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  • Dart 2.6 Goes Native on Linux, Windows, and MacOS

    The latest version of Google programming language Dart, numbered 2.6, extends support for native, ahead-of-time (AOT) compilation with the addition of dart2native, which enables the creation of command-line programs on Linux, Windows, and MacOS.

    Importantly, dart2native generates self-contained binaries, meaning they do not require the Dart SDK to run. Another key feature of dart2native is it supports the whole set of Dart core libraries which are available on the rest of Dart-targeted platforms. dart2native is also compatible with dart:ffi, the C-interoperability layer introduced in Dart 2.5 to interface with C=compatible system functions available on a native platform.

  • Rufus for linux? Not available, Use these best alternatives

    Rufus for Linux, yes, everybody who has ever used this bootable USB creator tool which is only available for Windows, definitely wished to have it for Linux operating systems too. However, although it is not directly available for Linux, we can still use it with the help of Wine software. But again even after installing it using Wine on Ubuntu, in our case, it couldn’t recognize the attached USB drives, which again closed the door for normal users to use Rufus on Linux. Thus in such scenarios what do?

    Don’t worry. The Rufus is not the only software for creating a bootable USB drives in the world. There are also few other best alternatives to Rufus that we can use easily on Linux operating systems. And here today we will discuss such opensource or free tools for creating bootable drives on Linux Distros.

  • Winstars 3 is a planetarium application for Windows, Linux, macOS and Android

    Who remembers going to the planetarium? I was a kid when I visited one on a field trip. Stargazing isn't exactly my forte, though I like watching the night sky and try to identify some of the objects that I see.

    Most of my space knowledge comes from sci-fi movies, shows, games, and the occasional news article or two. The most fun I had looking at the star-studded sky was probably when I used mobile apps like Sky Map.

    But it's not really that easy to learn much while you're pointing a phone at the sky and trying to figure out what the celestial object you're looking at actually is.

  • 10 Best Note-Taking Apps for Programmers and Coders

    There are a thousand and one note-taking applications in the market right now but not all note-taking applications are created equal and some are developed with a specific userbase in mind and are, thus, more efficient for certain tasks.

    For example, a note-taking application aimed at coders typically features auto-complete and auto-correction, syntax highlighting, and support for a variety of programming languages.

    Today, we bring you a list of the best note-taking applications designed with programmers and developers in mind listed in no particular order for mixing plain text with code snippets, regular expressions, etc.

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Rough, tough in-vehicle computer offers PoE and battery backup

The system provides a 9-48V DC power input with automatic recovery short circuit power protection and vehicle power ignition support for a variety of vehicles. There’s also an optional 10-minute backup battery. The 250 x 155 x 55mm computer weighs 1.98 Kg and has wall and VESA mounting. The VBOX-3611-IP65 runs Ubuntu 16.04 or Windows 10 on Intel’s dual-core, 15W TDP 6th Gen U-series processors up to a Core i7-6600U clocked at 2.6GHz (3.4GHz turbo). The system supports up to 32GB DDR4-2133 and has a 2.5-inch SATA bay and an M.2 M-key 2280/2242 slot for SSDs. The product page mentions dual SIM card slots and optional LTE, WLAN, GPS, and Bluetooth, and the front panel image shows four antenna connectors, so there must some be some PCIe/USB enabled M.2 or mini-PCIe slots lurking about. Read more

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  • Rav1e Achieves Another ~20% Speed-Up For Rust-Based AV1 Video Encoding

    Rav1e's weekly-ish pre-releases for this Rust-written AV1 encoder have been focusing a lot on better performance via hand-written x86 Assembly, making use of SIMD extensions, and other fine tuning of their encoder. With this newest pre-release, another ~20% speed-up was obtained.  Today's rav1e p20191215 build is around 20% faster thanks to porting more Assembly optimizations from the dav1d AV1 decoder over to rav1e. There is also now forward-transform SIMD support and simplifications/refactoring to the motion estimation and scene change code. 

  • Function-Based Views vs Class-Based Views in Django

    When I had just started learning Django. There is always a problem for me to choose from. Which views should I used that is either function-based views or class-based views. I believe this is one of the core reasons why Django is hard to pick up for beginners. Therefore I believe that this article could allow you to understand the basic functionality of these views. To make a choice in your development on which is needed to be based upon your use cases.

  • Python 3.7.5 : Simple intro in CSRF.

    CSRF or Cross-Site Request Forgery is a technique used by cyber-criminals to force users into executing unwanted actions on a web application.  To protect against web form CSRF attacks, it's isn't sufficient for web applications to trust authenticated users, must be equipped with a unique identifier called a CSRF token similar to a session identifier. 

Raspberry Pi 4 BCM43455 NVRAM Addition Hits Linux-Firmware Git

The Raspberry Pi 4 continues seeing better mainline kernel/software support as we approach 2020. With the forthcoming Linux 5.5 kernel there is Broadcom BCM2711 SoC support and Raspberry Pi 4 DeviceTree in place. With Linux 5.5 due out in late January or early February is the start of that mainline board and SoC support though expect it to continue to be revised over the coming cycles. On the graphics side, the already mainline Broadcom "V3D" driver stack continues to be improved upon especially on the Mesa side with its Gallium3D driver and nearly at OpenGL ES 3.1 support. Read more

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