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Surprising Tips from a Super-Hacker
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Surprising Tips from a Super-Hacker

Virtually everyone in technology knows about Kevin Mitnick, who in the 1970s, '80s and '90s was a notorious fugitive hacker on the run from the FBI.

The Dark Side of the Coming Chatbot Revolution
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The Dark Side of the Coming Chatbot Revolution

Artificial intelligence is coming to a messaging app near you.

Moore's Law Isn't Making Chips Cheaper Anymore
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Moore's Law Isn't Making Chips Cheaper Anymore

At a wine bar in San Francisco on Wednesday, Broadcom Chairman and CTO Henry Samueli delivered some sobering news: Moore's Law isn't making chips cheaper anymore...

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The A-Z of Programming Languages: Shakespeare

In an interview, Swedish programmers Jon Aslund and Karl Wiberg say they created the Shakespeare Programming Language in one night while they were studying at the...

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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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...

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...

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...

­sing Computer Models to Predict War
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­sing Computer Models to Predict War

New York University professor Bruce Bueno de Mesquita has developed a computer model that can forecast the outcomes of international conflicts, and the U.S. Defense...

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

John Ousterhout is the creator of the Tcl programming language. He says that its creation came about to meet the challenge of producing and deploying a powerful...

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

Falcon creator Giancarlo Niccolai says the genesis of the programming language was rooted in the concept of having pure object-oriented programming (OOP) without...

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Information Architect Alex Wright Talks About the Lessons of It History

New York Times information architect Alex Wright says in an interview that there is a tendency to concentrate on information technology's future at the expenseView...

The A-Z of Programming Languages: Bourne Shell, or Sh
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The A-Z of Programming Languages: Bourne Shell, or Sh

Steve Bourne, creator of the Bourne shell or sh programming language, says in an interview that the language aimed to remedy the problem of designing the shellView...
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