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Archive for November, 2009

VirtualBox 3.1 is out! Teleportation (aka live migration)!!!

Now you can supposedly move your VM from server to server, server to client. Sweet!
More details @ http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Changelog.


LinkedIn Released Developer API!

That’s right. Now you can intergrate your apps with LinkedIn. See the blog entry for more details @ http://blog.linkedin.com/2009/11/23/linkedin-platform-launch/. I wonder who will write the first RiaForge Project!

CFWheels 1.0 is out!

A very promising framework modeled on Ruby on Rails has finally hit Version 1.0.
Find out more @ http://cfwheels.org/.

Did You Know? (Video)

In case you haven’t seen this already. (Trying to motivate folks to keep innovating!)

Major Flaw in CF9 – May Break Code! (Part 3)

Just received a note from Adobe that this bug (the now infamous LOCAL bug) has been squashed and will be available with Updater 1. Woo-hoo!

HP Proven Worst Laptop Manufacturer

I knew this from reading their forums, but the stats are astounding! HP Sucks as Laptops.
Read more, and find out the best, @ http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/154921.

  • “The most reliable companies? A shocker: Toshiba and Asus, both
    with below a 16 percent failure rate due to hardware malfunction.”
  • “The least reliable brands? Acer, Gateway, and HP. HP’s hardware
    malfunction rate, the worst in SquareTrade’s analysis, is a whopping
    25.6 percent

Git Anyone?

I was wondering if anyone has been using Git for a while, and can speak to working on a team where there is a lot of merging. What’s been your experience like? Is Git mature enough?
I’m thinking of jumping ship from Subversion. While I had the same thought about a year ago, new merge functionality promised a lot in Subversion 1.6.
Unfortunately, I’m in the middle of a new development cycle where there is a ton of merging, and I have two words for Subversion: SLOW and STUPID. Subversion 1.6, unlike the SVNMERGE tool which I used for ages and worked like a charm, doesn’t remember the previous merge. Its half-built. Its slow. And I’ve about had it.
I recently saw this video on Git. Its Linus Torvalds speaking at Google on Git, and while I have issues with some of the things he says, he’s right-on when he says that SVN should have focused on merging, not branching.
Hopefully you guys can shed some lights on some of the specifics I need before I jump ship!