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  • Coding bootcamps: Can you believe their claims?

    06/25/2016 6:29:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 25, 2016 | Max Lewontin
    The bootcamps promise 12-week immersive training programs, but critics say high job placement numbers may not be credible. Will federal loans help or undermine credibility and costs? To many students and career-changers hoping to gain programming skills and break into the lucrative tech world, coding bootcamps can seem like a promising option. Since 2012, such bootcamps have offered hands-on, intensive technical training in as little as 12 weeks, boasting job placements as high as 98 or 99 percent once students complete the program. But while advocates pitch them as an alternative to a traditional degree program, critics point to their...
  • Top programming languages in the world

    04/20/2016 9:31:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    MyBroadBand ^ | 04/20/2016
    The results of Stack Overflow’s annual survey show the most popular programming languages among developers. Stack Overflow recently published the results of its annual developer survey, revealing its findings on the most popular programming languages.Over 50,000 developers from 173 countries responded to the survey.Stack Overflow said it also augmented some of the results with insights from the activity of its 40 million monthly visitors.It found that JavaScript remains the most popular technology among developers, with SQL and SQL Server a close second.“PHP appears to be falling out of favour as Node and Angular emerge,” said Stack Overflow. Most popular tech...
  • Nearly One Million Schoolchildren Will Start Receiving BBC’s Micro:bit Computer Today

    03/22/2016 1:42:25 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 10 replies
    TechWeekEurope ^ | March 22, 2016, 12:01 am | Ben Sullivan
    across the UK today as part of digital literacy initiative Almost one million school children across the UK will today receive their very own micro computer thanks to a “landmark” BBC initiative. Every Year 7 student in England and Wales, Year 8 student in Northern Ireland and S1 student in Scotland will be handed, for free, a BBC micro:bit computer specially designed to help pupils learn to code. The pocket-sized micro:bit is part of the BBC’s Make it Digital initiative, and aims to get schoolchildren and teachers alike of all abilities learn the basics of making computer programs by teaching...
  • Does Anyone Here Write Phone Apps?

    01/13/2016 6:26:49 PM PST · by 50sDad · 15 replies
    Self ^ | 01/13/16 | 50sDad
    I have an idea for a brilliant, sarcastic Conservative phone app called "Happy Safe Space Filter" that would be a wonderfully hot ticket with Conservatives, and/or Sarcastic Teenagers. It could either be a freebie for the Cause, or in true Capitalist fashion, would probably sell well at 99 cents. (The joke works I a lot of ways, but would include a little body copy crediting Conservatives.) I claim the idea and would be willing to give it up for 10% of gross. It is a pretty simple thing. If you have App writing experience, please message me here on Free...
  • Python scales new heights in language popularity [For Programming Techies Only]

    12/28/2015 9:49:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | 12/08/2015 | Paul Krill
    The Python Programming Language is rising in popularity in Tiobe's monthly language index, reaching an all-time high of fourth place this month, up from fifth place last month. The language now has a rating of 4.429 percent, an increase of more than 2 percent from a year ago, when it was ranked eighth. "[Python is] easy to learn, available everywhere, and embraced by industry. Python is the current standard in scripting," a report accompanying the index said. Tiobe uses a formula involving searches on popular search engines to gauge language popularity. In an email, Paul Jansen, managing director at Tiobe,...
  • SD Times Blog: C# is the most used programming language at work [Detailed Breakdown Here]

    09/06/2015 5:47:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Software Development Times ^ | 08/25/2015 | Christina Mulligan
    C# is making its way past Java as the most popular programming language in the workplace, according to SD Times readers.While Java sits on top of the TIOBE Programming Community index for August 2015, with C# coming in at No. 4, our latest poll shows C# is the No. 1 language used in the workplace, with Java and C/C++ following.Out of 1,166 votes, 37% of developers voted for C#, 20% voted for Java, and 17% voted for C/C++. The least-popular programming languages used at work, according to the poll, included Python/Ruby/Perl and Objective-C/Swift.A more detailed breakdown of the poll...
  • How MINECRAFT is teaching robots to do the laundry

