10th annual jobs report facts

The tenth annual Open Source Jobs Report from the Linux Foundation and edX was released today, examining trends in open source hiring, retention, and training

SAN FRANCISCO – June 22, 2022The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, and edX, a leading global online learning platform from 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), have released the 10th Annual Open Source Jobs Report, examining the demand for open source talent and trends among open source professionals.

The need for open source talent is strong in light of continuing cloud adoption and digital transformation across industries. As the COVID pandemic wanes, both retention and recruitment have become more difficult than ever, with 73% of professionals reporting it would be easy to find a new role and 93% of employers struggling to find enough skilled talent. Although the majority of open source professionals (63%) reported their employment did not change in the past year, one-in-three did report they either left or changed jobs, which puts additional pressure on employers trying to hold onto staff with necessary skills. While this may not reach levels of a “Great Resignation”, this turnover is putting more pressure on companies.

“Every business has struggled with recruiting and retaining talent this past year, and the open source industry has been no different,” said Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin. “Organizations that want to ensure they have the talent to meet their business goals need to not only differentiate themselves to attract that talent, but also look at ways to close the skills gap by developing net new and existing talent. This report provides insights and actionable steps they can take to make that happen.”

“This year’s report found that certifications have become increasingly important as organizations continue to look for ways to close skills gaps. We see modular, stackable learning as the future of education and it’s promising to see employers continuing to recognize these alternative paths to gain the skills needed for today’s jobs,” said Anant Agarwal, edX Founder and 2U Chief Open Education Officer.

10th annual jobs report factsThe tenth annual Open Source Jobs Report examines trends in open source careers, which skills are most in-demand, the motivation for open source professionals, and how employers attract and retain qualified talent. Key findings from the Open Source Jobs Report include: 

  • There remains a shortage of qualified open source talent: The vast majority of employers (93%) report difficulty finding sufficient talent with open source skills. This trend is not going away with nearly half (46%) of employers planning to increase their open source hiring in the next six months, and 73% of open source professionals stating it would be easy to find a new role should they choose to move on.
  • Compensation has become a greater differentiating factor: Financial incentives including salary and bonuses are the most common means of keeping talent, with two-in-three open source professionals saying a higher salary would deter them from leaving a job. With flex time and remote work becoming the industry standard, lifestyle benefits are becoming less of a consideration, making financial incentives a bigger differentiator.
  • Certifications hit new levels of importance: An overwhelming number of employers (90%) stated that they will pay for employees to obtain certifications, and 81% of professionals plan to add certifications this year, demonstrating the weight these credentials hold. The 69% of employers who are more likely to hire an open source professional with a certification also reinforces that in light of talent shortages, prior experience is becoming less of a requirement as long as someone can demonstrate they possess the skills to do the job.
  • Cloud’s continued dominance: Cloud and container technology skills remain the most in demand this year, with 69% of employers seeking hires with these skills, and 71% of open source professionals agreeing these skills are in high demand. This is unsurprising with 77% of companies surveyed reporting they grew their use of cloud in the past year. Linux skills remain in high demand as well (61% of hiring managers) which is unsurprising considering how much Linux underpins cloud computing.
  • Cybersecurity concerns are mounting: Cybersecurity skills have the fourth biggest impact on hiring decisions, reported by 40% of employers, trailing only cloud, Linux and DevOps. Amongst professionals, 77% state they would benefit from additional cybersecurity training, demonstrating that although the importance of security is being recognized more, there is work to be done to truly secure technology deployments.
  • Companies are willing to spend more to avoid delaying projects: The most common way to close skills gaps currently according to hiring managers is training (43%), followed by 41% who say they hire consultants to fill these gaps, an expensive alternative and an increase from the 37% reporting this last year. This aligns with the only 16% who are willing to delay projects, demonstrating digital transformation activities are being prioritized even if they require costly consultants.

This year’s report is based on survey responses from 1,672 open source professionals and 559 respondents with responsibility for hiring open source professionals. Surveys were fielded online during the month of March 2022.

The full 10th Annual Open Source Jobs Report is available to download here for free.

