Developers Updates Week 3 of Oct 2013

In the last updates series (Week 4 of July 2013), the most interesting update was Red Hat advanced OpenShift Enterprise with new release.

For this updates series, the followings had emerged.
  • CodeRage 8 – The online Delphi Developer Conference, October 15-17
  • Google announces HTML-5 web designing software.
  • HP provides open SDN SDK HP SDN App Store.
  • Google cloud developer challenge;November 21st: First round submissions due.
  • Valeo innovation challenge - for automotive innovation; phase 1:11-Sep-2013 to 14-Feb-2013.
  • AT&T Malaysia Hackathon.
  • Rockford Lhotka : .NET has an extended future.
  • AMD: World’s first real-time facial capture technology for the unity development platform.
  • Intel releases C++ compiler for Android.
  • IBM narrows Big Data skills gap by partnering with more than 1,000 global universities.
  • AMD's Never Settle Forever program
  • MySQL Workbench 6.0 increases productivity with new design and enhancements.
  • Code Project - A Coder Interview With DNN's David Rodriguez.
  • Dell announced new release of Toad for Oracle and redesigned Toad World community.

Oct 14, 2013 - CodeRage 8 – The online Delphi Developer Conference, October 15-17

I've READ from email that this totally free, totally technical, online conference brings you top industry speakers and technologists presenting on a wide variety of topics, all geared toward maximizing your software app development productivity.
  • Learn everything you need to know about Android and iOS mobile development
  • Boost your development skills with tips, tricks and processes for software development and management
  • Gain knowledge about optimizing use of Delphi and RAD Studio as you create great app
Oct 1, 2013 - Google announces HTML-5 Web Designing Software

I've READ from; Google,no-follow,; that the software tool, which works similarly to the likes of Adobe Dreaweaver, promises output to be compatible with desktop, tablet or mobile – without compatibility issues.

One cool feature is Full 3D authoring environment which allows creation of 3D contents based on CSS3.

Sep 30, 2013 - HP provides open SDN SDK HP SDN App Store

I've READ from;HP,no-follow,; that HP today unveiled the industry’s first enterprise-class software-defined networking (SDN) open ecosystem with the HP SDN Developer Kit (SDK) and the HP SDN App Store, creating new business opportunities for partners, and providing a simple way for customers to purchase and deploy network services.

The HP SDN Developer Kit provides HP AllianceOne partners, as well as independent software developers, access to the tools necessary to develop, simulate and validate enterprise-grade SDN applications to sell on the HP SDN App Store

Sep 23, 2013 - Google Cloud Developer Challenge

I've been INFORMED by PR firm that the Google Cloud Developer Challenge encourages developers in Malaysia to create and submit a locally­-relevant application in one of two categories: 1) Enterprise, small business, education, and not for profit, or 2) Social, personal productivity, games and fun.

Get more details on

Key dates:
  • September 4th: Competition opens
  • November 21st: First round submissions due
  • December 5th: Semi-Finalists announced
  • January 5th: Updated Semi-Final Apps re-submitted
  • January 28th: Winners announced

Elizabeth Clark

Sep 11, 2013 - Valeo innovation challenge - for automotive innovation

I've been INFORMED by marcomm that Valeo is organizing an innovation challenge targeting engineering and technical students around the globe for the search of an innovative automotive equipment project; The 20 projects selected for the prototyping phase and will receive initial funding.

Valeo is an independent industrial Group fully focused on the design, production and sale of components, integrated systems and modules for the automotive industry, mainly for CO2 emissions reduction

Check out details at

Sep 10, 2013 - AT&T Malaysia Hackathon

I've been INFORMED by PR firm that AT&T and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) recently organized the Malaysia Developers’ Day 2013.

The Malaysia Developers’ Day 2013, first in Asia-pacific for AT&T, was held at the Westin Hotel Kuala Lumpur on 7 September 2013 till 8 September 2013. This competition was an intensive 24-hour experience that delivers the tools, knowledge and expert support where participants need to form teams, generate ideas and efficiently build powerful apps within a very tight timeframe. Out of more than 200 creative individuals, comprising of developers, designers, students, marketing specialists and entrepreneurs who participated and competed against one another. Team Pillow came in first to bag the top prize money of USD 10,000.

