software development

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AdaCore's GNAT Pro, CodePeer, QGen and SPARK Pro

AdaCore recently announced the concurrent annual release of four flagship products in its portfolio of software development and verification tools for mission-critical, safety-critical and security-critical systems. These include version 17.1 of GNAT Pro, CodePeer, QGen and SPARK Pro.
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Brent Laster's Professional Git (Wrox)

More than 40% of software developers use the massively popular software development tool Git as their primary source control tool. Those new to the Git fold who are looking for a professional, up-to-date guide to get them rolling have a new resource in Brent Laster's new book Professional Git.
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It's about the User: Applying Usability in Open-Source Software

Open-source software developers have created an array of amazing programs that provide a great working environment with rich functionality. At work and at home, I routinely run Linux on my desktop, using Firefox and LibreOffice for most of my daily tasks. I prefer to run open-source software tools, and I think most Linux Journal readers do too.
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Mercurial - Revision Control Approximated

A short while ago, an article appeared in Linux Journal implying Git was the be-all and end-all of source code revision control systems ("Git—Revision Control Perfected" by Henry Van Styn, August 2011).
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Are You Accessible?

Accessibility to people with disabilities is an important issue in web and software development, and the folks at Knowbility, Inc. would like your input about how to better educate people about accessible technology.
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Cross Compiling Options

What is your strategy on cross compilation toolchains? Here we explore a few options: DIY - requires you to manually start each step, unless you're comfortable enough to script the process. As each step takes ages, this can be a tedious job. However, it gives you full control and insight into each step.