The State of Linux Gaming with Valve’s SteamOS

Originally posted on Tech:
Meet SteamOS, a Linux-based operating system from Valve, designed for the living room, and therefore with clear designs on Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony’s turf. Valve took the lid off yesterday, the first of three living room-related gaming announcements. The next one happens tomorrow afternoon, with the final presumably taking place Friday. One of these reveals may be the fabled Steam Box,… Continue reading The State of Linux Gaming with Valve’s SteamOS

Amazon overhauls its Kindle lineup, introduces new faster tablets

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Amazon (s AMZN) introduced a brand new range of Kindle Fire tablet devices late on Tuesday that are powered by faster 2.2 GHz processors and are much lighter compared to previous versions. The company said these devices also are “enterprise ready” and support encryption. The new devices come with a new type of display that Amazon is calling HDX, or a… Continue reading Amazon overhauls its Kindle lineup, introduces new faster tablets

Paris Says Bonjour to Its First Cat Cafe

Originally posted on NewsFeed:
Cats clearly make everything better — just ask the entire Internet. That’s why Paris has introduced a new cafe that may seem like your standard coffee and croissant joint, but in reality is so much more. “Cafe des Chats,” situated in the city’s trendy Marais neighborhood, is home to 12 felines who treat it like their personal living room and just roam around… Continue reading Paris Says Bonjour to Its First Cat Cafe

Creating a DBAdapter for MSSQL Server in OSB 11g

Originally posted on Oracle Technologies Primer:
I recently came across a requirement to create a DB Adapter for doing some CRUD on MSSQL Server DB from OSB.  There were a few problems that I faced and would like to share the details of what I followed for the same. To create a DB Adapter in OSB 11g we would have to create the Adapter WSDL… Continue reading Creating a DBAdapter for MSSQL Server in OSB 11g