Greetings from Vermont! In this NixMashup we run into IntelliJ Trolls on Reddit, then move from politics to straight-up Java. Enums, a Regions Folding Plugin for Eclipse, new Java 8 Streaming features, and writing to text files with your eyes closed. We’ve got a hugely popular Linux Alternatives to Windows Apps Infographic from Google+ and a fun retrospective on web coding in the 90’s.
Eclipse Haters stirring up the pot on why Eclipse Sucks and IntelliJ is God’s Gift to developers. If you read NixMash.com you know I’m an Eclipse Guy. I started with IntelliJ IDEA though, even bought an Ultimate license. Then I discovered Eclipse.
But Can Your Enum Do This?
Tutorial on Java Enumerators that reads like the chapter of a book on Java Programming. I liked the example of a Java Enum implementing an interface and overriding its methods like normal class.
Ode to the 1×1.gif
This is a fun (NSWF) post titled “Only 90s Developers Remember This.” Several examples of coding in the 90s including the all-important single-pixel transparent GIF for styling web pages, or the 1×1.gif file. Personally, I was a blank.gif Man.
8 examples of new Streaming capabilities in Java 8. Definitely a list to review after loading up the latest JVM.
PDF Editor for Linux
I love the fact that LibreOffice, browsers and most any Linux application can save to PDF. PDF Editors aren’t as important as they once were, but it’s nice to know this Master PDF Editor is available when Linux Users need it.
In Defense of the Ubuntu HUD Display
Very articulate argument in defense of the arguably innovative Ubuntu HUD display. So articulate, in fact, that you almost feel bad for bitching about the Ubuntu Global Menu. Almost.
Linux Alternatives for Windows Apps, The Infographic
Google+ post with an infographic of Linux alternatives for Windows apps. Extremely popular post with 555 +’s, 367 reposts and 122 comments. Most comments reinforced the fact that Linux alternatives are more than sufficient to get the job done, and in most cases superior to their Windows counterparts.
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Today’s Vermont Photo is provided by Len Radin, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.