In this week’s Top 5, we highlight terminal games for Linux, the still-alive-and-kicking COBOL, a few obscure and minor Linux tools, cross-platform methods and tools, and chess Android apps.
Top 5 articles of the week
With these seven open source apps, you can play chess against your phone or an online opponent, study and analyze chess games, turn your phone into a basic chess clock, and even organize a chess tournament.
Marcus Hanwell shares his experience trying out a wide variety of cross-platform development methods and tools.
There are several minor tools and applications out there that keep popping up in Seth Kenlon’s toolkit. He says some are creative and encourage productivity, and others just plain silly.
Despite rumors that say otherwise, COBOL is still in use today. Learn about the new generation of COBOL from Ruth Bavousett.
Do you yearn for the days of text adventures? Jason Baker brings us seven open source games where, as he says, “the world of gaming at the terminal never has to end.”