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  • Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

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    Soulskill
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    Nerval's Lobster writes: Every company needs employees who can analyze information effectively, discarding what's unnecessary and digging down into what's actually useful. But employers are getting a little bit worried that U.S. schools aren't teaching students the necessary critical-thinking skills to actually succeed once they hit the open marketplace. The Wall Street Journal talked with several companies about how they judge critical-thinking skills, a few of which ask candidates to submit to written tests to judge their problem-solving abilities. But that sidesteps the larger question: do…
  • City of Berlin Going from OpenOffice Back to Microsoft Office

    LXer Linux News
    Silviu Stahie
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    The usual trend is to see cities adopt open source software and renounce the use of proprietary solutions, but in the city of Berlin things are moving in the opposite direction.
  • OSCON 2014 – Crash Course in Open Source Cloud Computing

    Socialized Software
    Mark
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:16 pm
    I’ll be presenting an updated version of my Crash Course on Open Source Cloud Computing presentation at OSCON 2014. I have some new material on Docker and SDN along with the latest updates on cloud software. Here’s the official excerpt: The open source mantra is to release early and release often. That means software velocity can be difficult to keep up with. This discussion will expand on the latest open source software used to deliver and manage cloud computing infrastructure. Topics covered include virtualization (KVM, Xen Project, LXC), orchestration (OpenStack, CloudStack,…
  • Moving to a Cloud: What Workloads Should I Move to a Cloud Environment?

    Linux Blog
    David Marshall
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    A brief look at different workloads with best practice advice on which are suited to a business Cloud storage environment and which should remain on-premise. Before you start considering business Cloud storage, be clear on what you understand by “Cloud”. It's used in various ways by different people to mean different things. When IT consultants talk about Cloud, they mean multi-server systems that are highly adaptable and often automated. There is more to the business Cloud than storage. Data is not the only workload and it is not necessarily the thing you should move…
  • The Linux IT Live Debate

    Linux Blog
    Sarah Davey
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Knowing about Linux is one thing, but understanding how to maximise the return on your investment in Linux, enhancing your overall performance and competitiveness is another. Which is why we will be hosting a Live Debate on Tuesday 28th of October at 12.00pm - 13:30pm GMT This is your chance to ask us any Linux related questions you might have on how you can use Linux to ensure you capture the full potential of your investment in your IT. We will be sharing our best information so don't miss out! What can I ask? Our experts are on hand to answer any questions you might have on how to manage…
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  • Computer Scientist Parachutes From 135,908 Feet, Breaking Record

    Soulskill
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    An anonymous reader writes: The NY Times reports that Alan Eustace, a computer scientist and senior VP at Google, has successfully broken the record for highest freefall jump, set by Felix Baumgartner in 2012. "For a little over two hours, the balloon ascended at speeds up to 1,600 feet per minute to an altitude of 135,908 feet, more than 25 miles. Mr. Eustace dangled underneath in a specially designed spacesuit with an elaborate life-support system. He returned to earth just 15 minutes after starting his fall. ... Mr. Eustace cut himself loose from the balloon with the aid of a small…
  • Researcher Finds Tor Exit Node Adding Malware To Downloads

    Soulskill
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    Trailrunner7 writes: A security researcher has identified a Tor exit node that was actively patching binaries users download, adding malware to the files dynamically. The discovery, experts say, highlights the danger of trusting files downloaded from unknown sources and the potential for attackers to abuse the trust users have in Tor and similar services. Josh Pitts of Leviathan Security Group ran across the misbehaving Tor exit node while performing some research on download servers that might be patching binaries during download through a man-in-the middle attack. What Pitts found during…
  • Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

    Soulskill
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    Nerval's Lobster writes: Every company needs employees who can analyze information effectively, discarding what's unnecessary and digging down into what's actually useful. But employers are getting a little bit worried that U.S. schools aren't teaching students the necessary critical-thinking skills to actually succeed once they hit the open marketplace. The Wall Street Journal talked with several companies about how they judge critical-thinking skills, a few of which ask candidates to submit to written tests to judge their problem-solving abilities. But that sidesteps the larger question: do…
  • Recent Nobel Prize Winner Revolutionizes Microscopy Again

