Mobile devices are at the nexus of innovation of the desktop, the web, and embedded systems. Mobile developers need usable, functional tools to create compelling apps for mobile.
We'll explore how open source contributes to the value and capability of tools for mobile developers and how the transformational challenges have been overcome.
The framework for our country is our laws and our principles. But
increasingly, as a nation, we can't express these principles or uphold
our laws without the right software in place to support them. A new
generation of civic heroes is needed to heed the call to service, and
the Open Source community should lead the way.
Drizzle is a fork of the MySQL server focused on modularity, improved performance, and community development. This tutorial will give an overview of the current state of Drizzle, the tools around it, and the various language APIs available. The tutorial will go through the steps to install Drizzle, how to get started with management, writing simple applications, and porting existing applications.
Four years ago, I abandoned Perl for Ruby because I was finding the annoyances of Perl were outweighing the benefits - Ruby simply didn't have those annoyances. Today I'm back with Perl. This talk explains why and shows off the modules that are helping to turn Perl 5 into a nicer language.
Object-oriented programming began, back in the 1960s with Simula, as a way to describe the behavior of interacting items - objects. It was purified through languages such as Smalltalk, in which everything is an object and every operation a message send, a clear and beautiful model. But then something went very wrong.
My latest book The Productive Programmer shows developers how to supercharge their effectiveness. It consists of two parts: mechanics and practice. The mechanics section covers productivity principles like acceleration, canonicality, focus, and automation. The practice section shows how productive thinking and questioning assumptions makes you a better developer.
Drizzle is a fork of the MySQL server focused on modularity, improved performance, and community development. This session will give an overview of the current state of Drizzle, tools around it, and the various language APIs available. The session will go through the steps to install Drizzle, how to get started with management, and things to watch out for when porting and writing applications.
Learn how to write custom GIMP plug-ins in two languages: Script-fu,
GIMP's native scripting language, and Python.