Open source is definitely hot in 2013, and it looks like it will grow even faster in 2014. As more companies start to incorporate open-source technologies into their business operations, more job opportunities should open up as well. In fact, at the recent OsCon Open Source Conference in Portland, one blogger found that nearly all the companies in attendance were looking to hire people to fill open-source jobs.
If you’re a stay-at-home programmer, you have myriad opportunities for applying to open-source programming jobs. An at-home career of this type requires the fastest Web speeds available, so make sure you check into using fiber optic technology. You can check setups in your area at fios.verizon.com—FiOS is the fastest, most reliable data transmitter of fiber optics.
Because of this rise in open source, more attention is being paid to the companies shaking things up and making great strides in the open source movement. The Bossie Awards highlight and rank those companies with the best open-source software application development tools. Its most recent list of open-source movers and shakers came out a few weeks ago; let’s take a look at the companies they deemed worthy to watch.
Bootstrap enables developers to create modern, reliable, mobile-ready websites for clients. Bootstrap’s original Legacy 2.3.2 version was a big hit with developers, and its more recent 3.0 format is even better. Bossie reviewers note that Bootstrap is so good, it makes it difficult to use another open-source program after you’ve used it. Bootstrap holds a key place in the makeup of the Web.