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The Grand App Writing Challenge Submissions!

As many of you will be aware, this week Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week took part, and the week has been wonderful so far. There has been so much excitement and interest, and I have been tickled pink at just how many people have been telling me that the week has re-invigorated their interest or given […]

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This Is Exactly What We Want

A user called Eric left a comment on my Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week and Python Snippets Day blog entry which I felt really needs highlighting: Thank you and the entire Canonical team for putting the Opportunistic Developer Week together! I’ve been stuck doing heavy, back end enterprise Java programming for the past few years. My […]

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Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week and Python Snippets Day

Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week day 4 kicks off and we have some incredible events today: 5pm UTC – Hot rodding your app for translations support – David Planella 6pm UTC – Learning through examples with Acire and Python-Snippets – Jono Bacon 7pm UTC – Write Beautiful Code (and Maintain it Beautifully) – rockstar 8pm UTC […]

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Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week Day 3 Kicks Off In An hour

Just a quick note to let you all know that Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week day 3 kicks off in an hour! Here is the order of events for today: 5pm UTC – Creating stunning interfaces with Cairo – Laszlo Pandy 6pm UTC – What’s new in Quickly 0.4 – Didier Roche 7pm UTC – Create […]

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Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week Day 2 Kicks Off In An Hour

Just a quick note to let you all know that Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week day 2 kicks off in an hour! Here is the order of events for today: 4pm UTC – Gooey Graphics with GooCanvas – Rick Spencer 5pm UTC – Writing a Rhythmbox plug-in – Stuart Langridge 6pm UTC – Microblog from your […]

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Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week Kicks Off In An Hour

Just a quick note to let you all know that Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week kicks off in an hour! Here is the order of events for today: 4pm UTC – Welcome! Ubuntu For Opportunistic Developers – Jono Bacon 5pm UTC – CouchDB support in your app with DesktopCouch – Stuart Langridge 6pm UTC – Creating […]

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Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week This Week

Well, folks, this week Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week kicks off with a fantastic week jammed with great sessions helping to bridge the gap for opportunistic developers who want to write fun, useful applications using Ubuntu as a platform. We have a wonderful week of sessions ahead and as ever, it is recommended that you enjoy […]

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Fun Little Acire Story

With the new release of Acire just out I wanted to tell you folks a fun little story of an added benefit to Acire that I never envisaged when I came up with the idea for the app. Yesterday I got an email from someone (I will keep the identify private) saying: I’m trying to […]

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Acire 0.3 Released

Everyone’s favorite tool to browse Python snippets, run them, learn from them and incorporate them into your programs has been released! This new release has the following new features: Translated – Acire has now got support for multiple languages, but this is very new so it needs your translations! Want to help make Acire rocking […]

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The Grand App Writing Challenge

Yesterday I gave my talk on opportunistic developers on ustream.tv (which I plan on repeating next week). In that session I floated the idea of having a fun challenge next week when Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week happens. The idea was pretty popular, so I wanted to share it here. The idea is simple: Think of […]

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