Paul Rubens

Paul Rubens is a technology journalist based in England.

What are containers and why do you need them?

Why Ansible has become the devops darling for software automation

Why Ansible has become the devops darling for software automation

Ansible has come from nowhere to be the No. 1 choice for software automation in many organizations

Mobile is the new desktop, and that's good for enterprise apps

Mobile is the new desktop, and that's good for enterprise apps

Corporate applications (and their users) are likely to benefit from the intuitiveness of mobile app interfaces.

How to run your small business with free open source software

How to run your small business with free open source software

From alternatives to Microsoft Office to full-blown ERP systems, open source software can provide free options for small businesses that don't have the budget for big-ticket enterprise applications.

Why you should (sometimes) let software run your business

Why you should (sometimes) let software run your business

Your company’s processes and operations may not work the way your software wants them to. Which needs to change: your business or your software?

5 reasons developers love containers

5 reasons developers love containers

Developers are a driving force behind the adoption of container technology in general and Docker in particular. Here's why.

Why AI will rule all UIs

Why AI will rule all UIs

Voice-controlled assistants are proliferating and opening them to third-party app makers is proving to be a key to success — for some assistants more than others.

How to make money from open source software

How to make money from open source software

What steps you need to take – and what mistakes you need to avoid – if you want to launch an open source software startup.

What is the point of learning C?

What is the point of learning C?

The C programming language is hard to learn, its popularity is waning and demand is shifting. Is there any point in learning C?

Lessons from the rise and fall of an open source project

Lessons from the rise and fall of an open source project

The story of the CyanogenMod mobile firmware project perfectly illustrates the opportunities and perils presented by the open source software model.

Why employees don't use collaboration tools

Why employees don't use collaboration tools

Enterprises continue to roll out tools like Slack and Hipchat, but many struggle to get users to adopt them. Here's why.

Has VMware found a cloud strategy savior in AWS?

Has VMware found a cloud strategy savior in AWS?

VMware's partnership with AWS appears to be a tacit admission that its hybrid cloud offering is inadequate for most customers.

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