It’s brilliant that LinkedIN created an integrated publishing platform. It’s been a huge success and has allowed many talented writers and experts across many industries to publish and share their knowledge with the communities who would most likely be interested in it. (more…)
Archive for the ‘Applications’ Category
One of my favorite development tools at an unbelievably low price – FREE! Can’t get much better than that. Download ‘Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers’ and give it a try. If you are not much of a Java/J2EE programmer, that’s ok – just download one of the many plugins available for C/C++, Perl, Python, etc. The latest Eclipse release is Eclipse Juno (4.2) SR2. For more information, see the Eclipse website at http://www.eclipse.org/. (more…)
The Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF) describes a format for the packaging and distribution of virtual machines (VMs). It is touted as open, secure, and portable. OVF can be seen as a packaging format for software appliances. I see it as a self-contained software solution that allows for VMs to be moved from one hypervisor to another. (more…)
TechSmith’s SnagIt is a popular screen/video capture software for Windows and Mac. It does get the job done most of the time, but these days, especially with basic screen and video capture, I expect much better. After having been forced to use this software because of limitations on what I have access to, I am surprised it is as popular as it is. I’m assuming most of those who use it are the “average Joes’” who know about it through word of mouth and its catchy, easy-to-remember name. I have used a number of screen capture utilities and, for Windows, would much rather prefer HyperSnap for screen capture and Camtasia Studio (also developed by TechSmith) for basic video capture . For Linux and Mac, I’d prefer the basic screen capture utilities that come with the OS. Camtasia Studio is also developed by TechSmith and is greatly superior to SnagIt, but it is also more expensive; I have not played with it extensively so cannot comment much more on it.