About the Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation’s projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure, including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, and more. The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users, and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

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introduction to DevSecOps for managers

In recent years, DevOps, which aligns incentives and the flow of work across the organization, has become the standard way of building software. By focusing on improving the flow of value, the software development lifecycle has become much more efficient and effective, leading to positive outcomes for everyone involved. However software development and IT operations aren’t the only teams involved in the software delivery process. With increasing cybersecurity threats, it has never been more important to unify cybersecurity and other stakeholders into an effective and united value stream aligned towards continuous delivery.

At the most basic level, there is nothing separating DevSecOps from the DevOps model. However, security, and a culture designed to put security at the forefront has often been an afterthought for many organizations. But in a modern world, as costs and concerns mount from increased security attacks, it must become more prominent. It is possible to provide continuous delivery, in a secure fashion. In fact, CD enhances the security profile. Getting there takes a dedication to people, culture, process, and lastly technology, breaking down silos and unifying multi-disciplinary skill sets. Organizations can optimize and align their value streams towards continuous improvement across the entire organization. 

To help educate and inform program managers and software leaders on secure and continuous software delivery, the Linux Foundation is releasing a new, free online training course, Introduction to DevSecOps for Managers (LFS180x) on the edX platform. Pre-enrollment is now open, though the course material will not be available to learners until July 20. The course focuses on providing managers and leaders with an introduction to the foundational knowledge required to lead digital organizations through their DevSecOps journey and transformation.

LFS180x starts off by discussing what DevSecOps is and why it is important. It then provides an overview of DevSecOps technologies and principles using a simple-to-follow “Tech like I’m 10” approach. Next, the course covers topics such as value stream management, platform as product, and engineering organization improvement, all driving towards defining Continuous Delivery and explaining why it is so foundational for any organization. The course also focuses on culture, metrics, cybersecurity, and agile contracting. Upon completion, participants will understand the fundamentals required in order to successfully transform any software development organization into a digital leader.

The course was developed by Dr. Rob Slaughter and Bryan Finster. Rob is an Air Force veteran and the CEO of Defense Unicorns, a company focused on secure air gap software delivery, he is the  former co-founder and Director of the Department of Defense’s DevSecOps platform team, Platform One, co-founder of the United States Space Force Space CAMP software factory, and current member of the Navy software factory Project Blue. Bryan is a software engineer and value stream architect with over 25 years experience as a software engineer  and leading development teams delivering highly available systems for large enterprises. He founded and led the Walmart DevOps Dojo which focused on a hands-on, immersive learning approach to helping teams solve the problem of “why can’t we safely deliver today’s changes to production today?” He is the co-author of “Modern Cybersecurity: Tales from the Near-Distant Future”, the author of the “5 Minute DevOps” blog, and one of the maintainers of MinimumCD.org. He is currently a value stream architect at Defense Unicorns at Platform One. 

Enroll today to start your journey to mastering DevSecOps practices on July 20!

securing your software supply chain with sigstore

Many software projects are not prepared to build securely by default, which is why the Linux Foundation and Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) partnered with technology industry leaders to create Sigstore, a set of tools and a standard for signing, verifying and protecting software. Sigstore is one of several innovative technologies that have emerged to improve the integrity of the software supply chain, reducing the friction developers face in implementing security within their daily work.

To make it easier to use Sigstore’s toolkit to its full potential, OpenSSF and Linux Foundation Training & Certification are releasing a free online training course, Securing Your Software Supply Chain with Sigstore (LFS182x). This course is designed with end users of Sigstore tooling in mind: software developers, DevOps engineers, security engineers, software maintainers, and related roles. To make the best use of this course, you will need to be familiar with Linux terminals and using command line tools. You will also need to have intermediate knowledge of cloud computing and DevOps concepts, such as using and building containers and CI/CD systems like GitHub Actions, many of which can be learned through other free Linux Foundation Training & Certification courses.

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to inform their organization’s security strategy and build software more securely by default. The hope is this will help you address attacks and vulnerabilities that can emerge at any step of the software supply chain, from writing to packaging and distributing software to end users.

Enroll today and improve your organization’s software development cybersecurity best practices.

SAN FRANCISCO, March 4, 2020The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced enrollment is now open for a new professional certificate program – Developing Blockchain-Based Identity Applications. This program, offered through the edX training platform, is geared towards developers interested in building and deploying applications using the new “self-sovereign” paradigm for digital identity. It explores the possibilities for issuing and managing secure digital identities and credentials offered by Hyperledger Indy, Aries, and Ursa, for building applications on a solid digital foundation of trust. The program will also do a deep-dive into Hyperledger Aries, teaching learners how to create production-ready applications by developing code for issuing and verifying credentials with their own Aries agent.

