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New languages get pragmatic

New languages get pragmatic

Safety and reliability are hallmarks of many upstart programming languages.

Safety, security and reliability were common themes at the recent Emerging Languages Camp. In this piece, John Labovitz examines the thread of pragmatism that runs through many of the new programming languages discussed at the camp.

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Wrap-up of the health care IT track at O'Reilly's Open Source convention

The first health care track to be included in an O'Reilly conference
grappled with the task of opening up health care. Two contradictory
trends make the field difficult for IT to advance.

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Why fragmentation is a good sign for Android

Why fragmentation is a good sign for Android

Author Marko Gargenta on Android's growth and app compatibility.

Author Marko Gargenta says Android fragmentation is a sign the project is accomplishing its goal of appearing on many devices and platforms. In this video interview, he talks about Android's growing popularity and why fragmentation was built into the nature of the project.

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How open source can improve health care

How open source can improve health care

Three perspectives on the links between health care, government and open source.

As the health IT industry ramps up to meet the meaningful use rules, the opportunities for open source to provide solutions are increasing. At OSCON, Radar blogger Brian Ahier spoke with three men with unique perspectives on health care and open source: David Riley, head of the CONNECT initiative, Brian Behlendorf, formerly of Apache and now working with CONNECT, and Arien Malec, coordinator for NHIN Direct.

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Day one of the health care IT track at O'Reilly's Open Source convention

Nine talks representing the breadth of a vital programming area can't be summarized in one sentence, but for me the theme of the day was open source advocates reaching out to solve pressing problems that proprietary vendors will not or cannot address.

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The art of community leadership

I stopped by the Community Leadership Summit 2010 as I was preparing for OSCON this coming week. It is an open unconference-style event, now in its second year, that’s held the weekend before OSCON. Everyone who attends is welcome to lead and contribute sessions on any topic that is relevant. In these discussion sessions the participants can interact directly, offer thoughts and experiences, and share ideas and questions. There will be another more detailed post about this event later on Radar, but if you are in Portland, Ore. this weekend you can still register for Sunday’s sessions here.

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Crowdsourcing the search for aliens

Crowdsourcing the search for aliens

The SETI Institute's Jill Tarter is looking for a few good filters.

Seti@Home brought distributed computing to the masses nearly a decade ago. Now, Jill Tarter and her SETI colleagues are upping the ante with a new telescope and a crowdsourced data-crunching project. Tarter, a speaker at the upcoming OSCON convention, discusses her work in this Q&A.

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Hardware hacking heaven

Hardware hacking heaven

OSCON's hardware track looks at ways to hack the world around you.

Hacking isn't just for software anymore. A full range of open source hardware hacks — everything from Arduino to parallel programming to small-form computing — will be discussed at OSCON this year. With the current slate of tools, it's never been easier to write code that runs on low-power, small-format devices. And many of these tools are familiar to conventional software developers.

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Mobile, desktop or cloud: Where does the future of open source lie?

Stormy Peters on her biggest cloud concerns and how mobile will shape open source.

In this Q&A, OSCON speaker and GNOME foundation executive director Stormy Peters discusses the risks of cloud computing, the continued importance of desktop computing, and the interesting relationship between new mobile form factors and free software adoption.

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The next wave of programming languages

The next wave of programming languages

Alex Payne previews the first Emerging Languages Camp.

The upcoming OSCON conference will showcase a host of new programming languages in the first Emerging Languages Camp. Alex Payne, BankSimple co-founder and the Camp's co-organizer, explains why new languages emerge and he reveals which languages have captured his attention.

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