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What choices I`ve got in making native mobile apps

Learn Programming - 59 min 56 sec ago

I am assigned to create a mobile application at work. I heard about "Pybee", but is it a good choice? Or should I stick with java/swift? And are there any other alternatives for building native apps?

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What shell should I use?

Command Line - 1 hour 3 min ago

Right now, I'm using zsh. I want something a that is a whole lot more minimal. It should be POSIX compliant.

It should have a vi mode and ideally (I know that this is a stretch) I would really like syntax highlighting in the interactive shell

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Nutanix 2019 Predictions: Cloud Architecture and Emerging Growth Areas in 2019

While 2019 will present its own challenges, we believe the future of cloud computing is not nebulous - it is bright and complex....(read more)

Veridium 2019 Predictions: Where the Security Industry will Consolidate, and Biometric Usability will be King

As the new year approaches, the executives of Veridium, a company that is helping to secure enterprises with the use of password-free, multi-factor biometric authentication, take a deeper dive into the industry trends we're set to see in 2019. ...(read more)

Looking for a 3D Model of Dave Grohl / Foo Fighter - Bust prefered

3D printing news - 1 hour 12 min ago

Hi There, my Girlfriend is a big Fan of the Foo Fighters and especially Dave Grohl.

I searched for a 3D model of him but i couldn't find one on myminifactory or thingiverse.

Is there another place where i may find one? Or any other ideas how to get such a scan / model ? Or any other nice foo fighter related things to print ?

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Epic Games will pause 'Fortnite' updates ahead of events to help pros

Engadget - 1 hour 15 min ago
Epic Games is changing the way it handles Fortnite patches to give pros more time to adjust to game-impacting tweaks. Competitive players can now expect updates to arrive a few days to a week prior to a tournament so as not to catch anyone by surpris...

Cologix 2019 Predictions: The Year of Hyperscale Edge

As intense applications such as HPC are moved to the cloud, data center operators are re-evaluating how to plan, develop and deploy data centers....(read more)

Webinar: Moving to Multi-Cloud? Rethink how to Implement Private, Public and Hybrid

If you want to learn how Parallels RAS enables organizations to leverage the multi-cloud benefits and at the same time reduce the complexity and costs participate in this webinar! ...(read more)

ManageEngine 2019 Predictions: Automation, AI and Data Management Technologies Will Drive Business in 2019

With 2018 coming to a close, it's time to look ahead to the new year and see what 2019 has in store for us. Based on conversations with ManageEngine customers and partners as well as observations on IT and business developments, here are three key tech trends we expect see. ...(read more)

Creating a composer file for a custom module. How should I test it?

I've been working on a D8 module Flot, and I want to get it so can install it for users and developers to test. I was trying to get a drush make file set up for it, but I just read that drush make is deprecated, so I'm moving to composer. This module depends on a javascript library that is not in composer. says , " Composer support for modules should now be functional " and that, " it will execute composer install in the projects root directory. "

Here is my composer.json.

{ "name": "drupal/flot", "description": "This module provides a wrapper for the javascript FLOT library.", "type": "drupal-module", "homepage": "", "minimum-stability": "dev", "repositories": [ { "type": "package", "package": { "name": "flot/flot", "version": "master", "type": "drupal-library", "source": { "type": "git", "url": "", "reference": "master" } } } ], "require": { "flot/flot": "master" }, "extra": { "installer-paths": { "../../libraries/{$name}": [ "type:drupal-library" ] } } }

I'm having a hard time getting the libraries installed correctly. If I just have this file and type composer require flot/flot it will download. If I install drupal and type composer require drupal/flot it does not. Any advice on changes I should make?

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Druva 2019 Predictions: The Rise of the Cloud, Data Management and Compliance

As we push toward the new year and setting plans, here are four predictions at the heart of how these technology trends will continue to help shape organizational structure and optimize business operations. ...(read more)

Vodafone signs $550m deal with IBM to offload cloud biz

The Register - 1 hour 31 min ago
Up to 750 staff transferring to Big Blue. Good luck people... you might need it

Vodafone is offloading its cloud and hosting unit to IBM in a $550m eight-year outsourcing deal that will include up to 750 staff packing their bags as they're sent off to new employer Big Blue, sources say.…

New laptop for gaming and study


My current laptop is outdated and is on it's way out (Toshiba Satellite L650). I am looking to upgrade to a new laptop that I can game on. I like the portability of a laptop, travel a fair bit and need it for study so I don't want to build a PC. Ideally I'd like to play The Witcher 3, Dark Souls 3, Borderlands 2, Overwatch and other newer AAA titles if I can. Doesn't necessarily have to be the highest graphics settings just run comfortably is all. I have narrowed my searches down to two laptops and would like some insight as to which would be better, or if there is another option. My price range is around $1,500 AUD however I can go slightly higher if needed as I want this laptop to last at least the next 3 - 5 years.


