Google donates to an Eclipse performance test lab
After concerns over the Eclipse IDE's performance last week, Google has stepped in with a $20,000 donation to get hardware for a new testing lab
Google.org Provides $4.4M In Grants To The Internet Society And NSRC To Improve Internet Access In Sub-Saharan Africa
Internet access in many regions in Sub-Saharan Africa is still far from perfect, and a number of non-profits are working to improve this situation by providing technical assistance and working with local organizations to provide services to ISPs. Today, Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, announced that it is providing a total of $4.4 million to the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) and the Internet Society (ISOC) to help improve Internet access in this region. A majority of the $4.4 million ($3.1 million) will go to the Network Startup Resource Center, an organization based at the University of Oregon that trains network engineers and operators who “develop and maintain the Internet infrastructure in their respective countries and regions by providing technical information, engineering assistance, training, donations of networking books, equipment and other resources.” The grant is specifically meant to help the NSRC bring Internet access to students and staff at about 50 ...
Weak performance of Eclipse 4.2 criticised
The Eclipse community is discussing the poor performance of the new version of the IDE. Potential reasons include insufficient regression testing and code coverage analysis. In any case, the community doesn't have enough platform developers