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  Google CEO Sundar Pichai : Google is open to return to China


At the Code Conference on Wednesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai expressed his thought on Google's position in China. He expressed the openness of Google to return to China. "Google is in China....But Google Search is not there in China...But personally for me, I care about serving users globally in every corner. I always thought Google is for everyone, that applies to China, too. So wherever possible, we want to be in China to serve Chinese users....If we do it in a right and thoug...

   GOOGLE,CHINA,SUNDAR PICHAI,CODE CONFERENCE     2016-06-02 01:09:21


  Open Source Needs a New UI


As a freelance web developer, I’ve seen and used my fair share of open source web applications (and desktop software), and I’d like to point out something that I see all too often in open source projects: the user interface almost always lets the project down. Let me explain… The Problem I’ve used a considerable amount of open source software (web-based and desktop), and I feel that a large portion of them are let down by their UI. The functionality is brilliant, the code is g...

   Open source,Problem,UI,New paradign     2011-12-09 07:53:19


  Substitute of Right Click Computer to Open Manage


I believe some of us may encounter some strange problems when we expect something normal to happen when we operate on our computer. On Windows 7, we may sometimes want to manage our service or applications by opening service manager.But somehow we may find that we cannot open it by clicking on Start->Right click on Computer->Manage.It may prompt some error message to tell us we cannot open the service manager. Then what to do? Here is a way to open it,goto Start->Run,then type "com...

   Computer Management,Win 7,compmgmt.msc,S     2011-03-31 01:09:44


  Forgotten TODOs: ideas for contributing to open-source projects


I often talk to students that want to contribute to open-source projects, but just don't have an idea what to work on. Here's a tip if you're in a similar situation (e.g. you want to apply for GSOC) : 1 git clone repository_url_of_some_open_source_project target_directory 2 grep -RIn TODO target_directory/* So, find the URL of the repository project you want to contribute to, checkout the repository using git/mercurial/svn and then find all the TODOs in the source code using grep. The -RI...

   Open source,constribution,TODO,participation     2012-03-03 22:30:28


  When Should Open Source Be Written Into Law?


As a systems administrator, I tend to think about source code and computing platform in large numbers. Computers however are getting smaller and more powerful, and the reality of computers that we put in or on our body as a normal daily routine is coming closer, and for many is already here. When our safety, our liberty, and our sense of humanity are tied to programmable devices, should we not only hope, but expect that we should have the right to examine how these devices function? Last ...

   Software,Open source,Time,Law     2012-01-28 07:23:09


  GitHub launches a separate training page


Code hosting community Github has much proud data: 55 employees, Andreessen Horowitz promised a $100 million investment, $750 million valuation, a place developers stay longest since its launch in 2008 ... Github announced the official launch of a separate teaching page, to teach developers collaborative programming through various forms. Github announces the detail about the training program on its official blog, the entire training project has two modes : free and paid. The content of their t...

   GitHub,Training,Open source     2012-10-07 05:45:47


  UIWebView Secrets - Part1 - Memory Leaks on Xmlhttprequest


My first blog post on iphone subject reveal a big memory bug when using UIWebView component. This is the (only one) component to display some HTML content in an iphone interface. UIWebView object has a lot of differents issues and I’m going to highlight the biggest of them. Actually, all XMLHttpRequests used in javascript code are fully leaking!!! I mean when you do a request that retrieve 100ko of data, your memory used grow up for 100ko! This bug is not always active, but almost always. In f...

   XMLHttpRequest,Memory leak,Mobile device,UIWebView     2011-11-25 13:46:30


  How to teach "Modern" Perl?


Since I started my Perl Tutorial series a couple of people commented on what and how I am teaching.Some people asked why did I show "open or die" and why not using autodie. Others recommended the use IO::All instead of open.Another complaint was the introduction of time and localtime instead of DateTime.While I was mostly writing parts of my regular training material these comments led me to think about it again. I wonder how to teach Perl in 2012?When I started to write the tutorial I still cal...

   Perl,Trainning,Teach,Modern,Modern Perl     2011-11-15 08:40:18


  Nokia fires the Qt team


Recently, Nokia announced that they would lay off around 10000 employees, 700 of them are developers. Among these 700 developers, 100 are the core developers of the open source project Qt.Nokia is the main sponsor of the open source project Qt. According to Mirko Boehm, the core Qt team has around 100 people, this means that Nokia fires the whole Qt team.He criticized Nokia's decision, he thought that a responsible CEO should persuade the team to move to other platforms.Qt team is experienced, t...

   Nokia,Fire,Qt     2012-06-26 06:57:06


  Thoughts on Running an Open Source Project


I spoke in the unconference at PHPUK last week, on running an open source project. I thought I would collect together my thoughts into one place before I lose the scratty piece of paper I wrote them down on. I'm not sure I'm the right person to be giving advice exactly, but these are the things that, having been project lead on joind.in for a while, I think are important. Community I love it when people share their code, just make something and publish it, but to my mind it isn't an open...

   Open source,Management,Readme,Community     2012-03-06 05:25:27