    Soulskill
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    An anonymous reader writes: Eric Betzig recently shared in the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work on high-resolution microscopy. Just yesterday, Betzig and a team of researchers published a new microscopy technique (abstract) that "allows them to observe living cellular processes at groundbreaking resolution and speed." According to the article, "Until now, the best microscope for viewing living systems as they moved were confocal microscopes. They beam light down onto a sample of cells. The light penetrates the whole sample and bounces back. ... The light is toxic, and degrades the…
  • Decades-old Scientific Paper May Hold Clues To Dark Matter

    Soulskill
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    sciencehabit writes: Here's one reason libraries hang on to old science journals: A paper from an experiment conducted 32 years ago may shed light on the nature of dark matter, the mysterious stuff whose gravity appears to keep the galaxies from flying apart. The old data put a crimp in the newfangled concept of a 'dark photon' and suggest that a simple bargain-basement experiment could put the idea to the test. The data come from E137, a "beam dump" experiment that ran from 1980 to 1982 at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California. In the experiment, physicists slammed a…
 
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    Open Source Initiative blogs

  • WordPress Foundation Becomes an Open Source Initiative® Affiliate Member

    masson
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    OSI to help share Wordpress' success as a model for other open source projects. Oct. 6, 2014 - PALO ALTO, Calif. — The Open Source Initiative ® (OSI), the premiere organization that promotes and protects open source, announced today that the WordPress Foundation (WordPress) has joined the OSI as an Affiliate Member. The WordPress Foundation’s mission, to democratize publishing through open source, has elevated WordPress to not only a globally recognized content management tool, but a vibrant community encompassing the ideals of open source software development, and advocacy for the…
  • Engineering Group Becomes An Open Source Initiative Corporate Sponsor

    masson
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Engineering Group confirms its support for global open source communities and contributes to OSI’s growth Sep. 11, 2014 - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Engineering Group, a founding member of the OW2 Consortium (www.ow2.org) and an associate member of Eclipse Foundation (www.eclipse.org), announced today its corporate sponsorship of the Open Source Initiative (www.opensource.org). Founded in 1998, the Open Source Initiative protects and promotes open source by providing a foundation for community success. It champions open source in society through education, infrastructure and collaboration. In…
  • prPIG Joins the Open Source Initiative

    masson
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Partnership will educate students regarding the power of open source software and spur technological and social innovation. PRLog - Aug. 25, 2014 - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The Open Source Initiative ® (OSI), the premiere organization that promotes and protects open source, announced today that the Puerto Rico Python Interest Group (prPIG) has joined the OSI as an Affiliate Member. prPIG’s support of open source software development and its advocacy for the adherence to the open source definition are supporting software innovation in Puerto Rico. prPIG’s affiliation with OSI will help build…
  • OSI and Conservancy Announce US Tax Exemption Working Group

    arandal
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:08 am
    Software Freedom Conservancy and the Open Source Initiative are pleased to announce that they are the founding members of a working group focused on tax exemption issues for organizations in the United States. Recent activity by the Internal Revenue Service in response to applications for tax exempt status have sparked a lot of interest and discussion amongst free and open source software communities. OSI and Conservancy recognize that the IRS's understanding and evaluation of free and open source software can impact both new organizations created to promote the public good as charities…
  • OPEN SOURCE INITIATIVE (OSI) ANNOUNCES NEW AFFILIATE MEMBER

    masson
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    By Leslie Hawthorn July 8, 2014 Palo Alto, California — The Open Source Initiative (opensource.org) is very pleased to announce DemocracyLab (democracylab.org) has joined the OSI as an Affiliate Member. DemocracyLab works to develop tools for civic engagement that promote awareness, collect insights and share ideas to address public need in government. "DemocracyLab seeks to harness our collective intelligence to address society's most difficult problems by creating open source software tools that help communities frame issues, deliberate solutions, make decisions and take collective…
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  • Girls Who Code

