Meditations on programming, startups, and technology

On Programming Languages as Language...

When you look up the word “Language” in the dictionary, you’ll find a few variations of similar definitions. My trusty Google Dictionary extension in Chrome, offers up a first definition that is rather...

3 Upcoming Languages That Are Worth ...

Being at the forefront of technology is something that I’ve always sincerely enjoyed. For example I was one of the first C# programmers in Italy back when C# was still in beta, and I was there in the early...

40 productivity apps I use on a regu...

I’m always on the lookout for better tools to get things done and today I’m going to share the applications I use and value the most for my productivity with you, as I feel these may be of equal...

10 Tips for Interacting with the Gee...

If you are reading this article it’s possible that someone sent you this link.[1] This someone might be a son, nephew, brother, cousin, sister-in-law, or friend who happens to help you out with computers...

Choosing a Tablet (aka iPad Air 2 vs...

Recently I went through the process of choosing and buying a new tablet. Making my selection was harder than I had initially assumed it would be, due to the existence of a few worthy contenders in the...

A Few Thoughts on iOS vs Android Mar...

It is often said that iOS-based devices have 20% or so market share, yet they generate 80% of the total app revenue. On the surface there is a somewhat Paretoesque principle at play with smartphones. I...

Meteor is going to be big

More than four years ago, I called JavaScript the most important language today. I stand by that – admittedly somewhat sensationalistic – assessment. JavaScript remains the lingua franca of the web...

Learn to Secure Apps in Vancouver, a...

Lately I have been travelling a fair bit throughout Western Canada for various IBM events. Two such events are planned for the second half of July, so I thought I’d share them here. Vancouver You might...

IBM Is Offering Free Bluemix Trainin...

Recently IBM announced a really cool development platform called Bluemix. You can try it out for free if you sign up here. I've mentioned it here before, but the idea is that you get to develop...

Join My Vancouver SMAC Meetup for Pe...

My team at IBM recently launched SMAC technology meetups in a few large cities across Canada. This catchy acronym stands for Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud. The gist of it is that these meetups are hubs...

Pebble Smartwatch Review: A Useful D...

Just before Christmas I received a Pebble Smartwatch (Manufacturer | Amazon). This is a brief review, but I’ll try to share everything that you realistically need to know before deciding on whether to get...

Take BLU Acceleration for Cloud for ...

In the latest edition of DB2 (version 10.5,) IBM introduced a series of new technologies to facilitate high-performance analytics work. They branded it DB2 with BLU Acceleration, due to the multiple...

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