Monday Jan 25, 2010
Wednesday Jan 20, 2010
By Matt Hosanee on Jan 20, 2010
"Yet another way the Sun Startup Essentials program can help our startups (and the economy) is to provide current opportunities to our large readership & member-base. We are not trying to be recruitment agents, nor will we get involved in any part of that process, but we have a great platform to assist startups. "
Following on from the last three startup job postings here are some more hot off the press!
- iPlatform hiring Python & django see http://theiplatform.com/jobs/
- Techfluff.tv looking for new London correspondent-Get a new Kodak Zi8! http://tinyurl.com/ydaoda7
- Moonfruit hiring! Key front end developer for rapidly growing business. Dynamic team Great location http://bit.ly/7Vj9NA
- Spoonfed is looking for a tech-savvy customer services executive! Join the amazing team, job spec here: http://bit.ly/7Zy21G
Wednesday Jan 06, 2010
By Thierry Manfe on Jan 06, 2010
Tuesday Jan 05, 2010
By Stewart Townsend on Jan 05, 2010
Mini Seedcamp Zagreb is a one day event aiming to connect the 20 best web-tech, mobile and software talent with some of the leading entrepreneurs, developers, and experts from the European tech ecosystem.
We will be bringing together 20 of the region's best seed stage tech start-ups with experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and developers from the Balkans and all over Europe to participate in a day of intense mentoring, panel discussions and presentations at the excellent Croatian Chamber of Economy.
Seedcamp has previously seen some great teams from the region such as Zemanta from Slovenia, Brainient and UberVU from Romania, and Shoutem from Croatia who have all been Seedcamp Week Finalists. While we strongly encourage strong startups from Croatia and its neighbouring countries from Slovenia and Turkey to Greece, Bulgaria and Hungary and Romania to apply, our open door policy means that any startup from accross the EMEA and beyond can apply.[Read More]
Thursday Dec 17, 2009
By Laura on Dec 17, 2009
Wednesday Dec 16, 2009
By Laura on Dec 16, 2009
Livescribe is Hosting a Developer Challenge
Livescribe Developer Day on Jan 12th 2010
We are hosting a Developer Day on the evening of Jan 12th 2010 in San Francisco, California [USA]. Highlights will include: An inside look at the future of paper based computing with Livescribe CEO, Jim Marggraff, a developer panel, the opportunity to mingle with other developers and get feedback from Livescribe engineering and app store teams. Please note this event will have a registration cap. If you are interested in participating, please email email@example.com to get on the short list
Beta Launch of Livescribe Application Store
The Beta Livescribe Application Store launched on Thursday November 19th with more than 30 free and paid apps include a range of language apps that help users to read and hear translated phrases, educational apps that help users study geometry, organic chemistry, Hebrew chanting, as well as numerous games including Blackjack, Video Poker or Hangman.
Thursday Dec 10, 2009
By Laura on Dec 10, 2009
Monday Dec 07, 2009
By Laura on Dec 07, 2009
By Shanti Subramanyam
Commercial tools for load testing cost a pile of money, and free tools don't have the necessary functionality. Luckily, Faban solves both these problems.
Faban is two things:
- A framework for developing performance and load tests.
- A tool to run these tests and view their results.
The former is called the “Faban Driver Framework” and the latter is called the “Faban Harness”. Although the two are related, it is entirely possible to run an arbitrary test developed outside of Faban using the Faban Harness. In fact, many benchmarks do just that. In this respect, Faban is rather unique.
The Driver Framework
The real power of Faban is unleashed only when you use the framework. The framework provides capabilities similar to other load testing tools, namely : emulate users, keep track of response times and other metrics, run monitoring tools etc. Some unique features of Faban include the ability to :
- accurately measure server response times at the network layer
- emulate a Markov model to realistically model web workloads
- emulate a Poisson process for inter-arrival times
- support hundreds of thousands of users with the lowest possible resource requirement
If that doesn’t convince you to try Faban, maybe some of the features in the Harness will. Please read on.
The Faban Harness is a web application that queues and executes runs, displays reports and graphs from previous runs and in general serves to maintain the results repository. Some features of the harness include :
- Gathering of configuration information across all the systems in the test configuration (including driver systems)
- Automatic collection of system level performance monitoring data
- Ability to run arbitrary scripts/commands to collect any type of monitoring data
- Automated management of a wide variety of common server applications like apache, MySQL, glassfish etc.
