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Developer Linux News for Apr 15, 2009

  • Why Are User Interfaces Programmed so Poorly? (Apr 15, 2009, 21:32)
    Datamation: "After decades of technological advances, the user interface has evolved beyond this simple on/off signal into a maybe-it’s-on/maybe-it’s-off cacophony of video and audio, touch screens, and voice commands, among other interactive media. Computer geeks gush giddy over these rich interfaces for building software, but the final products often leave end users in the poorhouse."

  • The ABC's of PHP Part 5 - Strings & Text (Apr 15, 2009, 18:02)
    PHP Builder: "Strings are generally used to hold data that we as humans may write down in a sentence or read in a document such as this one, and generally we would not normally perform mathematical calculations on a string."

  • New Attack Sneaks Rootkits Into Linux Kernel (Apr 15, 2009, 17:02)
    Dark Reading: "Kernel rootkits are tough enough to detect, but now a researcher has demonstrated an even sneakier method of hacking Linux."

  • Making Linux better by Looking at the Build process for code (Apr 15, 2009, 16:32)
    InternetNews: "Code analysis vendor Coverity is now expanding its analysis beyond just the static code layer to include the sometimes overlooked build system."

  • Cross compilers, the new wave (Apr 15, 2009, 14:02)
    The Beez' speaks..: "So yesterday I took a deep breath and started installing. First I gave Volker Grabsch's MinGW cross compiling environment 2.5 a go. I had some very good results with his previous version, so I didn't worry too much about that one"