Some Googlers have a 20% project for a Traditional Chinese IME (Input Method Editor) on Android. Google announced today that this is now open sourced on Google Code. They are still working on two features for it: 1. How to support English suggestions without duplicating LatinIME data. 2. How to map Zhuyin’s 41 keys onto… Continue reading Google Open Sources Chinese IME on Android
Twitter announced that it has decided to open sources some of the core code it relies on for its data analysis. Twitter is releasing code that it uses with Hadoop and Pig around LZO and Protocol Buffers. “Use it, fork it, improve upon it,” says Kevin Weil of Twitter’s Analytics team. Weil goes on to… Continue reading Twitter Open Sources Data Analysis Code
Mozilla has finally released its first mobile version of the Firefox browser. It’s available for the Nokia N900 device, supported on Nokia’s Maemo 5 platform, but will be available for other devices as the year progresses. Firefox for mobile is the first mobile web browser that supports add-ons. Naturally, that means its time for developers… Continue reading Developing for Firefox for Mobile
As you may know, Mozilla released version 3.6 of Firefox today. I’m not going to get into all of the new features here (go here for more on that), but there are some new things under the hood for developers. These include: – Support for the latest HTML5 specification, including the File API for local… Continue reading What's New for Developers in Firefox 3.6
The number of users that are connecting to the Internet is increasing every day, and not all of them are looking for information. Some are out to find holes in your security and get access to your server that they shouldn’t have. With the popularity of web applications opening up even more security vulnerabilities, there… Continue reading Securing your Web Server
Monty Widenius and his “Save MySQL!” site have been fairly busy. Following a launch in late December, they’ve collected the signatures of about 21,000 people who feel that Oracle shouldn’t be allowed to exercise control over the world’s most popular open source database.
On the 3rd of September the European Commission has decided to conduct a phase two inquiry, which includes forwarding surveys to Oracle’s competitors and customers as well as organizing “crowded“ private hearings.
Mozilla Labs has announced a new design challenge – the Winter ’09 Design Challenge. The goal is to help the Firefox UX team determine the future design direction of Firefox’s new Home Tab feature. Mozilla says it wants to find solutions that answer the question: The Home Tab – What are some interesting uses of… Continue reading Mozilla Calls for Help with Design of Firefox Home Tab