Greetings from Vermont! In this NixMashup we have source code examples of Nashorn and reading a Manifest file from a JAR with Streams. Ubuntu One is gone, but a lively Reddit discussion ensues. Someone’s favorite Java Resource list is the Bookmark of the Day. An unscientific but interesting Java.net poll seeks your Java 8 download plans. A history of the browser/modern Internet is today’s post for printing and taking to the Lazy Boy with a cup of Earl Grey, hot.
Update Those Ubuntu One Backup Scripts Today
So Ubuntu One is being shutdown. I’ll miss its tight integration with Ubuntu. Then again, my grand experiment with Ubuntu ends when Linux Mint 17 is available, so back to Copy and Dropbox for my backup scripts. By the way, this link is to an interesting Reddit discussion on the shutdown, not another tired news release.
Read a Jar Resource File with Streams
Most interesting source code today from Java Code Geeks, where we see streams, lambdas and a Java Optional in action to read a MANIFEST.MF of a JAR file.
Java Resource Overload
Excellent list of online Java resources for Advanced Java Developers (and I assume, the rest of us, too.)
It’s Coming! The APT Progress Bar
I’m not makin’ fun, honest. If you can’t visualize a progress bar in your terminal the post contains a screenshot. If you installed Python apps like Calibre you’ll know what’s coming for APT.
Take the Java 8 Poll
Java.net poll asking “When will you download Java 8?” Scientific validity of results probably questionable, but it only requires a click.
Has It Been 20 Years, Marc Andreesen?
This Internet History Podcast article on Mosaic and Netscape’s Rise and Fall is extremely rich with detail and first-hand accounts. One of those articles you want to print and take it to a comfie chair.
Cracking Microsoft Security With the Space Bar
You probably heard about the 5-year-old who was able to login to his Dad’s Xbox Live Account without knowing his password, but you might not know that he did it by entering space characters when prompted for secondary password verification. Incredible!
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Today’s Vermont Photo is provided by Adam Jackson, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.