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Greenfoot. Ubuntu for Android Could Erase the Need for a Desktop Computer. 21 February '12, 08:54pm Follow What if you could run around town with your Android phone using it like you normally do and when you get to the office all you have to do is dock it and start your day?

Ubuntu for Android Could Erase the Need for a Desktop Computer

That’s exactly what Ubuntu wants to do with its pitch to Android handset manufacturers to embed the operating system into its devices. Ubuntu for Android is a full-featured operating system for desktop computing and all you would have to do is dock your phone to use it. In addition to a desktop operating system, all of the functionality from the phone would be available to you at the click of a mouse.

While the operating system isn’t available right now, Ubuntu wants to get consumers excited about it so the pitch to handset creators will go that much smoother for it. The approach makes total sense and I could see Android handsets jumping on this bandwagon. . ➤ Ubuntu for Android Read about the latest apps right now at TNW Apps. Getting Real. Here are the 16 chapters and 91 essays that make up the book.

Getting Real

Introduction chapter 1 What is Getting Real? A smaller, faster, better way to build software About 37signalsOur small team creates simple, focused software Caveats, disclaimers, and other preemptive strikesResponses to some complaints we hear The Starting Line chapter 2 Build LessUnderdo your competition What's Your Problem? Stay Lean chapter 3 Less MassThe leaner you are, the easier it is to change Lower Your Cost of ChangeStay flexible by reducing obstacles to change The Three MusketeersUse a team of three for version 1.0 Embrace ConstraintsLet limitations guide you to creative solutions Be YourselfDifferentiate yourself from bigger companies by being personal and friendly Priorities chapter 4 What's the big idea?

Feature Selection chapter 5 Process chapter 6 The Organization chapter 7. Text replacement with Cufón. By Patrick Lin For a very long time, the web was filled with very plain fonts.

Text replacement with Cufón

Unpleased with this lack of variety, a group of developers invented sIFR, which used Javascript and Flash to replace boring text with lively fonts. But sIFR had a problem: not everyone liked or used Flash. It was also slow. Then, David Chester created typeface.js. typeface.js was brilliant in that it was purely Javascript, with no Flash involved.

And most recently from Simo Kinnunen came cufón, which we will look at here. About Like typeface.js, cufón is Javascript only, which means that you avoid all the problems of Flash. cufón‘s full size is ~26kb, while the default download, which is compressed with YUI, is 14kb. One of the best things about cufón is it’s incredible speed. Usage Using cufón is very simple. Compare this process to sIFR which requires you to convert the font to a flash movie. After generating the font file, you simply import both the cufón and the font Javascript files: How it Works Conclusion. Stanford Offers Online Computer Science Courses Free to All. Stanford University is now expanding computer science courses available online, for free, for any students who wish to join.

Stanford Offers Online Computer Science Courses Free to All

It all began a few weeks ago with an introductory course on artificial intelligence (AI) taught by the award-winning professors Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig. Now, two new courses are available; the first, an Introduction to Databases taught by Professor Jennifer Widom; the second, Machine Learning with Professor Andrew Ng. Over 100,000 students have signed up since the courses were announced. Prospective students need only know one programming language well enough to complete the assignments. CrypTool - Educational Tool for Cryptography and Cryptanalysis. RubyInstaller for Windows. Useful Online Tools. Learning to Publish - University of Texas at Austin. Free Books. A lot of people keep asking about a good list of programming books.

Free Books

Hence, we are building this list to save your time and to spread the knowledge. Some of these books will definitely help us to evolve our coding skills and thought processes for developing better solutions. We will do our best to keep updating this list, hope you find this list useful, here we go. PatrickJMT. Free tools for working with digital colors. 40 Online Generators for Web Designers Should Bookmark. Online Generators for Web Designers can be a great way to save time in your web design projects.

40 Online Generators for Web Designers Should Bookmark

High-quality generators can create graphics or code or even layouts in a matter of seconds or minutes, things that might take an hour or more if done by hand. Online generator are those tools that help us to create those popular “XHTML valid” CSS banners, micro buttons or css website templates in seconds. In such cases online generators can be of great help which do the necessary job and some tools don’t have to be downloaded also. We all know that backgrounds play a crucial role in a design. 15 sites web developers and designers should know. Creating a good website isn't an easy task, but there's a few tools that can definitely make your developer or designer life easier.

15 sites web developers and designers should know

In this article, I have compiled 15 extremely useful website that any web developer or web designer should have bookmarked. ColorCombos When designing a website, one of the firsts (and most important) steps of the process is to choose a color scheme. Color Combos allow you to browse thousand of different colors combinations for getting inspired for your upcomming design. Dive Into HTML5. Training, Videos, Tools, Resources, Learning. How to be a Programmer: A Short, Comprehensive, and Personal Summary. Debugging is the cornerstone of being a programmer.

How to be a Programmer: A Short, Comprehensive, and Personal Summary

The first meaning of the verb to debug is to remove errors, but the meaning that really matters is to see into the execution of a program by examining it. A programmer that cannot debug effectively is blind. Idealists that think design, or analysis, or complexity theory, or whatnot, are more fundamental are not working programmers. 70 Things Every Computer Geek Should Know.

The term ‘geek’, once used to label a circus freak, has morphed in meaning over the years. What was once an unusual profession transferred into a word indicating social awkwardness. Free Online Computer Science and Programming Books, Textbooks, and Lecture Notes. GotoAndLearn() - Free video tutorials from Lee Brimelow on Adobe Flash. Training, Videos, Tools, Resources, Learning. How to Create an Awesome Scrolling Navigation using jQuery.