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Developer Linux News for Sep 22, 2010

  • A developer looks at VMware/Novell (Sep 22, 2010, 23:03)
    Likewise blog: "Last week, the word broke that VMware is the most likely company to acquire Novell's SUSE unit. This makes a lot of sense from a business perspective , but I tend to see things from a developer's point of view."

  • Flex Builder for Linux Project Ending (Adobe) (Sep 22, 2010, 20:33)
    Adobe blog: "After a long Labs alpha, Adobe is stopping further development of Flex Builder/Flash Builder running on Linux operating systems."

  • How Operator Precedence Affects MySQL SELECT Queries (Sep 22, 2010, 17:33)
    Database Journal: "When joining tables on common fields, if you're not diligent in the use of AND-OR combinations in the criteria clause, be prepared for unexpected results! Learn how to break filtering criteria into individual steps and how to group AND-OR statements to most effectively isolate the data that you wish to retrieve."

  • Python4Kids New Tutorial: Trivia Game Part 2 (Sep 22, 2010, 16:33)
    Python4Kids: "ARTHUR: He is the keeper of the Bridge of Death. He asks each traveler five questions–
    GALAHAD: Three questions.
    ARTHUR: Three questions. He who answers the five questions–"

  • Mozilla Joins Open Invention Network (Sep 22, 2010, 15:33)
    Mozilla blog: "This week Mozilla joined Open Invention Network as a licensee. OIN is an organization which helps protect the Linux ecosystem by building a variety of defenses against patent attacks."

  • Qt gets faster, adds touch UI stack (Sep 22, 2010, 14:03)
    Linux Devices: "Nokia's Qt Software subsidiary released version 4.7 of its Qt cross-platform application and UI framework, touted for offering much faster performance."

  • copyright assignments gone wild, or why i can not join Canonical's contributor agreement program (Sep 22, 2010, 13:33)
    aseigo: "It is my personal opinion that Canonical's Contributor Agreement program is, in its current form (as of Sept 2010), flawed such that I can not participate in it due to the risks it brings me and my Free software contributions."

  • What's Next for Java at Oracle? (Sep 22, 2010, 12:03)
    Gamelan: "The future of Java under Oracle's leadership is one that includes continued innovation across multiple deployment areas including servers, desktops and mobile devices. That's the message delivered by Thomas Kurian, executive vice president, Oracle Product Development during a JavaOne keynote address detailing the road ahead for Java."