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Ask Slashdot: What Are Some Developer Secrets That Could Sink Your Business?

snydeq writes: In today's tech world, the developer is king -- and we know it. But if you're letting us reign over your app dev strategy, you might be in for some surprises, thanks to what we aren't saying, writes an anonymous developer in a roundup of developer secrets that could sink the business . "The truth is, we developers aren't always straight with you. We have a few secrets we like to keep for ourselves. The fact that we don't tell...
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SharkLinux OS Is Destined for Success

By Jack M. Germain Jul 17, 2017 4:52 PM PT SharkLinux OS is one of those very rare newcomer distributions that has "Future Big Winner" written all over it. Over my many years of reviewing Linux software and distros for Linux Picks and Pans, I have found that the story of what spurred the developer to create the distro often showcases the driving power that enables open source software. That is the case with SharkLinux OS, which has an inter...
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HP EliteBook 2760p Intel Core i7-2640m 2.80GHz 8GB RAM 320GB HDD

$127.50 (17 Bids) End Date: Tuesday Jul-18-2017 16:00:08 PDT Bid now | Add to watch list
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Porsche Design’s Book One is the industrial convertible laptop that needs fixing

Porsche Design’s Book One laptop is a prime example of when aesthetics completely take over — when other parts of the device suffer and you lose focus on how well it actually works. The form factor set by Microsoft’s Surface Book is probably one of the best approaches to a convertible laptop. Why? Simplicity: the screen detaches from the body to become a tablet, then can be reattached for the traditional clamshell design. It can be a good e...
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Cult Classic Windjammers Gets PS4 And Vita Release Date

DotEmu, the French developer behind adaptions of classics such as the Double Dragon trilogy and several Final Fantasy titles, has announced that Windjammers is releasing later this summer. DotEmu concluded its closed beta in June which, along with input from pro players in the French Windjammers community, provided significant feedback for redeveloping the disc-based arcade game. Along with features from the original game, DotEmu has integr...
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U.S. appeals court upholds nondisclosure rules for surveillance orders

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court on Monday upheld nondisclosure rules that allow the FBI to secretly issue surveillance orders for customer data to communications firms, a ruling that dealt a blow to privacy advocates. A unanimous three-judge panel on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco sided with a lower court ruling in finding that rules permitting the FBI to send national security letters under gag o...
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Nokia 8 leak shows off new Zeiss dual-cameras and final design

The Nokia 8 is now far less of a mystery, as its purported final design has been leaked in full.  As seen on VentureBeat , Nokia’s 5.3-inch Android Nougat flagship bares all, including its 2.5D curved glass front, the nearly bezel-free display and (surprise!) its Zeiss-powered dual-lens camera system, reportedly featuring two 13MP sensors.  Last month, TechRadar reported on Nokia’s partnership with Zeiss , a power play to put its foray into...
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Why Elon Musk says 50% of all cars will be electric by 2027

It’s time to hit the reset button on the gas engine. As you may already know, the electric car is now much more viable than it was ten years ago -- there are charging stations in every major city scattered everywhere, particularly at hotels and along major highways. One glance at just the Tesla supercharger network of 900 stations proves that point . Yet, to reach the point where more than half of all new cars are fully electric by 2027 -- ...
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Nokia 9 price, release date and specs: Retailer points to an official launch on 31 July

The Nokia 9 will launch on 31 July, according to a loose-lipped retailer HMD GlOBAL'S MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS (MWC) press conference has been and gone, and there was no sign of the Nokia 9. Instead, the firm took the wraps off three affordable Android smartphones - the Nokia 6, 5 and 3 , alongside a new version of the  Nokia 3310 .  This means that the so-called Nokia 9, also referred to as the Nokia P1, likely will see its very own launch ev...
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A Modern Day Front-End Development Stack

Application development methodologies have seen a lot of change in recent years. With the rise and adoption of microservice architectures, cloud computing, single-page applications, and responsive design to name a few, developers have many decisions to make, all while still keeping project timelines, user experience, and performance in mind. Nowhere is this more true than in front-end development and JavaScript. To help catch everyone up, w...
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Koehler: IBM Cloud Advances with Integration, New Services

Bryson Koehler, CTO of IBM Watson/Cloud, predicts a more unified face, powerful compute engine for IBM Cloud in coming year. With its acquisition of The Weather Company 16 months ago, IBM has moved from a Rube Goldberg approach to cloud computing toward a simpler, more integrated offering with a clearer path forward, according to IBM CTO for Watson and the IBM Cloud, Bryson Koehler. Koehler, the former CIO of The Weather Company, became par...
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Sicyon Calculator 5.4.1

Sicyon is an all-in-one scientific calculator for every student or professor, researcher or developer. Basically, everybody doing physics or chemistry/science or engineering using formulas and tables of constants is going to find this tool useful. Key features include: Calculate the value of a math expression using variables and user-defined functions.Program mode allows you to execute script code in the main window...
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Release: Cosmic Star Heroine

