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Learning To Code: Are We Having Fun Yet?

pietromenna Anyone can write code... (226 comments)

But not anyone can write *Readable* code... which *others* can read. Coding is fun? No. Solving a problem, like solving a puzzle can be fun. Finding the best solution is fun, but just the typing for the computer to do something is actually boring, I don't know if this is because I wrote already a bunch of code myself that the nice part is actually the design of the solution. If the fun is to find more people to come to our field, just pay better and you get more people who find interesting to code.

about a year ago

Are Commercial Games Finally Going To Make It To Linux?

pietromenna Sure! (242 comments)

But only when they see that it makes sense and it will not require too much technical work to allow some! Ahhrg by the way! First post!

more than 2 years ago

Netflix To Lose 1 Million Subscribers

pietromenna This is the problem of being pioneers on something (349 comments)

I believe this is the risk of being pioneers on something, they inventing this tv streaming service and the dvd rental... Then suddendly the market you invent changes, and as you are the pioner you do not have examples to follow on your way to avoid sotck price to drop in your segment as well as a complete study on how your consumers will behave before the options you give.

more than 3 years ago

Java SE 7 Finally Approved By JCP, 13 To 1

pietromenna Re:And....? (101 comments)

http://jcp.org/en/jsr/results?id=5207 There you will find the comments... It is good to see that it is not google the one that would like the license of java changed, but IBM and SouJava as well.

more than 3 years ago

The Details of Oracle's JDK 7 and 8 'Plan B'

pietromenna lifecycle? (204 comments)

In my honest opinion everything in Computers world has a lifecycle, and in this case, Java Oracle is providing this lean featured Java releases because they are running out of ideas to implement for the JCP. Java soon will have to enter in the Maintenance only and not give new features, so it means it may soon disapear from Enterprises and Education levels (maybe like in 3 years).

more than 4 years ago

Ubuntu Moves Away From GNOME

pietromenna Re:For those who wonder what Gnome Shell is ... (514 comments)

From TFA: "GNOME Shell is the interface being developed for GNOME 3.0, which was delayed to spring 2011."

Probably then they are switching to Unity due to the schedule?

more than 4 years ago

Amazon, MS, Google Clouds Flop In Stress Tests

pietromenna Re:Cloud Computing? Why? (154 comments)

Actually, have you tried playing out with Google App engine? It brings to the table a host server for your Django application at very low cost. It also allows you to integrate your application with google user managment. Why to use? Well, for me, it is for low cost hosting for Django Applications, but for business it can be really interesting as there is somebody taking care of the infrastructure while they only need to care about the application itself.

more than 5 years ago

Collaborative Software For Pair Programming?

pietromenna Gobby (302 comments)

Have you thought on Gobby? It is easily downloaded from Ubuntu. It has sintax highlight for some languages and it is very easy to set up. The SVN Server is also a good idea, but the students should learn to configure the server. As you would like them to have on a centrilized way SVN would be the best. I would not go to git because they are "distributed" by nature, so they would do again everybody one part and not "togther". I hope this helps.

more than 5 years ago



Cisco releases free and libre H.264 code for browsers

pietromenna pietromenna writes  |  about a year ago

pietromenna (1118063) writes "Video codecs continue to be a problem for the Web standards community. The H.264 standard continues to be the dominant option for streaming video, both via Flash and using HTML5's tag, but it has outstanding patent issues that make free and open source implementations problematic. H.264 codec implementers must license the patents that cover the specification, and that requires payment of royalties. Though most browser developers—including Mozilla—have acknowledged that H.264 is non-negotiable for , due to its abundant use and widespread hardware support, the codec question continues to be a live one. The WebRTC specification for plugin-free real-time audio and video chat from within the browser also needs video codecs. Once again, H.264 has widespread industry usage, but its patent problems remain."
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