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  • Fine-tune the NGINX Configuration

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    Shweta Mane
    14 Jul 2015 | 3:07 am
    In this article by Rahul Sharma, author of the book NGINX High Performance, we will cover the following topics: NGINX configuration syntax Configuring NGINX workers Configuring NGINX I/O Configuring TCP Setting up the server (For more resources related to this topic, see here.) read more
  • MPEG LA Announces Call For DASH Patents

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    Soulskill
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:39 am
    An anonymous reader writes: The MPEG LA has announced a call for patents essential to the Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (or DASH) standard. According to the MPEG LA's press release, "Market adoption of DASH technology standards has increased to the point where the market would benefit from the availability of a convenient nondiscriminatory, nonexclusive worldwide one-stop patent pool license." The newly formed MPEG-DASH patent pool's licensing program will allegedly offer the market "efficient access to this important technology."Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • The Open Source Initiative Announces Linux Professional Institute Affiliate Membership

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    masson
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:52 am
    Leading vendor-independent Linux certification organization extends commitment to furthering the adoption of Linux and Open Source. July 22, 2015 - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The Open Source Initiative® (OSI), recognized globally for promoting and protecting open source software and development communities, announced today the affiliate membership of The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), a non-profit organization dedicated to vendor-neutral Linux certification and workforce development for Linux, open source and IT professionals. The OSI Affiliate Member Program, available at no-cost, allows…
  • Move over Skype, Facetime, Hangouts. Here comes Spreedbox, a fully open source ... - ITworld

    OPEN SOURCE NEWS - Google News
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    ITworldMove over Skype, Facetime, Hangouts. Here comes Spreedbox, a fully open source ITworldFirst, its software is open source and we have some excellence in security. You can review, compile and make the software yourself. Secret backdoors have no chance. Second, you are in control of the encryption because you hold the keys. Third, and most ...
  • Open source: Free as in speech, beer - or puppy? - ZDNet

    OPEN SOURCE WINDOWS NEWS - Google News
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:32 am
    ZDNetOpen source: Free as in speech, beer - or puppy?ZDNetTake the GIMP project, which stopped using SourceForge to distribute the Windows installer for its open source image editor in 2013, because of the ads that started appearing on the site featuring download buttons for alternative versions of the software.
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  • MPEG LA Announces Call For DASH Patents

    Soulskill
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:39 am
    An anonymous reader writes: The MPEG LA has announced a call for patents essential to the Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (or DASH) standard. According to the MPEG LA's press release, "Market adoption of DASH technology standards has increased to the point where the market would benefit from the availability of a convenient nondiscriminatory, nonexclusive worldwide one-stop patent pool license." The newly formed MPEG-DASH patent pool's licensing program will allegedly offer the market "efficient access to this important technology."Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • A Computer Umpires Its First Pro Baseball Game

    Soulskill
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:11 am
    An anonymous reader writes: Baseball has long been regarded as a "game of inches." Among the major professional sports it arguably requires the greatest amount of precision — a few extra RPMs can turn a decent curveball into an unhittable one, and a single degree's difference in the arc of a bat swing can change a lazy popup into a home run. As sensor technology has improved, it's been odd to see how pro baseball leagues have made great efforts to keep it away from the sport. Even if you aren't a fan of the game, you're probably familiar with the cultural meme of an umpire blowing a key…
  • UK Campaign Wants 18-Year-Olds To Be Able To Delete Embarrassing Online Past

    Soulskill
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:07 pm
    An anonymous reader writes: People should be allowed to delete embarrassing social media posts when they reach adulthood, UK internet rights campaigners are urging. The iRights coalition has set out five rights which young people should expect online, including being able to easily edit or delete content they have created, and to know who is holding or profiting from their information. Highlighting how campaigners believe adults should not have to bear the shame of past immaturity, iRights also wants children to be protected from illegal or distressing pages; to be digitally literate; and be…
  • NVIDIA Tegra X1 Performance Exceeds Intel Bay Trail SoCs, AMD AM1 APUs

    Soulskill
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:06 pm
    An anonymous reader writes: A NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV modified to run Ubuntu Linux is providing interesting data on how NVIDIA's latest "Tegra X1" 64-bit ARM big.LITTLE SoC compares to various Intel/AMD/MIPS systems of varying form factors. Tegra X1 benchmarks on Ubuntu show strong performance with the X1 SoC in this $200 Android TV device, beating out low-power Intel Atom/Celeron Bay Trail SoCs, AMD AM1 APUs, and in some workloads is even getting close to an Intel Core i3 "Broadwell" NUC. The Tegra X1 features Maxwell "GM20B" graphics and the total power consumption is less than 10…
  • Honeywell Home Controllers Open To Any Hacker Who Can Find Them Online