“Managing and securing identity information is one of the most challenging problems of the digital age,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “With the capacity to distribute the control of information and authority, blockchain technologies can rewrite the rules for identity management. Hyperledger Indy, Aries, and Ursa, are the building blocks our global community has developed to bring self-sovereign identity to market. Getting up to speed on these technologies through this professional certification program will help you shape the future on this important front.”

 

Any identity-related data available online can be subject to theft. Breach Level Index says that over 5,880,000 records are stolen every day. The 2019 MidYear QuickView Data Breach Report shows that reported breaches in the first half of 2019 were up 54% compared to midyear 2018 (over 4.1 billion records exposed), with web being the number one breach type for records exposed, and hacking being the number one breach type for incidents. Blockchain-based identity management is revolutionizing this space. The tools, libraries, and reusable components that come with the three open-source Hyperledger projects, Aries, Indy, and Ursa, provide a foundation for distributed applications built on authentic data using a distributed ledger, purpose-built for decentralized identity.

In this program comprised of two online, self-paced courses, Introduction to Hyperledger Sovereign Identity Blockchain Solutions: Indy, Aries & Ursa (LFS172x) and Becoming a Hyperledger Aries Developers (LFS173x), students can expect to learn to:

  • Understand the problems with existing Internet identity/trust mechanisms today and learn how a distributed ledger, such as Hyperledger Indy, can be used for identity.
  • Discuss the purpose, scope, and relationship between Aries, Indy, and, Ursa and understand how these open-source blockchain technologies provide reliable self-sovereign identity solutions that add a necessary layer of trust to the Internet.
  • Understand the Aries architecture and its components, as well as the DIDComm protocol for peer-to-peer messages.
  • Deploy instances of Aries agents and establish a connection between two or more Aries agents.
  • Create from scratch or extend Aries agents to add business logic and understand the possibilities available through the implementation of Aries agents.

Introduction to Hyperledger Sovereign Identity Blockchain Solutions: Indy, Aries & Ursa (LFS172x) is addressed to a wide-ranging audience, walking the line between business and technology. The course explores how Hyperledger Aries, Indy, and Ursa add a necessary layer of trust to the Internet by creating and using digital identities rooted on blockchains or other distributed ledgers.

Becoming a Hyperledger Aries Developer (LFS173x) focuses on building applications on top of Hyperledger Aries components, the area where Self-Sovereign Identity Application Developers can have the most impact.

Students may register for the professional certificate program for a price of $398. Students can also audit for free each of the two courses for 7 weeks, or they may add a verified certificate for individual courses for $199. 

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training, and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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New CHFD credential aimed to help fuel the supply of technical talent to support the continued demand for smart contract development. 

SAN FRANCISCO, March 3, 2020 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced enrollment is now open for the new Certified Hyperledger Fabric Developer certification exam.  This is the latest in a series of training content and certification exams aimed at onboarding the next generation of technical talent for professional blockchain technologies. 

“Hyperledger Fabric has become a core technology for organizations looking to implement blockchain-based distributed ledgers and smart contract systems – leading to a shortage of professionals who are qualified to create and implement such systems,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “We have had over 200,000 students take our free introductory Hyperledger course and look forward to providing them with this new pathway to prove their technical chops.”

 

As with all Linux Foundation certification exams, the exam will be available remotely from virtually any location with a stable internet connection and webcam. Those who fail to pass the exam on their first attempt will be able to retake the exam one additional time at no cost. The exam is designed to be 2 hours long although for an introductory period candidates will be allowed 3 hours to complete it.

Candidates will have a variety of real-world tasks to perform on a live system as this is not a multiple-choice exam. A Certified Hyperledger Fabric Developer (CHFD) should demonstrate the knowledge to develop and maintain client applications and smart contracts using the latest Fabric programming model. Such a developer must also be able to package and deploy Fabric applications and smart contracts, perform end-to-end Fabric application life-cycle and smart contract management and program in Java or Node.js (or Go for smart contracts).

