I have a two year old Dell Precision 4100 with a i7-2760QM CPU @ 2.40GHz, 16g (expandable to 32g), NVIDIA Corporation GF106GLM [Quadro 2000M], an 128g SSD and a supplementary regular hard drive. I keep it docked with a 30" monitor connected.
I've upgraded it through a few releases of Ubuntu. Most recently I upgraded to 12.10, which was a very smooth upgrade. A week or two later (today), I decided to upgrade to 13.04. That was less smooth.
Upon the first reboot I froze on a text-mode screen. I hit the power button and rebooted again. This time, I got a normal graphical login. Upon login I got my usual background but no launch bar or window manager.
Are you a Developer Diva? Perhaps a Holy Priest of technology? Or maybe you're the Hipster Hacker from Hell? Let's find out ...
Developers often think of themselves as the only sane person in the room. This, as you may know, is also a trait of the clinically insane.
OpenRemote Community Event Chicago, June 4-5, 2013
OpenRemote Inc, in collaboration with Open Software Integrators is hosting the first U.S. community event in the Windy City!
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Building on the success of Open Remote's first event in Europe, we bring together community members, companies, and first-time users from all around the world. Through presentations, round tables and trainings we hope to support all of you and facilitate an exchange of experiences and learnings.
Note: This week I'm stepping aside to allow my colleague, Jonathan Freeman, to post this killer piece on UI design. He has been a UI developer for my company, Open Software Integrators, since 2011. -- Andy
Gavin King brought us Hibernate and Seam. Now he wants us to drink the Kool-Aid -- or rather the Ceylon tea -- once more
I think I started following Catherine on twitter due to a “friend of a friend” kind of introduction. I recently interviewed Catherine for an Infoworld article on Code for America. We talked about a number of other issues and about her background, in particular. I felt that while this material didn’t make sense for the article, it might make sense to start doing profiles on people that I interview beyond the topic at hand.
Code for America is bringing positive change, recruiting developers to apply simple Internet technologies to everyday municipal interactions
Recently I was forced to interact with my local government. This involved several pieces of paper being signed and notarized, as well as multiple trips in person to nondescript offices. My staff had to shepherd me around town and calm me down while I dealt with my psychological rejection to all things that require my participation in monotony ("seriously, isn't there an app for this?").
Press Release: Open Software Integrators Joins Google, Red Hat and IBM as Open Invention Network Licensee
Durham, NC April, 11 2013 -- Open Software Integrators (OSI) has joined the Open Invention Network to foster and promote Linux by using patents to create a collaborative environment.
Hi, my name is Initech, and I have a developer abuse problem
Having great developers means creating a great environment. In an increasingly competitive world, that means everything from free food to paid screw-off time. But not everyone has gotten the message.
Some places still practice developer abuse. Here are its many forms. Do not indulge in more than one or two, or you may never see your best developers again.
1. Hellish security
Sun dumped JavaEE Pet Store, but a bright developer modernized it, and we ported it to NoSQL with Couchbase
Java Blueprints were developed to show you design patterns in enterprise Java. The Java Pet Store was designed to demonstrate the quintessential Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) application. This was mainly in the heady days of EJB 1.1-2.1, which had many failed and defective technologies, including the now-dumped Container Managed Persistence.