    Soulskill
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Trailrunner7 writes: Security issues continue to crop up within the so-called "smart home." A pair of vulnerabilities have been reported for the Tuxedo Touch controller made by Honeywell, a device that's designed to allow users to control home systems such as security, climate control, lighting, and others. The controller, of course, is accessible from the Internet. Researcher Maxim Rupp discovered that the vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to take arbitrary actions, including unlocking doors or modifying the climate controls in the house.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
 
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  • The Open Source Initiative Announces Linux Professional Institute Affiliate Membership

    masson
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:52 am
    Leading vendor-independent Linux certification organization extends commitment to furthering the adoption of Linux and Open Source. July 22, 2015 - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The Open Source Initiative® (OSI), recognized globally for promoting and protecting open source software and development communities, announced today the affiliate membership of The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), a non-profit organization dedicated to vendor-neutral Linux certification and workforce development for Linux, open source and IT professionals. The OSI Affiliate Member Program, available at no-cost, allows…
  • The Open Source Initiative Welcomes Mifos Initiative

    masson
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Project focused on eliminating poverty shares vision of open source development for the good of the global community. July 19, 2015 - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The Open Source Initiative® (OSI) this week welcomed The Mifos Initiative as the latest Affiliate Member to join the global non-profit focused on promoting and protecting open source software, development and communities. The Mifos Initiative aims to create a world where each of the 2.5 billion poor and unbanked has access to the financial resources needed to create a better life for themselves and their family. The Mifos Initiative’s…
  • Xerte Project Joins Open Source Initiative

    masson
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:50 am
    Xerte Project's Open Source Initiative membership furthers both organization's commitment to growing open source community and collaboration within institutions of higher education. July 15, 2015 - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The Open Source Initiative® (OSI) has announced the Affiliate Membership of The Xerte Project, an initiative to provide high-quality free software to educators all over the world, and to build a global community of users and developers around the tools.The partnership highlights the OSI's continued efforts within the higher education sector. The Xerte Project began in 2004,…
  • OSI at OSCON 2015

    masson
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:13 am
    Once again the OSI and our Board of Directors will be at OSCON. Just like in years past, the OSI will again be strongly represented with presentations form our Board Directors, Affiliate Members and Individual Members, a booth in the Expo Hall and even a dedicated session on how to use OSI's resources to change the open source world. Here are just a few suggestions of activities to help make your OSCON educational, inspirational and fun while supporting the OSI: OSI Special Session "How to use OSI's resources to change the open source worldDeborah Bryant (Open Source Initiative & Red Hat)…
  • The Open Information Security Foundation Joins Open Source Initiative as Affiliate Member

    masson
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:20 am
    Affiliation highlights commitment to open source technologies and the communities that keep them thriving. June 28, 2015 - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The Open Source Initiative® (OSI) today announced that The Open Information Security Foundation (OISF) has been accepted as an Affiliate Member. “The OSI is excited to welcome OISF,” said Patrick Masson, General Manager and Director at the OSI. "Just as we're seeing with open source software projects, more and more organizations are looking for support from mature, robust and relevant security communities. The OISF and the open source…
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  • Move over Skype, Facetime, Hangouts. Here comes Spreedbox, a fully open source ... - ITworld

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    ITworldMove over Skype, Facetime, Hangouts. Here comes Spreedbox, a fully open source ITworldFirst, its software is open source and we have some excellence in security. You can review, compile and make the software yourself. Secret backdoors have no chance. Second, you are in control of the encryption because you hold the keys. Third, and most ...
  • Student researchers collaborate virtually with help of open-source software - The Hub at Johns Hopkins

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    The Hub at Johns HopkinsStudent researchers collaborate virtually with help of open-source softwareThe Hub at Johns HopkinsIn the new pilot training program on Computational Biomolecular, students use an open-source software called Rosetta to work together on problems in computational biology and are mentored by faculty who are part of a global collaborative team known as ...
  • Open Source Is Going Even More Open—Because It Has To - Wired

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:35 am
    Open Source Is Going Even More Open—Because It Has ToWiredGoogle often gives its software away for free. It has long believed in open source software. But last week, the company took this idea to the next level. It gave away all rights to Kubernetes, a cloud computing system originally designed by Google
  • Open Source FPGA Toolchain Builds CPU - Hackaday

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:34 am
    HackadayOpen Source FPGA Toolchain Builds CPUHackadayWhen you develop software, you need some kind of toolchain. For example, to develop for an ARM processor, you need a suitable C compiler, a linker, a library, and a programmer. FPGAs use a similar set of tools. However, instead of converting source
  • Accuvant researchers to release open source RFID access tool - CSO Online

