03.18.14

Programming News: New Python, Tenth Summer of Code, Code in Education, UndoDB, GitHub and More

Posted in News Roundup at 10:46 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Python

PHP

Google SoC

  • Google embraces open source for 10th year of Summer of Code
  • Google’s coding internship summer program reaches 10th year

    What’s new for Google’s Summer of Code (GSoC) internship program this year? For one, GSoC accepted 190 mentoring organizations, which is more than any other year. The very first GSoC program began in the summer of 2005, so this year also marks another milestone—they’re 10th year anniversary.

  • Google announces open source student project for 2014

    If you’re a university student looking to earn real-world experience this summer, you can join with us at Google Summer of Code coding for a cool open source project, Google invites students.

  • Google Announces the 10th Summer of Code

    Every year, Google’s Summer of Code event helps foster hundreds of interesting open source projects driven by students who are helped by mentoring organizations. The company is celebrating the 10th year of the program in 2014, and has announced that this year’s Summer of Code is underway. In 2013 Google accepted almost 1,200 students and the company is hoping to accept 10 percent more this year.

Education

UndoDB

  • Mentor Graphics cuts Linux debugging time by two thirds with Undo Software
  • Undo better than GNU, who knew?

    A Linux debugging tool more efficient than GNU debugger (GDB), really?

    Bucking time honoured marketing best practice stating that a firm shalt not use an OVERT NEGATIVE in an advertising headline, promotional campaign or (saints preserve us) the actual name of the company, it appears Undo Software is doing well in the Linux debugging market.

    Well, ok, the term “undo” could be a positive in tech if it is used to correct a mistake, which of course it is in this case with the reversible debugging tool UndoDB from Undo Software.

    The company has this month worked with Mentor Graphics Corporation to implement UndoDB and develop Linux code faster.

GitHub

Misc.

  • With greater permissions, comes greater responsibility

    I came to work with open source after an experience in college. We used a system called Usenet,a world wide distributed discussion forum. At the university, there wasn’t an email client I liked, so I wrote one and just gave it (including the source code) to whoever wanted it. This experience introduced me to a community of people who made things and shared them; it also introduced me to a job at my alma mater as a Usenet administrator.

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