    By Priya Ollapally
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    Miranda Chaiken, Aida Piccato and Sunnam Quispe are seniors at Stuyvesant High School and the creators of NYC Happenings. Their site, which guides users to events, is powered by The New York Times Event Listings API and searchable by genre and borough. They explained that they found themselves doing the same activities every day and decided to build a functional website as a cure for their boredom. While all three have taken computer science classes at Stuyvesant’s prestigious computer science program, they attended the Girls Who Code Club at Twitter’s headquarters to hone their…
  • Real-World Development

    By Danielle Rothermel
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    The New York Times continued our technology internship program this summer, and Danielle Rothermel, one of the interns in this year’s class, discusses what she learned. I’ve spent my summer learning new languages, platforms and frameworks, but before I get into that, let me share some background about myself. After a frustrating and failed attempt to learn how to use the command prompt in middle school, I went into my freshman year of college adamant that I would take my required Introduction to Programming class and be done with computer science forever. However, I soon found out…
  • Getting Groovy With Reactive Android

    By Mohit Pandey
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    “Slow,” a word no one ever wants to see associated with their app. Delay and lag of as little as 100–200 milliseconds will be perceived by users as poor, slow performance. Keeping long running tasks on the main thread will result in that perception, the dreaded “Application Not Responding” (ANR) and a bad user experience. This leaves us developers one choice: concurrent execution of code. The recent growth in popularity of functional programming is well deserved. As things become more asynchronous, the functional model really fits well. Being able to sequence, chain and transform…
  • Build an Open Source Community Platform With New York Times, Washington Post and Mozilla

    By Greg Barber
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Each year, Knight-Mozilla OpenNews selects developers, technologists, civic hackers and data crunchers to spend 10 months working as fellows embedded in their partner newsrooms. Fellowships are paid positions, and emphasize open source development that strengthens specific newsrooms and the larger journalism-code community. The search for the 2015 Knight-Mozilla Fellows is now open, and the deadline for applications is Aug. 16, 2014. Staffers from The New York Times, Mozilla OpenNews and The Washington Post are seeking two fellows to join their community platform collaboration. This is their…
  • EMR Streaming in Go

    By JP Robinson
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    On our platform teams, we use Amazon’s Elastic MapReduce (EMR) service to help us gather useful metrics from log files. We have processes that capture log files, then compress and push them to Amazon S3 for archiving. This pattern builds up massive amounts of information going back several years and, thanks to EMR, it’s all available to us for data crunching. Initially, we used Python for a lot of the heavy lifting, but over time we came to rely on Go. In the Beginning When we first started using EMR, my team wrote the mapper and reducer scripts in Python. We chose Python because it…
 
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    LXer Linux News

  • MozFest 2014 begins today

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Today marks the beginning of the fifth annual Mozilla Festival, one of the world’s biggest celebrations of the open web. More than 1,600 participants from countries around the globe will gather at Ravensbourne in East London for a weekend of collaborating, building prototypes, designing innovative web literacy curricula and discussing how the ethos of the open web can contribute to the fields of science, journalism, advocacy and more.
  • Rise of Linux – a hacker’s history

    Richard Hillesley
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:24 am
    The original code of Linux was written for fun, or in Eric Raymond’s phrase, to ‘scratch the itch’ of Linus Torvalds, and later to satisfy the enthusiasm and programming itch of an assortment of hackers and hobbyists who, for the most part, had grown up in the age of the ZX80 and the BBC Micro, Acorns and Apricots, for which the code was often available – and hackable.
  • City of Berlin Going from OpenOffice Back to Microsoft Office

    Silviu Stahie
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    The usual trend is to see cities adopt open source software and renounce the use of proprietary solutions, but in the city of Berlin things are moving in the opposite direction.
  • Charting new licensing territories with the Open Definition standard

    Timothy Vollmer
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    Open Knowledge and the Open Definition Advisory Council have announced the release of version 2.0 of the Open Definition. The Definition “sets out principles that define openness in relation to data and content,” and is the baseline from which various public licenses are measured. Any content released under an Open Definition-conformant license means that anyone can “freely access, use, modify, and share that content, for any purpose, subject, at most, to requirements that preserve provenance and openness.”
  • Ziggurat, A Dungeon Crawling FPS Is Now Out Of Early Access & On Linux