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:05 am
    Accuvant researchers to release open source RFID access toolCSO OnlineTo draw attention to the problem, at next week's Black Hat conference, Accuvant researchers will be releasing an open source piece of hardware that can be used to circumvent these readers. When these readers first started being used about 20 years ago, ...and more »
 
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  • Open source: Free as in speech, beer - or puppy? - ZDNet

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:32 am
    ZDNetOpen source: Free as in speech, beer - or puppy?ZDNetTake the GIMP project, which stopped using SourceForge to distribute the Windows installer for its open source image editor in 2013, because of the ads that started appearing on the site featuring download buttons for alternative versions of the software.
  • Does the Chrome web store suck? - ITworld

    29 Jul 2015 | 3:45 am
    Does the Chrome web store suck?ITworldIn today's open source roundup: Some users think that the Chrome web store sucks. Plus: Wine 1.7.48 offers better support for Windows games and apps. And KDE unleashes Plasma Mobile Linux OS for phones ...and more »
  • BONK! BONK! Windows 10 whack-a-mole – Microsoft still fixing bugs - The Register

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:01 am
    The RegisterBONK! BONK! Windows 10 whack-a-mole – Microsoft still fixing bugsThe RegisterMicrosoft is still trying to crush the remaining bugs in its latest and supposedly greatest operating system. Build 10240, which was released to the Windows Insider program two weeks ago, is widely considered to be the "release to manufacturing" (RTM Why Windows 10 Users May Never Use Google AgainTIMEReview: 5 Ways Windows 10 Fixes Annoyances in PredecessorABC NewsHow to get the Windows 10 updateThe VergeRe/code -Forbes -ZDNetall 2,022 news articles »
  • Cortana on Windows 10: Your PC gets a personal assistant - VentureBeat

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:20 pm
    VentureBeatCortana on Windows 10: Your PC gets a personal assistantVentureBeatWindows 10 launches today with a lot of new features (read our review). One of the most important, unique, and frankly intriguing features is Cortana, Microsoft's digital assisstant. To be clear, Cortana isn't new. She first arrived with Windows Phone and more »
  • Why Windows 10 Shares Your Wi-Fi Password And How To Stop It - Forbes

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:23 pm
    ForbesWhy Windows 10 Shares Your Wi-Fi Password And How To Stop ItForbesMicrosoft Windows 10 will have a number of improvements when it launches tomorrow, including a revamped Start menu, a speedy Microsoft Edge web browser, a built-in Cortana digital assistant and the ability to stream games from an Xbox One console to Windows 10's Wi-Fi Sense feature shares your Wi-Fi network—but only if you PC GamerHow to disable Windows 10's Wi-Fi Sense password sharingPCWorldall 15 news articles »
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  • swiss publishing days 2015: Scribus und weitere Libre-Graphics-Projekte sind ein Thema in Bern

    Christoph Schäfer
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:40 pm
    Die hochangesehenen swiss publishing days, eine der wichtigsten Veranstaltungen zum Thema »Publishing« im deutschsprachigen Raum, finden 2015 vom 4. bis 6. November in Bern statt. Die Veranstaltung steht unter dem Motto »Concept, Create, Collaborate«, und unter dem letzten Gesichtspunkt haben die Veranstalter drei Vorträgen zum Thema »Libre Graphics« Raum gegeben, nachdem schon im letzten Jahr GIMP und Scribus einer professionellen Anwenderschaft vorgeführt worden waren. In diesem Jahr vergleicht der erfahrene Adobe-Trainer Beat Kipfer GIMP, Inkscape und…
  • Magazine production

    Carsten Liersch
    25 May 2015 | 1:49 am
    We are a small group in a non-profit organization (DanChurchSocial) who are making an internal magazine. I am the layouter and until now I have made it with LibreOffice because if there were changes in the group, anyone can download, use and continue the production of the magazine. LibreOffice is a great text editor however not the best for layout of 10-12 pages or more (and it is growing). I have researched for better solutions, software which are easier and more accurate to work with. We did look at the commercial softwares but the costs was far to high. Then we found Scribus which as we…
  • Series of books on OpenSource software

    Carsten Liersch
    25 May 2015 | 1:45 am
    Reporter: Gerrit Bruijnes (gbratipaa.nl) | Date: 2015 | Scribus Version: v1.4.4 After producing a book on ‘how to produce and publish your own book using Scribus’ [1], I had taken up the task of writing a book on OpenOffice 4.x. Due to some complaining German speaking guys at a Linux ralley somewhere in the Netherlands, this title was quickly edited to serve LibreOffice 4.x users as well. So now we have two titles on sale in the Dutch language: Soon there will be a next new title dealing with the advanced use of formulas & functions in Calc, which is used both in OpenOffice…
  • Manufacturing Artwork

