Developer Linux News for Jul 29, 2010
DNSSEC is Here. Now What? (Jul 29, 2010, 21:36)
Enterprise Networking Planet: "Two years ago at
the Black Hat USA 2008 conference, security researcher Dan Kaminsky
detailed a critical flaw in DNS that could have destroyed the
Internet as we know it. Two years later, the root zone of Internet
DNS is now signed with DNSSEC, partially as a response and a
solution to Kaminsky's 2008 finding."
Python development - the golden rules (Jul 29, 2010, 19:36)
Linux User and Developer: "As part of his
massive Python Masterclass article, Kunal Deo drew up some golden
rules when working with Python."
Demonstrating multi-processing in Bash 4 (Jul 29, 2010, 16:06)
I Am, Therefore I Think: "I have an on-going
project, to code the Collatz sequence in as many languages as I
can. So far, I've implemented it in C (integer and floating-point),
assembly (x86, x86_64, and SPARC32), Java, BASIC in Open
Office.org, Tcl, Lisp, Ada, Python, and Bash."
The U.S. Government and Its Partners Open Up To FOSS (Jul 29, 2010, 15:06)
Acrossad: "In a rapidly evolving world, people
at high levels in the government have come to the realization that
FOSS may offer higher levels of software development flexibility
than the traditional proprietary models. The fact that FOSS helps
to alleviate some of the pressure created by tight budgets and
other fiscal constraints doesn't hurt."
Red Hat, 16%. Canonical, 1%. (Jul 29, 2010, 14:06)
Greg DeKoenigsberg Speaks: "If you doubt, for a
nanosecond, that Canonical is a marketing organization masquerading
as an engineering organization, then you're either an unapologetic
Ubuntu fanboy or you're not paying attention"
Oracle shuts down open source test servers (Jul 29, 2010, 13:06)
IT News: "Oracle has shut down servers Sun
Microsystems was contributing to the build farm for open source
database software, PostgreSQL, forcing enthusiasts to scramble to
find new hosts to test updates to their software on the Solaris
Spotlight: Kate Scripting (Jul 29, 2010, 12:36)
Milian Wolff: "Dominik asked me to blog about a
feature in Kate that is still (sadly!) pretty unknown and seldom
used: Kate Scripting. As you should know you can script KatePart
Python Development Masterclass (Jul 29, 2010, 03:06)
Linux User and Developer: "Mostly seen as a
scripting language for system administrators, it is actually
capable of doing almost everything and beyond the limitations of
regular programming languages. Python started its life as a
time-saver programming language."