    07/13/2015 10:28:23 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/13/2015 | Victoria Woollaston
    As humans, we make intuitive choices every day about how to empty the bin, sort laundry or the best way to get to work.  But robots have a far more difficult time choosing from a never-ending list of possible actions.  To make robots respond in a more human-like way to tasks, researchers have developed an algorithm and are teaching machines to use it through an unlikely source - playing Minecraft. The algorithm was developed by computer scientists at Brown University.  It is designed to help robots better plan their actions in complex environments and use these skills in the real...
  • Here are the 12 most influential programmers working today

    07/11/2015 9:17:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/11/2015 | MATT WEINBERGER
    The apps and games you use every day don't exist in a vacuum — someone, somewhere, wrote the code. That also goes for the underlying platforms and hardware that those apps run on. And the web. And the entire Internet itself. Even the programming languages that people use to build this stuff first had to be written by somebody else. So who's at the top of the programming pyramid? 1) Linus Torvalds created Linux, a free operating system, in his dorm room at the University of Helsinki. Today, Linux is the operating system of choice for data centers, supercomputers, and...
  • Artificial Intelligence Machine Gets Testy With Its Programmer

    06/29/2015 10:36:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1:56 pm ET Jun 26, 2015 | By Amir Mizroch
    Researchers have shown that machines are inching closer to self-learning, and perhaps even copping a little attitude. Over at Google, a computer program using a database of movie scripts was asked again and again by researchers to define morality. It struggles to do so, and in a conversation recorded by its human engineers, becomes exasperated and ends the conversation by lashing out at its human inquisitor. Here’s part of the exchange, as related in a paper presented this week: Human: Tell me the definition of morality. Machine: I don’t have ethics. Human: Look, I need help; I need to know...
  • 11 popular programming languages that can help you land a job

    06/27/2015 7:57:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/27/2015 | Matt Weinberger
    "Software is eating the world," venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously declared. Someone has to write that software. Why not you? There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others. When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — and they don't always want to experiment with newcomers like Google Go or Apple Swift. Here are the programming languages you should learn if you always want to have a job, as suggested by the popular TIOBE Index and Redmonk Programming Language...
  • MenuetOS, an operating system written entirely in assembly, hits 1.0

    05/15/2015 8:52:52 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 47 replies
    Computerworld ^ | 15 May, 2015 16:00 | Rohan Pearce
    Menuet's kernel includes pre-emptive multitasking support and the super-compact operating system includes an impressive GUI MenuetOS, a GUI-toting, x86-based operating system written entirely in assembly language, has hit version 1.0. The milestone comes after almost a decade and a half of development for the operating system, which despite having an impressive graphical user interface is still compact enough to fit on a floppy disk (assuming you can find one). The 32-bit version of the system is released as open source until the GPL, while the 64-bit version is free for personal and educational use (commercial use requires negotiating with the...
  • Why Coding Is Your Child’s Key to Unlocking the Future

    04/29/2015 7:26:19 AM PDT · by Borges · 43 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4/29/2015 | CHRISTOPHER MIMS
    Racing across the U.S. in your taco truck, you must fight off animals mutated by fallout from a nuclear war, and you must also turn them into delicious filling for the tacos you sell inside fortified towns. Your mission: Make it to the Canadian city of Winnipeg. You are “Gunman Taco Truck.” “It’s pretty much only a game that a kid would come up with,” says Brenda Romero, a videogame designer for more than 30 years and the mother of Donovan Romero-Brathwaite, the 10-year-old inventor of the game. And yet GTT already has been licensed by a videogame publisher for...
  • 'Group-think' school program 'turns kids into sheep'