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    Dungeon-Crawling First Person Shooting at its finest! Fast-paced combat! Dozens of perks, spells and enemies! Level ups! Random Dungeons! Traps! Badass bosses! Carrots! Now fully released and on Linux.
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  • Web API and Client Integration

    Sandeep Dhumal
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:13 am
    In this article written by Geoff Webber-Cross, the author of Learning Microsoft Azure, we'll create an on-premise production management client Windows application allowing manufacturing staff to view and update order and batch data and a web service to access data in the production SQL database and send order updates to the Service Bus topic. (For more resources related to this topic, see here.) read more
  • Module, Facts, Types and Reporting tools in Puppet

    Shweta Mane
    11 Jul 2014 | 3:17 am
    (For more resources related to this topic, see here.) Module Files and Templates Transferring files with puppet is something best done within modules, when you define a file resource, you can use content => "something" or you can push a file from the puppet master using source. As an example, using our judy database, we could have judy::config with the following file definition: class judy::config { file {'/etc/judy/judy.conf': source => 'puppet:///modules/judy/judy.conf' } }read more
  • Organizing your Balsamiq files

    Dipesh Panchal
    9 Oct 2012 | 7:30 am
    There are two important things to note about organizing your files in Balsamiq: Keep all of your .bmml files together. The assets folder houses everything else, that is, artwork, logos, PDFs, PSDs, symbols, and so on, as shown in the following screenshot: Naming your files Naming your files in Balsamiq is very important. This is because Balsamiq does not automatically remember the order in which you organized your files after you closed them. Balsamiq will reopen them in the order in which they are sitting in a folder. There are, however, two ways you can gain greater control. read more
  • 2D game development with Monkey

    priyankashah@packtpub.com
    20 Apr 2012 | 12:59 am
    Call the Monk and start praying—the Monkey IDE We are just kidding here; there are no religious activities planned in this article. Even though sometimes you will find yourself praying that a new piece of code you have created works like it should.If you haven't installed Monkey already, then it is time to do that now.The software can be downloaded from the site http://www.monkeycoder.co.nz/. Some prebuilt scripts are available as the support code files for the book Monkey Game Development Beginner's Guide. Why learn about Monk? Monk is the code editor/IDE that ships with Monkey. It is…
  • Using Plugins and Add-ons for Mahara

    Naheed Shaikh
    21 Sep 2011 | 9:00 pm
      (For more resources on Mahara, see here.)   Information about the various add-ons and plugins is available on the Mahara.org site. You can access some of the plugins, as well as information on how to install and use them, at http://wiki.mahara.org/Plugins.   Adding a spreadsheet and chart using Google apps In this recipe, we will create a spreadsheet using Google Docs, and then, we will use the Google Apps block to add the spreadsheet to a page. Google Apps is now a standard block in Mahara, rather than a plugin. read more
 
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    Socialized Software

  • CloudOpen 2014 – Mixing Your Open Source Cloud Cocktail

    Mark
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:39 am
    Here’s the presentation I gave at the Linux Foundation’s CloudOpen in Dusseldorf on October 13, 2014 titled Mixing Your Open Source Cloud Cocktail Add two parts virtualization, one part orchestration add a little networking shake and pour. Unfortunately cloud computing isn’t that easy but then again not all clouds are the same and tastes may vary. This talk will discuss how the varying open source technologies like OpenStack, Docker, LXC and others can be mixed together to make something that appeals to the needs of a wide variety of users. There’s also no problem in…
  • Preso: Things I Learned about Open Source…The Hard Way

    Mark
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    My presentation at the Bay Area Open Source Meet-Up – OS in Big Organizations: Failures, Success Stories & Best Practices on August 13, 2014. Mark Hinkle runs the Citrix Open Source Business Office and has spent 20 years working with open source communities and delivering open source software. Topics covered in this presentation will include the benefit of his mistakes and successes both in evaluating open source ad an end-user and in delivering enterprise solutions based on open source software. Technorati Tags: Community, Open Source
  • OSCON 2014 – Crash Course in Open Source Cloud Computing

