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Sony Adopts Objective-C and GNUstep Frameworks 345

Posted by samzenpus
from the new-way-of-doing-things dept.
EMB Numbers writes "Sony has revealed that the new SNAP development environment for 'consumer electronics' is based on Objective-C and the open source GNUstep implementation of Apple's Openstep spec. While Apple has continued to update their specification in the form of Cocoa and Mac OS X, GNUstep has preserved the original standard. Anyone familiar with Cocoa Touch and iOS will feel right at home developing for Sony. There may even be some source code compatibility between the platforms. The world continues to chase apple — probably for the better."
Java

The Struggle To Keep Java Relevant 667

Posted by timothy
from the onions-on-your-belt dept.
snydeq writes "Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister questions Oracle's ability to revive interest in Java in the wake of Oracle VP Jeet Kaul's announcement at EclipseCon that he would 'like to see people with piercings doing Java programming.' 'If Kaul is hoping Java will once again attract youthful, cutting-edge developers, as it did when it debuted in 1995, [Kaul] may be in for a long wait,' McAllister writes. 'Java has evolved from a groundbreaking, revolutionary language platform to something closer to a modern-day version of Cobol.' And, as McAllister sees it, 'Nothing screams "get off my lawn" like a language controlled by Oracle, the world's largest enterprise software vendor. The chances that Java can attract the mohawks-and-tattoos set today seem slimmer than ever.'"
Networking

+ - The ICSI Netalyzr, now improved->

Submitted by nweaver
nweaver (113078) writes "Some Slashdot readers may already be familiar with our Netalyzr service, from
this June story. For those who aren't, Netalyzr is a free network measurement and debugging applet designed to check for a wide
range of network problems and neutrality violations, including unadvertised port filtering, DNS wildcarding, and hidden proxy servers. We are pleased to announce that Netalyzr is now out of beta. We've made many enhancements, user interface cleanups, and added a bevy of new tests such as enhanced DNS probing and checking for problems with fragmented traffic. Since the Internet is changing constantly, we would love it if
Slashdot readers would (re-)run Netalyzr so we can see how things have evolved since June. More generally, the Netalyzr project aims to
compile a comprehensive survey of the health of the Internet's edge. Your help in making the study a success is greatly appreciated — thanks!"

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Comment: Re:External and Online (Score 2, Informative) 611

by antijava (#28752091) Attached to: Best Home Backup Strategy Now?

I have a pair of external FW800 drives in a software RAID-1 configuration. Every month I bring one of them home from the office, remirror, break the mirror again and take it back to the office.

If I have a total system loss (fire, theft, etc.) I'm worst case 1 month out of date.

My very critical data that I can't tolerate a 1 month loss of, I use online backup (http://www.tarsnap.com)

If I have not seen so far it is because I stood in giant's footsteps.

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