Greetings from Vermont! In this NixMashup we have a geek’s review of the movie The Social Network, Linode Email considerations, the latest big Java 8 New Features guide, Optional vs Null, WordPress Filesystem Permissions, deploying to Maven, an intro to PostgreSql Functions, an Android Studio PPA for Ubuntu and a new Linux Distribution called Evolve OS.
The Social Network: A Technical Review
An interesting review of the movie Social Network from a geek’s perspective. Deep dive into “1 valid bit, 1 modify bit, 1 reference bit and 5 permission bits.”
Linode Email Setup
I’m thinking about Linode for VPS hosting and considering using Google for email services. Here’s a description of one Linode user’s experience using Google email setup with a comment from a Linode team member to Linode’s documentation on Google Apps for Business which completes the job.
Java 8 Feature Outline
This Java Code Geeks article bills itself as the ULTIMATE Guide to new Java 8 features. Don’t know about that, but after a click-through of the site’s annoying Newsletter Signup popup you’ll find a lot of sample Java 8 source code preceded by a good outline.
Java 8 Optional Vs Null
Description and example of new Java 8 Optional type. When to use and when not to. Like “if maybeCustomer.isPresent()” as opposed to “if maybeCustomer == null.”
Android Studio in Ubuntu via PPA
If considering using Android Studio over Eclipse for Android development, here’s a helpful link on how to install Android Studio in Ubuntu via PPA.
Ubuntu 10 Things, Part 11
In case the 10 previous “10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 14.04” didn’t satisfy, here’s another.
Announcement of a new Linux Distribution called Evolve OS. Pretty!
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