Well, Steve Jobs dropped a bombshell on people. The iPad was not what people were expecting. As was expected, some people love it and others hate it. However, the one point of agreement between these people is confusion. What exactly is the iPad revolutionizing? There was plenty of hype that the Apple tablet device would […]

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As people wait in line to worship at the Altar of Apple, I figured you might want a break from the rumors. However, a post I planned to write months ago decided to take a more concrete shape due to the fanboi frothing. Apple is successful with much of its new technology. Not just a […]

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There is some very interesting news today in the tablet and e-reader device industry. First, Amazon will be opening up the Kindle as a development platform next month. The new Kindle Development Kit gives developers access to programming interfaces, tools and documentation to build active content for Kindle–the #1 bestselling, most wished for, and most […]

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As a software engineer, I was trained to think about the worst case. What is the worst possible performance for the algorithm used as specified in O(n), “big Oh“, notation? If you had formal education in computer science, you have been asked this question. Given that we are supposed to think about the worst case, […]

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Every month, TIOBE updates their popular programming language list. I tend to ignore the monthly updates as longer term trends are normally more interesting. Last week, TIOBE released the updated yearly list for 2009. This is where you can see actual language trends. Much to my surprise, TIOBE announced that Google’s Go programming language was […]

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