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November 27, 2014

Embedded Goes to Shell

I converted the standard Linux shell (bash) into a specialized programming language that can control a serial I/O board.

November 24, 2014

Abstractions For Binary Search, Part 6: How On Earth Do You Test It?

We will reduce a substantial part of our problem to calling these two functions repeatedly with suitably chosen test cases and verifying that they return the same results.

November 18, 2014

In Command

Simple tools can be combined in many ways to do things




5 Steps to Protect Mobile Apps from Attacks

Mobile apps are important gateways to malicious attacks, just like Web apps. It's high time to begin thinking about mobile security as a top development priority. Where to begin? - Security

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Building Portable Games in C++

The cocos-2d-x open source framework can be used to build games, apps, and other interactive software in C++. Here's a hands-on guide to using it to write and port games. - C/C++

Debugging Mobile Apps with HTML5 and Intel XDK

Using the Intel XDK IDE to debug an app from an iPad, an iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone devices. - Mobile

Developing Cross-Platform Mobile Apps with HTML5 and Intel XDK

Let the IDE do the heavy lifting. - Mobile

Program Configuration in Python

Despite numerous options for passing config data to a program, there is still a need for a utility to handle complex hierarchical configuration and locate config files on distributed system. Here is one. - Open Source

The Uncompromising Economics of Being #3 in Mobile Platforms

In software development, being the #3 platform in the mobile market is as good as being last. - Mobile

C# and .NET's Sudden Ubiquity

Microsoft ports .NET to Linux and Macintosh and open-sources the entire stack. - .NET

The Wearable Computing Revolution Begins: Building Android Wear Apps

A simple speech recognition example illustrates how to start creating wearable apps. - Design

Workflow Automation on Web Projects: One Team's Experience

Automating and aligning workflows makes new tasks simpler and enables team members to switch between different components easily. - Web Development

Events of Interest

November 25-26. London, UK. IoT 2014

December 11-12. Washington, D.C. ModevCon

March 2-6, 2015 London, UK. QCon London

March 5-8, 2015. Recife, Brazil. Tropical Ruby

March 17-19, 2015. Boston, MA. O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference

April 8-16, 2015. Montreal, Canada. PyCon 2015

May 4-8, 2015. Chicago, IL. Microsoft Ignite Conference

May 12-14, 2015. Zaragoza, Spain.Protocols Plugfest Europe 2015


Videos of Past Events

September 2014. Atlassian Summit 2014

September 2013. JavaOne

June 2013. JAXConf 2013

May 2013. Google I/O

October 2012. JAXLondon 2012

September 2012. Strangeloop

July 2012. Java Language Summit

June 2012. Google I/O 2012

May 2012. Atlassian Summit

May 2012 (paid). Fluent Conference

March 2012. Multicore World

July 2011. JVM Language Summit

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