This is a novel initiative – cross-promoting open source and gaming. The Free Game Alliance is a collection of games created to sponsor and bring to everyone the concept of Open Source and to have the participating projects support each other. Hundreds of volunteers, enthusiast about game development, are working in their spare time to learn about game development, to let their imagination run free, and to develop games as they always wanted to. [Continue]
We lose yet another legend. Dennis Ritchie has passed away. The best statement that I remember about the C language is from his book: … C is not a big language … This has taught me a lot more than programming. [Continue]
The C++11 standard is now published by ISO. Check out the standard’s FAQ maintained by Bjarne Stroustrup himself, including the feature list. The published standard has a substantial cost. [Continue]
The Indian Supreme Court has asked about 17,000 courts to move from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 to Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. This will be a big boost for Ubuntu. The E Committee has gone one step ahead and published helpful resources for adopting Ubuntu: Guidelines for Ubuntu deployment (pdf) 25 salient features of Ubuntu (pdf) Ubuntu Linux Installation and Features video, and A free SMS channel for Ubuntu tips and information (pdf) I admire that E-Committee has provided such information proactively. [Continue]
Apple announced that Steve Jobs was no more. Very rarely you come across someone who can inspire both – the everyday users and the technical world with the same intensity. Very rarely you come across someone who influences both – their colleagues and their competitors alike. [Continue]
Twitter has been gradually leaning more towards JVM as their scalable platform. Their commitment is now more visible – they have joined the JCP and OpenJDK project.