    08/25/2014 6:48:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 8/23/2014 | Paula Bolyard
    An Oprah-inspired program in public schools described by critics as an intrusive, emotionally manipulative effort with the laudable goal of ending bullying, cliques, gossip and other such behaviors, has been presented to a million students in 400 cities in 47 states. Challenge Day, the subject of the 2010 MTV series, “If You Really Knew Me,” promises to provide schools and communities with “experiential programs that demonstrate the possibility of love and connection through the celebration of diversity, truth, and full expression.” But critics contend Challenge Day, an independent, nonprofit program, can do more harm than good and pose a danger...
  • Apple's new Swift coding language hopes to lock down errors. (Die Objective-C!!!)

    06/02/2014 5:53:12 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 47 replies
    CNet ^ | June 2, 2014 12:16 PM PDT | Seth Rosenblatt
    Apple's new programming language Swift promises to be easier and faster to code with and more secure. Swift promises to blaze past Objective-C and Python, with complex object sort 3.9 times faster and RC4 encryption 220 times faster than Python. Federighi promised that developers simply won't be able to make entire classes of errors that currently plague them, even though code written in Swift will be able to run alongside current Objective-C code.
  • How you can push back against Mozilla/Firefox's gay marriage thuggery

    04/07/2014 7:04:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    NC Register ^ | April 7, 2014 | Jimmy Akin
    Snip What You Can Do It is important that people give Mozilla pushback--and a lot of it--because the less people suffer the consequences of this kind of behavior, the more it will be invited in the future. You want Christians to experience a new and even worse persecution than what they're facing now? Do nothing. You want to fight back? Here's what you can do . . .   1) Mozilla has a web page where you can leave feedback on its Firefox browser. THAT WEB PAGE IS HERE. At the time of this writing, the feedback in the last...
  • Geek Bumper Stickers [Shameless Vanity]

    03/22/2014 11:20:11 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 62 replies
    1395555531 (UTC) | Self->This
  • The most popular programming languages for 2014 are …

    02/27/2014 7:57:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    Venture Beat ^ | 02/27/2014 | J.O. Dell
    Have mercy: It looks like C# is staging a comeback. Have mercy: It looks like C# is staging a comeback.CodeEval has named its top coding languages for 2014, and we see a couple of interesting surprises. Year-over-year, C# was the second-fastest growing language. And Internet powerhouse PHP was the biggest loser, down 55 percent from 2012.We took a look at the trends from 2011 through 2013, and here’s what we found:By volume, Python and Java reigned supreme. But Java, as you can see, is something of an ailing giant despite the popularity of Android with consumers.When you look at...
  • Michigan black student union: ‘physical action’ if seven demands not met in one week

    01/21/2014 5:47:58 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 99 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/20/2014
    Members of the University of Michigan Black Student Union said they would have to resort to “physical action” if a list of seven demands issued on Martin Luther King Day are not met within seven days, The Ann Arbor News reported. “If negotiations are not complete we will be forced to do more, beginning to increase valiantly our activism for social progress and take physical actions on the University of Michigan’s campus,” said senior Shayla Scales to a group of students gathered on campus, according to the Ann Arbor News. The seven demands, read aloud by an activist associated with...
  • GitHub Takes Down Satirical 'C Plus Equality' Language

    12/15/2013 8:24:55 PM PST · by Utilizer · 35 replies
    slashdot ^ | unknown | "FooAtWFU" at slashdot
    "Some clowns and jokers over at 4chan thought it would be a funny idea to put together a web page for a programming language named 'C Plus Equality' as a parody of feminism, dismissing OOP as 'objectifying' and inheritance as "a tool of the patriarchy". But this parody was apparently too hot to host at Github, which took down the original Github repository after receiving criticism on Twitter, prompting a backlash and inquiry into the role of free speech and censorship on Github's platform. The project has since found a new home on BitBucket, at least for the time being."...
  • 10 IT Skills That Are Becoming Obsolete

