Intel Parallel Studio

GRRR.

http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-parallel-studio-features/

My favorite part of the overview video at the top is the “Parallel Composer” part, specifically where he shows us some menu items.

Uhm; wait a second… Parallel “Composer”… Appears to be TheĀ Intel Parallel Compiler Professional, which also includes the Thread Building Blocks and IPP libraries… And, uh, also come with what is badged here as “Parallel Inspector”.

Infact, so far as I can tell, the only difference between buying “Parallel Studio” and Intel Parallel Compiler is that the Parallel Composer version comes with Parallel Amplifier (which sounds like it might be v-tune).

Their naming bothers me immensely, it is outrageously false advertising:

“dba” 0.4.0

http://www.kfs.org/~oliver/dba/

Nothing special really, just a bit of cleanup and a change to the TODO list: as in I’m thinking Prepared Statements need to be next on the list. sqlite is just begging for them, and once I’ve introduced them, I have my first sink-my-teeth-into application for dba.

In-house Open Source

Surely one of the most common reasons for creating a piece of open source software is … ’cause you need it at work.

I’ve never been very comfortable with that — when I’ve had to fix/patch OpenSource software for work, I’ve tended to just sort of do it and hand it back.

But what is the relationship between an employer-user and an employee-vendor when the software is Open Source. The company is paying you to write software which is copyright by the company.

I’m thinking about using DBA within BE. I’ll have to do some work before it’s properly ready for that. But that’s OK. Gives me a goal.

PlayNet have OKed that, but I’d like to go into Jim’s office with a piece of paper bearing my scrawl that says “Hey, I’m not going to embrace & destroy; I’m not going to put bits of BE into my project and then post them on the intratubes; and I’m not going to see a chance to make money out of it and change the licensing on you…”

Any of you ever used any kind of boiler-plate “I’d like to share this bit of code so that from time to time someone else can fix my shit?” – erm – I mean open-source-under-employ-contract license?