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programming resources

Python Interactive Walk-Through
From the Computer Science Circles at the University of Waterloo, this is a very robust interactive tutorial on the basics of programming using Python.

Code Academy
If you’re a learn-by-doing personality type then this is a decent resource for HTML, Javascript, jQuery, PHP, Python, and Ruby. I found myself rushing through much of the Python Tutorial because it was simply a regurgitation and instruction following exercise with little thought required.

Regular-Expressions.info site
A good reference for Regular Expressions.

Stack Overflow
An excellent interactive resource for technical questions and answers. Tutorials, walkthroughs, & forums.

SourceForge
A resource for publishing, downloading, and participating in Open Source Projects.

OpenSSL
A free cryptography and SSL/TLS toolkit “implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols as well as a full-strength general purpose cryptography library.”

Dynamic Drive
A powerful resource for DHTML including xHtml, Javascript, Ajax, CSS, XML, RSS, and Apache.

ActionScript.org
A good source for actionscript programmers. Tutorials, walkthroughs, & forums.

kirupa.com
Another good source for actionscript programmers. Tutorials, walkthroughs, & forums.

languages

Python
Rough introductory docs on Python. They include explanations for all of the built-in functions and methods.

PHP
The place to go for all things related to PHP. They include explanations for all of the built-in functions. Also there is a considerable amount of user-contributed content.

Java
The official support site and community for Java.

databases

MySQL
The development community for the open source project MySQL. The world’s most used open source database.

PostgreSQL
The support/development community for the open source PostgreSQL project.

Oracle Database
Versions available in express, standard, and enterprise licenses.

Cassandra
Cassandra database is a good choice when you need scalability and high availability without compromising performance.

operating system abbr. OS

—noun Computers.

the collection of software that directs a computer's operations, controlling and scheduling the execution of other programs, and managing storage, input/output, and communication resources.

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Kali Linux
Another Linux for penetration testing.

FreeBSD
An excellent operating system based on Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD UNIX).

CentOS Project
Linux operating system based on RedHat.

OpenBSD
Another operating system based on Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD UNIX).

GNU-Darwin
An operating system based on FreeBSD(BSD UNIX). “Compatible with Mac OS X” according to their site... although “compatible” is in the eye of the beholder.

Debian Linux
Debian uses the Linux kernel (the core of an operating system), but most of the basic OS tools come from the GNU project; hence the name GNU/Linux.

Knoppix Linux
Knoppix uses the Linux kernel (the core of an operating system). Available as a bootable Live system available on CD and DVD.

Damn Small Linux
Damn Small Linux is a very versatile 50MB mini desktop oriented Linux distribution. Bootable from a removable USB device.

Fedora Linux
Fedora is a free Linux distribution available from Red Hat. Bootable from a removable USB device.

Ubuntu Linux
A commericial Linux distribution based on Debian Linux.

Solaris (now owned by Oracle)
A UNIX operating system developed by Sun Microsystems.

OpenIndiana
An OpenSource UNIX operating system based on the OpenSolaris project started by Sun Microsystems.

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