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New Programmer's Survival Manual by Joshua D. Carter

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Tip 14Use the Source, Luke
Brown Belt[​​Brown Belt] This could be white belt for you in the right company; in others, you need to build credibility before bringing in outside software.

Open source software is an essential building block of modern systems. You probably learned to program using open source development tools. Your cell phone is likely built using an open source kernel. Start-ups are building their businesses around open source, and even the old-guard tech companies like IBM are investing heavily in open source projects.

Other companies won’t touch it. Open source presents a minefield of legal issues, most of which have never been tested in ...

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