Category Archives: Tech News

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ColdFusion Is Not Free Software

I should preface this post– this is not a critique on the licensing model provided by Adobe or New Atlanta, simply a post about why ColdFusion is not “free” in the big picture of software. While CF is typically my … Continue reading

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Django Featured on IBM developerWorks

I’ve been playing around with Django quite a bit at home over the past couple of weeks and saw that IBM developerWorks just published the first in a series of articles about Python web frameworks titled “Develop for the Web … Continue reading

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Unix Standards: Should I use UNIX or Unix?

I came across a good article via del.icio.us at IBM developerWorks titled “Standards and specs: Not by UNIX alone” which talks about the various Unix standards including POSIX, as well as why most people who know software development well prefer … Continue reading

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SourceForge Enables Subversion Support For All Projects

As reported earlier, SourceForge has finally enabled Subversion support for all projects. Perhaps this is the proverbial kick I’ve needed to post a few very minor open source tools I’ve been working on in CF, Python, and Java somewhere in … Continue reading

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C++ vs Java vs Python vs Ruby

I tend to be someone who is more pragmatic about using the right tool for the job rather than being language agnostic, so I found this overview on C++ vs Java vs Python vs Ruby (via Jake) to be an … Continue reading

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So I Interviewed With Google

I’m currently on a two week hiatus from work as this is the only couple of weeks of the year that I’m out of school, so it’s a good time to get some well deserved rest, catch-up on things in … Continue reading

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Ruby On Rails 1.0 Released!

Jake pointed out that Ruby On Rails 1.0 was released today. I’d been browsing around Trac and so forth a few weeks back and saw that it was close, but it’s good to see a 1.0 release go live after … Continue reading

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Web Development Trends of 2006

Anil Dash covers what he believes will be the web development trends for 2006. I’d have to say I highly agree with his comments on Ruby On Rails– there are a lot of little “nice to haves” missing here and … Continue reading

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LinuxWorld Editorial Staff Resigns & My Sys-Con Media Experiences

I wasn’t really on the internet much on Friday as I was busy with work and also went out of town for the weekend, but apparently there has been a lot of buzz in the open source world in the … Continue reading

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Paint.NET: A Free Photoshop Alternative

Being someone who is fairly decent in Adobe Photoshop considering I’m a coding monkey, it always bothers me to not have it at my disposal when needing to edit or create an image. In general I haven’t had a license … Continue reading

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