Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Open Source Lebanon Consuting
- Application Servers based on Linux Apache Mysql PHP or Linux Apache Tomcat Mysql JSP / JSF
- Full Security solution with Linux : Router, Firewall, Proxy. DMZ,
- Office solutions based on OpenOffice or LibreOffice
- Developpement using Netbeans or Eclipse
Friday, May 27, 2011
NextGov.com (05/23/11) Brittany Ballenstedt
Employers are looking to hire graduates with degrees in computer science more than any other college graduates, according to a new survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). More than 56 percent of computer science majors who have applied for a job have received an offer, giving the major the highest offer rate for the class of 2011. NACE surveyed more than 50,000 college students and found that the job offer rate for computer science graduates has increased 13.8 percent from 2010. Half of engineering graduates who have applied for jobs have received an offer, and the overall job offer rate for 2011 graduates has risen to 41.2 percent from 38.2 percent a year ago. In a separate survey released earlier in the month, NACE reported that computer science graduates were receiving starting salaries of $63,000.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
park management, computer networks and their safety features: local networks at each education center, the interconnection between the intranet and the centers managing access to the internet. based on Open Source Solutions (Linux routers, proxy and firewall)
Management platforms, resources and architecture of the web presence of the ISAE CNAM Lebanon: Applications in collaboration with Google Apps (email, Calendar, Online Documents and shared on Google cloud, the groups and Web collaboration tools, Calendar, video and images, blog, buzz, ...) Apache open source applications, TikiWiki (wiki, articles, blog and forum), phpBB (forum), Moodle (ODL platform) and Tomcat .
The specification and development of internal applications, their platform development and deployment forming the information system of the ISAE CNAM Lebanon (educational ERP): Human Resources management, auditors students management, management of teachers, results, qualifications, management and planning schedules, management reviews.
Study and implementation of a solution distance distance education, real time or delayed, making maximum use of infrastructure intranet and internet.
For now the modules (see http://si.isae.edu.lb/) are developed progressively. We welcome all your comments or needs of the ISAE on our froeums or discussion groups:
The main functions are:
Heads of departments may set the qualifications catalog and composition, the prerequisites and equivalencies for each EU (education Unit). This information is taken into account for; registration
The tuition for each service center listed new listeners
The teaching hours of teachers are captured in real time.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
The last bastion of proprietary software use for teaching in some introductory courses is office (especially for courses in others departments)!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
According to a recent Evans Data survey, the use of the Java programming language has increased among developers around the worldAlthough Java has been recognized as the most popular and widely used programming language in the world, a new study from Evans Data indicates that Java use grew even more over the last year.
According to Evans Data, Java enjoyed strong growth last year among developers in all regions. The largest increase is in the Asia-Pacific region where developers using Java at least some of the time has increased from 61 percent to 68 percent since the spring of 2010, Evans Data officials said. A similar increase of 7.6 percent occurred in North America. In the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, the number of total users has also increased, though to a smaller degree, Evans Data said.
“We’re seeing a definite resurgence in Java development across all regions,” Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data, said in a statement. This resurgence “correlates directly with the increasing importance of the smartphone as a development target,” she added. “Java is the most widely used language for smartphone development, and is well-suited for most of the major platforms, including Android, Blackberry, Symbian and cross-platform Web development. Asia-Pacific developers are slightly out in front because smartphone development has been more deeply ingrained in that region.”
Although total users has increased in all regions, those who employ the language more than 50 percent of the time has remained steady.
The Evans Data Global Development study is based on an in-depth survey of over 1,200 software developers worldwide. It has been conducted twice a year since 2000 and follows development trends in three major regions. The latest volumes will be sent to subscribers this month. The Table of Contents is available for interested parties.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
[FR] Un employé d'Apple rapporterait plus de 400 000 dollars par an. Ou comment faire le buzz avec un calcul simpliste
Chiffres - D’après un calcul très (trop) simple, chaque salarié d’Apple rapporterait 419 528 dollars par an, devenant par la même occasion les employés les plus rentables du secteur, loin devant Google et Microsoft.
Au menu aujourd'hui, un troll au goût de pomme ! Prenez le résultat net réalisé par la firme de Steve Jobs au cours des 12 derniers mois, divisez par le nombre d'employés de la compagnie et observez le résultat.