    Mark
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:16 pm
    I’ll be presenting an updated version of my Crash Course on Open Source Cloud Computing presentation at OSCON 2014. I have some new material on Docker and SDN along with the latest updates on cloud software. Here’s the official excerpt: The open source mantra is to release early and release often. That means software velocity can be difficult to keep up with. This discussion will expand on the latest open source software used to deliver and manage cloud computing infrastructure. Topics covered include virtualization (KVM, Xen Project, LXC), orchestration (OpenStack, CloudStack,…
  • Keynote Devops Days Amsterdam – Hacking IT, Culture over Code Bringing Devops into your Organization

    Mark
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:55 am
    The organizers at Devops Days Amsterdam asked me to give the keynote this year. It was a great event and got to meet a lot of cool people. Here’s the abstract of the talk and slides: The term DevOps has crossover over from a culture movement around improved IT delivery to a buzzword co-opted by headline minded journalists and companies who want to reinvent their antiquated practices by acquiring new talent. This presentation will talk about DevOps the movement, desired outcomes from DevOps practices and how to bring those practices to your organization especially those with entrenched…
  • Guest on Geek Whisperers Podcast

    Mark
    19 Jun 2014 | 10:12 am
    Thanks to Amy Lewis(@commsninja) for inviting me to join the Geek Whisperers podcast with John Mark Troyer(@jtroyer) and Matt Brender(@mjbrender). We talked about: What makes some businesses consider Open Source a sexy strategy while others consider it a waste of time?What’s it like to market to a community where everyone is hands on in the end product? We covered the following topics The cost of customer acquisition The communities of DevOps & Cloud Computing How “community management” is really facilitate interaction The myth that open source reduces R&D cost An interest in…
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    Opensource.com

  • The future of Linux, open standards for improved security, and more

    robinmuilwijk
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the future of Linux, open standards for improved security, and more! Open source news for your reading pleasure. October 18 - 24, 2014 read more
  • Taiga, a new open source project management tool with focus on usability

    tiwarinitish86
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Whether you are a developer, project manager, or a stakeholder of any level—you’d like to have a clear view of where the project is headed. Are the deadlines being continuously achieved? How is the load on developers? How much of the project is complete? What is next for you in the project? And so on. read more
  • Charting new licensing territories with the Open Definition standard

    Timothy Vollmer
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Open Knowledge and the Open Definition Advisory Council have announced the release of version 2.0 of the Open Definition. read more
  • OpenStack for humanity's fast moving technology

    Matt Micene
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    OpenStack has presented a huge opportunity for technologists at many levels. Niki Acosta is one of those technologists who strives to pull together all aspects of the OpenStack community for the betterment of everyone. Niki is the Director of Cloud Evangelism at Metacloud, now a part of Cisco. Metacloud delivers private infrastructure as a service based on the popular and open source cloud platform, OpenStack. As an active OpenStack participant, tweeter, and blogger, she has become a recognized name in the cloud industry. Find out more in my interview with Nikki. read more
  • Top 3 open source alternatives to Google Analytics

    ScottNesbitt
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    If you have a website or an online business, collecting data on where your visitors or customers come from, where they land on your site, and where they leave is vital. Why? Having that information can help you better target your products and services, and beef up the pages that are turning people away. The way to gather that kind of information is with a web analytics tool. Many people and businesses (of all sizes) turn to Google Analytics. But if you want to keep control of your data, then you’ll want a tool that you have control over. You don’t get that from Google Analytics, and…
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  • How to Use Locks in Multi-threaded Java Program

    Javin Paul
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:09 am
    Many Java programmers confused themselves like hell while writing multi-threaded Java programs e.g. where to synchronized? Which Lock to use? What Lock to use etc. I often receive request to explain about how to use Locks in Java, so I thought to write a simple Java program, which is multi-threaded and uses rather new Lock interface. Remember Lock is your tool to guard shared resource which can be anything e.g. database, File system, a Prime number Generator or a Message processor. Before using Locks in Java program, it’s also better to learn some basics. Lock is an interface from…
  • Right way to Close InputStream and OutputStream in Java

