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Developer Linux News for Oct 19, 2008

  • Developing Software for Linux Platforms (Oct 19, 2008, 22:02)
    LinuxLink: "Fortunately, for aspiring programmers, the very best tools are also completely free. Linux provides a complete programming suite, from editor to run-time environment. The Linux tool chain is widely used throughout industry for the heavy lifting of software development, and a good programmer, trained in Linux tools, need never worry about running out of interesting and profitable employment."

  • Third-Party Video Hosting on Drupal Websites (Oct 19, 2008, 10:02)
    Packt: "Many sites desiring video will choose to use a third-party video provider such as YouTube or Blip.TV. This reduces the bandwidth requirement from their server, is easy to include in their posts, and allows videos to be easily shared virtually by users across the Internet."

  • Write a Firefox Extension to Rotate Images in Mapping Apps (Oct 19, 2008, 06:02)
    IBM Developerworks: "Most online mapping applications assume that the desired view is always north at the top of the image. This article presents tools and code that show how to replace the map image with an inverted copy, where south is at the top. Using a Firefox extension and the Imager Perl module, each tile that comprises the full image is extracted, rotated, and placed back in the image at the appropriate spot."