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A to Z of Programming Languages: Smalltalk-80
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A to Z of Programming Languages: Smalltalk-80

Much of modern-day programming is based on the Smalltalk-80 programming language, which was co-developed by Alan Kay, widely considered the father of the concept...

A to Z of Programming Languages: Smalltalk-80
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A to Z of Programming Languages: Smalltalk-80

Much of modern-day programming is based on the Smalltalk-80 programming language, which was co-developed by Alan Kay, widely considered the father of the concept...

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Five Reasons Why China Will Rule Tech

China's focus on science and technology is relentless, and is occurring at all levels of its society. Recent development points to growing concern in Washington...

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The A-Z of Programming Languages: Objective-C

Brad Cox, creator of the Objective-C programming language, says he co-developed the language with partner Tom Love as a reaction to the C language and its limitations...

The Grill: Fred Brooks
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The Grill: Fred Brooks

Fred Brooks, who was project manager for the IBM System/360 and the lead designer of its operating system, says that software developers should plan on continuously...

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The Ipad Paradox: Less Is More

The introduction of Apple's iPad predictably divided gadget fans into "love it" and "hate it" camps. The haters say iPad lacks multitasking, a Webcam, Flash support...

The Grill: Tom Mitchell
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The Grill: Tom Mitchell

Tom Mitchell, head of Carnegie Mellon University's Machine Learning Department, says that advances in machine learning could bring about a transformation in psychology...

Dark Clouds Gather Over Online Security
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Dark Clouds Gather Over Online Security

Google may have threatened to leave China in order to keep us all from concluding that "the cloud" can't be secured. But isn't that precisely what we should conclude...

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Google Quietly Changes the World Again

Do you remember where you were the day they unveiled Facebook? No? How about Twitter? Amazon.com? Google Search? Massive, culture-shifting technologies are almost...

The A-Z of Programming Languages: Matlab
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The A-Z of Programming Languages: Matlab

Cleve Moler, the creator of the MATLAB programming language, says he originally developed the language to solve problems involving computations with matrices and...

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Should Search Engines Have a Conscience?

The recent appearance of a racist image of First Lady Michelle Obama during a search using Google's search engine motivates an interesting question: Should search...

Open Source Identity: Ruby on Rails Creator David Heinemeier Hansson
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Open Source Identity: Ruby on Rails Creator David Heinemeier Hansson

One of the most popular and successful open source software development initiatives is Ruby on Rails, created by David Heinemeier Hansson. "I think the fundamental...

The A-Z of Programming Languages: Arduino's Tom Igoe
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The A-Z of Programming Languages: Arduino's Tom Igoe

Tom Igoe is a co-developer of the Arduino programming language, which he says was created out of a desire to provide a tool for teaching physical computing to artists...

An Interview With Brian Kernighan, Co-Developer of Awk and Ampl
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An Interview With Brian Kernighan, Co-Developer of Awk and Ampl

Brian Kernighan — a contributor to the development of the AWK and AMPL programming languages — says that he remains "very interested" in domain-specific languages...

The A-Z of Programming Languages: Groovy
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The A-Z of Programming Languages: Groovy

Groovy project manager Guillaume Laforge says the Groovy programming language was designed to make life simpler for developers through its seamless integration...

The A-Z of Programming Languages: Groovy
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The A-Z of Programming Languages: Groovy

Groovy project manager Guillaume Laforge says the Groovy programming language was designed to make life simpler for developers through its seamless integration...

Game Over For Sony
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Game Over For Sony

I've never really liked the company Sony. On the computer side, it's hardly been a friend of GNU/Linux. The one glimmer of hope for the company was the PS3. Sony's...

The Grill: Aaron Walsh
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The Grill: Aaron Walsh

Boston College professor Aaron E. Walsh has a vision of making state-of-the-art education freely available to anyone with a computer and Internet connectivity through...

The Grill: Aaron Walsh
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The Grill: Aaron Walsh

Boston College professor Aaron E. Walsh has a vision of making state-of-the-art education freely available to anyone with a computer and Internet connectivity through...

The Man Who Helped Raise Server Operating Temperatures
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The Man Who Helped Raise Server Operating Temperatures

A year ago, the American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers recommended that the temperature of air entering servers and other data...
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