General Reading for 01/01/2016

Open Source Swift on Raspberry Pi 2 | iAchieved.it “You can track the progress of the port of Swift to ARM platforms at bugs.swift.org, and follow @iachievedit on Twitter for updates when new packages are released. To help out, create an account at bugs.swift.org and when you find broken stuff,…

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General Reading for 12/05/2015

Swift is Open Source – Swift Blog – Apple Developer “Now anyone can download the code and in-development builds to see what the team is up to. More advanced developers interested in contributing to the project can file bugs, participate in the community, and contribute their own fixes and enhancements…

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Math and Data Science Reading for 09/09/2015

List of open-source software for mathematics – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “This is a list of open source software to be used for high order mathematical calculations. This software has played a huge role in the field of mathematics. Open source software in mathematics has become pivotal in education because…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 06/01/2015

The homalg project — Algorithmic Homological Algebra “The homalg project is a multi-author multi-package open source software project for constructive homological algebra.” tags: m algebra NTL: A Library for doing Number Theory “NTL is a high-performance, portable C++ library providing data structures and algorithms for manipulating signed, arbitrary length integers,…

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What I’m Reading on 05/13/2015

William Zinsser, Author of ‘On Writing Well,’ Dies at 92 – NYTimes.com “But it was his role as an arbiter of good writing that resonated widely and deeply. “On Writing Well,” first published by Harper & Row in 1976, has gone through repeated editions, at least four of which were…

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What I’m Reading on 04/28/2015

How to Configure Drupal with MongoDB Replica Set | Severalnines “Drupal’s modular setup allows for different datastores to be integrated as modules, this allows sites to store different types of Drupal data into MongoDB. You can choose to store Drupal’s cache, session, watchdog, block information, queue and field storage data…

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What I’m Reading on 01/20/2015

Open source Ubuntu Core connects robots, drones and smart homes – CNET “The smallest version of the Ubuntu operating system, Snappy Ubuntu Core, is now opening up to smart devices and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Builders of drones, robots and smart-home kit will be able to develop, simulate…

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What I’m Reading on 01/02/2015 – Big Data Predictions Edition

No endorsements of any of these by me, but a roundup of what people think will happen in 2015. It’s always a good idea to subtract “my company, product, or open source project interests” from so-called objective predictions. Investment banks pile into big data analytics /Euromoney magazine “Goldman Sachs has…

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What I’m Reading on 12/29/2014

WordPress WordPress › P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) « WordPress Plugins “This plugin creates a profile of your WordPress site’s plugins’ performance by measuring their impact on your site’s load time.  Often times, WordPress sites load slowly because of poorly configured plugins or because there are so many of them. By using…

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What I’m Reading on 12/16/2014

The fall of GPL and the rise of permissive open-source licenses | ZDNet “Instead, “The three primary permissive license choices (Apache/BSD/MIT) … collectively are employed by 42 percent. They represent, in fact, three of the five most popular licenses in use today.” These permissive licenses has been gaining ground at…

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What I’m Reading on 12/05/2014

My Computer Language is Better than Yours — Backchannel — Medium “The new languages give programmers some helpful legs up, to be sure. Google’s Go is structured to simplify the work of making code run “concurrently,” smoothing the way for programmers to create and juggle portions of a program that…

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What I’m Reading on 11/13/2014

Ballmer says machine learning will be the next era of computer science | Computerworld “Ballmer, who stepped down from Microsoft‘s board of directors in August, spoke about the future of computer science as he announced a donation to Harvard University that will enable the school to expand its computer science…

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What I’m Reading on 11/07/2014

Daily Report: Microsoft Offering Free Mobile Version of Office – NYTimes.com “But in a sign of the seismic changes underway in the tech industry, Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, said on Thursday that it would give away a comprehensive mobile edition of Office. The free software for iPads, iPhones…

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What I’m Reading on 07/24/2014

Apple’s alliance with IBM counters BYOD ‘nightmare’ for companies adopting iPhone “As many as 6 out of every 10 employees at one Wall Street firm have gone back to carrying a corporate BlackBerry alongside their personal iPhone thanks to “Bring Your Own Device” trouble, underscoring Apple‘s teething problems in the…

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What I’m Reading on 07/15/2014

Deploy a WordPress Application on IBM Bluemix – BlueMix Dev “WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL which runs on a web hosting service. Features include a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is completely customizable…

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What I’m Reading on 04/25/2014

Cortana: everything you need to know about Microsoft’s Siri rival | News | TechRadar “We knew Cortana was coming, but we didn’t expect her to keep her codename: in the Halo games Cortana is an artificial intelligence that goes wrong.” tags: bs microsoft cortana Microsoft Launches .NET Foundation To Foster…

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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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What I’m Reading on 02/06/2014

The Standards Wars and the Sausage Factory “Today no one dies from standard wars, not that you’d know it from Internet comments. But years, millions of dollars, and endless arguments are spent arguing about standards. The reason for our fights aren’t any different from those that drove Edison and Westinghouse:…

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What I’m Reading on 01/17/2014

