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From ACM NewsSandrine Ceurstemont Commissioned by CACM Staff| November 24, 2020
An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.
Microsoft plans to open source Project Orleans, a distributed computing research framework for building cloud services. The company will release the code under...IDG News Service From ACM TechNews | December 18, 2014
A recent survey gauging the popularity of statistical software programs found the R programming language is rapidly gaining on traditional statistics packages. IDG News Service From ACM TechNews | August 26, 2014
Python has surpassed Java as the top language used to introduce U.S. students to programming and computer science, according to a survey published by ACM. IDG News Service From ACM TechNews | July 9, 2014
The Linux Foundation plans to offer a Linux development course on edX, the massive open online course platform developed by MIT and Harvard University.
IDG News Service From ACM TechNews | March 11, 2014
Nearly three dozen computer scientists say Oracle's plan to copyright its Java application programming interface would hinder the computer industry and limit access...IDG News Service From ACM TechNews | May 31, 2013
North Carolina State University researchers have developed software that runs in conjunction with the Message Passing Interface, a library for splitting applications...IDG News Service From ACM TechNews | November 26, 2012
Several U.S. federal agencies are embracing the collaborative model of open source software development and are releasing code back to the general public. IDG News Service From ACM TechNews | October 25, 2012
The Internet Engineering Task Force is working on the next generation of Hypertext Transfer Protocol, says Mark Nottingham, chairman of the IETF HTTP working group...IDG News Service From ACM TechNews | October 10, 2012
A new Flame malware report suggests that the malware's command-and-control interface was made to manage at least four different types of malware, meaning that there...IDG News Service From ACM TechNews | September 20, 2012
As cloud computing becomes increasingly common, serious operational "meltdowns" could take place as end users and vendors mix, match, and bundle services for various...IDG News Service From ACM TechNews | June 14, 2012
The European Court of Justice has ruled that the functionality of computer programs and the language they are written in cannot be protected by copyright. IDG News Service From ACM TechNews | May 3, 2012