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Developer Linux News for Apr 29, 2009

  • Why so few developers are using Firebird SQL? (Apr 29, 2009, 22:17)
    /dev/Kico: "But there's something about Firebird that always bothered me: why so few developers actually know and use Firebird? Basically (at least here in Brazil) I only see it being used among Delphi developers. Why isn't it as popular as MySQL or PostgreSQL?"

  • GE Brings Holographic Storage to Life (Apr 29, 2009, 12:02)
    EnterpriseStorageForum: "Three-dimensional data storage has been a dream since the early 1960s, but GE thinks it's the company to finally make the technology realize its promise."

  • GCC 4.4 improves open source compiler with Graphite (Apr 29, 2009, 03:03)
    Netstat -vat: "One of the most popular open source programs (technically Free Software) in the world got a major boost this week. GCC 4.4 adds in lots of new features the biggest of which is the Graphite Framework."

  • Pragmatic Version Control Using Git (book review) (Apr 29, 2009, 00:03)
    Linux Today blog: "We're going to take a look at "Pragmatic Version Control Using Git" by Travis Swicegood, which I believe is the first printed Git book by a major publisher. But before we look at the book, let's take a quick stroll down memory lane because the birth of Git is a fascinating story, all full of thunder and drama."