Greetings from Vermont! In this NixMashup we’ve got a couple of Eclipse Starter articles on Plugins and JUnit. A new video shows that Elementary OS’s forthcoming Isis really does boot-up fast. There’s a new Bootstrap-based Admin Control Panel theme for your Wicket-Bootstrap project. Linux Command Line History tricks. Java 8 Language Changes from IBM DeveloperWorks and a fascinating New Republic piece titled The Brutal Ageism of Tech.
JUnit in Eclipse Example
Good walk-though of creating JUnit testing in Eclipse, complete with @before and @after annotation behavior.
Command Line History !! and other Tricks
Fun examples of using the !! previous command execution symbol and other tricks with command line arguments. My favorite trick was preventing commands from being added to the history by using HISTCONTROL=ignorespace and adding a space before commands you don’t want to keep.
Boot-up with the New Isis Video
New Elementary OS video of the forthcoming Isis is on YouTube. Only 4 minutes long, but you only need to see the first 30 seconds or so to observe how fast Isis boots and loads the desktop. Freakin’ fast!
Bootstrap 3.x Admin Control Panel
This Admin Control Panel theme based on Bootstrap 3.x might be a great addition to the Wicket-Bootstrap project I’ve got in the queue.
The Brutal Ageism of Tech
Fascinating New Republic article with the full title of “The Brutal Ageism of Tech: Years of experience, plenty of talent, completely obsolete.” Quotes like, “I got the distinct sense that it’s better to be perceived as naïve and immature than to have voted in the 1980s.” Details of how tech workers get plastic surgery done a little at a time and usually on Fridays so they can recover over the weekend.
Ubuntu-based Options for XP Users
We’re linking to this article because of the desktop screenshots and because I’m in agreement that an Ubuntu-based distrib is the best option for any Windows user, XP or otherwise. Also includes the best description of Linux Mint I’ve read, “Linux Mint was originally created to fix all the various papercuts – annoying, minor usability bugs – in Ubuntu.” After using Ubuntu 13.10 on my primary workstation since its release and Mint Petra on both a second office PC and laptop, that description seems so true!
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Today’s Vermont Photo is provided by Peter Dutton, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.