Exam topics will include:

  • Identity Management – 7%
  • Network Configuration – 8%
  • Smart Contract Development – 40%
  • Smart Contract Invocation – 25%
  • Maintenance and Testing – 20%

The full list of Domains and Competencies for CHFD can be found here. Learn more about the CHFA and CHSA certification exams and the community members that contributed on the Hyperledger blog.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training, and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) today is a reality, and Big Data is its fuel. There is no AI without Big Data. And there is no Big Data without people, generating it every single minute of every single day. As the existence of humans and machines are starting to merge, it is imperative to consider how to create ethical business frameworks for responsible AI development. 

SAN FRANCISCO, February 11, 2020The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the availability of a new, free course – Ethics in AI and Big Data. This course is offered through edX, the trusted platform for learning.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us; the physical, digital, and biological worlds are being fused in a way that has a tremendous impact on our global culture and economy. It is no secret that people, machines, data, and processes are increasingly connected in today’s world. While technological advancements like AI bring along promises and opportunities, they also raise concerns about security, user privacy, data misuse, and more. Trust is critical when it comes to AI adoption. People have a tendency to distrust artificial intelligence. It is the responsibility of business and data professionals to change that: add transparency, develop standards and share best practices to build trust, and drive AI adoption. A recent IBM study highlights that globally, 78% of respondents believe “it is very or critically important that they can trust that their AI’s output is fair, safe, and reliable.” 

Business and data professionals need AI frameworks and methods to achieve optimal results while also being good technology and business stewards. This course teaches learners why AI and Big Data ethics are so critical and how to apply ethical and legal frameworks to initiatives in the data and analytics profession. Learners will explore practical approaches to data, and analytics problems posed by work in AI, Big Data, and Data Science.

“As we enter into this new era of technology with artificial intelligence infused in so many products and services around us, it is imperative for those working on these cutting edge technologies to innovate within certain ethical and legal frameworks,” said Dr. Ibrahim Haddad, Executive Director, LF AI Foundation, “Ethics in AI and Big Data teaches the learner the key principles and steps needed to be responsible stewards as they lay the blueprint affecting how people and technology interact in the future.”

 

Commissioned by the LF AI Foundation, LFS112x is aimed toward a wide-ranging audience, walking the line between business and technology. Students can expect to learn about:

  • Business drivers for AI, as well as business and societal dynamics at work in an AI world.
  • Key principles for building responsible AI, and the initial steps to take when planning an AI framework.
  • What ethics means and how to apply it to AI.
  • Where to start, what considerations should inform the ethical framework, and what this framework should include.
  • Pan-industry initiatives on ethical AI.
  • Drivers for open source to support AI.
  • Technical and non-technical implications of AI.

Ethics in AI and Big Data is available at no cost, with content access for up to 6 weeks. Learners may upgrade to the verified track for $199, which includes all graded assessments, unlimited access to the course content and the ability to earn a Verified Certificate upon passing the course.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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SAN FRANCISCO, December 17, 2019The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced enrollment is now open for a new, free course – Introduction to Site Reliability Engineering and DevOps. This course is offered through edX, the trusted platform for learning.

As Agile practices started revolutionizing software development, there has been an increasing need to bridge the gap between faster development and traditional waterfall practices. With its modern principles, practices and an array of state-of-the-art automation tools, DevOps provides a path to bring your operations into the Agile era, ultimately resulting in faster software delivery, without compromising on quality. The 2018 Open Source Jobs Report from Dice and the Linux Foundation highlighted the strong popularity of DevOps practices, along with cloud and container technologies. DevOps skills are in high demand, and DevOps jobs are among the highest-paid tech jobs.

As DevOps processes mature, there is a growing need for professionals with expertise in key practices and tools. DevOps has not only opened up new opportunities for Operations personnel but also provides them with a logical career progression. There is also an emergence of Site Reliability Engineering as a specific job description. This course is designed as a first step in the journey of transforming operations personnel into an all-round DevOps expert. 

“Deep understanding of DevOps is a critical skill set that stands out in the workplace and translates into promotions and new job opportunities. Investing time in improving your skills is critical to modern technology jobs and the ease and accessibility of the Linux Foundation online courses brings self-training within reach,” said Dan Lopez, CDF program manager. ” The CD Foundation is seeing an explosion of interest in DevOps and continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) and this ‘Introduction to Site Reliability Engineering and DevOps’ is a great way to quickly take advantage of the explosive growth of opportunities in the field.”

