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Developer Week in Review: Talking to your phone

Developer Week in Review: Talking to your phone
By James Turner
October 21, 2011

This week, we ask if Apple's Siri has more than novelty value, and decide it does. Open Office needs you (or at least your money) to stay afloat, and Google bends to developer pressure and finally adds SQL support to its cloud computing platform.

Developer Week in Review: Christmas in July for Apache

Developer Week in Review: Christmas in July for Apache
By James Turner
July 15, 2011

In the latest Developer Week in Review: Apache gets a gift of code from IBM, and a handy patent / travel guide for your next trip to East Texas.

Developer Week in Review: The other shoe drops on iOS developers

Developer Week in Review: The other shoe drops on iOS developers
By James Turner
June 2, 2011

If you were an iOS developer, you may have gotten to meet a process server in person this week, as Lodsys doles out the first batch of lawsuits. Oracle gave Apache the keys to OpenOffice, and told them to take it out for a spin, and your faithful editor vents about a commonly overused Java pattern.

Four short links: 29 September 2010

By Nat Torkington
September 29, 2010

Digital Mirror Demo (video) -- demo of the Digital Mirror tool that analyses relationships. Some very cute visualizations of social proximity and presentation of the things you can learn from email, calendar, etc. (via kgreene on Twitter) Free Machine Learning Books -- list of free online books from MetaOptimize readers. (via newsycombinator on Twitter) Chewie Stats -- sweet chart...

Robots on the March

By Rick Jelliffe
April 26, 2009

Reading Richard Hillesley's IBM, Sun and OpenOffice.org at IT PRO, I was struck at certain rather glib assertion: OpenOffice is more than adequate to the needs of the 95 per cent of users. This is the same thing we hear about Linux. But dare we ask what it if it isn't in fact true in some significant sense?

OpenOffice.org 3 Release Candidate 3: No X11 Needed

By Todd Ogasawara
October 1, 2008

OpenOffice.org 3 Release Candidate 3 is available. So, I revisited OOo to see how it looks today (I commented on its Beta release back in May).

OpenOffice 3.0 Beta with Native Mac Aqua Interface (Finally!)

By Todd Ogasawara
May 13, 2008

OpenOffice 3.0 for Mac Beta finally lets us run OOo without X11. It has some compatibility issues with Microsoft Office 2008 formats. But, it runs faster than Office 2008. And, the price is right. Read on a for a few more initial impressions of OOo 3.0 Beta for Mac.


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