Archiwum z Marzec 2013

ZFS on Linux is "Ready for Wide-Scale Deployment"

piątek, 29 Marzec 2013

The developers of the native ZFS port for Linux have announced that the project is now is ready for wide scale deployment. ZFS for Linux 0.6.1 also adds packages for Debian, Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux…

The developers of the native ZFS port for Linux have announced that the project is now is ready for wide scale deployment. ZFS for Linux 0.6.1 also adds packages for Debian, Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Migration to Document Freedom Isn’t As Easy As It Seems

piątek, 29 Marzec 2013

In case you missed it, March 27 was Document Freedom Day, and The Document Foundation released a whitepaper in honor of the day. The whitepaper provides a 10-step migration plan on how to standardize on Open Document Format (ODF). In the report, there is detailed discussion of LibreOffice and the benefits of its support for ODF. There is just one problem with this otherwise noble effort: Document compatibility isn’t good enough between free and open office suites and proprietary office application suites. 

In case you missed it, March 27 was Document Freedom Day, and The Document Foundation released a whitepaper in honor of the day. The whitepaper provides a 10-step migration plan on how to standardize on Open Document Format (ODF). In the report, there is detailed discussion of LibreOffice and the benefits of its support for ODF. There is just one problem with this otherwise noble effort: Document compatibility isn’t good enough between free and open office suites and proprietary office application suites.

The 10-step plan for migrating to Libre Office includes very brusque and breezy discussion of the value of proprietary components that real offices use and share — components that make it nearly impossible in some cases to consider moving to a suite like LibreOffice. Consider this quote from the 10-step plan: “…before migrating any existing Visual Basic macros, it is better to determine if the macros are still needed, in order to discard those that are no longer useful and re-engineer the remaining ones.”

 
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Introducing BBQpad

piątek, 29 Marzec 2013

Recently I have been working on a project with my best buddy Stuart ‘Aq’ Langridge, called BBQpad. I haven’t really talked much about it on my blog as we have been fixing up the rough edges, but I wanted to share a little about it now. 

Recently I have been working on a project with my best buddy Stuart ‘Aq’ Langridge, called BBQpad.

I haven’t really talked much about it on my blog as we have been fixing up the rough edges, but I wanted to share a little about it now.

As some of you will know, I have been increasingly getting into BBQ as a hobby. I love being outside and cooking, I love cooking over fire, and the art and science of BBQ facinates me. Don’t think there is a science? Well check out amazingribs.com and see just how much detail, science, and engineering can be involved in creating awesome BBQ.

One of the tips people give you when you start learning grilling and smoking is to maintain a notebook where you track the details of your cooks. You can then refer to what you did, learn from what works and what doesn’t, and improve your ‘cue.

Being of the nerdy persuasion, I was not going to use no stinking paper and pen, so I wrote a web app to track my cooks.

Originally I wrote this as something just for me, and then it struck me that this could be of general interest. I was chatting to Aq one day and he loved the idea so we decided to build what you now see at www.bbqpad.com. The sites works on your computer, mobile, and tablet.

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How to Run Android Apps on Your Windows or Mac Machine

czwartek, 28 Marzec 2013

Have you got some favorite smartphone apps? Not convinced by Microsoft’s new Windows app selection? Itching to see some Android action on your MacBook Pro? Don’t worry, just install an Android emulator on your Windows or Mac machine and run all of the Android apps that you’ve grown to love.

AndroidHave you got some favorite smartphone apps? Not convinced by Microsoft’s new Windows app selection? Itching to see some Android action on your MacBook Pro? Don’t worry, just install an Android emulator on your Windows or Mac machine and run all of the Android apps that you’ve grown to love. A version is even available for Windows 8 Surface tablets. Load up to 750,000 Android apps, including games, SMS text messaging, and media apps. The free product that lets you do this is BlueStacks App Player, and it claims more than 5 million downloads.

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Enterprise Software Makeover: 4 Things To Borrow From Consumer Apps

czwartek, 28 Marzec 2013

Long undervalued, Enterprise software businesses are now enjoying their day in the sun. On Wall Street, enterprise is the new sexy – but how did they manage to wrestle the spotlight from the consumers apps everyone was talking about not so long ago?   A key reason is that savvy enterprise software companies are taking what’s great about consumer software and using it to solve big problems that big companies will pay big money to eliminate.   

Guest author Jyoti Bansal is the founder of AppDynamics.
 
Long undervalued, Enterprise software businesses are now enjoying their day in the sun. On Wall Street, enterprise is the new sexy – but how did they manage to wrestle the spotlight from the consumers apps everyone was talking about not so long ago?
 
A key reason is that savvy enterprise software companies are taking what’s great about consumer software and using it to solve big problems that big companies will pay big money to eliminate.
 
 
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Does the Oracle SPARC Update Leave Linux Behind?

czwartek, 28 Marzec 2013

InternetNews: What’s going on? Are the Exa-class x86/Linux systems the top-end for Oracle? Or is it the SPARC/Solaris UNIX combo?

Linux Adoption Continues to Grow

czwartek, 28 Marzec 2013

ServerWatch: Linux adoption for mission-critical deployments and the cloud continues to grow in 2013.

Tasktop Offers Open-Source Effort To Link And Sync The API Economy

czwartek, 28 Marzec 2013

TC: The complexity of connecting tools in this new API economy is getting compounded by the inability to link this new breed of services so people can talk in context about the code.

When Developer Betrays Manager, Who Really Wins?

środa, 27 Marzec 2013

Datamation: Software developers need to know how to code, as well as how to look out for their own interests.

A visual history of Linux

środa, 27 Marzec 2013

Network World: A chronological collection of screenshots of the major Linux distros as they have evolved, from Linus Torvalds’ 1991 version straight through GNOME 3.