Tagged: software development

HPE CodeWars 2017 in Houston, TX Recap

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhile at HPE in Houston, TX, I got to experience Codewars in action. What is CodeWars CodeWars is a yearly competition where High School students in teams of 3 solve programming issues. This is run in 9 different cities around the world on the same day (with the exception of Bangalore due to their school schedule). Each team is given around 24 problems to solve. From the simplest issues to the more complex coding problems, the students will try to solve as many as possible within a 3 hour time period. No Internet, One Computer The only resources you can bring are one computer and books – and the books are unlimited. No other peripheral or Internet use is allowed. This includes cell phones. And the computer cannot have virtual machines on it. The team’s computer is connected to an intranet,...


Seagate Acquires LaCie for $186 Million, Increases Consumer Market Offerings

LaCie and Seagate have done business before. So it’s no surprise that Seagate has scooped up this company. Seagate has offered to purchase 64.5% of the outstanding shares of LaCie. Following approval, Seagate will add a bigger consumer line of portable hard drives to their lineup. “Seagate has a strong commitment to the growing consumer storage market and bringing the most dynamic products to market. LaCie has built an exceptional consumer brand by delivering exciting and innovative high-end products for many years. This transaction would bring a highly complementary set of capabilities to Seagate, significantly expand our consumer product offerings, add a premium-branded direct-attached storage line, strengthen our network-attached storage business line and enhance our capabilities in software development,” said Steve Luczo, Seagate chairman, president and CEO. “We are also excited that Philippe, who is a true visionary and leader in the consumer storage business, would join Seagate...

Installing Fedora in Virtual Box #3:  Completing the Installation and Starting the New System.

Installing Fedora in Virtual Box #3: Completing the Installation and Starting the New System.

Part one is here; part two is here. After formatting the hard drive, Fedora begins the base install. Once that’s done, it asks what type of installation you want: Any one or all of these items can be installed later: Graphical Desktop installs GUI along with a standard package of software, including an office suite (whoops!), browsers, file managers, media players, and the like. Software Development installs programming and testing tools and libraries. Webserver installs Apache, PHP, PERL, MySQL, and server utilties pre-configured to work together. Minimal is just that, mimimal: a command line environment with no GUI. I selected “Graphical Desktop.” The “Repositories” list at the bottom of the screen points to where on the internet Fedora will go to get additional software. The “Installation Repo” will be sufficient for almost everyone. Once I made my selections, I wandered away and did something else until Fedora prompted...