I'm leaning more towards the Asus as it seems to have the better specs.

Thanks for your help!

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I'm not sure what language I should begin to learn for my first project

Learn Programming - 1 hour 32 min ago


I've set my first project to be some kind of sleep diary app for android, as I have a bit of trouble with my sleep schedule rn. I imagined the UI(if i can call it that) to have the visuals of a calendar. Select a day and you can type in the amount of sleep, how well you slept, what you did to help you get sleepy, etc. I read the 'read this first' post here, but the only recommendation i could see was Java. The link to more recommendations was broken.

Soo should I begin to learn Java? Can I even make this app with that?

Thanks in advance

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Laptop Suggestions-Gaming

* **Total budget and country of purchase:** £2000, UK * **Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply.** Best spec for money. * **How important is weight and thinness to you?** Not really important * **Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux.** Windows * **Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.** N/A * **Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.** Gaming mainly and some photoshop work * **If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?** All new titles on med/high settings * **Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?** good build quality and ok look but not necessary * **Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.** Currently using HP omen i5 7th gen with 1050gtx it does ok but games are getting slow had it for 2 years so i think its time for upgrade had a bit of look and this one seems decent but im seeking some more opinions and suggestions. Thank you submitted by /u/Infernaus
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Enterprise IT Focused on Moving More Workloads to Cloud in 2019

NetEnrich announces the results of its 2019 Cloud Adoption survey on public cloud adoption in the enterprise. ...(read more)

What frameworks or libraries help me build “shared experiences“ on the web?

Learn Programming - 1 hour 40 min ago

I’d like to build a webapp where a user in the webapp can can request help from a company representative. I want the rep to be able to hook into the user’s session and be able to “point” at things (via a 2nd cursor image). like an interactive screen share. Think Fire tablet’s old Mayday button feature that connected amazon employees to a user’s tablet.

What is this kind of “shared session” technology called? i am having trouble querying for this on google.

are there existing tools to get started building this sort of experience? I can imagine how I’d build it myself via web sockets connecting the customer’s session and the rep’s session, and exchanging information like the mouse position so the other session can render it to the other persons web page.

thanks for any direction or pointers!

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Some Thoughts on Open Core

Linux Journal - 1 hour 46 min ago
by Kyle Rankin

Why open core software is bad for the FOSS movement.

Nothing is inherently anti-business about Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). In fact, a number of different business models are built on top of FOSS. The best models are those that continue to further FOSS by internal code contributions and that advance the principles of Free Software in general. For instance, there's the support model, where a company develops free software but sells expert support for it.

Here, I'd like to talk a bit about one of the more problematic models out there, the open core model, because it's much more prevalent, and it creates some perverse incentives that run counter to Free Software principles.

If you haven't heard about it, the open core business model is one where a company develops free software (often a network service intended to be run on a server) and builds a base set of users and contributors of that free code base. Once there is a critical mass of features, the company then starts developing an "enterprise" version of the product that contains additional features aimed at corporate use. These enterprise features might include things like extra scalability, login features like LDAP/Active Directory support or Single Sign-On (SSO) or third-party integrations, or it might just be an overall improved version of the product with more code optimizations and speed.

Because such a company wants to charge customers to use the enterprise version, it creates a closed fork of the free software code base, or it might provide the additional proprietary features as modules so it has fewer problems with violating its free software license.

The first problem with the open core model is that on its face it doesn't further principles behind Free Software, because core developer time gets focused instead of writing and promoting proprietary software. Instead of promoting the importance of the freedoms that Free Software gives both users and developers, these companies often just use FOSS as a kind of freeware to get an initial base of users and as free crowdsourcing for software developers that develop the base product when the company is small and cash-strapped. As the company get more funding, it's then able to hire the most active community developers, so they then can stop working on the community edition and instead work full-time on the company's proprietary software.

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