Armé de sa calculatrice, le site Pingdom a fait le calcul. Conclusion : les employés d'Apple sont les plus rentables du marché des nouvelles technologies. Apple monte sur la première marche du podium. Au vu des résultats, la firme à la pomme peut être fière de ses petites fourmis, qui rapportent chacune pas moins de 419 528 dollars par an. On ne s'étonnera pas que l'"info" fasse le buzz sur la Toile.
« Ne nous blâmez pas ! » Impressionnant ? Reste que la méthode n'a franchement aucun intérêt, si ce n'est de comparer les performances des compagnies en fonction de leur masse salariale. L'analyse est très clairement discutable, puisqu'au final les sous-traitants et fournisseurs, qui participent indirectement mais fortement à la création de valeur, n'entrent pas en compte dans le calcul. Sur la même base de calcul, les concurrents sont clairement à la traine, mais affichent toutefois des scores plutôt juteux. Google se hisse à la deuxième place avec 336 297 dollars suivi par Microsoft et ses 244 831 dollars de profit par employé par an.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
FreeCAD is based on OpenCasCade, a powerful geometry kernel, features an Open Inventor-compliant 3D scene representation model provided by the Coin 3D library, and a broad python API. The interface is built with Qt. FreeCAD runs exactly the same way on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux platforms.
Learn more here...
Monday, May 16, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Increasingly, proprietary software companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Adobe are pushing video and audio formats that restrict access and restrict software developers.
Thankfully, there is an alternative that can be played on all computers without restriction — Ogg. With Ogg, professional grade multimedia formats such as Vorbis, Theora, Speex and FLAC come to life!
Vorbis and Theora are used extensively by free software projects, artists and a growing number of music and video distributors.
Take the next step ..... Read More
Monday, May 9, 2011
FOSS applications cost nothing.
Reality: Vendors do sell open source applications. While these systems may ultimately present cost savings, much depends on maintenance, implementation, and other cost factors.
Misconception: FOSS applications are too risky for mission critical uses.
Reality: Open source software is relied upon for mission-critical servers, enterprise applications, and embedded devices.
Misconception: FOSS isn't ready for the enterprise.
Reality: In fact, there is a growing segment of enterprise applications that are free and open source software. Some mature applications are visible in TEC's evaluation centers.
Misconception: There's nobody to call when you have a problem.
Reality: Most companies providing FOSS applications model their businesses around providing support, implementation, and customization services.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
A strong free software movement focused on the principled issues of software freedom — and a strong FSF in particular — will determine what freedoms the next generation of computer users enjoy. At stake is no less than the next generation's autonomy.— Benjamin Mako Hill, writer, technologist and FSF board member
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
How do open source companies make money?
While it is true that an open source business may not make money directly from its products, it is untrue that open source companies do not generate stable and scalable revenue streams.
In actuality, in the 21st century web technology market, it is the open source company that has the greatest long-term strategic advantage. This is demonstrated by companies such as LINUX, Apache, and Netscape, a host of web-specific technologies such as Java, Perl, TCL, and a host of web-specific technology companies such as Sendmail.
The open source business model relies on shifting the commercial value away from the actual products and generating revenue from the 'Product Halo,' or ancillary services like systems integration, support, tutorials and documentation.)
This focus on the product halo is rooted in the firm understanding that in the real-world, the value of software lies in the value-added services of the product halo and not in the product or any intellectual property that the product represents.
In actuality, the value of software products approaches zero in the fast-paced, highly-customized, ever-changing world of information technology.
But it is not simply an acknowledgement of the revenue streams generated by the product halo that makes open source a compelling business strategy.
Open source also cuts down on essential research and development costs while at the same time speeding up delivery of new products.
This paradoxical situation arises from the fact that within an open source project, the community members themselves provide free research and development by contributing new solutions, features, and ideas back to the community as a whole. The company that sits at the center of any successful open source project may reap the rewards of the work of thousands of highly-skilled developers without paying them a cent.
A final strength of the open source business model lies in its ability to market itself.
Because open source products are typically released for free, open source companies that can produce quality products and generate a good reputation can almost immediately grab huge shares of any market based on the complex and far-reaching global referral networks generated by users.
In fact, in the web technology space, almost every global standard has been based upon open source technology.
By using the open source technology model, we can create a superior product, which immediately has a competitive advantage, and which generates multiple scalable revenue streams while being freely available throughout the community.