- Graphing of both workload and monitoring data for easier analysis
If a lot of these features sound like LoadRunner and other fancy, high-priced tools, they are (in fact these tools don’t even have all of the functionality I’ve listed above). And you get all this for free in an open-source tool !
So check it out. The easiest way to get started with Faban is using the Quick Start Tutorial. It gives step by step instructions on installing Faban and running a pre-built workload including screen-shots.
If you are ready to start creating your first workload, check out the Creating your first Workload Tutorial. For users new to Java, this step by step tutorial should make it really use to get started.
Wednesday Dec 02, 2009
Tuesday Dec 01, 2009
By Laura on Dec 01, 2009
PayPal has launched a new set of APIs that allow developers to embed payment technology into applications. This is a whole new way of making money from your apps. Learn more at x.com, PayPal’s developer hub where you can grab code, product offerings, documentation, sample apps and more.
To make things more exciting, PayPal is offering the chance to win up to $150,000 in their first PayPal X Developer Challenge!! Submit an app that uses the new APIs, and you could win big. The deadline to register is looming – Dec. 16 – so don’t miss out!
PayPal is looking for the most innovative live applications that open payment capabilities for businesses, especially in the areas of Social Media, Gaming/Entertainment, E-commerce, and Mobile/Consumer Electronics.
The grand prize winner gets $50,000 cash plus up to $50,000 in waived transaction fees. Second place winner gets $25,000 plus up to $25,000 in waived transaction fees. Entrants will also get exposure for their apps to the PayPal developer community through the voting process.
The contest is worldwide except for France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland and Czechoslovakia and where prohibited. Full contest details can be found at http://paypalx.brightidea.com/challengeinfo. Make sure you register for the contest by Dec. 16. Registration is easy; you just need to provide one or two sentences about your concept. Final live apps and a demo video are due Feb. 7, 2010.
By Laura on Dec 01, 2009
Monday Nov 30, 2009
By Matt Hosanee on Nov 30, 2009
Following on from the last two startup job postings here are some more hot off the press!
- Rummble is also looking for Java experts Click
- Simon May is looking for website designers/coders to partner in his new startup (contact me @scoobeesnac )
- Wishpot UK is looking for a community manager Click
- Abiquo is also hiring for a variety of roles Click
Friday Nov 27, 2009
Tuesday Nov 24, 2009
By Laura on Nov 24, 2009
Join the Sun Startup Essentials team us as we host the 5th Digital Living Room Summit and Venture Forum on Tuesday, December 15 at our Santa Clara auditorium, produced in association with iHollywood Forum. Sun Startup Essentials members: Get 20% off until December 4th. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to get the discount code.
As we head into 2010, many of the promises of previous years are becoming reality: Internet-enabled television; HD, iTV and soon 3D TV, networked game consoles and subscripion VOD, to name just a few. But many critical questions remain: which technologies will succeed? What will the adoption curve and price points look like?
That's why the fifth annual Digital Living Room, Dec. 15 in Santa Clara, CA, should be on your calendar. One of the oldest conferences about the future of home entertainment, this year's Digital Living Room focuses on 2010 and the technologies most likely to transform consumer experience next year. Why wait for CES when you can get a jump on networking and intelligence-gathering now?
Here's some of what you'll learn about:
• The arrival of 3D television
• Social TV.
• Networked games
• The connected home
• Cloud computing and the living room
• New paradigms for VOD
• Analyst projections for 2010
Hear from visionaries like Bill Binenstock, Vice President and Manager, CBS.com; Brad McManus, Director of Investments, Panasonic; Tushar Saxena, Director of Home Networking Technologies, Verizon Communications; plus top executives from Playstation, EpixHD, Sun, Intel and many more. Plus, you'll get to network and make deals with these people in an intimate environment you'll never find at CES.
For just 48 hours, take advantage of a special rate available of as low as $150 for a basic ticket. Buy a Deluxe ticket for $195 and get a free ticket to our kickoff party in San Francisco on Dec.14 at Blumberg Capital. Register at www.digitallivingroom.eventbrite.com.
Are you an entrepreneur or venture capitalist? Consider joining us for the DLR Venture Forum, a unique platform to pitch for funds and demo your product. To apply, please send an email to email@example.com. For information, call 310.736.4133 or email host Michael Stroud at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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