Greetings from Vermont! In this NixMashup, the Effect of Apple Pay On Google Wallet. Role of Open Source in the Internet of Things. Comparing Apples To Apples (The Fruit). What We’re Looking Forward To in Java 9. On Determining Your Hourly Rate. Internet of Things Building Blocks. Bash Power. A Ubuntu 14.10 Ten Things. Keen IO Bootstrap Dashboards.
The Effect of Apple Pay On Google Wallet
Apple is serious about Apple Pay and its adoption will no doubt have a big impact on Google Wallet which was released in 2011 but never really went anywhere. The article itself doesn’t say anything profound other than remind everyone that Google devices need much better fingerprint functionality to compete with the ease of using Apple Pay with Touch ID. I know the fingerprint feature on my Samsung S5 just plain sucks. Lots of comments accompanying the article are worth a read.
Role of Open Source in the Internet of Things
Interesting arguments for why Open Source software platforms will be the backbone of the Internet of Things. 1) 50 to 70 billion sensors will require a level of scale that only open source can support affordably. 2) Innovation will be key, and proprietary software stacks aren’t going to cut it. 3) Open standards will be needed to support the inter-operability of an IoT, and 4) Developers will drive the IoT, a LOT of developers, and those developers demand open source solutions and tools.
Comparing Apples To Apples (The Fruit)
Perhaps the most important link in this edition of NixMashup Links, a guide listing which apples are best for eating raw, in pies, baking, sauced and juiced. I used it the other day at Trader Joe’s in deciding which 4 pound tote bag I would buy. Went with the Cortlands thanks to this chart. Excellent!
What We’re Looking Forward To in Java 9
Over 350 Java developers were asked which of the features in Java 9 announced by Oracle they were most looking forward to. Project Jigsaw and the JSON API were at the top of the anticipation scale at almost 50%. Other survey responses include the desire for Java Properties (no more getters and setters), multiline strings and removing the semicolon, among others. Multiline strings, YES, Java Properties, NAH, getters and setters are cool, Removing the Semicolon, NEVER!!!
On Determining Your Hourly Rate
A post covering the types of developer expertise and accreditation which would reflect the hourly rate or salary one might deserve. I liked the Years of Experience argument. “I’ve written Java for 10 years!” — so what? This number means only one thing to me — you managed to survive in some office for ten years. Or maybe in a few offices. You managed to convince someone that he has to pay you for ten years of sitting in his building.
Internet of Things Building Blocks
This article is slanted toward the hurdles that are hampering the growth of the IoT, but the “hurdles” also serve as the architectural building blocks of an Internet of Things. Some of the essentials include a basic, smart infrastructure of sensors and devices, common standards, security and privacy, the breakdown of data silos, power consumption, network compatibility, scale, IoT endpoints.
Some great bash functions and aliases to make Linux users even MORE productive.
A Ubuntu 14.10 Ten Things
Regular readers knows what “Ten Things” refers to, those “10 Things To Do After Installing [insert your Linux Distribution and Version here.]” One of our favorite categories! Here’s 14 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 14.10.
Keen IO Bootstrap Dashboards
We’ve linked to a number of Bootstrap Administration Templates but here’s another one. Something about Bootstrap and Dashboards is like peanut butter and chocolate to me.
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