    Javin Paul
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    For some unknown reasons many Java programmers are not very comfortable with IO package. I don't know why, but I have found them much more comfortable with java.lang and java.util than java.io. One possible reason of this could be that, writing IO code require a bit of C++ like programming, which involves doing clean-up, releasing resources once done etc. Since Java made coding a lot easier by taking care of memory management, unknowingly it also introduced bad practice of not releasing resource after use e.g. database connections, socket connection, files, directory, printers, scanners…
  • 10 Programming Best Practices to Name Variables, Methods, Classes and Packages

    Javin Paul
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    What's in name? "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" is a famous quote from William Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet, but sorry to say, name matter a lot in programming and coding.  It's also said that code is the best document for any software, because any other document or comments can become outdated quickly, but code will always tell you truth; If code is then best document than names are most critical element of it. Every effort, small or big, invested while naming variables or methods, pays in both short term and long term. In fact, if you ask me…
  • 5 Articles to Learn about Shellshock Bash Bug

    Javin Paul
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    The year of 2014 is looking like a year of biggest software bug and vulnerabilities. Earlier this year, internet was bleeding by Heartbleed vulnerability and now it's shocked by ShellShock bug. To me it looks like even bigger than Heartbleed, just because it's a bug in Bash Shell, our own bash shell, most popular among all UNIX shells like C and K. Given most of the servers in Investment banks, Insurance companies, Clouds and e-commerce domain are Linux Servers with bash being most used shell, impact is quite large. I am sure people with Microsoft stack is smiling somewhere :), but…
  • ORA-00904: invalid identifier Error in Oracle 11g database - Solved

    Javin Paul
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    If you have worked in Oracle database ever, you would definitely have seen ORA-00904: invalid identifier error. Doesn't matter which version you are working 10g, 11g or 12g, this is one of the most common error comes while doing CRUD (Create, Read, Update, and Delete) operations in Oracle. By the way, if you are beginner, SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE are used to perform CRUD operation in Oracle database. What do you do if you get this error while running in SQL script? Like any error, you should first pay attention to error message, what is Oracle trying to say here. Invalid…
 
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  • The Linux IT Live Debate

    Sarah Davey
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Knowing about Linux is one thing, but understanding how to maximise the return on your investment in Linux, enhancing your overall performance and competitiveness is another. Which is why we will be hosting a Live Debate on Tuesday 28th of October at 12.00pm - 13:30pm GMT This is your chance to ask us any Linux related questions you might have on how you can use Linux to ensure you capture the full potential of your investment in your IT. We will be sharing our best information so don't miss out! What can I ask? Our experts are on hand to answer any questions you might have on how to manage…
  • Moving to a Cloud: What Workloads Should I Move to a Cloud Environment?

    David Marshall
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    A brief look at different workloads with best practice advice on which are suited to a business Cloud storage environment and which should remain on-premise. Before you start considering business Cloud storage, be clear on what you understand by “Cloud”. It's used in various ways by different people to mean different things. When IT consultants talk about Cloud, they mean multi-server systems that are highly adaptable and often automated. There is more to the business Cloud than storage. Data is not the only workload and it is not necessarily the thing you should move…
  • Data Storage Strategy: 10 Things CIOs/CTOs Need to Consider

    Simon Mitchell
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Our guide to the seven key things the C-suite needs to think about when matching their organisation’s data to a storage solution. You have a lot of data now, and as 'big data' piles in you are going to have a lot more in future. But not all data is equal, and neither are all storage solutions. Some data is essential to routine operations, and needs to be available at all times. Some is critically important, but can be archived until needed for internal analysis or external auditing perhaps. Other data is merely useful; you don't want to lose it, but it may not be worth spending a lot of…
  • How Is Your Storage Capacity Managed – SAN, etc, etc. [POLL]

    David Marshall
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Recently, we are becoming more aware that SAN storage is placing increasing pressure on IT infrastructures. We’ve decided to find out how your storage capacity is managed. Tell us now! <a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/8302837/">How do you manage your storage…
  • Red Hat Storage: a Key Part of Your Data Management Strategy?

