Fwd: O'Reilly Newsletter 03-07

David Cantrell david at cantrell.org.uk
Tue Mar 27 12:05:43 BST 2007

On Fri, Mar 23, 2007 at 05:24:54PM -0000, Josette Garcia wrote:

> O'Reilly UK User Group Programme
> Issue 03-07
> Within a week, this newsletter will be available to be downloaded in pdf format from the Delphi and C# Developers Group web site at http://www.richplum.co.uk/oreilly/03.07.pdf  
> O'ReillyGMT is a new blog from O'Reilly. We plan to bring you the low-down on tech culture from Iceland, Russia, South Africa and every place in between, from grass roots coding in solitary rooms, through the hopes and dreams of start-ups, via the pioneering work done by governments, charities and direct action groups, to the sizeable contributions of the major corporations that grace this territory.
> Contact us ??? oreillygmt at oreilly.co.uk 
> ***How an Accident of Hardware Design Encouraged Open Source 
> In the early 1970s, the designers at DEC made a technical decision about memory addressing that separated their computers from the mainframes of the day. That single decision led to porting woes throughout the 1980s--and, so believes Mark Rosenthal, made free and open source software more possible and appealing.
> <http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2007/02/22/open-formats-open-source.html>
> ***Replacing AppleScript with Ruby 
> Matt Neuberg describes how to use rb-appscript to manage Apple events without Applescript. Learn the basics of rb-appscript usage, with example scripts, including a rewrite of the Ruby-AppleScript example from Matt's book "AppleScript: The Definitive Guide."
> <http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2007/02/27/replacing-applescript-with-ruby.html>
> ***Statement, Branch, and Path Coverage Testing in Java 
> Even with unit tests approaching 100% coverage, critical logic errors could be hiding in your code. It is impossible to test every possible condition, but with a little analysis of the potential paths and a plan to test them, you can be much more confident in the quality of your tests.
> <http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2007/03/02/statement-branch-and-path-coverage-testing-in-java.html>
> *** NLUUG Virtualisation Conference, Ede, The Netherlands
> May 10th the NLUUG (formerly Unix Users Group the Netherlands) will organise a conference about virtualisation. The program has been finalised and is available at http://www.nluug.nl/events/vj07/.
> Some highlights of the program are Joanna Rutkowska (Blue Pill), Anil Madhavapeddy (Xensource) and Avi Kivity (Qumranet). Specifically for non-Dutch speakers there will always be at least one talk in English in each timeslot.
> The registration form can be found at:
> http://www.nluug.nl/cgi-bin/vj2007-registration-en (English) http://www.nluug.nl/cgi-bin/vj2007-registration-nl
> General information about the conference can be found at:
> http://www.nluug.nl/events/vj07/"

David Cantrell | Reality Engineer, Ministry of Information

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