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Updates for “Hello, Scala”

This page contains updates for my book, Hello, Scala. As I find good, new resources related to the book I’ll share them here, along with errata related to the book.

(No updates yet.)

How to hide annoying MacOS update notifications alvin November 5, 2016 - 3:24pm
Table of Contents1 - Getting rid of (some) unwanted MacOS update notifications2 - About those other update notifications ...3 - MacOS App Store preferences4 - Summary

It drives me crazy when I log into my MacOS Yosemite and Sierra systems and I’m quickly hit with an Apple “You have updates” notification. It’s like I just want to get to work, and I’m reminded of updates I don’t care about.

I just learned that you can hide some updates from annoying you, but I haven’t found a way to get rid of other updates.

Installing security updates only with CentOS yum

If you want to install only security-related updates to your CentOS Linux installation using the yum command, it looks like the yum-plugin-security plugin might be a good option. (I’m having a few problems with it at the moment, so I can’t say that this is the absolute solution.) I found it on this page and this page.

How some people always seem to know about new software releases

It used to really amaze me that some people always knew immediately when there were new updates to software applications -- and this goes back to the old days when many applications weren't self-updating. I always wondered how they knew about these software updates so fast. With today's RSS feeds it's pretty easy.