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Developer Linux News for Nov 04, 2010

  • Video: Linus Torvalds Dives Tonight: "If I Don't Come Back, Go On Without Me" (Nov 04, 2010, 22:05) "Linus Torvalds just finished his soon-to-be infamous scuba dive among the sea life in the Giant Ocean Tank at the New England Aquarium. The tank simulates a Caribbean coral reef, but I don't expect Linus felt quite that tranquil..."

  • Linux E-Readers are evolving into Android-tablets (Nov 04, 2010, 21:35)
    Computerworld: "I have no doubt that Linux-based tablets will eventually be winners. I've been unimpressed though at how slowly the Linux tablet OEMs have been about getting their products to market."

  • Google Speeds Up the Web with Apache Web Server Module (Nov 04, 2010, 21:05)
    ServerWatch: "The open source Apache Web Server has been the leading web server technology for over a decade. Now thanks to Google, the tens of millions of sites that rely on the Apache Web Server may soon benefit from a speed boost."

  • Ghosts of Unix Past: a historical search for design patterns (Nov 04, 2010, 20:05) "A very appropriate starting point for this exploration is the Ritchie and Thompson paper, published in Communications of the ACM, which introduced "The Unix Time-Sharing System". In that paper the authors claimed that the success of Unix was not in "new inventions but rather in the full exploitation of a carefully selected set of fertile ideas.""

  • Four Sane Solutions for PHP Debugging (Nov 04, 2010, 19:05)
    PHPBuilder: "Few tasks are more tedious and frustrating than debugging a Web application. Over the years, the difficulty in doing so has grown along with the integration of increasingly complex databases, elaborate user authentication and privilege management solutions, and third-party Web services."

  • How to Build an Agile Dev Team - The GE Way (Nov 04, 2010, 05:05)
    Datamation: "Building software in a waterfall approach where there is a big milestone release at the end of the process, isn't conducive to success in the modern world, according to top executives from the NYSE and GE."

  • Making of Sintel Open Movie - Documentary Video (Nov 04, 2010, 03:05)
    Tech Drive-in: "Sintel Open Movie was released last month and it was an instant hit among developers and movie lovers alike. Now it's time for some real learning."

  • Apache Mahout 0.4 adds new algorithms (Nov 04, 2010, 00:05)
    The H Open: "The Apache Mahout developers have released version 0.4 of their library of scalable machine-learning algorithms now with a variety of new algorithms, including Spectral Clustering, MinHash Clustering and a new Naive Bayes classifier..."