Red Hat | Red Hat and the CentOS Project Join Forces to Speed Open Source Innovation “This collaboration strengthens Red Hat‘s proven business model by extending the Red Hat open source development ecosystem. Red Hat anticipates that taking a role as a catalyst within the CentOS community will enable it…

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What I’m Reading on 01/07/2014

A Makeover for Maps – NYTimes.com “Nowadays, devices and people are unceasingly uploading all kinds of information about the economy, locations, weather and even what sweater makes them happy. With this flood of data, some believe traditional ways of displaying information do not work well anymore. So there is a…

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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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What I’m Reading on 11/28/2013

The GraphML File Format “GraphML is a comprehensive and easy-to-use file format for graphs. It consists of a language core to describe the structural properties of a graph and a flexible extension mechanism to add application-specific data. Its main features include support of” tags: graph xml graphml standards How To…

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What I’m Reading on 11/27/2013

Recap of Jessica McKellar’s presentation: Python in the Enterprise | opensource.com “Python, the programming language, is an open source, volunteer-driven project. Historically viewed as a scripting language (think: slow), the Python of today has developed into a robust and responsive language for the enterprise and other open initiatives around the…

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What I’m Reading on 09/27/2013

Nvidia seeks peace with Linux, pledges help on open source driver (Updated) | Ars Technica “Few companies have been the target of as much criticism in the Linux community as Nvidia. Linus Torvalds himself last year called Nvidia the “single worst company” Linux developers have ever worked with, giving the company his…

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What I’m Reading on 09/22/2013

Dinner Is Printed – NYTimes.com “THE hype over 3-D printing intensifies by the day. Will it save the world? Will it bring on the apocalypse, with millions manufacturing their own AK-47s? Or is it all an absurd hubbub about a machine that spits out chintzy plastic trinkets? I decided to…

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What I’m Reading on 08/09/2013

Open source gets its own crowd-funding site, with bounties included “Many open source projects (from phones to programming tools) have taken to crowd-funding sites (such as Kickstarter and indiegogo) in order to raise the cash needed for large-scale development. And, in some cases, this has worked out quite well. But…

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General Reading for 08/06/2013

IBM’s Irv Lustig on Taking CAP Exam – YouTube “IBM‘s Irv Lustig was one of the first INFORMS members to take the new INFORMS CAP (Certified Analytics Professional) exam. In this interview recorded at the 2013 INFORMS Analytics Conference in San Antonio, Irv shares his view on taking the exam,…

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General Reading for 08/03/2013

IBM, Open Source Robotics Foundation Partner for DARPA’s Cloud-Based Robotics Challenge | ExecutiveBiz “Open Source Robotics Foundation has picked an IBM company, SoftLayer Technologies, to co-host the first cloud-based robotics challenge  for the development of software that allows a simulated robot to perform first responder tasks.” tags: ibm open source…

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Daily links for 05/11/2013

Open source Java iOS tools compared – JavaWorld “Java programming for Apple‘s iOS devices is not only possible but it’s getting easier all the time. Steve Hannah surveys the recent evolution of the Java iOS landscape, then introduces five open source Java iOS tools. Find out how Avian, Codename One,…

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Daily links for 04/27/2013

MathML Samples | “This page contains sample equations represented by MathML markup. The page has been configured to always use HTML-CSS mode with web fonts to display the equations, which produces uniform layout and typesetting across browsers.” tags: mathml JavaScript MathML Central: A Wolfram Web Resource tags: mathml MathML for…

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Social Media and the Professional: Enterprise Social Media

In this series I’m looking at my experiences using social media as a business professional. In this entry I examine the rules and policies I personally use regarding enterprise social media. In the introduction to this series of blog entries, I asked several questions regarding my use of particular social…

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Daily links for 03/05/2013

IBM, OpenStack, and the cloud IBM Makes a Big Bet on OpenStack in the Cloud – Arik Hesseldahl – News – AllThingsD “The open source software for running cloud computing installations just got a big new name in its camp: IBM.” tags: openstack cloud ibm IBM Launches OpenStack-Based SmartCloud Orchestrator…

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Daily links for 01/26/2013

peterolson/BigInteger.js · GitHub “An arbitrary length integer library for Javascript” tags: Javascript mathml integers http://www.mathjax.org/ “MathJax is an open source JavaScript display engine for mathematics that works in all modern browsers.” tags: math Javascript mathml tex Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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Symbolic computation in the small: Math on mobile

What are the main considerations when designing a math system or library that can do symbolic computation on mobile devices? I’ve written several times about math apps on mobile devices but, inspired by a blog post by Ismael Ghalimi, I want to comment a bit about how one might do…

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Where I’ve been

It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted an entry here. It’s been a very busy summer both in my personal life as well as my business one. I changed jobs within IBM effective August 1: I went from the IBM Software Group  where I co-led the Mobile Enterprise strategy…

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Daily links for 06/01/2012

IBM Design – Design gallery: Open RIA – Maqetta Mobile Authoring Overview “Maqetta is an IBM-initiated Dojo Foundation open source project for visual authoring of HTML5 user interfaces, for both desktop and mobile platforms. Maqetta includes many features that allow non-programmers to create user interface mockups and application prototypes.” tags:…