    11/15/2013 7:52:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Enterprise CIO ^ | 11/11/2013 | Esther Shein
    One of the givens of working in IT is that the pace of technology changes rapidly, and so too, do the skills that are needed to stay current. Here are 10 that John Hales, a VMware instructor at Global Knowledge says are going away:1. Windows XP/2003 and earlier. Why? Mainly because the operating systems are reaching their end of life and won’t be supported/updated by Microsoft any longer. Also, new applications no longer support them.2. Silverlight. This was Microsoft’s answer to Adobe Flash and it can’t be used with the new Windows Store (metro) apps or on a Windows phone.3....
  • 15 Programming Skills Most Coveted By Employers

    09/04/2013 12:51:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    ReadWrite ^ | 04/09/2013 | John Paul Titlow
    More than ever, companies need coders. And while tech firms do the bulk of the hiring, the demand for programmers spans industries and only seems to be growing.  From writing basic HTML to building complex logic into mobile applications, the ability to smartly craft lines of code continues to be one of the most in-demand — and often, well-paying — skill sets one can have. (See also: Why This Guy Quit His Sports-Radio Dream Job... To Write Software)So what skills are the most sought after? That's an ever-fluctuating, somewhat difficult thing to track. Normally, we'd avoid turning to a single source for...
  • 'Cryptopalypse' Now: Looming Security Crisis Could Cripple Internet

    08/21/2013 8:50:45 PM PDT · by Errant · 89 replies ^ | 21 August, 2013 | Paul Wagenseil
    The Internet, and many forms of online commerce and communication that depend on it, may be on the brink of a "cryptopalypse" resulting from the collapse of decades-old methods of shared encryption. The result would be "almost total failure of trust in the Internet," said four researchers who gave a presentation at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas earlier this month. "We need to move to stronger cryptosystems that leverage more-difficult mathematical problems," the presenters said.
  • Guy Spent $11,000 On A Coding 'Bootcamp' And Doubled His Salary

    04/12/2013 7:15:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/12/2013 | Terence Chea, Associated Press
    "Learn to write software in 9 weeks? New coding boot camps promise to launch tech careers" _______________________________________________ SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Looking for a career change, Ken Shimizu decided he wanted to be a software developer, but he didn't want to go back to college to study computer science. Instead, he quit his job and spent his savings to enroll at Dev Bootcamp, a new San Francisco school that teaches students how to write software in nine weeks. The $11,000 gamble paid off: A week after he finished the program last summer, he landed an engineering job that paid more...
  • Cracking the Whip On A. I. Research

    03/22/2013 11:58:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    discovery ^ | Mar 22, 2013 12:33 PM ET // by | Nic Halverson
    As it stands, building artificially intelligent machines that can teach themselves is not only really difficult, it’s a painfully slow process. Looking to accelerate things, next month DARPA will begin to crack the whip with a program called Probabilistic Programming for Advanced Machine Learning (PPAML). Besides seeking to dramatically increase the number of people who can successfully build machine-learning applications, the program wants to radically increase the effectiveness of machine learning experts so they can create new applications beyond the limits of technology that’s currently available. “Our goal is that future machine learning projects won’t require people to know everything...
  • For Techies Only: What is the Best Programming Language to Learn in 2013?

    01/31/2013 6:50:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Site Point ^ | 01/25/2013 | By Craig Buckler
    An interesting article caught my eye at — the programming language trends review. The company analyzed more than 60,000 job vacancies during 2012 to produce a chart of the most sought-after technologies: Language Jobs PHP 12,664 Java 12,558 Objective C 8,925 SQL 5,165 Android (Java) 4,981 Ruby 3,859 JavaScript 3,742 C# 3,549 C++ 1,908 ActionScript 1,821 Python 1,649 C 1,087 ASP.NET 818 Despite developer complaints, demand for PHP and Java (server/Android) remains strong. You would also expect those jobs to require some SQL knowledge although that has a strong showing in its own right. ActionScript is a dying art...
  • Who Owns the News Media

