We've just finished Day One of "DotNetConf" our community-run free online conference for developers who love the .NET development platform and open source!
The Conference Platform
It seems funny to call the software our conference runs on a "platform" as that sounds very "enterprisey" and official. In the past we've done aspConf and mvcConf with sponsors who helped pay for things. We used Channel 9 and had a studio and streamed either from Seattle or using Live Meeting.
However, this year we wanted to do it on the cheap and more distributed. We wanted speakers from ALL over in all time zones. How cheap? About USD$10ish we figure. I'll get a complete bill later, but we basically wanted to scale up, do the talks and scale down.
Glenn Block is working on something interesting that combines C#, NuGet, Roslyn (the new "compiler as a service") and his love of text editors and scripts. Now, with help from Justin Rusbatch (@jrusbatch) and Filip Wojcieszyn (@filip_woj) they are having all kinds of fun...using C# as a scripting language.
Oracle's MySQL may be the most well-known open-source DBMS, but now, MySQL's creators are together again with the merger of MariaDB and SkySQL.
Ubuntu Touch, the version of the Linux operating system for smartphones and tablets, is now available.
You read that right: Not the year of the Linux desktop, the year of the Linux car. Major automotive companies are investing in making Linux their cars' operating system of choice.
Move over Raspberry Pi, here comes Adapteva's Parallella, a low-cost parallel chip board for Linux supercomputing.
In a few weeks, the latest and greatest version of Ubuntu Linux will roll out. Here's what to expect.
Android fragmentation will wreck Android for smartphones and tablets just as much as Windows fragmentation ruined Windows for the PC.
I’ve long said when in doubt, turn on tracing. Sometimes "got here"-debugging is a great tool. I tend to use System.Diagnostics.Trace a lot in my code. Then I'll use ELMAH or Glimpse to get more insight.
I'll do this to deploy (or deploy from Visual Studio):
The chief developer of the popular alternative Android firmware CyanogenMod thought that requiring devices to report unique smartphone and tablet data would be an unqualified blessing. They reckoned without their users.
One of the best-known Android developers is leaving Samsung for a new, as yet unknown project.
Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt actually did not say that Chrome OS and Android would remain forever apart.
Chromebooks are now on sale in more places around the world than ever. In part, that may be because Google's high-end Chromebook Pixel has a very well-known and enthusiastic fan: Linux's inventor, Linus Torvalds.
We still don't know where Google is going with Android and Chrome OS, but putting Chrome's top executive in charge of Android is a big, honking hint.
In a shocking move, Andy Rubin, Android's founder, leaves Android behind but will stay on at Google. Sundar Pichai takes Android now as well as Chrome and Apps.
It's no secret that Linux and open-source projects have fights over the direction of a project, but it's unusual for Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu, to publicly fuss with programmers via his blog.
Many people know that Chrome OS is based on Linux. But where did Google's operating system actually come from -- and what is it made of today? Here's its story.
The fuss over how to handle Windows 8 PC's Secure Boot keys in desktop Linux continues and Linus Torvalds spells out how he wants to see it handled.
Linux founder Linus Torvalds makes no bones about it. He thinks inserting signed binaries into the Linux kernel is "moronic."
Red Hat spells out its big data plans, which includes more Hadoop integration.