    Simon Mitchell
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Red Hat Storage server is a Software Defined Storage (SDS) solution which removes the physical controller element of storage making it transparent. Slide 1 Q: “We already have an in-house SAN and Cloud storage, why complicate things with yet another system?” A. Red Hat Storage actually simplifies things, making all your storage, wherever it is, look like a single resource that any of your servers can access. Slide 2 With SDS you can use commodity hardware, NAS, SAN or any other storage. Whatever you add appears as increased capacity in the virtual storage pool. If you've…
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    Binpress

  • Three indispensable game design principles

    Alexis Santos
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Entertaining gameplay, beautiful visuals and an engaging story are all vital elements of game design, but there are certain principles that — if followed — can take games from good to great. And if they’re violated, an otherwise enjoyable experience can turn a bit sour. Snoman Gaming has begun a series on game design principles that are essential for good tutorials, giving players a sense of accomplishment, and elegantly introducing new elements (enemies, techniques or otherwise). Head past the break for the first three fundamentals of good game design. 1. Introduce…
  • Binpress Podcast Episode 16: Shay Banon of Elasticsearch

    Alexis Santos
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    This week we talk with Shay Banon, co-founder and CTO of Elasticsearch, the open source distributed search engine. Shay covers how a cooking app birthed Elasticsearch, why open source businesses are better based on runtimes than libraries, and much more. He also discusses the importance of an open product roadmap, how to make a distributed team feel connected, and how the virtues of The Big Lebowski apply to open source. 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. Show notes Shay Banon:…
  • Marketing to Developers: A recap of our first event

    Alexis Santos
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:12 pm
    On Wednesday, we held out very first event: Marketing to Developers. With over 150 attendees at Pivotal Labs in San Francisco, speakers from Github, Stripe, Mozilla, Appcelerator, Pebble, and RethinkDB shared how they grew their companies and what they’ve learned about — you guessed it — marketing to developers. Their know-how was packed into the evening’s two presentations and a panel, which you can watch (and listen to) below. If you’re building a developer-facing product or services, these talks are for you. Engaging Community to Scale Community Neeraj…
  • Binpress Podcast Episode 15: Mike Perham of Contributed Systems

    Alexis Santos
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    This week we talk with Mike Perham, CEO of Contributed Systems and creator of popular Ruby gems such as Sidekiq and Dalli. Mike covers the zen and art of naming open source projects, what the sweet spot for pricing is and why value lies in the experience behind projects. He also covers why empathy is key when interacting with your project’s community, his model for building a business around open source software, 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. Show notes Mike…
  • Binpress Podcast Episode 14: Glyph Lefkowitz of Twisted

    Alexis Santos
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    On this week’s episode we talk with Glyph Lefkowitz, creator of Twisted, the incredibly popular event-driven, Python networking engine. Glyph covers why creators have a responsibility to users of their open source projects, why he simultaneously admires and critiques open source communities, and why the open source world should look to its free software roots. He also explains how he took over the Python IRC channel to promote Twisted, how the project was born, why it has a bright future, and much more. Listen to the podcast in the player above, or click here to download it directly.
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  • How to Blog from Your Website

    Nurdin Budi M.
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    You will have many options open to you in the design and functionality of your blog that are not available on the blog hosted.You can use Blogger or WordPress from wordpress.com or blogger.com. Each has its own characteristics, advantages and disadvantages, such as lack of reference groups on Blogger, and raw HTML editing facility relatively poor on WordPress. However, each has its fans and followers, and those changed. Some general fatigue, however, does not provide a wide range of opportunities for those who chose to Word and other programs Blogging own term PSPs own.Those who use hosted…
  • Display Most Commented Posts on Blogger with Yahoo Pipe

    Nurdin Budi M.
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    In a blog we need to accentuate the very articles that we rely on to improve the reader's desire to explore our blog further. There are many ways that can be used in doing so, one of which is by way of display the most commented posts.There is a very easy way of doing the things above, especially if our blog using blogger.com; using yahoo pipes, you don't have to think hard, but simply used in a simple manner that is like the following guidelines:#1. From your blogger dashboard, select "Layout" menu, then specify the position of the most commented posts widget is placed.#2. Press Add a Gadget…
  • Tips Internet Marketing Monetizing Your Hobby