Created by Gourav Shah from the School of DevOps, LFS162x is addressed to a wide audience: from managers looking for guidelines on how to start transforming organizations and understand where to start, to professionals looking to make a career in the world of Site Reliability/DevOps Engineering. Upon completion, students should have a good understanding of the foundation, principles, and practices of DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering. Students will gain an understanding of:

  • How DevOps is influencing software delivery and why it is important for IT operations personnel to skill up with DevOps practices.
  • How Cloud Computing has enabled organizations to rapidly build and deploy products and expand capacity.
  • How the open container ecosystem, with Kubernetes in the lead, is truly revolutionizing software delivery and what role an Operations Engineer plays in it.
  • The why, what and how of writing Infrastructure as a Code.
  • The role played by Continuous Integration in software delivery.
  • What is Continuous Deployment and Continuous Delivery and what does a deployment pipeline look like.
  • The role played by Observability systems, what to observe and why.

This course is a great starting point for aspiring DevOps and Site Reliability professionals looking to get the knowledge and skills to understand how to deploy software with confidence, agility and high reliability using modern DevOps and SRE practices.

Introduction to Site Reliability Engineering and DevOps is available at no cost, with content access for up to 10 weeks. Learners may upgrade to the verified track for $99, which includes all graded assessments, unlimited access to the course content and the ability to earn a Verified Certificate upon passing the course.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training, and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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SAN FRANCISCO, November 21, 2019The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced enrollment is now open for a new, free, course – Introduction to Hyperledger Sovereign Identity Blockchain Solutions: Indy, Aries & Ursa. This course is offered through edX, the trusted platform for learning.

To the surprise of absolutely no one, trust is broken on the Internet. Any identity-related data available online can be subject to theft. Breach Level Index says that over 5,880,000 records are stolen every day. The 2019 MidYear QuickView Data Breach Report shows that reported breaches in the first half of 2019 were up 54% compared to midyear 2018 (over 4.1 billion records exposed), with web being the number one breach type for records exposed, and hacking being the number one breach type for incidents. Wherever you go online, the advice is the same–make sure you understand what is behind each button before you click it. 

The three Hyperledger projects, Aries, Indy and, Ursa, provide a foundation for distributed applications built on authentic data using a distributed ledger, purpose-built for decentralized identity. Together, they provide tools, libraries, and reusable components for creating and using independent digital identities rooted on blockchains or other distributed ledgers so that they are interoperable across administrative domains, applications, and any other “silo.” This course explores the Hyperledger Aries, Indy and, Ursa projects and the possibilities they bring for building applications with a solid digital foundation of trust.

“Managing and securing identity information is one of the most challenging problems of the digital age,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “With the capacity to distribute the control of information and authority, blockchain technologies can rewrite the rules for identity management. The three projects covered by this course, Hyperledger Indy, Aries, and Ursa, are the building blocks our global community has developed to bring self-sovereign identity to market. Getting up to speed on these technologies and involved in these projects is the way to help shape the future on this important front.”

Created by Stephen Curran and Carol Howard from Cloud Compass Computing, Inc., LFS172x is addressed to a wide-ranging audience, walking the line between business and technology. Students will gain an understanding of:

  • The problems with existing Internet identity/trust mechanisms today.
  • How a distributed ledger, such as Hyperledger Indy, can be used for identity.
  • How the underlying blockchain technology makes it possible.
  • The purpose, scope, and relationship between Aries, Indy, and Ursa.
  • How Hyperledger Aries, Indy, and Ursa add a necessary layer of trust to the Internet.
  • The possibilities enabled by this new technology.

The course will describe the underlying blockchain/cryptography technology of Hyperledger Indy and the ecosystem that is building up around Aries agents. Those with a business and slight technical bent will be able to run basic hands-on exercises and explore the possibilities this emerging technology has to offer through demos.

Introduction to Hyperledger Sovereign Identity Blockchain Solutions: Indy, Aries & Ursa is available at no cost, with content access for up to 7 weeks. Learners may upgrade to the verified track for $99, which includes all graded assessments, unlimited access to the course content and the ability to earn a Verified Certificate upon passing the course.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training, and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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SAN FRANCISCO, October 31, 2019The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced enrollment is now open for a new, free, course – Exploring GraphQL: A Query Language for APIs. This course is offered through edX, the trusted platform for learning.

