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July 25, 2014

CRC: The C Stands for Confusion

Because it is so often abstracted, people don't always make smart choices about selecting and specifying CRCs.

July 24, 2014

Java's Floating-Point (Im)Precision

Java doesn't store, calculate, or return the exact representation of the actual floating-point value in some cases.

July 11, 2014

Getting the Point of Points

"Points" were originally a way to talk about effort in a dysfunctional (from an agile-planning perspective) environment that focused on time-based rather than priority-based planning.


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Getting Back to Coding

Reducing tool complexity requires mercilessly applying YAGNI to your toolchain. Resist the siren songs of new, popular memes and the blandishments of vendors, and choose the tools that deliver only what you need.

Bit-Oriented I/O with Templates

Data-compression algorithms emit data in blocks of varying number of bits. Making these little blobs suitable for byte-level I/O requires some careful know-how.

Tooling Up for the Marriage of the Internet of Things, Big Data, and Cloud Computing

Finding tools that will bridge IoT, machine-to-machine, and big data is no simple task. But some integrated solutions are beginning to appear.

Just Let Me Code!

Managing the complexity of development toolchains — from SCM, to the build tools, to the testing, to the deployment stack — now so overwhelms the developer experience, it's hard to get any real programming done.

Pike Programming Language

A C-like language with all the OO trimmings, garbage collection, strong data types, and excellent string processing makes a powerful tool for Web programming.

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Tools for Finding the Continuous Delivery DevOps Sweet Spot

XebiaLabs updates XL Deploy and Release

Perforce Takes Federated Versioning to the Edge

Code submits are still committed to the master, but all other commands are entirely local

Onsen UI 1.1 Support For jQuery

Eliminating AngularJS complexity

700 New Functions In Wolfram Mathematica 10

Single biggest jump in new functionality in the software's history

In-Memory Computing Platforms Solidify

GridGain Systems In-Memory Accelerator for Hadoop

How To Manage Agile At Program and Portfolio Level

Dashboards and reports for predictable releases and long-term alignment

Can Robots See Like Humans?

Deep Belief On Raspberry Pi shows cheap devices can perform sophisticated computer vision

Intel Re-architects HPC Life Force

Fundamental building blocks of High-Performance Computing (HPC)

Jelastic Adds Advanced Ruby Support

Platform-as-Infrastructure (PaI) 2.2

Apple Swift New iOS and OS X Programming Language

The biggest iOS release since the launch of the App Store with the new iOS 8 SDK

Events of Interest

July 28-29. Minneapolis, MN. GR8Conf US 2014

July 28-August 1. Orlando, FL. Agile2014 Orlando

August 7-8, San Francisco, CA. Distill 2014

August 20-22. Chicago, IL. CloudOpen North America

September 7-12. Bellevue, WA. CppCon

September 23-24. San Francisco, CA. Designers of Things Conference

October 9-10. Palo Alto, CA. Code Stars Summit

October 11-12. Los Altos Hills, CA. Silicon Valley Code Camp

October 17-18. Austin, TX. CITCON (Continuous Integration and Testing Conference)

November 3-5. San Francisco, CA. QCon

November 4-5. London, England. Code Mesh Conference

November 17-21. Budapest, Hungary. ApacheCon Europe

Videos of Past Events

September 2013. JavaOne

September 2013. SpringOne 2GX

June 2013. JAXConf 2013

June 2013. Chicago Algorithmic Trading Conference

May 2013. Google I/O

March 2013. GPU Technology Conference

October 2012. JAXLondon 2012

September 2012. Strangeloop

September 2012. Intel Developer Forum

August 2012. VMWorld

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