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Developer Linux News for May 27, 2010

  • The developer obsession with code names, 114 interesting examples (May 27, 2010, 22:34)
    Royal Pingdom: "So what kind of code names are developers out there coming up with? Here is a collection of code names for software products from companies like Google, Microsoft, Apple, Canonical, Red Hat, Adobe, Mozilla, Automattic and more."

  • Dynamic Open Source Languages Head to the Cloud (May 27, 2010, 20:04) "The cloud isn't just for network administrators looking for scale, it's also a key development area for developers building applications with open source dynamic languages."

  • CouchDB Moves to the Cloud With Couchio (May 27, 2010, 19:04)
    Database Journal: "According to its motto, the underlying premise behind the open source CouchDB NoSQL database is about helping developers "relax" -- chiefly by providing them with a simple, powerful database alternative."

  • Why and how the OpenDocument format can save you a lot of time! (May 27, 2010, 16:34)
    Zona-M: "However, there is also one more reason why ODF is great for everybody who must produce a lot of office documents, one that will be the subjects of many posts on this website: ODF is really simple to generate or edit automatically."

  • Open source 3D printers abound at Maker Faire (May 27, 2010, 13:34)
    Techworld: "Two exhibitors at the event last weekend showed off open source 3D printers that can build objects based on your instructions, another one introduced 3D design software."

  • Building an Image Slideshow using Scripty2 (May 27, 2010, 12:34)
    Packt: "In our previous Scripty2 article, we saw the basics of the Scripty2 library, we saw the UI elements available, the fx transitions and some effects. We even build an small example of a image slide effect."

  • 4.1.7. Shotwell replaces Gthumb and F-Spot as default photo organizer (May 27, 2010, 12:04)
    Fedora Documentation: "Shotwell is a free and open source photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop environment and has replaced Gthumb and F-Spot by default in Fedora 13."

  • Slackware Release Announcement: 13.1 (May 27, 2010, 06:04)
    Slackware: "Yes, it's that time again! After many months of development and careful testing, we are proud to announce the release of Slackware version 13.1!"

  • Top 10 Android 2.2 Features Developers Can't Wait to Use (May 27, 2010, 00:04) "After attending the Google I/O conference and witnessing the Froyo announcement, here are the top ten features (in no particular order) that we think developers cannot wait to get their hands on."