I want to point out something that a lot of PhDs don’t realize: your dissertation is the BEGINNING of your career, not the end. It is not going to be the best work you will ever do, and in many cases will be a pretty mediocre piece of scholarship when measured against an entire academic career. Get it done. Move on to the next stage of your career. Don’t worry about it being PERFECT (it never will be). Many grad students when they get to the ABD phase get stuck, trying to make it their magnum opus. (/source)
For many server-side projects that are designed to work with outside resources at the command line level,
curl is a tool that I often have to use. This is especially true when I am writing programs in C that are designed to be used specifically with internet resources. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to compile, build, and install libcurl on your own machine.
These days I’m doing all my development work on a Chromebook. Since the majority of my projects involve Apache’s CouchDB, I need a local instance up and running. In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through how to install CouchDB from a Ubuntu command line and enable CORS manually (by editing the config file).
Recently I was asked to give a presentation on open source development and its implications in enterprise environments that are traditionally Windows-based and rely on support licenses for, well, support. When I mentioned that the only difference between a lot of open source software and private software is the initial investment and license fees, that got me thinking about how an open source author could still have a viable business model.
I recently attended a conference for student success in Coast Mesa, CA, where I was presenting the SLO Cloud system that I engineered with Aeron Zentner. While there, I spoke about an alarming gap in technological community among higher education programmers, technology professionals, and other systems-based professionals. A room full of nodding heads gave some strength to a concept that I had been thinking about for quite some time, and that is an open-source community for innovation in higher education.