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Developer Linux News for Oct 27, 2010

  • Building Killer Android Tablet Apps: Design and Development Tips (Oct 27, 2010, 22:33) "Device manufacturers are ramping up an exciting new line of Android devices: tablets. The success of the Apple iPad has proven that consumers are ready for these devices, which make consuming media content like video and audio a rich and enjoyable experience."

  • Security processors get 64 RISC cores (Oct 27, 2010, 22:03)
    LinuxDevices: "Cavium Networks announced the next generation of its Nitrox security processors, supported by a Linux software development kit (SDK). The four new Nitrox III security processors integrate 16 to 64 security RISC cores with compression engines, virtualization hardware..."

  • 7 programming languages on the rise (Oct 27, 2010, 21:33)
    InfoWorld: "From Ruby to Erlang, once niche programming language are gaining converts in today's enterprise"

  • Open Data, Open Source, and the City of Portland (Oct 27, 2010, 19:03) "For the next segment of our pre-conference interview series, we've turned to our host city, Portland, Oregon, for more details on its release of open data, use of open source and support of citizen engagement software projects."

  • First Look at Firefox Mobile 4 (Oct 27, 2010, 17:33) "Mozilla has publicized beta releases of the desktop version of Firefox 4 since July, but mobile users can test out the next major update to the mobile browser as well. Firefox 4 for Mobile is officially at beta 1, with builds available for devices running Android and Nokia's Maemo operating system."

  • Lessons from PostgreSQL's Git transition (Oct 27, 2010, 14:03) "The PostgreSQL Project finally switched from CVS to Git in September 2010, and did its first release based on the new Git repository on October 5. Making the switch happen took years and resulted in at least one near-disaster"

  • Blender 2.5 Lighting and Rendering (Oct 27, 2010, 13:33)
    Packt: "Lighting techniques are highly dependent on the location of the scene at hand. The approaches to lighting an outdoor scene are radically different from the techniques used to light an indoor scene. Knowing these differences and when to use each is important when aiming for a believable result."

  • A Peek Into The X.Org Stack For Ubuntu 11.04 (Oct 27, 2010, 12:33)
    Phoronix: "The general X.Org planning summit for Ubuntu 11.04 just ended at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Orlando. Here's a few key highlights from this hour-long discussion about the make-up of the X.Org / graphics stack for the Natty Narwhal release due for release in April. "

  • The 2011 IT Salary Guide (Oct 27, 2010, 09:03)
    Datamation: "The good news: the The 2011 IT Salary Guide demonstrates that IT salary levels are once again headed upward."