Linux Magazine #277 - Print Issue

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Issue #277: Low-Code Tools

Experienced programmers are hard to find. Wouldn't it be nice if subject matter experts and occasional coders could create their own applications? The low-code revolution is all about lowering the bar for programming knowledge. This month we show you some tools that let you assemble an application using easy graphical building blocks.

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Linux Magazine #277 - Print Issue

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* Valve Updates Proton to Greatly Improve Windows Gaming on Linux
* New Linux Vulnerability Enables Privilege Escalation
* elementary OS 7.1 Now Available for Download
* The GNU Project Celebrates Its 40th Birthday
* Linux Kernel Reducing Long-Term Support
* Fedora 39 Beta Now Available for Testing
* Fedora Linux 40 to Drop X11 for KDE Plasma
* Real-Time Ubuntu Available in AWS Marketplace

Kernel News
* Improving Spinlock Efficiency
* Adding Up a Few Extra Bytes

Low-Code Intro
To help speed up the development process, many companies are turning to low-code or no-code platforms that let non-programmers create their own applications.

Node-RED lets you connect ready-made code building blocks to create event-driven applications with little or no code writing.

Low-Code with Snap4Arduino
Snap4Arduino brings the power of low-code programming to the Arduino hardware environment.

Karsten Noack Interview
A low-code pioneer talks about the benefits and challenges of this promising new technology.

This Ubuntu derivative based on the KDE Desktop offers sophisticated design and additional security along with an interesting software selection.

Manage, process, and view tabular data from multiple sources, all from the command line.

A little C code and the LD_PRELOAD variable let you customize library functions to modify program behavior.

Docker Open Source Developer Tools
Docker provides the open source tools and resources for compiling, building, and testing containerized applications.

Programming Snapshot – Terminal Stock Portfolio
Instead of pulling up a browser to check his investments, Mike Schilli tracks stock prices with the help of a Go program to display graphs in the terminal.

Ordinary DNS sends queries in plaintext. If you're looking for something safer, dial up the privacy with DNS-over-TLS.

GitHub Codespaces
Imagine you want to build a program from the source code and discover that your distribution lacks the tool and software package versions you need. Instead of spinning up your own virtual machine, you can now switch to GitHub Codespaces.

Defending WordPress with WPScan
The number of potential WordPress vulnerabilities is stunning. WPScan scans your site to find the problems that could lead to compromise.

Smart Home Info Center
You don't need much to create a smart home information center – just a Raspberry Pi Pico, an ePaper panel, a battery, and some Python.

DJI Ryze Tello
Drones are more fun if you can program them yourself.

Doghouse – Just for Fun
From the programming itself to sharing your work and forging friendships, there's true fun to be had in computers.

GNU Health
The GNU community's flagship free software project for hospitals helps ensure affordable healthcare for all, especially in developing countries.

This month Graham looks at Bintracker, Alexandria, TheDesk, walk, Fyrox, AstroMenace, and more!

Tutorial – Photo Collages
Options are limited for designing photo collages on Linux. Depending on your needs, PhotoCollage and Fotowall can help you create appealing collages.

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