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Rackspace Weekly Digest: March 22

March Madness is upon us. As the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament gets into full swing this week, we held a March Madness of our own, this time pitting 16 popular text editors against each other in a battle royale. We also showed you how the open cloud can aid in academic and scientific research at universities. And we cut the ribbon on the Open Cloud Academy. Check out this week’s digest for all of that and more.

Text Editor Madness
One thing all developers are passionate about is the text editor that they use to code. We fielded a bracket with 16 text editors where you can vote for your favorites. We’re now down to the championship matchup between Emacs and Vim. Get your votes in and see who will wear the crown.

Powering Academic And Scientific Research With Open Cloud
Universities are turning to the open cloud to fuel their academic and scientific research. This week, we showcased how UTSA and MIT use the power of the open cloud for research.

Immunize End Users From Patent Trolls
Patent trolls have made a mockery out of laws designed to promote the progress of science and useful arts. It is time to fix this and immunize end users from patent trolls.

Bridge The Cloud Computing Skills Gap
This week Rackspace opened the doors to the Open Cloud Academy, an educational program designed to arm students with affordable IT certifications, specifically around open cloud technologies. Learn more about the Open Cloud Academy.

OpenStack Operations Guide: One Week, One Book
A dream team of writers and OpenStack contributors got together for a week-long book sprint resulting in the publication of OpenStack Operations Guide.

GigaOM Research, Rackspace To Talk Hybrid Hosting
Join GigaOM Research and Rackspace on Monday, March 25 at 10 a.m. PT for “Hybrid hosting: Customizing your infrastructure for your growing business,” an hour-long webinar that discusses blended hosting strategies and how they might be right for your business.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Andrew Hickey.

Andrew Hickey is chief blog editor at Rackspace, a role in which he helps Rackers, customers and partners tell their stories. Andrew comes to Rackspace following many years as a journalist, more than half of which were spent covering high tech and Rackspace. When not writing, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and his dog, and spinning punk rock vinyl. If you have an idea for the Rackspace Blog, track down Andrew at andrew.hickey@rackspace.com.


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