March 15, 2017

At the March meeting, our members talked about:
Working with steel projects, design and assembly with BricsCAD: offers all the familiar .dwg 2D CAD features, yet it adds time saving tools and 3D Direct Modeling.
With BricsCAD you get more for less.

Find out detailed information about your computer using HardInfo: a hardware analysis, system benchmark and report generator. Key Features: Comprehensive reports on hardware; Generate HTML reports on your system’s hardware; Benchmark and compare your system. Install with: ‘sudo apt install hardinfo’
Once installed, HardInfo can be launched from ‘System Tools > System Profiler and Benchmark’. Alternatively the application can be launched from the command line using the following:
$ hardinfo 

Recommended reading: In the Beginning was the Command Line
by Neal Stephenson
The essay, from 1999, is a commentary on why the proprietary operating systems business is unlikely to remain profitable in the future because of competition from free software.

Why you should use: The Go Programming Language for your next project.
Go is an open source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software.

Website tool: Jekyll. Transform your plain text into static websites and blogs. Simple: No more databases, comment moderation, or pesky updates to install—just your content. Static: Markdown (or Textile), Liquid, HTML & CSS go in. Static sites come out ready for deployment. Blog-aware: Permalinks, categories, pages, posts, and custom layouts are all first-class citizens here. Check it out here:

Hope to see you next Month.