a closer look at SUSE.

Reddit Turns Off Access to its Main Source Code

Reddit recently announced that it is turning off access to its main source code. John Fingas takes a closer look at the rational and the impact this move will have.

Facebook Re-Licenses React Under MIT License After Developer Backlash

A battle was brewing in the open source community over React. Here’s how Facebook addressed those issues.

How to Do Open Source Right: LinkedIn Shows the Way

Looking for an open source blueprint to follow? Matt Asay explains why LinkedIn is a model for doing open source the right way.

Design & Development

50 Things You [Probably] Forgot To Design

You may think you’re finished, but you’re not. You forgot something. And it’s probably on this list.

Hate Comic Sans? You Don’t Know Anything About Typography

A passionate defense of Comic Sans? Oh yeah. This is happening.

The Coming Software Apocalypse

Do we need a fundamental change to the way we code? A small group warns of coming trouble if that doesn’t happen.

What Fueled Python’s Rise to Become the Fastest-Growing Programming Language?

Here’s a look at how data science is fueling the rise of Python as a programming language.

How to Not Suck at Coding, Part 1

“There’s just a lot of stuff to learn in web development.” Don’t be scared. You can do it. Jessica Oei offers a nice primer.


A Guide to Common Types of Two-Factor Authentication on the Web

Two-factor authentication is an easy way to add another level of security to your website. Here’s a look at the four main types of 2FA in common use by consumer websites.

Software Has a Serious Supply-Chain Security Problem

When a legitimate software distributed by a security company is laced with malware, consumer trust will erode.

Equifax Suffered a Hack Almost Five Months Earlier Than the Date It Disclosed

It appears that the issues at Equifax are even bigger than initially reported. Bloomberg has a closer look at the details.

This Hacker Gained Access to Hundreds of Companies Through Their Helpdesk

The idea of a hacker eavesdropping on all of your company’s internal communications is definitely concerning. Here’s how one hacker was able to use outsourced help desks to make this a reality.

Pros and Cons of HTTPS Services: Traditional vs Let’s Encrypt vs Cloudflare

The necessity of HTTPS is well documented. Google will penalize your site if it isn’t HTTPS. So, knowing you need it, what are your best options? This post from JR Ridley breaks it down.

Interesting Technology Posts

Meet the CamperForce, Amazon’s Nomadic Retiree Army

Here’s an interesting look at how retirees in RVs are filling Amazon’s seasonal worker needs.

BREAKING: Light Has Been Stored as Sound For The First Time

This will have a huge impact on the future of computing. Here’s a closer look.

Yes, Bill Gates regrets Ctrl+Alt+Delete

We are all Bill Gates 🙂

For the Love of God, Not Everything is About Cats

The foundation that administers the .cat domain extension is in some trouble, but in an internet rarity, the story and the domain extension have nothing to do with cats.

Matthew Davis is a technical writer and Linux geek for Future Hosting.

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