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A Little bit of Solidarity goes a Long Way
Today GNOME 3.14 was released, so I'll cover some updates done by Music and QA teams during  this cycle.

Music is Music as Devices are Kisses is Everything
GNOME Music has received a significant facelift in 3.14. The whole team has worked deep in the dark corners of the source files and fixed several significant bugs - now remote sources are available via grilo plugins and search has become more consistent with other GNOME applications. For now the list of sources is rather limited - its just UPnP, Magnatune and Jamendo - but later on those can easily be extended via grilo-plugins update, for instance +sai suman  is working on integration of  +ownCloud's Music app in GNOME via Gnome Online Accounts.
Huge thanks goes to awesome students, who made this happen - +Arnel Borja and +sai suman. Great job, folks!

Making plans for Nigel
GNOME Music has become a rather mature project now and this cycle we don't plan any huge updates, but most likely focus on things, which are important for any project - testing, performance and interopability with other GNOME parts and other well-known open-source projects.

Rudie Can't Fail
Another important aspect of GNOME 3.14 is Continuous Delivery. This cycle http://build.gnome.org has become an important part of GNOME's infrastructure, as now we can make sure that the software we craft (along with underlying parts of infrastructure) can actually be build and tested easily. Instead of the classic unittests Continuous uses integration tests, which make sure that components work - and they work as a team. For instance, EOG tests make sure that GNOME wallpaper can be changed - this involves testing of gnome-settings-daemon, dconf and gnome-shell itself. Thanks to our GSOC students - +Shivani Poddar and +Martin Šimon - the test suite has been significantly expanded.

We have also started an interesting experiment, which is useful for translators - one of the tests is making a 'screenshot tour' in various languages for application, giving the translation team a nice overview on how the app will look like in different languages. This happens in a centralized, independent manner, so translators don't have to build the application themselves in order to see how the translated application looks.

Speed of Life
Continuous has also helped in other important part of QA: performance testing. +Owen Taylor is taking care of http://perf.gnome.org - and the project already giving an important information to QA team - 'something is getting slower and it started happening since 32 May'. This change has helped the QA team to concentrate on actual issues instead of numerous smoketests over and over again.

How soon is now?
Grab GNOME 3.14 it while its hot on http://build.gnome.org or wait for updates in your distribution

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Programming: the "superpower" that 90% of schools don't teach.

What do you think? Should everyone learn to program?

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Parable of Time Management

One day, an expert in time management was speaking to a group of business students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration those students will never forget. As he stood in front of the group of high-powered over-achievers he said, "Okay, time for a quiz" and he pulled out a one-gallon, wide-mouth mason jar and set it on the table in front of him. He also produced about a dozen fist-sized rocks and carefully placed them, one at a time, into the jar. When the jar was filled to the top and no more rocks would fit inside, he asked, "Is this jar full?" Everyone in the class yelled, "Yes." The time management expert replied, "Really?" He reached under the table and pulled out a bucket of gravel. He dumped some gravel in and shook the jar causing pieces of gravel to work themselves down into the spaces between the big rocks. He then asked the group once more, "Is the jar full?" By this time the class was on to him. "Probably not," one of them answered. "Good!" he replied. He reached under the table and brought out a bucket of sand. He started dumping the sand in the jar and it went into all of the spaces left between the rocks and the gravel. Once more he asked the question, "Is this jar full?" "No!" the class shouted. Once again he said, "Good." Then he grabbed a pitcher of water and began to pour it in until the jar was filled to the brim. Then he looked at the class and asked, "What is the point of this illustration?" One eager beaver raised his hand and said, "The point is, no matter how full your schedule is, if you try really hard you can always fit some more things in it!" "No," the speaker replied, "that's not the point. The truth this illustration teaches us is, "If you don't put the big rocks in first, you'll never get them in at all. What are the 'big rocks' in your life, time with loved ones, your faith, your education, your dreams, a worthy cause, teaching or mentoring others? Remember to put these BIG ROCKS in first or you'll never get them in at all. So, tonight, or in the morning, when you are reflecting on this short story, ask yourself this question, "What are the 'big rocks' in my life?" Then, put those in your jar first.
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Hey!!! Esto no es una imagen Gifs, no te confundas

íQue chevere!
Compartalo!!! (Opcional) :)

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