Posted on Jan 14th, 2011 in Programming
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There’s exciting news in Computer Science-land this week, as the 4A volume (on Combinatorial algorithms) of The Art of Computer Programming by Donald Knuth is now complete and is available for preorder...
Posted on Jan 13th, 2011 in IBM
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DB2 University is a website that’s aimed at providing (mostly free) database courses. Its public beta went live today.
While the focus is clearly on the free DB2 Express-C — as the name implies...
Posted on Dec 28th, 2010 in Programming
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Professionals tend to have expensive tools that enable them to do their job as efficiently as possible. Even when cheaper, more commonly used tools exist, professionals often opt for higher-end ones that are...
Posted on Dec 20th, 2010 in Programming
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During the holiday lull I managed to finally update the Ruby and Rails book pages. The Ruby page includes a few new titles and sees a few existing ones get the axe, as I took the major emphasis on Ruby 1.9...
Posted on Dec 19th, 2010 in Reviews
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Jeremy McAnally is a fairly well known name in the Ruby community. Among other gigs, he’s published three Ruby related books: Ruby in Practice, Humble Little Ruby Book, and most recently The Rails 3...
Yesterday was the 25th birthday of the Free Software Foundation (FSF).
Over the past 25 years they’ve managed to deeply influence the world of computing and technology. The ideas promoted by the...
Posted on Sep 24th, 2010 in Programming
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This is just a quick heads up for my US readers. Given the tough economy we’re all battling, I thought you might be interested in learning about a great employment opportunity. My friends at StreamSend...
Posted on Sep 20th, 2010 in IBM
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A few months ago I blogged about the fact that IBM was looking for two interns to fill a longterm (paid) internship. The good news is that after an extensive selection process and a hearty dose of governmental...
Posted on Aug 17th, 2010 in Programming
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Today I’m announcing a pet project of mine that I think may interest some of my readers. Any new books? is a free notification service which enables you to subscribe to a series of subjects that interest...
Posted on Jul 19th, 2010 in Programming
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The Great Ruby Shootout measures the performance of several Ruby implementations by testing them against a series of synthetic benchmarks. Recently I ran Mac and Windows shootouts as well, which tested a...
Posted on Jul 16th, 2010 in Programming
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Title: Practical ClojureAuthors: Luke VanderHart and Stuart SierraTrue pp.: 198Publisher: ApressPublished on: June 2010ISBN-13: 978-1430272311Rating: 6.5/10
Published in June 2010, Practical Clojure by Luke...
Posted on Jul 13th, 2010 in Programming
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My previous post about Clojure generated quite a bit of interest, so I thought I’d follow it up with something a bit more concrete. I primarily wrote this article for a friend who asked me for guidance...