GraphQL is revolutionizing the way developers are building APIs for web, mobile and even databases. But what exactly is GraphQL? GraphQL is an open source data query and manipulation language for APIs, and a runtime for fulfilling queries with existing data.

This course explains what GraphQL is and why it is getting so much attention from software engineers. It covers the advantages over REST, what types of software architectures to use it with, and why it benefits both frontend and backend developers. The student practices GraphQL queries in an interactive playground, and learns advanced topics such as how to implement a GraphQL server on the backend, how to use a GraphQL server with a client, and how to keep the GraphQL server secure. The course content was originally created by Prisma, and updated and maintained by Novvum.

“Since open sourcing GraphQL, I have been blown away by the growth of the technology and community. I’m excited to see the introduction of more educational material which I hope will help our community continue to grow and reach developers world-wide.” – Lee Byron, Executive Director, GraphQL Foundation, and GraphQL Co-Creator

This course will help programmers gain the skills needed to use GraphQL for a small project or professionally in production. They will feel comfortable getting started with the right tools for their use case.

For the nontechnical person, this course will help them improve communication with developers and to participate in conversations about GraphQL. They will understand when and why to use GraphQL for a project.

Exploring GraphQL: A Query Language for APIs is available at no cost, with content access for up to 7 weeks. Learners may upgrade to the verified track for $99, which includes all graded assessments, unlimited access to the course content and the ability to earn a Verified Certificate upon passing the course.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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SAN FRANCISCO, October 15, 2019The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced enrollment is open for a new, free, online course – A Beginner’s Guide to Linux Kernel Development

Linux, created by Linus Torvalds 26 years ago as a “hobby project”, has become the world’s largest and most pervasive open source software project in the history of computing. The Linux kernel is the largest component of the Linux ecosystem, and is charged with managing the hardware, running user programs, and maintaining the security and integrity of the whole system. Over 13,000 kernel developers from around the world have contributed to the Linux kernel. It is a 24 hour a day, seven days a week, 365 day a year development process that results in a new release once every 9-10 weeks, along with several stable and extended stable releases. At all times, new development and current release integration cycles run in parallel.

New developers often struggle to find a way to productively engage with the Linux community. Developed by Shuah Khan, a Linux Foundation Fellow and an experienced Linux kernel developer, maintainer, and contributor, A Beginner’s Guide to Linux Kernel Development is designed for anyone interested in becoming a Linux Kernel developer and contributor. The course aims to ease the Linux Kernel Mentorship application process. It also serves as a resource for developers from companies and communities that might not be able to take advantage of the mentorship program, and want to learn kernel development on their own; as well as a resource for experienced engineers new to open source and upstream kernel development that are tasked with working with the kernel community.

“In a nutshell, my motivation is to empower new and experienced engineers to learn to work with the kernel community and become productive members of the community. I am hoping this course will help demystify the kernel development process by making it easily accessible to developers from diverse backgrounds”, says Shuah Khan.

According to Greg Kroah-Hartman, Linux Foundation Fellow and Linux Kernel Maintainer, “Shuah has created a wonderful asset for new developers interested in contributing to the Linux kernel.  This course is unique in that it covers both the technical aspects of submitting code as well as how the community works in order to have your code accepted easier”.

The course introduces developers to the Linux kernel development process and teaches the explicit and implicit “rules of the road”. It covers configuring a development system, git basics, writing kernel patches, testing patches, writing commit logs, sending patches, and working on feedback from the kernel community. 

The course will teach the following:

  • Select and configure your development system
  • Overview of Linux Kernel repositories and releases
  • Git basics – checking out kernel repositories and working with them
  • Build your first kernel and install it
  • Linux kernel Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct
  • Linux Kernel Enforcement Statement
  • Write kernel patches and test them
  • How to communicate with the kernel community (do’s and don’ts)
  • Who and how to send patches (checkpatch.pl and get_maintainers.pl)
  • Re-work patches and act on feedback from reviewers.

A Beginner’s Guide to Linux Kernel Development is available at no cost, for up to one year. 

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