    Carsten Liersch
    25 May 2015 | 1:40 am
    Reporter: DigiDio | Date: Nov, 2014 Allround Promotion Artwork We did a project for a big printing company who created hardware for one of there printer series. The main focus was to create a full set of inspirational art concerning: Manuals, serie number stickers and single color package print. Important question before we start was if it has to be printed offset or not. I Choose to start this project again with Scribus V1.4.3 and later V1.4.4 It did work out very very well. The manual itself took the most power of my workstation. This document went up at 12800 levels. This manual was fully…
  • Scribus 1.5.0 released

    Christoph Schäfer
    22 May 2015 | 2:57 pm
    [22.05.2015] After many years of work and more than a thousand bugfixes and feature implementations, the Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 1.5.0. Scribus 1.5.0 is a preview of the next stable version 1.6.0 and has primarily been released for testing purposes, so more users can help us with identifying and fixing bugs. It is not stable enough for use in real production scenarios yet, but it can help users to become familiar with the new interface and the amount of new features, the number of which has almost doubled in comparison to the stable 1.4.x series. More……
 
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  • Unused Tabs Will Be Automatically Discarded in Chrome If Memory Runs Low - Softpedia News

    29 Jul 2015 | 1:57 am
    Unused Tabs Will Be Automatically Discarded in Chrome If Memory Runs LowSoftpedia NewsChromium, the open source version of Google Chrome, the antechamber for all upcoming Chrome features, is now boasting an automated system that discards old and unused tabs if system memory runs low. The concept of silently shutting down a tab is not ...
  • Bug hunter reveals Apple iTunes, Mac app store receipt deceit - The Register

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:04 pm
    The RegisterBug hunter reveals Apple iTunes, Mac app store receipt deceitThe Register"Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in session hijacking, persistent phishing attacks, persistent redirect to external sources, and persistent manipulation of affected or connected service module context," he added. A video showing and more »
  • Windows 10 Review: Microsoft Takes a Step Back to Move Forward - Re/code

    28 Jul 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Re/codeWindows 10 Review: Microsoft Takes a Step Back to Move ForwardRe/codeI doubt it will convert many Mac owners, spur a shopping spree in new PCs, bring in droves of new developers, or save the Windows Phone. And I advise would-be ... It shows all your open windows and lets you select among them. But it's a catch-up Review: Windows 10 reimagines the OS with flexible and functional designThe Next WebReview: Windows 10WiredWindows 10 reviewThe VergeE&T magazine -ZDNetall 2,022 news articles »
  • ClamXav 2.7 (for Mac) - PC Magazine

    28 Jul 2015 | 12:33 pm
    PC MagazineClamXav 2.7 (for Mac)PC MagazineClamXav 2.7 is the last free edition of the storied Mac antivirus app, but it fails to impress with an unintuitive interface and poor independent lab scores. By Max Eddy. The savvy Mac user knows that his or ... A Source List down the left-hand side
  • Mac on... scandalous members of the House of Lords - Daily Mail

    27 Jul 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Daily MailMac on... scandalous members of the House of LordsDaily MailMac on... scandalous members of the House of Lords. By Mac for the Daily Mail. Published: 18:47 EST, 27 July 2015 | Updated: 18:52 EST, 27 July 2015. 30 shares. 5. View comments. To order your own print of this or any other Mac cartoon, or a Pugh.
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  • Move over Skype, Facetime, Hangouts. Here comes Spreedbox, a fully open source ... - ITworld

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    ITworldMove over Skype, Facetime, Hangouts. Here comes Spreedbox, a fully open source ITworldFor the Spreedbox we have used only open technologies. The box runs secure Linux Snappy Ubuntu operating system and the Spreed server software is open source too. The CPU board is the open and powerful Odroid-C1+ compute module plus our ...
  • KDE unveils Plasma Mobile, a free and open Linux OS for phones - PCWorld

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:41 am
    PCWorldKDE unveils Plasma Mobile, a free and open Linux OS for phonesPCWorldMove over, Ubuntu Touch and Android. There's new competition in town. The KDE community just unveiled Plasma Mobile, a free and open-source mobile operating system. This is nothing new for the KDE project. Before Ubuntu Touch was ever announced, ...
  • Open Source Is Going Even More Open—Because It Has To - Wired

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:35 am
    Open Source Is Going Even More Open—Because It Has ToWiredLinux Foundation has been around since 2007, and other major projects like the Eclipse code editing tool and the Apache web server have been governed this way for even longer. Many of the most important open source projects in recent years, such as the ...
  • The Companies That Support Linux: MariaDB - Linux.com (blog)

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:09 am
    The Companies That Support Linux: MariaDBLinux.com (blog)MariaDB VP Roger Levy MariaDB Corporation is a provider of open source database solutions for SaaS, cloud and on-premise applications that require high availability, scalability, and performance. Built by the founder and core engineering team behind ...
  • Tech Giants Boost Open Source Container Collaboration - LinuxInsider.com