    09/21/2012 11:09:41 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 24 replies
    Who Owns The Media? The 6 Monolithic Corporations That Control Almost Everything We Watch, Hear And Read Back in 1983, approximately 0 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the United States. Today, ownership of the news media has been concentrated in the hands of just six incredibly powerful media corporations. These corporate behemoths control most of what we watch, hear and read every single day. They own television networks, cable channels, movie studios, newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, music labels and even many of our favorite websites. Sadly, most Americans don't even stop to think about who...
  • “Do things that have never been done before” - The guy who invented the computer...

    08/19/2012 8:59:05 PM PDT · by djone · 30 replies
    The old man turned back at his coffee, took a sip, and then looked back at me.... “In fact, I’ve done lots of things ....Oh really? Like what types of things?, ...All the while, half-thinking he was going to make up something fairly non-impressive....I invented the first computer.....Um, Excuse me? ..... I created the world’s first internally programmable computer.... It used to take up a space about as big as this whole room and my wife and I used to walk into it to program it.... What’s your name?”. I asked, thinking that this guy is either another crazy homeless...
  • Silicon Valley 'Hacker Hostels' Pack Coders Like Sardines For $40 Per Night (Eat, Sleep, Code)

    07/06/2012 7:17:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/06/2012 | Alyson Shontell
    From WeWork Labs to General Assembly, there are a lot of incubators that give entrepreneurs a place to code during the day. There aren't many that offer sleeping arrangements as well. Three "hacker hostels" have cropped up in Silicon Valley, The New York Times reports. Coders, designers and scientists can spend the night packed like sardines in rows of bunk beds for $40. The hostels are all run by the same management company, Chez JJ, with accommodations in Menlo Park, Mountain View and San Francisco. Chez JJ was founded by 28-year-old neuroscientist Jade Wang and Jocelyn Berl. Wang had used...
  • Threading and the new processors

    05/21/2012 6:20:42 AM PDT · by varmintman · 11 replies
    Somebody has an ordinary MFC program which uses one or more separate threads to handle disk-intensive activities (AfxBeginThread ( additems, pstr , THREAD_PRIORITY_NORMAL ) or something like that), and he goes out and buys one of the new computers with an I7 chip in it which are now under a thousand dollars USD..... Assuming he is also using VisualStudio 2010, what exactly happens? is Win 7 bright enough to assign separate processors to separate threads when possible, or do you need to set some build parameter differently from past ages, or do you need a copy of Intel's rich-only-need-apply C++...
  • The Top 10 Programming Languages (For Techies only)

    05/05/2012 10:25:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    Tech Impulsion ^ | Feb 2012 | Ajit Singh
    The knowledge of a handful of programming languages could come to be a lifesaver to many a programmer, especially since most languages that were popular 10 years ago are not as viable as they are now. But there are many developers who have earned their worth simply by knowing the right programming language at the right time, simply because they had solid skills that were profitable while the language was popular. Here are some languages though, which stayed popular through the years, and prove to give young developers a jumpstart to their careers, and always are a bonus to add...
  • A Surge in Learning the Language of the Internet

    03/28/2012 10:02:51 AM PDT · by Borges · 19 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/28/12 | JENNA WORTHAM
    Parlez-vous Python? What about Rails or JavaScript? Foreign languages tend to wax and wane in popularity, but the language du jour is computer code. The market for night classes and online instruction in programming and Web construction, as well as for iPhone apps that teach, is booming. Those jumping on board say they are preparing for a future in which the Internet is the foundation for entertainment, education and nearly everything else. Knowing how the digital pieces fit together, they say, will be crucial to ensuring that they are not left in the dark ages. Some in this crowd foster...
  • No jobs? Just learn to code

    02/29/2012 7:28:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Marketwatch ^ | 02/29/2012 | Ruti Polacheck
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Unemployment is at 8.9%? Well, you sure don’t feel it here in the Bay Area. For the technology-versed, there are plenty of jobs to be had. The only natural conclusion is that we need to mint more coders. Facebook is not valued at $100 billion for nothing, and it’s not the only tech company that’s growing. The CBOE Technology Index (XX:ZOC) is hovering around its 10-year high, slowly making its way back to where it was in the wake of the new millennium. The current technological growth is real. The technology market is booming, and every...
  • Xampp: Programming for the masses, C, MySQL & HTML together!

