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Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:30
msmoriarty writes: "According to a recent survey of 1,000 U.S.-based software developers, 56 percent expect to become millionaires in their lifetime. 66 percent also said they expect to get raises in the next year, despite the current state of the economy. Note that some of the other findings of the study (scroll to bulleted list) seem overly positive: 84 percent said they believe they are paid what they're worth, 95 percent report they feel they are 'one of the most valued employees at their organization,' and 80 percent said that 'outsourcing has been a positive factor in the quality of work at their organization.'"

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Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:30
msmoriarty writes: "According to a recent survey of 1,000 U.S.-based software developers, 56 percent expect to become millionaires in their lifetime. 66 percent also said they expect to get raises in the next year, despite the current state of the economy. Note that some of the other findings of the study (scroll to bulleted list) seem overly positive: 84 percent said they believe they are paid what they're worth, 95 percent report they feel they are 'one of the most valued employees at their organization,' and 80 percent said that 'outsourcing has been a positive factor in the quality of work at their organization.'"

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Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:30
msmoriarty writes: "According to a recent survey of 1,000 U.S.-based software developers, 56 percent expect to become millionaires in their lifetime. 66 percent also said they expect to get raises in the next year, despite the current state of the economy. Note that some of the other findings of the study (scroll to bulleted list) seem overly positive: 84 percent said they believe they are paid what they're worth, 95 percent report they feel they are 'one of the most valued employees at their organization,' and 80 percent said that 'outsourcing has been a positive factor in the quality of work at their organization.'"

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Attention enterprise: beware of quasi-open source

Linux Today - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:00

SiliconeAngle: Addressing the maturation of OpenStack, Cormier claimed the architecture was on a near-identical trajectory as Linux in their early days.

Categories: linux, news, open source

Mexican mobile phone operator sues IBM for $2.5 billion

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-04-16 13:59
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mexican mobile phone operator Iusacell SA de CV sued IBM Corp on Wednesday, accusing the U.S. technology giant of making fraudulent representations that caused it to lose $2.5 billion in profits.






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twstools 0.4.2

Freshmeat - Wed, 2014-04-16 13:59
twstools is a simple set of command line tools around the Interactive Brokers TWS API with the purpose of having a powerful scriptable toolbox to automate "jobs" like downloading historical data, tracking account info or submitting orders, etc.

Release Notes: This is a maintenance release with minor improvements and bugfixes. Most notably, Order and ContractDetails structs are now fully compatible with IB API 9.68.

Release Tags: stable minor

Tags: Finance, trading, commandline, XML, csv, interactive brokers, stock market, Time Series

Licenses: BSD Three-Clause

Categories: open source

Coverity finds open source software quality better than proprietary code

Linux Today - Wed, 2014-04-16 13:52

ZDnet: Coverity, a company specializing in software quality and security testing solutions, finds that open source programs tend to have fewer errors than proprietary programs.

Categories: linux, news, open source

U.S. industry shows some vigor, but housing soft

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-04-16 13:47
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. industrial production rose at a faster-than-expected clip in March, the latest sign the economy was gaining momentum.
Categories: news

Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-04-16 13:47
An anonymous reader writes "Here's another story of a tech gadget that arrived before its time. Nokia created a web-ready tablet running EPOC (later to be renamed as Symbian) thirteen years ago. The tablet was set to go into full production, and they actually built a thousand units just before it was canceled. The tablet was scrubbed because market research showed there wasn't demand for the device. The team got devices for themselves and the rest were destroyed. The team was then fired. The lesson: Don't try to be pioneer if you're relying on market research studies."

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BlackBerry's meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada's Silicon Valley

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-04-16 13:42
(Reuters) - The troubles at BlackBerry Ltd, which fired more than half its staff and lost more than 90 percent of its market value as consumers shunned its smart phones, might have spelled disaster for the company's hometown of Waterloo, Ontario. Instead, there are hot sports cars in the streets and new companies filling the refurbished office buildings.
Categories: news

OGLplus 0.44.0

Freshmeat - Wed, 2014-04-16 13:37
OGLplus is a header-only library that implements a thin object-oriented facade over the OpenGL (version 3 and higher) C-language API. It provides wrappers that automate the resource and object management and make the use of OpenGL in C++ safer and easier.