    25 Jul 2015 | 6:02 am
    Tech Giants Boost Open Source Container CollaborationLinuxInsider.comThe announcement of the new technology foundation comes on the heals of another major Linux Foundation-sponsored group. CoreOS and Docker last month announced the formation of the Open Container Project, a nonprofit coalition of 21 industry leaders ...
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  • Microsoft has a trick for making holograms from live video

    Timothy J. Seppala
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:55 am
    We've seen Microsoft's HoloLens do an awful lot of different things so far, but Halo, Minecraft and even medical applications are just scratching the surface of what the augmented reality headset is capable of. In a new research paper, Redmond outlin...
  • GAME to host its own UK gaming tournament in stores

    Nick Summers
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:45 am
    It's not quite Evo or The International, but today British video game retailer GAME has taken its first tentative steps into the eSports scene. The company is holding a gaming competition called "The Great UK Game Off," which will culminate in a tour...
  • Lexus will officially unveil its hoverboard on August 5th

    Mariella Moon
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    On August 5th, Lexus will finally reveal its hoverboard, which has been in development for the past 18+ months, to the public. Let that sink in for a bit: Lexus has created a working hoverboard in 2015, the year Marty and Doc Brown jumped to in Back ...
  • Nintendo sells 10 million Wii Us, still not making much money

    Aaron Souppouris
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:20 am
    Nintendo has posted yet another slim profit as it moves beyond the financial difficulties of the past few years. The slow launch of the Wii U and the stagnation of its handheld sales caused Nintendo to fall dramatically from grace after the runaway s...
  • The latest 'King's Quest' adventure starts today

    Timothy J. Seppala
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:40 am
    In case Shenmue 3 and a Castlevania spiritual successor were a bit too recent and console-centric for your nostalgia kick, maybe the new King's Quest will tickle your fancy. The hand-painted adventure game's first episode is out today across a wide s...
 
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  • Raspberry Pi gains $35 HAT-based touchscreen

    29 Jul 2015 | 3:39 am
    4D Systems and Newark Element14 launched a 2.4-inch, QVGA “4DPi-24-HAT” resistive touchscreen for the Pi for $35, said to be the first to use a HAT design. Last October, the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Eben Upton briefly demonstrated an upcoming official Raspberry Pi touchscreen. It’s unclear whether that 7-inch, VGA capacitive touchscreen is still on course, […]
  • Watch: Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Linux Running on the MK808B Plus Quad-Core Mini TV Box

    Marius Nestor
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:42 am
    Someone made use of the generic Ubuntu MATE 15.04 root file system for aarch32 (ARMv7) based devices introduced a while ago, to run the famous Linux distribution on a MK808B Plus Quad-Core mini TV box device.
  • MPEG-LA is Preparing New Patent Obstruction (Called DASH) Against Free Software, OIN Grows

    Roy Schestowitz
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:45 am
    We are definitely going to hear more about it in days, weeks, months and perhaps years to come. It’s an assault on everyone; it’s a cartel that strives to tax everyone. This is also an assault on Google with WebM, not just Free software codecs such as the Ogg family.
  • LibreOffice 5.0 to Bring Better Support for Special Scientific Formats

    Silviu Stahie
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:48 am
    The fourth Release Candidate for LibreOffice 5.0 has been released by The Document Foundation and it looks like the development cycle is coming to an end.
  • This is why your open source project is failing

    Nicole C. Engard Feed
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:51 pm
    At OSCON this year, Red Hat's Tom Callaway gave a talk entitled "This is Why You Fail: The Avoidable Mistakes Open Source Projects STILL Make." In 2009, Callaway was starting to work on the Chromium project—and to say it wasn't a pleasant experience was the biggest understatement Callaway made in his talk.
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  • Getting Started with Apache Spark

    Paurnima Shilimkar
    17 Jul 2015 | 3:44 am
    In this article by Rishi Yadav, the author of Spark Cookbook, we will cover the following recipes: Installing Spark from binaries Building the Spark source code with Maven (For more resources related to this topic, see here.) Introduction Apache Spark is a general-purpose cluster computing system to process big data workloads. What sets Spark apart from its predecessors, such as MapReduce, is its speed, ease-of-use, and sophisticated analytics. read more
  • Fine-tune the NGINX Configuration

    Shweta Mane
    14 Jul 2015 | 3:07 am
    In this article by Rahul Sharma, author of the book NGINX High Performance, we will cover the following topics: NGINX configuration syntax Configuring NGINX workers Configuring NGINX I/O Configuring TCP Setting up the server (For more resources related to this topic, see here.) read more
  • Understanding mutability and immutability in Python, C#, and JavaScript