    02/14/2012 12:38:26 PM PST · by Mycroft Holmes · 55 replies · 1+ views
    self | 2012/02/14 | Mycroft Homes
    Or, learn to code the next Facebook™ in your spare time. Really for true about the Facebook™ part. It was initially written using this technology so that should give you some idea what is possible if you master this idiom. Admittedly, it doesn't scale to 800 million users, but it is pretty serviceable for most people and it's free. Learning to program earns you power. Steadily all of the machines around us are morphing into computers surrounded by hardware that mediates the processor's interaction with the physical world. To change the behavior of any given machine all you need...
  • You Need To Learn How To Program

    01/13/2012 1:08:17 AM PST · by Sonny M · 133 replies · 1+ views
    Slate ^ | Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at 4:48 PM ET | Farhad Manjoo
    If you’re looking for a New Year’s resolution, let me suggest an idea that you might not have considered: You should learn computer programming. Specifically, you should sign up for Code Year, a new project that aims to teach neophytes the basics of programming over the course of 2012. Code Year was put together by Codecademy,* a startup that designs clever, interactive online tutorials. Codecademy’s founders, Zach Sims and Ryan Bubinski, argue that everyone should know how to program—that learning to code is becoming as important as knowing how to read and write. I concur. So if you don’t know...
  • Ruby daddy Matsumoto joins Heroku Rails crusade

    07/15/2011 5:39:34 AM PDT · by Cronos · 2 replies
    The Register ^ | 12 July 2011 | Cade Metz
    Ruby creator Yukihiro Matsumoto has joined Heroku, the San Francisco outfit that cut its teeth with an online service for building, deploying, and readily scaling Ruby on Rails applications. In recent weeks, Heroku's "cloud" service has expanded beyond Rails to Node.js and Clojure and it intends to embrace additional languages as well, but the Matsumoto hire shows that the outfit is still very much a Ruby shop. Its "platform cloud" was originally built to ease the deployment of applications in a way that mirrored the effect Rails had on how the company's founders built applications. "Discovering Rails was one...
  • Auction Website

    06/03/2011 9:15:30 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 29 replies
    Mind of Niuhuru | June 3 2011 | Niuhuru
    Can anyone tell me the computer code to create a 'bid' button on an auction website? I don't want to bother with Ebay and do this myself and not let Ebay cheat me out of a profit.
  • ABC programming chief McPherson abruptly resigns

    07/27/2010 7:10:13 PM PDT · by thecodont · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press via The Houston Chronicle / ^ | July 27, 2010, 8:38PM | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES — ABC's programming chief Stephen McPherson is abruptly leaving the job. The Disney-ABC Television Group released a statement Tuesday announcing that McPherson had submitted his resignation as president of the ABC Entertainment Group and it was accepted by the company.
  • Media Bureau Announces the Release of Requests for Quotation for Media Ownership Studies...[FCC]

    06/24/2010 3:10:31 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The following text SNIPPET is a quote: PUBLIC NOTICE Federal Communications Commission 445 12thSt., S.W. Washington, D.C.20554 News Media Information 202 / 418-0500 Internet: TTY: 1-888-835-5322 DA 10-1084 Released: June 16, 2010 MEDIA BUREAU ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF REQUESTS FOR QUOTATION FOR MEDIA OWNERSHIP STUDIES AND SEEKS SUGGESTIONS FOR ADDITIONAL STUDIES IN MEDIA OWNERSHIP PROCEEDING MB Docket No. 09-182 Suggestions for Additional Studies Deadline:July 7, 2010 Requests for Quotation for Media Ownership Studies. As part of the Commission’s 2010 Quadrennial Media Ownership proceeding,1the Commission is commissioning nine economic studies to evaluate the current marketplace and the state of...
  • Java vs .NET : The Professional Software Developer's Survival Guide (The Programmer's Path)

