Google Code Closing

A bit of news from Google. They’re shutting down Google Code. Not now, but in 10 months. This will give developers the time to migrate their code over to other project hosting companies such as GitHub, Bitbucket, etc. Beginning today, you can longer create a new project within Google Code.

So, I’m not surprised by Google’s move since they themselves have moved most of their open-source projects over to GitHub. To help with the migration, Google will offer tools for developers to migrate their code over to GitHub, Bitbucket or Sourceforge.

Finally, here’s the blog post from Google of the announcement.

Linux Jobs Are in Demand

If you’re a Linux guy, this is good news. Linux jobs are in high demand. From Computerworld.

If you’re an open-source expert, the job market is your oyster – the Linux Foundation released a report this week that says that employees with Linux skills are in high demand, with hiring managers working hard to bring them in.

According to the survey, the prevalence of open-source in the cloud and other important areas of business technology is helping to push the demand for Linux- and open-source-savvy workers higher. Forty-two percent of respondents said that CloudStack or OpenStack experience would be a valuable addition to a resume, and 19% said the same about open-source SDN skills.

GigaOm Shutting Down

It’s sad to hear GigamOm is shutting down. It’s on my list of tech sites I visit often.

Here’s the official message from GigaOm’s management.

A brief note on our company

Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time. As a result, the company is working with its creditors that have rights to all of the company’s assets as their collateral. All operations have ceased. We do not know at this time what the lenders intend to do with the assets or if there will be any future operations using those assets. The company does not currently intend to file bankruptcy. We would like to take a moment and thank our readers and our community for supporting us all along.

— Gigaom management