    Shweta Mane
    13 Jul 2015 | 10:17 pm
    In this article by Gastón C. Hillar, author of the book, Learning Object-Oriented Programming, you will learn the concept of mutability and immutability in the programming languages such as, Python, C#, and JavaScript. (For more resources related to this topic, see here.) Understanding the difference between mutability and immutability By default, any instance field or attribute works like a variable; therefore, we can change their values. When we create an instance of a class that defines many public instance fields, we are creating a mutable object, that is, an object that can change…
  • Architecting and coding high performance .NET applications

    Vincia Fernandes
    9 Jul 2015 | 4:35 am
    In this article by Antonio Esposito, author of Learning .NET High Performance Programming, we will learn about low-pass audio filtering implemented using .NET, and also learn about MVVM and XAML. Model-View-ViewModel and XAML The MVVM pattern is another descendant of the MVC pattern. Born from an extensive update to the MVP pattern, it is at the base of all eXtensible Application Markup Language (XAML) language-based frameworks, such as Windows presentation foundation (WPF), Silverlight, Windows Phone applications, and Store Apps (formerly known as Metro-style apps). MVVM is different from…
  • Preparing our Solution

    Shweta Mane
    9 Jul 2015 | 4:15 am
    This article by Simon Buxton and Mat Fergusson, the authors of Mastering Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Programming, covers the preparation work required before we start cutting code. Some parts of this may be skipped or reduced, depending on the scale of the development. This article does not cover the installation and configuration of the required environments; it is assumed that this is already done. We also assume that our development environment has the AX client, management tools, and Visual Studio 2010 professional installed. If you are using cumulative update 8 (CU8), you need to use…
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  • Autosport Labs injects open source into motorsports

    RemyD
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Brent Picasso is CEO and co-founder of Autosport Labs (ASL), a company that develops open source motorsports technology. Their innovations allow enthusiasts to explore and enhance auto systems and to contribute back to the community. In this interview, I sat down with Brent and Ryan Doherty, principal at ASL, to talk about being open. read more
  • Explore the night sky with these two open source apps

    Don Watkins
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    There was a time when visiting a planetarium involved more than turning on your computer. I have long been fascinated with the night sky, but I live an hour's ride from the nearest planetarium. Luckily, I've discovered two open source applications that bring the stars to me: Stellarium and Celestia. read more
  • Never neglect your project's architecture

    nengard
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Martin Fowler of ThoughtWorks began the second morning of OSCON 2015 with a talk about architecture. read more
  • 6 top continuous integration tools

    tiwarinitish86
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Continuous integration is an integral part of an agile software development setup. Sprint after sprint, teams strive to "not break the build" while delivering incremental features. But when developers focus completely on adding features, code errors can sometimes creep in and render the software unusable. To stop such errors from being integrated into the SCM, a CI server is the gatekeeper that helps keep a tab on code quality. Even if the code is integrated to SCM, a CI server can very quickly tell you what went wrong. In this post, let's take a look at six open source CI server tools that…
  • Tips for how to plan an open source event

    nengard
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    At OSCON this year, Kara Sowles and Francesca Krihely gave an amazing workshop on how to plan and run tech events. So many tech events I've attended have looked completely seamless, so I wanted to know what went in to planning events like that. read more
 
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  • How to Calculate Difference between two Dates in Java (In Days)

    Javin Paul
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:04 am
    If you are not running on Java 8, then there are two ways to calculate difference between two dates in Java in days, either by using standard JDK classes e.g. java.util.Date and java.util.Calendar or by using joda-time library. Unfortunately, Java's old Date and Calendar API is buggy and not intuitive, so many of us by default use Joda for all date and time arithmetic. In this example, you will learn how to find  number of days between today and any date entered by user using Joda, as well as without using any third party library. When I first time face this problem, I thought what's…
  • java.sql.SQLException: No suitable driver found for jdbc:jtds:sqlserver - Cause and Solution

    Javin Paul
    25 Jul 2015 | 6:49 am
    java.sql.SQLException: No suitable driver found for There are two ways to connect Microsoft SQL Server from Java program, either by using Microsoft's official JDBC driver (sqljdbc4.jar), or by using jTDS driver (jtds.jar). This error comes when your supplied database URL didn't match with the JDBC driver present in the CLASSPATH. Many programmers who usually use jtds.jar, makes a mistake while using sqljdbc4.jar by adding "microsoft" in JDBC URL. That makes URL invalid and JDBC API throws "java.sql.SQLException: No suitable driver : sqljdbc4.jar" error.Read more…
  • 3 Ways to Read File line by line in Java 8? Examples

