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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.




Design

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The Curse of Version 6

Major programming languages often don't make it to version 6, but if they do, they're badly scarred when they arrive. Why is that?

Containers for Development

Containers provide a lightweight alternative to virtual machines and they enable developers to work with identical dev environments and stacks. They also facilitate DevOps by encouraging the use of stateless designs. Here's how these benefits play out in real life.

The Internet of Overhyped Things

Vendors and analysts would have us believe that the Internet of Things is imminent. But, in fact, it will be years before the obstacles it faces can be surmounted.

Programming with OpenCL 1.2

printf-style debugging and the ability to partition computing devices into subdevices make OpenCL 1.2 a very useful upgrade.

Patching Mocks in Python

Python's uniquely useful mechanism for temporarily changing resource behavior in unit testing.

Design News RSS

Free Nvidia CUDA 6.5 Packs ARM64 Support

Developer productivity key to new release mechanics

Google Smart Lens Licensed

Google is testing a prototype for a smart contact lens that was built to continuously measure glucose in tears using a wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor.

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)

Events of Interest

September 7-12. Bellevue, WA. CppCon

September 8-11. Dallas, TX. SpringOne 2GX

September 17. St. Louis, MO. Powered by JavaScript

September 17-19. St. Louis, MO. Strangeloop

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



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