The red beret of justice. Cosmic Star Heroine , a turn-based sci-fi RPG from the makers of Cthulhu Saves the World, is now available, DRM-Free on GOG.com with a 33% launch discount.The world is in epic peril and only some good old-fashioned role-playing can save it! Join secret operative Alyssa L'Salle and her ragtag team, as they travel the galaxy to uncover a sinister conspiracy that threatens every last pixel of her world. Fancy tech, su...
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Ed Sheeran's bizarre 'Game of Thrones' cameo hits sour note - CNET

Warning: Spoilers for "Game of Thrones" ahead. If you were watching " Game of Thrones " on Sunday night and aren't up on your red-headed singers, you might have been confused. Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) has just slaughtered a room full of Freys , and while riding her horse, she hears the dulcet tones of a melody she doesn't recognize. It's singer Ed Sheeran in the most bizarre cameo in the HBO hit's history.  "That's a pretty song," Arya ...
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IBM dangles carrot of full encryption to lure buyers to new z14 mainframe

IBM is doing its damnedest to keep the mainframe relevant in a modern context, and believe it or not, there are plenty of monster corporations throughout the world who still use those relics from the earliest days of computing. Today, the company unveiled the z14, its latest z-Series mainframe , which comes with the considerable draw of full encryption. Is that enough for even corporate giants to shell out the dough for one of these computi...
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Full transcript: Journalist and author Adam Lashinsky, live onstage for Recode Decode

This episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, was recorded live onstage for Inforum at the Commonwealth Club. Kara’s guest, Adam Lashinsky, is the author of “Inside Apple”; his new book is “Wild Ride: Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination.” The two discussed Uber’s current round of scandals — sexual harassment allegations, frat culture, etc. — then turned the mic over to the audience for questions. You can read some of the highl...
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Ed Sheeran made the most delightful cameo in the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran appeared in the Game of Thrones season-seven premiere in a hilariously random cameo, singing a folksy tune. He plays a soldier from King’s Landing, part of a small group in transit in the woods. The lyrics are from a song that appears in George R.R. Martin’s source material, the Song of Ice and Fire books: “For hands of gold are always cold, but a woman's hands are warm.” Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) is ...
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Galaxy Sloth Custom Helmet

Two days ago, I made the Galaxy Sloth Skateboard. I rode it around a bit, wiped out a few times, and showed off to my friends - not necessarily in that order. I was having a great time and feeling like a total boss, until one of my friends said something like "if only your safety gear was as dope as your skateboard". I realized immediately that what my life was missing was a matching Galaxy Sloth Helmet, and that it wouldn't take too long t...
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Fedora 24: sqlite Security Update

LinuxSecurity.com: Security fix for CVE-2017-10989: Heap-buffer overflow in the getNodeSize function Original link
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Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

This week, after we talked about a worrying DMCA ruling for Zazzle, one commenter suggested that selling merchandise eliminates safe harbors, and compared it to an anime fan site. An anonymous reply won most insightful comment of the week by laying out the problems with that comparison : Your comparison is a little silly, Zazzle isn't a "fan site" where the material has an obvious source. A user uploads an image to Zazzle, claims to have th...
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Kano Launches Pixel Kit DIY Light-Up Computer

Nearly a year after its successful Kickstarter campaign , Kano’s Pixel Kit is now available to the masses. The LEGO-like light board boasts 128 pixels that bring to life your own games, data, artwork, and music. For $79.99, you get a box of buttons, boards, batteries, books, and beyond. Build the Pixel Kit yourself, then connect it to a computer (Mac or PC) and download the Kano App. Pixel Kit is the new reading-under-the-blanket-with-a-fla...
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Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker spectacularly unveiled as the 13th Doctor

BBC reader comments 181 Jodie Whittaker, who worked with new Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall on Broadchurch, has been unveiled as the 13th Doctor. She will be the first female actor to play the Time Lord in the history of Doctor Who. In a publicity chat with the BBC, Whittaker urged Whovians to be open about the Doctor's gender switcheroo. "I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender. Because this is a really exciting time, a...
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Ashley Madison will pay $11.2 million to data breach victims

According to Reuters, the data breach cost Ruby Corp over a quarter of its revenue. It had to spend a lot of money to boost security and privacy in an effort to win over new users, and now to settle lawsuits the breach caused. In addition to the $11.2 million it has to pay people who were affected by the breach, the company also settled charges from the FTC and 13 states for $1.6 million last year. Those who were affected by the security br...
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Have fun at no cost with the best free PS4 games

If you just finished up your latest video game, and you’re wondering what to buy next for your PlayStation 4 , perhaps you just need to look within. No, not in a philosophical way. Maybe instead of buying that $60 game that you’ve been eyeing, take a gander at the PSN store and discover the free section. While many free games may not seem worth your time — as they say, time is money — you may be surprised at the quality of some of the free-...
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On One with Angela Rye - Loud Speakers Network

On One with Angela Rye Loud Speakers Network Genre: News & Politics Release Date: July 11, 2017 Welcome to On One With Angela Rye. Tune in every week for the most honest answers to the pressing political, racial, and pop culture questions of the day. © © All rights reserved Original link
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