    Javin Paul
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    Java 8 has added a new method called lines() in Files class which can be used to read a file line by line in Java. The beauty of this method is that it reads all lines from a file as Stream of String, which is populated lazily as the stream is consumed. So, if you have a huge file and you only read first 100 lines then rest of the lines will not be loaded into memory, which results in better performance. This is slightly different than Files.readAllLines() method (which reads all lines into a List) because this method reads the file lazily, only when a terminal operation is called on Stream…
  • How to Read XML File as String in Java? 3 Examples

    Javin Paul
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:27 am
    Suppose you have an XML file and you just want to read and display the whole file as String in Java, may be for debugging purpose. If you are wondering how to do that in Java, well there are many ways to read XML as String in Java. You can do it in one line if you are fine with using an open source library or you can do it in couple of lines of code in core Java as well. Since an XML file is also a file, you can use BufferedReader or FileInputStream to read content of an XML file as String by using the techniques, I have discussed in my earlier post 3 ways to convert InputStream to String in…
  • How to convert String or char to ASCII values in Java

    Javin Paul
    19 Jul 2015 | 3:48 am
    You can convert a character e.g. 'A' to its corresponding ASCII value 65 by just storing it into a numeric data type e.g. byte, int or long as shown below :int asciiOfA = (int'A'Here casting is not necessary, simply assigning character to integer is enough to store ASCII value of character into int variable, but casting improves readability. Since ASCII is 7 bit character encoding, you don't even need an integer variable to store ASCII values, byte data type in Java, which is 8 bits wide is enough to store ASCII value of any character.  So you can also do like this :byte…
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  • Migrate from Proprietary Software to Linux to Create Cost Savings

    Simon Mitchell
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:16 am
    Discover how Linux migrations cut eCommerce costs Amongst the top IT trends of the moment is the development of Linux Containers. Financial and technical investors, Linux software programmers and customers believe that Linux Containers will transform the way organisations manage their Linux environments from deployment to maintenance. A recent survey by Red Hat and Techvalidate says that 56% of the respondents plan to use Linux containers as vehicles for rolling out web and eCommerce over the next two years. The respondents included a number of Fortune 500 companies and public sector…
  • Strategic Methodologies That Will Improve Your IT Department’s Infrastructure

    Simon Mitchell
    16 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Enable your team and your infrastructure to work effectively now and in the future by implementing three important methodologies Effectively future proofing your Linux system is the end result of implementing two important strategies throughout your company. These strategies both revolve around your in-house IT team and their skillset. Modernise your IT team Firstly, you should identify whether or not your IT department has the modern skillset needed to keep up to date with developments in Open Source, Linux and the risk of cyber threats. There are three important roles you should have within…
  • Same but Different - UNIX Vs Linux: How Do They Measure up?

    Simon Mitchell
    9 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Linux and UNIX are very similar to each other, but they have some common differences – discover what they are in this blog to find out which one is right for your organisation. The history of the UNIX operating system dates back to 1969. Since then it has developed and evolved with the creation of a number of different versions and different environments. Most of today’s variants of UNIX are licensed versions of the technology. Today’s Oracle Solaris, for example, began life as Sun Solaris until Oracle took over the company in 2010. Solaris was originally designed by Sun Microsystems to…
  • 8 Crazy Things You've Heard Before If You Work with Linux

    Simon Mitchell
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Discover some of the misconceptions surrounding Linux and what you can actually achieve with them There used to be common misunderstandings around Linux but not so much anymore. Nevertheless, if you've ever worked with Linux you'll probably still recognise some of these strange misconceptions. Are you able to add any more to the list? “Linux is totally secure and fail safe” Not true, but let’s be realistic… nothing in life is fail-safe. That said, Linux has had less focus from hackers than Windows The solution is to audit your Linux infrastructure. Done regularly this provides…
  • Best Practice Linux Guide: Your Cloud Strategy

    Simon Mitchell
    18 Jun 2015 | 2:40 am
    Many IT directors have concerns surrounding planning a Cloud strategy. However, the right tools and techniques can help migration and management. Developing a Cloud strategy for growth The Cloud is becoming an all-encompassing presence on the Internet. Whether it’s public, private or hosted, your organisation will undoubtedly be under pressure to not only adopt some form of Cloud strategy to keep up with competitors but will also increasingly experience internal pressures to adopt new tools and techniques such as continual integration tools and concepts such as containers. Nevertheless,…
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  • Binpress Podcast Episode 39: Sacha Greif

    Alexis Santos
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:20 am
    On this episode we talk with Sacha Greif, a designer and developer behind a myriad of projects. You might know Sacha from his book Discover Meteor, which provides a comprehensive introduction to building web and mobile apps with Meteor, a realtime JavaScript framework. Or you might know Sacha from his work on Telescope, a real-time, open source social news app. Still, you might know him from his work on Sidebar, Step By Step UI Design, Folyo, or other projects. Sacha covers why it’s important to have side projects, how to transition from freelancing to building and selling products, how…
  • Binpress Podcast Episode 38: Stefan Reitshamer of Haystack Software

