Georgia Institute of Technology to award credit through massive open online course in computer science

The Georgia Institute of Technology is expanding its model of low-cost online computer science education to undergraduates.

The institute on Tuesday said it has partnered with massive open online course provider edX and McGraw-Hill Education to offer a fully online introductory coding course. Initially, the course will be available to anyone as a MOOC with an optional $99 identity-verified certificate. After piloting the course next spring among its own students, Georgia Tech intends to offer another incentive for completion: college credit.

Georgia Tech has since 2014 offered a low-cost online master’s degree program in computer science, in which course content is delivered through MOOCs. That program now has nearly 4,000 students, and the institute is looking for opportunities to test the model elsewhere, said Zvi Galil, the John P. Imlay Jr. Dean of Computing. Early reviews of the program have given it high marks for rigor, and experts on online education has


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Curl 7.51.0 Released

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MySQL face-off: Amazon outscales Google

Many web applications have been built on an open source stack that included MySQL. Despite its limitations, MySQL managed to become the world’s most widely used open source RDBMS. What limitations, you ask? Out of the box, MySQL does not scale all that well and, in particular, cannot handle a lot of simultaneous clients compared to commercial databases.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)


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Darling – MacOS translation layer for Linux

Darling is a translation layer that allows you to run unmodified macOS binaries on Linux. In its nature, it is similar to the well-known Wine project.

At this point, does not yet run macOS application with a GUI. For more information, review the Project Status. Developers are always welcome to join the project.


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Developers prefer open source tools

New research shows that 98 percent of developers use open source tools at work, with 56 percent revealing that more than half of their development tools are open source, and 18 percent using only open source tools. The study from code collaboration platform GitLab also shows that more than half of developers (55 percent) are able to choose the tools they work with. When asked about the tools and techniques that are most important to them, 92 percent say distributed version control systems (Git repositories) are very or extremely important for their everyday work followed by continuous integration (77 percent),… [Continue Reading]


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AWS Releases Amazon Linux Container Image For Use in On-Premises Data Centers

Amazon Web Services, a division of Amazon that offers cloud computing and storage services, has released a container image of its Amazon Linux operating system — which has, until now, only been accessible on AWS virtual machine instances — that customers can now deploy on their own servers. From a report on VentureBeat: Of course, other Linux distributions are available for use in companies’ on-premises data centers — CentOS, CoreOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Canonical’s Ubuntu, and so on. Now companies that are used to Amazon Linux in the cloud can work with it on-premises, too. It’s available from AWS’ EC2 Container Registry. Amazon Linux is not currently available for instant deployment on other public clouds, whether Oracle’s, Google’s, Microsoft’s, or IBM’s. “It is built from the same source code and packages as the AMI and will give you a smooth path to container adoption,” AWS chief evangelist Jeff Barr


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Microsoft launches Teams — and Slack is worried

It is no secret that Microsoft has been working on a Slack rival, but it is not until today that we get to take a proper look at the new collaboration tool. Called Microsoft Teams, it will officially launch in the first quarter of 2017, though the software giant is making it available as a public preview starting today. Should you give it a try? The benefit to Microsoft Teams, as the software giant explains it, is the integration with some of its most important products and services, like Office 365 and Skype, to help users collaborate more easily on different… [Continue Reading]


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Tim Berners-Lee Warns of Danger of Chaos in Unprotected Public Data

Hackers could use open data such as the information that powers transport apps to create chaos, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, has said. An anonymous reader shares a report on The Guardian: “If you disrupted traffic data for example, to tell everybody that all the roads south of the river are closed, so everybody would go north of the river, that would gridlock you [and] disable the city,” he said. Prof Sir Nigel Shadbolt, a co-founder, with Berners-Lee, of the Open Data Institute (ODI), described this as “the Italian Job scenario” and “the ultimate hack”. The pair, who have both advised the British government, are leading campaigners for publicly accessible data. Berners-Lee points out as an example that reliable, detailed transport information “really makes London better”. But they warned that the potential for such datasets to be tampered with if not properly protected was largely


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