Release Notes: This release brings a new API for object binding, updates in the GL ARB_compatibility, EXT_direct_state_access, and NV_path_rendering extension wrappers, updates in the build system, updated examples showing the new features, and several bugfixes. Several breaking changes were made: the Exposed<Object> class, the Expose function, and the AutoBind<Object> were removed. The Bound<Object> classes and the Bind free function were replaced by the new binding API.

Tags: OpenGL, C++, Library, Computer Graphics

Licenses: Boost Software License

Categories: open source

Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-04-16 13:05
SpankiMonki sends this news from The Guardian: "Children are arriving at nursery school able to 'swipe a screen' but lack the manipulative skills to play with building blocks, teachers have warned. They fear that children are being given tablets to use 'as a replacement for contact time with the parent' and say such habits are hindering progress at school. Addressing the Association of Teachers and Lecturers conference in Manchester on Tuesday, Colin Kinney said excessive use of technology damages concentration and causes behavioural problems such as irritability and a lack of control."

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The story of Koha, the first open source library management system

Linux Today - Wed, 2014-04-16 13:00

OpenSource.com: This is a story of why we developed Koha and how it has changed the way we, and millions of others, work.

Categories: linux, news, open source

Obama looks to salvage Asia 'pivot' as allies fret about China

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-04-16 12:51
WASHINGTON/MANILA (Reuters) - When a Philippine government ship evaded a Chinese blockade in disputed waters of the South China Sea last month, a U.S. Navy plane swooped in to witness the dramatic encounter.
Categories: news

Google shuts Glass store and nixes Video Call feature

The Register - Wed, 2014-04-16 12:45
Ad-giant says 'all spots claimed' in short sale to public

After giving the public one day to become "Explorers" of its $1,500 face-computer, Google has shut its online store saying that "all spots have been claimed".…

Categories: news

Intel Pushes Into Tablet Market, Pushes Away From Microsoft

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-04-16 12:23
jfruh (300774) writes "The Wintel cartel appears to be well and truly dead, as Intel chases after ARM with grim determination into the rapidly growing world of Android tablets. 'Our mix of OSes reflects pretty much what you see in the marketplace,' the company's CEO said, a nice way of saying they see more potential growth from white-box Chinese tablet makers than from Microsoft Surface. Intel managed to ship 5 million tablet chips in the first quarter of the year, although plunging PC sales meant that company profit overall was still down."

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Canonical Starts Talking About Convergence and Ubuntu 14.10 Features

Linux Today - Wed, 2014-04-16 12:00

Softpedia: Ubuntu developers are already starting to reveal what major changes will be implemented in Ubuntu 14.10.

Categories: linux, news, open source

Former Madoff aides seek to have convictions tossed

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-04-16 11:57
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Five former Bernard Madoff aides have asked a federal judge to throw out their convictions, three weeks after a jury found them guilty of fraud and conspiracy for helping Madoff conceal his multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme.
Categories: news

French hard-drive maker LaCie cops to YEAR LONG card data leak

The Register - Wed, 2014-04-16 11:57
And it didn't find out until the FBI broke the news

French hard drive maker LaCie has held its hands up to a year-long credit card breach.…

Categories: news

Geany 1.24.1

Freshmeat - Wed, 2014-04-16 11:48
Geany is a small C editor using GTK2 with basic features of an integrated development environment. It features syntax highlighting, code completion, call tips, many supported filetypes (including C, Java, PHP, HTML, DocBook, Perl, LateX, and Bash), and symbol lists.

Release Notes: This minor release fixes missing inclusion of two files in the 1.24 release tarballs, which resulted in various small UI issues.

Release Tags: Bugfixes, Minor

Tags: Text Editors, Integrated Development Environments (IDE)

Licenses: GPL

Categories: open source