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Daily links for 04/12/2012 – OpenStack Foundation Edition

Leading Technology Companies Support Formation of OpenStack Foundation – MarketWatch “Today nineteen leading technology companies announced their plans to become Platinum or Gold members of the OpenStack® Foundation, an independent and long-term home for OpenStack, the open source cloud operating system. AT&T, Canonical, HP, IBM, Nebula, Rackspace, Red Hat, and…

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Daily links for 01/20/2012

Red Hat releases third version of its Enterprise Virtualisation platform – Update – The H Open Source: News and Features “As before, the RHEV hypervisor, which is only a few hundred megabytes in size, virtualises using KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) and integrates many RHEL core components – however, the new…

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Daily links for 01/12/2012

IBM Sametime – Apps on Android Market “We are very excited to bring you IBM Sametime for Android! This gives you access to IBM’s award-winning platform for Unified Communications on today’s hottest Android devices.” tags: mobile lotus sametime android AT&T offers HTML5 SDK for third-party mobile Web app developers “AT&T…

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Daily links for 12/16/2011

Android Will Lose the Tablet Race: 10 Reasons Why – Mobile and Wireless – News & Reviews – eWeek.com “The tablet market hasn’t been too friendly to Google’s Android operating system. Over the last year, consumers have been increasingly turning to Apple’s iPad to satisfy their tablet desires. Android-based products,…

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Getting started with mobile in the enterprise: The IBM Mobile Technology Preview

Over the last 15 years of my career, I’ve seen several ideas or technology trends capture a significant amount of customer, press, and analyst attention. There was Java, XML, web services, SOA, and cloud. In and around all those were standards and open source. To me, the unquestionably hot technology…

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So the gas meter said to the thermostat, ‘We should talk’

In the last few weeks I’ve published several blog entries about mobile, but all of them have had to do with smartphones and tablets. There’s more to mobile than just that. For a recent strategy presentation, my colleagues and I initially thought about how to segment the mobile marketspace and…

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A browser to resolve mobile app development confusion?

I read with interest the recent announcement by AppMobi that they are producing a browser for Apple iOS and eventually Android that will go beyond the basic HTML5 capabilities. InfoWorld: “Have your HTML5 and native app too” Press Release: “MobiUs is Here; the World of Web Apps Will Never Be…

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Daily links for 10/20/2011

Google confirms Android 4.0 ICS is open source | thinq_ “Google has confirmed that the source code for Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ will be made public, after it refused to release the code for its predecessor ‘Honeycomb.’” tags: android open source google BlackBerry freebie: RIM apps to placate for…

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Daily links for 10/19/2011

Maqetta “Maqetta is an open source project that provides WYSIWYG visual authoring of HTML5 user interfaces. The Maqetta application itself is authored in HTML, and therefore runs in the browser without requiring additional plugins or downloads.” tags: HTML5 maqetta Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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Daily links for 10/10/2011

Ubuntu 11.10 will support arm processors to take on red hat – The Inquirer “LINUX VENDOR Canonical has said that Ubuntu 11.10 will be the first to support both x86 and ARM architectures. Canonical’s popular Ubuntu Linux distribution will get its second update of 2011 this month for both desktop and…

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Daily links for 10/05/2011

Adobe: We Love Flash and HTML5 Equally – Application Development – News & Reviews – eWeek.com “Adobe has also extended existing tools like Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash Professional to bring the next generation of Web standards to designers and developers who rely on those tools. Adobe also released the new…

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Daily links for 10/04/2011

PhoneGap Applies to Apache Software Foundation, Contemplates Name Change “Popular open source mobile development framework “wrapper” PhoneGap has applied for consideration to the Apache Software Foundation and contemplating a name change. In a message in PhoneGap’s Google Groups development page, Nitobi software developer Brian Leroux said that the project has…

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Daily links for 09/22/2011

2nd UPDATE: Samsung To Open Bada To External Developers – WSJ.com “Samsung “is planning to make Bada software an open source platform next year,” a person familiar with the situation said, adding the South Korean company has no plans to buy a software company.” tags: samsung mobile Open Source Posted…

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Daily links for 09/17/2011

Open sourcing the post-Irene Vermont flood relief effort “Two weeks ago, in the wake of tropical storm Irene’s devastating flooding in Vermont’s Mad River Valley, local residents organized a MRV Flood Relief initiative. What began as a self-organized volunteer effort to match needs and help offered in our communities, using…

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Daily links for 09/14/2011

Google Watch – Android Vs. iPhone – There’s Room for More Than Apple, Google in Mobile “The firm’s prediction is that by 2015 more U.S. Internet users will access the Internet through mobile devices than through PCs or other wireline devices.” tags: iPhone google android mobile EclipseCon Europe celebrates tenth…

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Daily links for 08/22/2011

Android developers run afoul of source licences | TechCentral.ie “While Google‘s Android is offered under the Apache and GPL licences, the mobile operating system has components referencing 19 open source licences overall, Black Duck Software executive Peter Vescuso told an audience at LinuxCon.” tags: android open source Report: Tablet market…

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