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JRuby is Ruby on the Java Platform, so it brings the advantages of Ruby to the JVM and the advantages of Java to Ruby. This session shows Ruby syntax and lots of integration techniques with Java, including building Swing-based UI's using Swiby and how to unit test Java code with JRuby.
Git is a new distributed version control system that is fast, flexible, works offline and supports powerful local branching and easy merging that encourages non-linear workflows and makes developers far more productive and efficient.
This tutorial will introduce you to Git, rid you of your SVN sins, and teach you how to become more efficient and productive as a programmer.
Eclipse is an open source IDE that has available extensions for a variety of languages and tools. How are these extensions created? This tutorial will cover how to install eclipse extensions ("plug-ins"), how to write your own including using the built-in wizards, how to write help for your plug-ins, and how to publish/package them so that others can easily download and use your plug-ins.
Drupal is a highly modular, Open Source Content Management System with a wealth of powerful add-on modules. Learn to harness it all and build dynamic websites with Drupal from authors of the book, Using Drupal.
Moblin is a revolutionary user experience for mobile devices. This talk
will give a brief overview of Moblin for Netbooks and Nettops and then
focus on the process of building an application powered by Moblin Core
Software programming has come a long way for students and younger children since the days of Logo. Syntax has been replaced with connecting blocks and the triangle turtle has been replaced with custom artwork children create themselves. Now, multi-threading and event processing are easier to teach children than functions, and this session discusses these ideas as well as so the edge of kid code.
Large data center providers such as Google and Microsoft are taking significant steps to cut down their power and cooling requirements, but how about a typical company with a campus-sized data center? What can be done to make a server room full of rack-mounted 1U systems more efficient? Does virtualization hold the key? Are more cores better than less? Our panelists will clue you in.
Hadoop is a powerful open source tool for analyzing large volumes of data. I'll provide an overview of Hadoop's architecture and describe some real-world use cases.
Location: Ballroom A2
This talk will cover ways of configuring a Linux distribution to run
efficiently on slow CPU, low memory machines. You can get big
performance gains from areas such as:
* speeding up the boot process
* options for lightweight window managers
* performance tools that can help you find bottlenecks
* tuning your kernel
* Finding lightweight alternatives to big applications
Location: Meeting Room J3
Plenty of FOSS projects yearn for visibility, within the tech press or
in the larger world. But few know how to respond when a journalist
indicates interest. These experienced writers and editors will explain
how your project can get attention and present itself in the best