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March 20, 2013
The focus of this article is to select the finest CoffeeScript books which help programmers become proficient coding in this language. The books that we have selected help developers to take full advantage of the power of CoffeeScript. All of the books are available to download for free.
In a meeting of the Ubuntu Technical Board last night, the technical leadership of Canonical's Linux distribution decided to halve the support time for non-LTS releases to nine months. At the same time, the developers want to make it easier for users of the distribution to get up-to-date packages on a regular basis without the need to perform explicit upgrades of the whole distribution. Attending the meeting, Matt Zimmerman, Colin Watson and Stéphane Graber unanimously agreed on these points and also clearly voted against moving Ubuntu into a rolling release model. The changes will be implemented in the maintenance schedule starting with the release of Ubuntu 13.04 ("Raring Ringtail") on 25 April.
Mentioning open source to a typical consumer will no doubt result in puzzled looks or a reference to that "free stuff." Even in some business circles, the open source concept may only be synonymous with an alternative computer operating system known as Linux. On the software development side of the computing industry, however, open source is known for much different reasons.
SoX is a cross-platform command line audio utility tool. SoX is very handy if you need to do some simple tasks with music or audio files right from the terminal. To be more specific, SoX is usually used for converting and edit audio files; changing audio attributes; adding audio effects and other advanced sound manipulation features.
Big news this week: Apache CloudStack has passed major milestones towards graduation, major progress on bugs against 4.1.0, discussions about integrating the Palo Alto firewall with CloudStack, and getting Eclipse and Maven to play nice for developers. Some interesting posts from members of the Apache CloudStack community as well.
New vulnerabilities were found in the Linux 3.2 and 3.5 kernels, which power the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) and Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) operating systems, and Canonical just issued patches for them.
March 19, 2013
1:30 PM Microsoft (MSFT) may soon find itself in some significant legal trouble now that federal officials are investigating whether the company allegedly worked with firms that bribed foreign government officials into accepting Microsoft software contracts. Unnamed sources have told The Wall Street Journal that “lawyers from the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission are examining kickback allegations made by a former Microsoft representative in China, as well as the company’s relationship with certain resellers and consultants in Romania and Italy.”
The Python Software Foundation (PSF) has announced that it has reached a settlement with PO Box Hosting, who also trade as Veber, over the latter's use of the name Python and application to trademark Python. The Python Software Foundation called for help in fighting the application in February.
CTO of Getable, Mikeal Rogers, talks open source and the Github generation. What's the next big thing on the innovation horizon? And who's leading the charge? Find out in this interview.Open source is everywhere. The digital native generation is growing up with devices, platforms, and systems that are running open source software behind the scenes and designed the open source way.
GNOME Disk Utility, the utility that allows users to handle storage devices, is now ready for the highly anticipated GNOME 3.8 desktop environment, as announced on March 18 by the development team behind the GNOME Project.
Ada is a general purpose programming language with a wide array of features. It's structured, statically typed, imperative, wide-spectrum and OOP capable. It offers tasks, concurrency, synchronous message passing, and a quite a few other modern features. It happens to be my preferred programming language.
If you ever wondered whether you have the right skills set or what Linux/Unix related skills are currently highly on demand, now you have a chance to confirm if your current understating of IT skills market is correct. Apart of a fresh new look of our website we have introduced some new features such as "IT Skills Watch", which will keep you updated if the skills you posses still spark an interest of recruiters and employers. Such statistics will be regularly revised. We have considered approximately 150 IT skills, dozen operating systems and hundreds network protocols. The higher the score the more likely you are to find that particular skill, operating system or certification requirement on the job description you wish to apply for. It is important to point out that aiming for the top rank skills may increase your chances but does not ensure a successful interview. The right combination of various skills is more vital to your success.
DRM Strikes Again: Digital Comics Distributor JManga Closing Down... And Deleting Everyone's Purchases
DRM is rearing its malformed head again and biting the hands that feed it. Rather than simply making an otherwise useful product useless unless requirements x, y and z are met, this time DRM is issuing a clawback on [he]lt[/he]strike[he]gt[/he]purchased[he]lt[/he]/strike[he]gt[/he] rented digital goods.
Cuttlefish is a tool which can execute various actions when specific events are triggered, and it allows you to create events that only happen under certain circumstances. For example, you could set a condition/reaction such as “when the lan network is connected start Transmission”, or “Unmute the audio when I start Banshee and mute it when I close Banshee”. The nice things of this program is that it’s completely configurable via a nice graphical interface that makes the creation of any task extremely easy and intuitive. The software is wrote in python, open source and is born on Ubuntu as “Ubuntu app” and so it’s easily installable on this distribution or Derivate, there is a package from AUR for Arch Linux and I’m sure soon you’ll find it for any distribution.
While moving its codebase to Qt5, the KDE Development Platform is undergoing a number of changes that lead to a more modular codebase (called KDE Framework 5) on top of a hardware-accelerated graphics stack. In this post, you’ll learn a bit about the status of Frameworks 5 and porting especially Plasma — that will be known as Plasma Workspaces 2, paying credit to its more convergent architecture.Let’s start with something visual, before we get to the nitty-gritty: