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Developer Linux News for Jan 31, 2011

  • Android Development 101: 'Hello World' in Four Minutes Flat (Jan 31, 2011, 23:35) "Start learning how to develop for the Android platform with the Android Development 101 video series. In this first episode, Chris L. Bennett demonstrates how to create a traditional Hello World application."

  • An Update On Reiser4 For The Mainline Linux Kernel (Jan 31, 2011, 21:35)
    Phoronix: "We're now into 2011 with the merge window having closed earlier this month for the Linux 2.6.38 kernel and there's no sign of this open-source file-system designed to succeed the popular ReiserFS. So what gives? Well, we have another update from its lead developer."

  • Positional Parameters in the Bash Shell (Jan 31, 2011, 21:05) "Special built-in environmental variables are positional parameters which hold command-line arguments to positions with the names 1,2,3,4, etc. which are indicated by $1,$2,$3,$4, etc. Argument $0 is the name of the script."

  • Debian 6.0: Stability and Power to the People (Jan 31, 2011, 16:05)
    Datamation: "Debian official releases are more rare than releases of other distributions, but tend to matter less to users. Judging by the second release candidate, Debian 6.0 will be no exception"

  • interview with Linus Torvalds (Jan 31, 2011, 13:35)
    OMG Ubuntu: "Linus Torvalds has probably done more for the world than many know, and his influence stretches far and wide throughout all corners of the globe with a variety of amazing implementations of his original vision that started almost two decades ago."

  • The hidden places where Linux dominates (Jan 31, 2011, 13:05)
    TechRadar: "While the fight for desktop dominance is still raging somewhere in the distance, Linux has quietly succeeded in the places no one thinks to look."