General Reading for 12/15/2015

Taking a closer look at HTML5 after its first year of standardization – SD Times “Today marks the one-year anniversary of HTML5’s standardization, and since then it has quickly become a preferred solution for Web development. It was a long and hard road for HTML5 to reach that status, and…

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What I’m Reading on 06/19/2015

The Web is getting its bytecode: WebAssembly | Ars Technica “In spite of these improvements, the question of “why JavaScript?” remains. This is not without reason. The use of JavaScript incurs certain overheads: browsers have to read and interpret a text-based language that was designed for human authors, not for…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 05/12/2015

Python, Predictive Analytics & Big Data oh my! “Python has seen significant growth in utilization in the areas of data science and predictive analytics in both the corporate and academic worlds. The KDNuggets2014 poll of dominant languages in Data Science (http://www.kdnuggets.com/2014/08/four-main-languages-analytics-data-mining-data-science.html) puts Python second to R in languages used in…

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What I’m Reading on 04/21/2015

Developer Economics Q1 2015: State of the Developer Nation – Developer Economics “The 8th edition State of the Nation report features all the latest trends in mobile and IoT development, including platform and language prioritisation, revenues and revenue models, tool adoption and more. It also examines the rise of Swift,…

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W3C 20th Anniversary: Memories

Today the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is celebrating its 20th anniversary as an organization. Luminaries and participants in the open standards effort will be gathering in Santa Clara, CA, this afternoon for a Future of the Web Symposium and then a Gala Dinner. I’m in New York, unfortunately, but I’ll…

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What I’m Reading on 10/28/2014

Open Web Platform Milestone Achieved with HTML5 Recommendation “28 October 2014 — The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) published a Recommendation of HTML5, the fifth major revision of the format used to build Web pages and applications, and the cornerstone of the Open Web Platform. For application developers and industry,…

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What I’m Reading on 06/11/2014

Calling all Macs: Why OS X Yosemite is your iPhone’s new best friend – CNET “If you own an iPhone and a Mac, Apple’s new system for connecting the two is one of the best new features for OS X 10.10 Yosemite. True, Apple is years behind Google when it…

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What I’m Reading on 05/13/2014

Visual Studio goes cross platform with Cordova integration from Microsoft | Ars Technica “At its TechEd conference today, Microsoft announced the next step in its “mobile first, cloud first” strategy with a preview of Apache Cordova support in Visual Studio. Cordova is a toolkit for building apps for iOS, Android,…

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What I’m Reading on 04/23/2014

Ubuntu ‘Trusty Tahr’ is a solid step forward, not a leap | Linux – InfoWorld “Ubuntu, Canonical’s edition of Linux aimed mainly at end-users and desktops, published its 14.04 release on Thursday. It’s an incremental upgrade, polishing existing features rather than introducing revolutionary new ones, but it features at least…

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My annotated programming language history

I’ve been coding, a.k.a programming, since I was 15 years old. Since then I’ve used many programming languages. Some of them have been for work, some have been for fun. I mean, really, who hasn’t done some programing while on vacation? Somewhat chronologically, here are many of the languages I’ve…

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