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Google Code-In 2014 Wrap Up Report

Blog post by scottmc on Fri, 2015-02-13 08:53

Google has now announced the 24 winners for Google Code-In 2014, with Josef Gajdusek and Puck Meerburg being the two winners from Haiku. This is Puck's second time winning for Haiku. This year we got to pick our top 5 out of the top 10 students who completed that most tasks for Haiku. Augustin Cavalier was selected as our backup winner, and Markus Himmel and Chirayu Desai were selected as finalist. Chirayu was a GCI 2013 winner with RTEMS, and made the jump to Haiku when RTEMS took this year off from GCI.

This was the fifth year of Google's Code-In, and the fifth for Haiku. This year we had 6 students who completed 20 or more tasks, one more than in 2013. We had 36 students who completed three or more tasks and qualified for a Google Code-In T-Shirt, and 53 students who completed two or more tasks. This was the first year of having beginner tasks, aimed at lowering the bar to get more new students introduced into open source. Haiku had 149 total students complete at least one task, many of those were for the beginner tasks. We had 164 beginner tasks completed, which was mostly just to introduce students to booting and using Haiku. Other beginner tasks were to compile Haiku or to install and use Haikuporter to build a package from a recipe file. In total students completed a staggering 435 tasks this time for Haiku.

On Usability - Introduction

Blog post by waddlesplash on Fri, 2014-01-03 22:32

In which we discuss the basics of usability, and look at some examples of what (not) to do.

Haiku Down Under 2013 Report

Blog post by Sikosis on Sun, 2013-08-25 12:03

It was a rather ominous start to the day with fog covering most of the city early in the morning, but thankfully it turned out to be a great day both weather wise and for the Sixth Annual Haiku Down Under Users and Developer's (Virtual) Conference held at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia on 18th August, 2013.

The live feed was provided using the Flash-based UStream service once again and we apologise for those who couldn't follow along. We keep waiting for some better technology to be made available to do the stream and is also open source and Haiku friendly. One day.

HDU 2013 Flyers

New in Haiku: Debugger is now default

Blog post by nielx on Mon, 2012-12-24 08:44

Just a few days ago, Rene Gollent switched on the Haiku debugger as the default debugger. Starting from revision 45032, whenever an application crashes, you will now get the option to debug it in Haiku's debugger. This milestone is important because it marks Haiku's debugger as ready for general use. Before Haiku used the command line tool gdb, which is very good but also very user unfriendly if you are used to a descent GUI debugger.

Read more to see some screenshots.

The Haiku Tutorial is Here!

Blog post by RhapsodyGuru on Tue, 2011-12-06 23:40

Greetings Haiku-ers!

So... I have finally gotten around to finishing the Haiku tutorial I set out to complete over a year ago. I was hoping to have it done sooner, but I decided to then prolong graduation for another year. However, my thesis project has been a rocking success, and you can finally see the fruits of my labors. :D

This production should be incorporated into the project as official tutorial material. I am very happy to have been involved in this project, and I sincerely thank everyone for their support... especially Matt Madia for green-lighting the project and Joe Prostko for his assistance and unswerving benevolence. I hope you all find this interesting and enjoyable to watch. The target audience for this production is geared towards those into Linux/BSD/et al, but are curious about Haiku and what it can do for them. Please feel free to opine in the comments section below! I want to hear all of your thoughts! :D

This video is licensed under the Creative Commons (Attrib / No-Derivs) license. This work is owned in its entirety by Haiku, Inc. and the project.

EDIT: Some of you have requested the source link for the video. You can find it at the following link... http://vimeo.com/33197748

An Epic Haiku Tutorial Video Series Is Now In The Making!

Blog post by RhapsodyGuru on Fri, 2010-11-05 02:32

Hello Haiku fans!

I am about to kick off a project that will benefit the Haiku community at large by addressing an area that I feel needs attention. Enter the Haiku video tutorial series. An easy to understand guide that will draw viewers into the beautiful Haiku while presenting all the features and work instructions in a plain and concise manner. Not only will these tutorials be designed to teach, they will also drive home a message which will prove that Haiku is the only OS designed from the ground up for use on the desktop PC. Whether you're a grandma just getting into computers or a tech genius who loves to hack around and write code, Haiku is designed for everyone from all walks of life. Hopefully the videos will inspire and help others to pick the OS up and become an adopter.

For those of you wondering about licensing, all of the content I create will be placed under Creative Commons for the sake of clinging to the spirit of open source. I am currently in the outlining and preparation phases for this task and will commence filming and capturing soon thereafter. If anyone has any suggestions, comments or questions they would like to press forward, please don't hesitate to drop a line here or on the Haiku mailing list. Thank you all for this great opportunity to work for the Haiku project.

Cheers,

Matt Nawrocki
Haiku Enthusiast

Unit Testing for Fun and Profit

Blog post by yourpalal on Fri, 2010-06-18 17:55

I noticed the other day that I had a comment below my previous blog post, I didn't have time to reply that day, the next day I was in bed sick, but TODAY, I can reply! In the comment, AndrewZ asked if I could post some of my unit testing code, and I thought that would make for an interesting blog post, and here one is.

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