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Developer Linux News for Jul 25, 2008

  • MobileMe! For Ubuntu/Gnome? (2008-07-25 18:30:02)
    James Hooker: "A couple of the guys I was eating lunch with, Steve Burch and Chris Rose, explored the idea of integrating X within web browsers so we could directly port desktop applications to the browser.(As opposed to poor AJAX implementations we are seeing all over the place) Of course this has the big floor that if we went to auntie Maud's windows machine with IE, we wouldn't be able do anything… which would suck"

  • More Perl One Liners For Linux Or Unix (2008-07-25 18:00:02)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "Almost time for the weekend, so I thought we'd go back and look at some more simple Perl one-liners. Note that this post is not really meant to be educational in any way, but maybe it'll help someone out there somewhere. If anything, it should pass a good 5 to 10 minutes of your time when you could be doing something useful ;)"

  • OSCON: Google Melange will spice up SoC (2008-07-25 17:30:02)
    InternetNews: "oogle's Summer of Code (SoC) has been around since 2005 as a way to get students involved in open source. But according to Google program Manager Leslie Hawthorne the Google system used for managing the projects within the SoC hasn't been all that great. So Google is developing a new collaboration platform called Melange (based on the concept of Melange / spice from Frank Herbert's Dune novels)."

  • Google Opens Its Templating Technology (2008-07-25 12:00:02)
    OStatic: "Google is on a roll. Hot on the heels of releasing its internal Protocol Buffers data interchange format, it has open-sourced Google XML Pages (GXP). Though the project page reports this as version 0.2 beta, don't be fooled: according to a presentation about the technology, this is the templating language behind AdWords, Blogger, Google Reader, Google Analytics, and other properties."

  • The Stateless State: Remembering what you were doing five minutes ago on the Web (2008-07-25 11:45:02)
    IBM Developerworks: ""State" is a central concern of all sorts of distributed applications, but especially of Web applications, as HTTP and its derivatives are intrinsically stateless. Clear thinking about how data persists across retrievals, sessions, processes, and other boundaries can help you improve your Web applications, both present and future."

  • Build a RESTful Web Service (2008-07-25 11:30:02)
    IBM DeveloperWorks: "Representational state transfer (REST) is a style of designing loosely coupled applications that rely on named resources rather than messages. The hardest part of building a RESTful application is deciding on the resources you want to expose. Once you've done that, using the open source Restlet framework makes building RESTful Web services a snap. This tutorial guides you step-by-step through the fundamental concepts of REST and building applications with Restlets."

  • JBoss jBPM Concepts and jBPM Process Definition Language (jPDL) (2008-07-25 11:15:02)
    Packt: "JBoss jBPM is built around the concept of waiting. That may sound strange given that software is usually about getting things done, but in this case there is a very good reason for waiting. Real-life business processes cut across an organization, involve numerous humans and multiple systems, and happen over a period of time. In regular software, the code that makes up the system is normally built to "do all these tasks as soon as possible". This wouldn't work for a business process, as the people who need to take part in the process won't always want or be able to "do their task now"."

  • Richard's Dream and Institutionalized Mental Illness (2008-07-25 00:35:53)
    Linux Today Blog: "Way back in the very olden days, or so the story goes, Richard M. Stallman was motivated to launch the Free Software movement because of something that afflicts us to this day- crappy binary-only printer drivers. How's that for innovation? 38 years later and we still have sucky printer drivers..."