    05/10/2010 7:18:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies · 1,139+ views
    The IT Toolbox ^ | 2010 | Payton Byrd ( Systems Architect)
    Java or .Net? Where are the careers today and tomorrow? Java was the first successful managed programming framework. It was created by Sun Microsystems in an attempt to stop the momentum Microsoft was making into the world of big-dollar corporate computing systems. In the early 1990's, the market for corporate and government "big-iron" computers was extremely fragmented, and Sun was the dominate player with more market share than rivals IBM, HP, and DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation). Microsoft had just begun working with Compaq to use their Windows NT operating system running on beefed up Intel x86 systems to infringe on...
  • Fun with Programming

    02/28/2010 12:34:28 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 13 replies · 924+ views
    Go to Google and type in the word "Recursion".
  • Clock stops for Fox, Time Warner: Talk past deadline without pulling plug

    01/01/2010 3:03:47 AM PST · by Scanian · 8 replies · 780+ views
    Fox programs were still playing on Time Warner cable early this morning -- a hopeful sign that the media giants would strike a deal. Carmen Electra and "American Idol" singers Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta -- stars of Fox's New Year's Eve show -- rocked past the midnight deadline on local Time Warner Channel 5 with no interruption, as negotiators worked into the early hours of 2010. "We're still negotiating and going to give it a little more time," said Scott Grogin, senior vice president of communications for the Fox Networks Group. Harriet Novet, regional vice president for Time Warner's...
  • Why Computer Programmers Would Make Good Legislators

    11/22/2009 8:28:09 PM PST · by neverhome · 33 replies · 1,092+ views
    Burkhart's Blog ^ | 11.22.09 | Alan Burkhart
    ...Every time a new law is created, whatever problem they were trying to solve usually gets worse (and more expensive). But, rather than repealing or rewriting the buggy law, they just keep piling on more legalese and spending more money until the original problem finally goes away. But as we all know, in the process of writing all this massive, mindless legislation, they invariably create a brand new mess of problems. And of course, they now feel the need to write yet more laws to solve the new problems (that they caused), and the vicious circle continues. The bank failures,...
  • TiVo examines TV viewership behavior based on political party affiliation

    10/21/2009 10:02:21 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 10 replies · 856+ views
    TV By The Number ^ | 10/05/09 | Robert Seidman
    Big Brother (or in this case little brother, since TiVo only makes up about 10% of the DVRs) is watching. Several data tables below, and I scrolled right down to them. On a glace it seems that TNT’s The Closer could be the best way to unify a partisan nation. TIVO EXAMINES TV VIEWERSHIP BEHAVIOR BASED ON POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATION USING ITS POWER||WATCH™ RATINGS SERVICE IN JULY Highlights how True Targets data affords advertisers a better understanding of television behavioral segments and can help significantly improve consumer targeting and ROI No Republicans watched a second of Olbermann, No potential alternative...
  • Congress' H-1b Program is Displacing Daughter of Programmers Guild President Out of the Job Market

    09/30/2009 8:48:43 PM PDT · by anymouse · 22 replies · 1,364+ views
    Programmers Guild ^ | September 11, 2009
    (Please also see email to a Sacramento employer who is running a PERM ad to demonstrate that "no Americans are available" to sponsor an H-1b worker for a green card.) For years the Programmers Guild has been calling for some basic reforms to the H-1b program. Now the harm of the H-1b program is hitting home. In May 2009, Kim's daughter Stephanie graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with dual STEM degrees. (U.S. News ranks USC Engineering school 7th in the nation.) Stephanie completed both degrees in only four years and worked at summer internships. She has incurred...
  • PBS to Begin Phasing Out Religious Programming From Airwaves [Don't Give $$ to PBS]

