Greetings from Vermont! In this NixMashup we greet the news of full Java 8 support now available in Eclipse. A CNET article on someone quitting Microsoft Office inspires over 600 comments (of mostly fellow Office quitters and wannabe-quitters.) We’ll tell you where to go for Java Packages and Bootstrap Resources. Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” is announced with Clem answering your questions in the comment thread. Reflections on EclipseCon 2014 from someone who’s been there all eleven years. PostgreSQL Full-Text search will impress even the most ardent Lucene fans (like me). Oh, and log everything.
Get Your Eclipse Java 8 Support Here
Daniel Megert, member of the Eclipse Project Management Comittee announces official support for Java 8 for all Luna builds and with a feature patch for Kepler.
Never Say Never, Except With Microsoft Office
A CNET article titled “Why I’m quitting Microsoft Office forever” inspired 636 comments as of this writing. Wow! And most of the comments were from people with similar experiences and anti-Office sentiments. I confess that I had to turn to my wife’s Windows 7 PC the other day because I wasn’t able to convert a client’s weird-ass formatted DOCX to PDF properly in LibreOffice Writer. And yes, I already informed the client to send me PDFs in the future.
I read a post the other day written by a web designer who rather strongly told people to stop using Boostrap. “Just stop it,” he wrote. I’m sure he’s a talented guy, but screw’em. I like bootstrap and will continue to use it with Wicket Bootstrap. Here’s a lengthy selection of Bootstrap Tools for Web Developers.
And They Shall Call You “Qiana”
Linux Mint 17 was announced this week with a late May 2014 release date and the name of “Qiana.” Not much else in way of detail here, but an interesting thread of 72 comments with lots of input from Mint creator Clem Lefebvre.
On His 11th EclipseCon
Doug Schaefer is the Eclipse C/C++ Development Tooling project lead and reflects on how his 11th EclipseCon inspired him to make Eclipse an even greater IDE.
I love the title of this jaxenter.com piece, “Log Everything” because it’s spot on.
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