    Nurdin Budi M.
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:49 am
    Do you have a hobby? Is there something that you enjoy doing, and that you did not think to use to earn some extra money. Well, if there is, this article will give you some ideas for your hobbies and monetize it. I'm going to give you some examples of how easy it is to do, especially some of the sites that are available to us today. After reading this article, and I doubt that you'll be raking in the cash for something you enjoy doing. That will not be a blow.The other day, I was in more than one site YouTube. I do not know what is YouTube. Well, it's a Web site that displays the member…
  • Learn How To Make Your Own Blog Specialized Prevail

    Nurdin Budi M.
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Let's look at the four corners, which you need to focus on the blog, and increase traffic to your place and talk.1)Give your identity blogEvery successful blog requires identity to stand out from the crowd than the other. And identity is you! Allowed to leak your personal tone of your blog, or do you have another method. Let factored planning is possible and practicable. Nature of your blog to make it easier for you and your readers to bond.2)Set Cell Blog This is why you are blogging. It's a specialized subject, or goals that you selected blog. Another argument is that you have to…
  • Add Alexa Rank Checker on Blogger

    Nurdin Budi M.
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:07 am
    Recognition of the credibility of a web traffic is urgently needed on the internet; It is very necessary to know how good the web rank. There are several providers that accommodate web traffic rank system, and one of the most known is Alexa.com.In addition to web traffic ranking data, Alexa.com also provides information some other much-needed data to analyse the advantages of a web. Therefore, as bloggers we want to provide facilities to the reader the article we can check the alexa rankings of a web.It is very easy to add Alexa Rank Checker Widgets into your blog, especially for those who…
 
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  • New Update is Available for Oracle 6

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    New Update is available for oracle 6Oracle team announced public availability of Oracle Linux 6.6 which is a updated version of Oracle 6 platform. Oracle is a GNU/Linux distributions based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Those who are using any version in Oracle 6 platform presently, can directly upgrade to newer version, while others have to make a fresh installation. As similar to previous versions, Oracle 6.6 is also available for both 32 bit and 64 bit architectures. New version of Oracle Linux is shipped with three different sets of kernel, including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2…
  • Configuring Tor to Overcome Firewall Restrictions

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Are you using internet in an institution or a country where there exist some restrictions for accessing internet? Or are you afraid that some entities are monitoring your internet usage regularly? Then TOR is the perfect solution for you. configuring tor to overcome firewall restrictions Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security. Earlier TOR versions were intending to provide anonymity and privacy only…
  • Touring through Porteus 3.1LXQT

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    Porteus is a fast, modular small full featured operating system based on SlackWare. Few days ago, Porteus community announced availability of Porteus 3.1 release candidate. In this post, I would like share screen shots of Porteus 3.1 with LXQT Desktop. LXQT is a redesigned form of popular light weight Desktop LXDE using Qt Framework. Be default, Porteus provide a custom build option which can be used to build a custom distribution including necessary packages. I have used default download option for this tour. Touring through Porteus 3.1LXQT As different from other modern GNU/Linux…
  • Blender 2.72a Released

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    The Blender Foundation announced release of Blender 2.72a, an Open Source featured 3D modeling system. New version of Blender comes with a lot of improved features. New release support volume and surface scattering. User interface now comes with optional pie menus and improved tool tips. A new intersection tools is now available for modeling.  And there are plenty of features in new release. Blender 2.72a released Following are main features included in new release. Cycle Rendering Basic Volume Rendering is now officially available on GPU, and also some other features like Subsurface…
  • Handy Linux 1.7 is Available

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    Handy Linux is a newbie friendly GNU/Linux distribution from France that features an intuitive start menu with application launchers and Internet bookmarks – based on the stable Debian GNU/Linux 7.0.Handy Linux 1.7 is Available Today, Handy Linux developers announced availability of latest version of Handy Linux, IE, Handy Linux 1.7. This version of Handy Linux is based on stable branch of Debian GNU/Linux 7. Similar to previous version of Handy Linux, this version also support 486 and 686 PAE architectures. Following are changes made in Hand Linux 1.7. Now default web browser is…
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