    06/16/2009 6:57:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies · 969+ views
    FoxNews ^ | June 16, 2009
    PBS to Begin Phasing Out Religious Programming From Airwaves PBS board members have decided to enforce a rule barring religious broadcasts in a move that spells the beginning of the end for most spiritual shows like Catholic Masses and Mormon devotionals on public television. By Joseph Abrams Tuesday, June 16, 2009 Former AmeriCorps Official Says Obama Removed Him for 'Doing My Job' PBS board members, who for 25 years have turned a blind eye to religious programming at some of their member stations' religious programing, have decided to enforce a rule banning the broadcasts -- a move that spells...
  • ACM Turing Award Goes to Creator of Influential Innovations in Computer Software Design

    03/11/2009 8:20:27 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies · 298+ views
    The Association for Computing Machinery ^ | March 10, 2009 | Virginia Gold
    MIT’s Liskov, First U.S. Woman Ph.D. in Computer Science, Pioneered the Standard for Modern Programming Language and Software ReliabilityNEW YORK, March 10, 2009 – ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named Barbara Liskov of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) the winner of the 2008 ACM A.M. Turing Award.  The award cites Liskov for her foundational innovations to designing and building the pervasive computer system designs that power daily life.  Her achievements in programming language design have made software more reliable and easier to maintain.  They are now the basis of every important programming language since 1975, including Ada,...
  • Child programmer a hit on iTunes [nine year old]

    02/13/2009 11:51:48 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 2 replies · 521+ views
    BBC News ^ | Feb. 14, 2009 | Mauricio Olmedo-Perez
    A nine-year-old computer programmer in Singapore has hit the top ten selling list on the iTunes store with an application called Doodle Kids.
  • BIG software lobbies for tough regulations on the internet and freelancers

    08/13/2008 3:08:06 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 12 replies · 208+ views
    mainestategop blog ^ | 8/13/08 | mainestategop
    Behind the attempt to regulate the Internet is an attempt at destroying our God given constitutionally guaranteed rights of free speech and an attempt to suppress the spread of opinions, news, and ideas. For the Multi-national corporations and it's leftist CEOs there is a need for greed and to limit our choices they way they do with Television. The chance to monopolize the Internet and the video games industry is met with the support of none other than RINOS as well as the far left. Hillary Clinton, John Mccain and to some extent even Obama have expressed support for regulating...
  • Bug-free software, possible?

    07/19/2008 3:01:10 PM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 88 replies · 1,927+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 20 Jul 2008, 0056 hrs IST | IANS
    LONDON: European researchers are working on mathematical foundations of programming to create fault free software in the future. People are remarkably tolerant of software that goes wrong, but when it comes to faulty cars or TV sets, they would insist that they be set right without much ado, the researchers said. "The software industry is still very immature compared to other branches of engineering," says Bengt Nordström, computer scientist at Chalmers University, Göteborg. "We want to see programming as an engineering discipline but it's not there yet. It's not based on good theory and we don't have good design methods...
  • Top 10 programming languages of the future - you voted! ( for techies only)

    04/13/2008 12:12:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies · 64+ views
    Found Read ^ | 9/7/2007 | copywryter
    Editor’s Note: Our friends over at Red Canary ( conducted a public forum with entrepreneurs and founders, like you, to find out what will be the top (most relevant, most used) programming languages in 2013. The results are in, we think they are worth reviewing for your strategic planning, and future hiring needs. (If you haven’t yet, do check out Red Canary ( so you can vote on the #1 language yourself ( Red Canary is full of other very useful content, and we really like their tagline, “opportunity meets community,” which expresses an ethos complimentary to Found|READ’s own mission.)...