AT & T Hackathon Participants

Amanda Yap

Rockford Lhotka - Oct 7, 2013 - .NET has an extended future

I've READ from;Rockford Lhotka,no-follow,; the author opined that currently the market share for server side enterprise development platform splits between .NET and Java. Hence, it would be silly to think that these two development platform will run out of steam any time soon, even though it seems like Java has budged down to the weights of zero-day vulnerabilities while Microsoft's future on PC and operating system business seems to have gone into the Roulette wheel - the idea of realizing enterprise-level Javascript within the near future is really quite ludicrous per se.

Good for you .NET and Java developers, my guess is that if are able to keep up, you will have another 10 more years of extended career.

Aug 28, 2013 - AMD: World’s First Real-time Facial Capture Technology for the Unity Development Platform

I've READ from; AMD, no-follow,; that AMD today announced its collaboration with Mixamo on the launch of Face Plus, an advanced real-time motion capture and 3D facial animation technology for the Unity game engine (v4.3).

Mixamo's Face Plus plug-in for Unity is designed to enable developers to capture their facial expressions through standard webcams and transfer them in real time onto a 3D character using technology powered by AMD A-Series APUs and GPUs1. This real-time capture and animation capability is made possible by offloading Mixamo’s innovative and complex algorithms from the CPU onto AMD’s industry-leading GPU technology.

Aug 27, 2013 - Intel Releases C++ Compiler for Android

I've READ from; Intel,no-follow,; that today Intel released the Intel® C++ Compiler for Android* OS. Developers can use the compiler on Linux*-based systems to create apps for Android devices based on Intel processors, including the Intel® Atom™ processor. The Intel compiler is compatible with GNU C++ and developer tools in the Android Native Development Kit (NDK). App developers are encouraged to join the Intel compiler community. For a limited time, the compiler is available now as a free download.

Aug 14, 2013 - IBM Narrows Big Data Skills Gap By Partnering With More Than 1,000 Global Universities

I've READ from; IBM,no-follow,; that IBM today announced that it has added nine new academic collaborations to its more than 1,000 partnerships with universities across the globe, focusing on Big Data and analytics.

These collaborations span a variety of majors - including business, marketing, mathematics and health services -- providing schools with access to IBM Big Data and analytics software, curriculum materials, case study projects, and IBM data scientists who visit classes as guest lecturers.

KL — 14 August, 2013 — AMD's Never Settle Forever Program

Press release; AMD announced the arrival of “Never Settle Forever,” the third edition of the award-winning “Never Settle” franchise of game bundles. The bundle underscores AMD’s serious commitment to the Unified Gaming Strategy and its broader philosophy of choice and openness.

Basically, how it works was, purchase a qualifying AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series GPUs, it will come with in-box coupon which entitles purchasing on a qualifying games at discounted price.

Original reference.

Suzanne Ngiow
AMD Malaysia

Aug 12, 2013 - MySQL Workbench 6.0 Increases Productivity with New Design and Enhancements

I've READ from; Oracle,no-follow,; To help developers and administrators better manage these dynamic data environments, Oracle has released MySQL Workbench 6.0 with a redesigned user interface and new features that allow users to simplify MySQL database development, design and administration.

MySQL Workbench Community Edition is available free of charge under the GPL.

New features include Cascaded DELETE statement generator: automatically performs the tedious task of creating DELETE statements for deleting a row referenced by foreign keys.

Jul 17, 2013 - Code Project - A Coder Interview With DNN's David Rodriguez

DotNetNuke (DNN) has been a familiar term for me as a developer because it was during those days before the likes of Joomla and etc became de facto which we were experimenting with open source content management system particularly on Windows platform - open source project on Microsoft platform was usually rare even until today; the reason is Microsoft platform has often been regarded as enterprise and not-for-free.

Hence, years ago, DNN wasn't that great but it was known because demands were high.

From this article which I've READ from; code project,no-follow,; I've learned that DNN has improved and is on Windows Azure now.

In a nutshell, DNN now offers some cool open source projects and products such as:

June 20, 2013 - Dell Announced New Release of Toad for Oracle and Redesigned Toad World community

I've READ from; Dell,no-follow,; that Dell Software now gives developers and DBAs a seamless connection to the Toad World user community with the release of Toad™ for Oracle® 12.0.

New features include Forum Window which provides access to the Toad World and Multi-schema compare.