    Alexis Santos
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:32 am
    This week we talk with Stefan Reitshamer, founder of Haystack Software and creator of Arq, the backup app that uses the storage you already have — whether that’s Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Storage, Dropbox, or otherwise. Stefan discusses how you can practically eliminate support, why he considers bundle sales a marketing effort, why you should dedicate time to go out of your comfort zone, and much more. Listen to the podcast in the player above, or click here to download it directly. Subscribe on iTunes or do so manually by using this RSS feed. Subscribe…
  • Binpress Podcast Episode 37: Guy English of Aged & Distilled

    Alexis Santos
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:13 am
    On this episode we talk with Guy English, founder of Aged & Distilled, the software shop behind the Mac annotation app Napkin. Guy discuses how he left the game development world for software development, why burnout isn’t worth the perceived productivity, and how he keeps Aged & Distilled sustainable. He also covers why where you place ads is just as important as what you put in them, how he handles pricing, his experience running the conference Çingleton, and much more. Listen to the podcast in the player above, or click here to download it directly. Subscribe on iTunes or do…
  • Binpress Podcast Episode 36: Jonathan Deutsch of Tumult

    Alexis Santos
    9 Jun 2015 | 6:06 am
    This week we talk with Jonathan Deutsch, founder of Tumult, the software outfit behind Hype. If you’re not familiar with Hype, it’s a Mac app that helps users create stunning animated and interactive HTML5 content, and it’s used by both beginners and pros. Jonathan covers how he got his start, the importance of a support network, how your product itself can drive marketing, why you should use a public support forum, and much more. Listen to the podcast in the player above, or click here to download it directly. Subscribe on iTunes or do so manually by using this RSS feed.
  • Binpress Podcast Episode 35: Gus Mueller of Flying Meat Software

    Alexis Santos
    26 May 2015 | 6:13 am
    This episode we talk with Gus Mueller, founder of Flying Meat Software and creator of Acorn, the image editor for humans, built for Macs. Gus covers why you should still sell direct, his thoughts on sales, how he handles competition, why he wishes he’d focused on documentation earlier, and much more. Listen to the podcast in the player above, or click here to download it directly. Subscribe on iTunes or do so manually by using this RSS feed. Subscribe oniTunesPocketCastsStitcher Show notes Gus Mueller: Twitter, Blog Flying Meat Software: Website, Twitter Acorn: Website, Twitter Audio…
 
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  • Ubuntu Phones - Years of Effort, Still not Good Enough : Review

    Niyas C
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:46 am
    A review of Ubuntu phones written by Jamie Rigg, published in engadget criticizes that, despite of years of effort spent in developing Ubuntu phones, it is not good enough comparing to other competitors. Canonical's desire to put Ubuntu on smartphones was revealed several years ago, but originally, the company was toying with shoehorning the OS onto Android handsets. It wasn't
  • Why Ubuntu Software Center is not Widely Accepted

    Niyas C
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    Last day, ubuntu MATE developers announced their decision to drop Ubuntu Software Center from default installation. In this context, an article published in softpedia examines, why Ubuntu Software Center is not widely accepted by community. Ubuntu MATE recently decided to drop the Ubuntu Software Center and it will not longer be available with the upcoming 15.10 Alpha 2 release. This
  • BackBox 4.3 : Beyond Peneteration Testing and Security Assesment

    Niyas C
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:26 am
    A review of recently released BackBox 4.3, argues that, BackBox 4.3 is a complete GNU/Linux distribution and it has more to do beyond Penetration testing and security assessment. Penetration testing and security assessments are major focus of BackBox Linux. From review: BackBox is a Linux distribution that’s based on Ubuntu and designed for conducting “penetration tests and security
  • Vector Linux 7.1 LIGHT Released

    Niyas C
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:20 am
    Vector Linux team announced release of Vector Linux 7.1 LIGHT, the latest release of Slackware based GNU/Linux distribution offering stability, performance and simplicity. This release is light comparing to previous releases as it is using IceWM window manager instead of XFCE used in previous releases. According to official release announcement: The "lightness" of this version is
  • FreeBSD 10.2 RC1 Is Available Now

    Niyas C
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:18 am
    FreeBSD developers announced availability of first release candidate of upcoming FreeBSD 10.2 release. FreeBSD is a modern operating system that can power up high performance servers, desktops and even embedded systems. According to official mail regarding availability of FreeBSD 10.2 RC1, following are major changes introduced in this release. tcpdump(8) has been updated to obtain
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