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Tech this week (Oct 6th to Oct 10,2008)

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97things : A public wiki was created late September to collect the 97 things every Software architect should know. The response has been good and OReilly has agreed to publish the contents of the wiki as a page a book ,early next year.
Software architects around the world contributed content to this. The first phase of the book is now done and the 97 things that every software architect should know has been selected. The list is quite pragmatic.Have a look ..its quite insightful.

Google’s new Application Logger:
After releasing the C++ unit test framework ,the company has now open sourced a C++ library for application logging.Glog is a application level logging framework that uses streams for data logging. From the documentation,its looks  quite easy to use. Here is the link, if you want to bookmark it.

Yahoo’s new Calendar service:   After revamping its Mail UI ,yahoo has now come up with a re-designed calendar  service.I was not able to open an account (beta subscriber limit exceeded ) ,but
this review says of many good things with this service. Yahoo is known for  its rich UI and I hope this new service brings in some new ideas into the calendar app (one such is the combination of month view and day view in single  screen). A review on this upgrade here.


Linux turns 17: 17 years ago,on Oct 5th 1991 Linus made his historic announcement at comp.os.minix about Linux.  Linux has come a long way from there. Today  Linux has replaced Unix and even Solaris in their respective markets and has been the de facto OS of most platforms that claim to be open source.
There are many good things that has come through Linux.. Here is a nice review about this at one of my favorite websites : http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10/09/linux_at_17/.


iPhone drops NDA: On October 1st Apple  dropped its controversial NDA on its iPhone SDK,that prevented users of the SDK to share details on using the SDK. The NDA was widely criticized and some books planned  on the SDK were dropped. But Apple has given up finally and a slew of reviews and tutorials have popped up.  Here is a gentle introduction on writing a simple iPhone touch application.  By the way, the iPhone Tech Talk is coming to Bangalore on Nov 24th. Considering success stories of developers earning to the tune of $ 250,000  ,learning the SDK is a good thing to do 🙂


Wall.E and Apple: Like many I liked  Wall.E. A good  movie with a nice message. If you thought that the design of heroine Eva looked ‘iPod’ like, then there is reason for it. When Pixar wanted a ‘futuristic’ design for  Eva, they contacted Jonathan Ive, Apple’s product designer ..and the rest is  what you see as Eva in Wall.E 🙂



Linus launches his personal blog: After so many years Linus starts his own family blog mainly to put
stuff related to his family.  But one can still get some geeky stuff as this ‘tracker’ tool that keeps track of web usage by his kids and a writeup on the latest 2.6.27 release.

[OFF topic] personal gripe:  In the blog one could see  most people replying ‘for him’ and starting the philosophy thing. (may be i am just looking at them ). But would be nice to hear his opinion on the comments and not change his personal space into a discussion forum.

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October 14, 2008 at 10:50 am

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