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This week in open-source #7 (2012-12-03)

How I went from $100-an-hour programming to $X0,000-a-week consulting

Patrick McKenzie (patio11 - #2 poster of Hacker News) shares his experience with making a week rate to slightly improve his income as software consutlant. A must-read  for all freelancers!

Exo IDE: Top 5 New Features of the Month

List of top 5 features of November's release of Exo Cloud IDE.

Doom 3: BFG Edition source code released on GitHub

The legendary Id Software's shooter is open sourced - released earlier this year BFG Edition is now available on GitHub.

Introducing Telescope

Sacha Greif released a Meteor-based real-time, open-source social news app. Now everyone can host it's own Digg/Reddit/DZone :) 

Top 10 of QCon London 2012

Nice collection of videos from this year's QCon in London - covering algorithms, language design, big data and Java 8. Hosted by InfoQ.


Oracle Proposes New Native JavaScript Engine for OpenJDK

Nashorn will be headed by Jim Laskey, multi-language Lead at Oracle and the project will be sponsored by HotSpot group. The project proposes an implementation of JavaScript such that it can run standalone JavaScript applications via the JSR 223 APIs. Nashorn's design will enable it to take advantage of new JVM technologies like the MethodHandles and the InvokeDynamic APIs.

Devoxx Impressions

Some reviews of talks from biggest European Java conference.

IntelliJ IDEA 12 RC is Available for Download

The release candidate for next major release of top-rated Java IDE is now available.

The new Grails website is now live!

Popular MVC framework is getting a new hot website. Finally!


List of 205 useful Twitter Bootstrap resources

A huge list of themes, addons, framework integrations, interface builders, mockups and general utilities for Bootstrap.


An unobtrusive customizable JavaScript notification system

Alertify.js lets you introduce nice notifications for your web application. And it's not another JQuery plugin :)

Build Chrome Apps with AngularJS

Tutorial by Chrome developers showing how to build packaged apps for Chrome with AnguarJS. The Google Drive Uploader is the example app created.

The Node Toolbox - Node.js happiness

A Ruby Toolbox for Node.js developers. Find most popular modules and their alternatives on a single website!


Rails 4.0 Roundup

Here is a quick list of the best articles and videos available at the moment, with a quick explanation of some of the most interesting features coming in Rails 4.


Introducing MongoClient

MongoDB is finally changing the default error handling and reporting for clients in most popular languages. We already posted a link to Diego Basch post complaining about MongoDB failing silently after reaching size of 2GB.



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