Greetings from Vermont! In this NixMashup, Burger Bots. A Better How-To List on Advancing Your IT Career. Ubuntu Touch RTM Approaches. The Good Word for Oracle’s Stewardship of Java. New Experiences Through Curation. A Developer’s Technologies. Sweet Treats for the Kids. So This is PlayOnLinux. Elementary OS Freya Beta 1 Screenshots. School Systems Buying More Chromebooks.
Interesting article on the advances in robotic burger makers. Yes, I smell disruption at MacDonalds. What would be a REALLY interesting advance is robots making synthetic burgers.
A Better How-To List on Advancing Your IT Career
This list of ways to advance your IT Career is different than any other you might have read. Rather than focusing on technical issues alone the list promotes a more comprehensive approach. Advice like learning the business you’re working in, learn what unique values you bring to your business environment, develop your communications skills, take on failing projects with the belief you can turn them around, seek out mentors, stay current, network, make everyone a winner and deliver a little extra in each task.
Ubuntu Touch RTM Approaches
Great to see progress continuing on Ubuntu Touch development. The release of Ubuntu Touch on Meizu and Bq phones is still on schedule for this fall.
The Good Word for Oracle’s Stewardship of Java
There was a negative article released recently on Oracle hurting Java which was quickly refuted by this Infoworld article. I’m indifferent to the argument, valuing stability of the JVM over most other priorities.
New Experiences Through Curation
Interesting article on curation, or the process of filtering and repurposing content. Kind of like a NixMashup. I like the description of how curators like myself provide new experiences with content. Digital curation…is also about creating a specific and unique experience by utilising the resulting materials which then become contextualised within a new space. A curator, therefore, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it.
A Developer’s Technologies
This JavaWorld article titled “15 Technologies Changing How Developers Work” does a good job categorizing the tools of modern software development. Code sharing networks, underlying devops tools like Chef and Puppet, Application containers like Docker, Virtual Machines like the JVM and .NET, Secondary marketplaces to buy pieces of art, software and plug-ins, APIs, Libraries, Frameworks, and so on.
Sweet Treats for the Kids
This link is for me, but you go ahead and enjoy it, too. I wanted to make sure I had this video of colorful, future Food Network Star Auntie Fee in NixMashup Links. Here Auntie Fee is making something sweet for the kids. Subscribed!
So This is PlayOnLinux
It’s easy to be confused by what PlayOnLinux does. This Softpedia article clearly explains PlayOnLinux and how it works with Wine in Linux. PlayOnLinux is basically a much better GUI for Wine, and it also comes with its own improvements. PlayOnLinux allows you to easily install and use numerous games and apps designed to run with Microsoft Windows.
School Systems Buying More Chromebooks
More evidence that Chromebooks are eating away at Microsoft’s Education PC revenues. Personally I would love to see my child come home next week from her first day of school with a Chromebook rather than an HP laptop running Windows 7. Better yet, a laptop running Ubuntu!
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