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Ubuntu 14.10 Preview, Wallen Walkback, and the Pantheon

Today in Linux news, Terry Relph-Knight takes the new Ubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 for a test-drive and wrote up his opinion. Jack Wallen today said, "Linux on the desktop isn't dead." In other news, Bryan Lunduke spent his last week running the Pantheon desktop environment and shared his thoughts today. Show More Summary

ASP.NET vNext - August 2014 Status Rollup

Work on the next version of ASP.NET continues. It's a world of Alpha software, Git commits, breaking changes, and daily builds. If you're not one for risk, this blog post is for you. Read about all the fun stuff that's going on, and install nothing. Show More Summary

Image Puzzle: A Html Game

An html 2d game to describe some basic game development tips in html/css and javascript.

Managers Manage Ambiguity

I was thinking about the Glen Alleman’s post, All Things Project Are Probabilistic. In it, he says, Management is Prediction as a inference from Deming. When I read this quote, If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing. Show More Summary

Prevent Visual Studio crash when debugging MVC web applications

Here is tip for making sure that debugging your MVC website does not cause visual studio to crash when using IIS7 to host the site in your development environment: Don't use more than one worker process in your Application pool.

How to Change Password in Oracle

This alternative is created to correct few mistakes in the original tip. Most importantly: Never update system tables.

Performance Considerations of Class Design and General Coding in .NET

Understand the performance tradeoffs when designing your classes, as well as what to watch out for when using the various language and CLR features in.NET

Java EE 8 Takes Off!

A big day for Java EE - Java EE 8 is now officially launched as JSR 366 via the JCP process. As you might have expected the primary focus areas are HTTP 2/HTML 5 support, CDI/managed bean alignment, cloud support and Java SE alignment. Here...Show More Summary

Spotlight on GlassFish 4.1: #8 WebSocket Client Reconnect

Spotlight on GlassFish 4.1' is a series of posts that highlights specific enhancements of the upcoming GlassFish 4.1 release. It could be a new feature, a fix, a behavior change, a tip, etc. #8 WebSocket Client Reconnect There are various libraries to improve the WebSocket capabilities of a client in the JavaScript space. Show More Summary

Putting a News Stream into a WordPress Site

Over at, I managed to put together a News page in record time using the WordPress plugin HungryFEED. The (free) plugin was worth its weight in gold. And validates (in my mind) the superiority of the WordPress platform as a blogging platform.Most plugins are easy to install or uninstall on WordPress and can be figured out quickly. Show More Summary

Threads in WPF

It will include implementation and usage of thread in WPF application.

HDInsight – Big Data for All

HDInsight is a Microsoft-provided distribution of Apache Hadoop. It is available as a cloud-hosted service on Windows Azure.

Chrome's Stable 64-Bit Windows Release is Touted for Speed

Google Chrome, noted by many for its speed, may be headed for even higher levels of stability and performance. Recently, I reported that Google elevated the 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows to its stable Beta distribution channel, while also elevating Chrome for OS X's 64-bit version to Canary and Dev builds. Show More Summary

Deployment with Zend Server (Part 2 of 8) - Matthew Weier O'Phinney

This is the second in a series of eight posts detailing tips on deploying to Zend Server. The previous post in the series detailed getting started with Zend Server on the AWS marketplace and using zf-deploy to create ZPK packages toShow More Summary

Mozilla Discloses Another Security Breach Exposing User Data

Only weeks after it released the distressing news that its website dedicated to developers suffered from a database error that exposed email addresses and encrypted passwords of registered users, Mozilla is back in the news with a similar snafu. Show More Summary

PHP 5.6.0. Released - SitePoint PHP

PHP 5.6.0., considered a very important cornerstone by many, has been released today. We’ve talked about the changes this version brings in previous posts, and others have written about it, too. Recap Continue reading %PHP 5.6.0. Released%

WildFly with a custom configuration in OpenShift (Tech Tip #47)

WildFly instances can be easily started in OpenShift. Tech Tip #7 shows how to spin up an instance of WildFly in OpenShift. Tech Tip #21 explained how to get started using JBoss Tools. Now this WildFly instance is started with the stock configuration.xml. Show More Summary

September presentations

A new blogpost has been posted by Jes Borland on Aug 28, 2014 in category Uncategorized

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