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Four short links: 21 October 2011 - Mozilla's Projects, YouTube Insults, iPhone Ultrasound, RoR Intro

By Nat Torkington
October 21, 2011

What Mozilla is Up To (Luke Wroblewski) -- notes from a talk that Brendan Eich gave at Web 2.0 Summit. The new browser war is between the Web and new walled gardens of native networked apps. Interesting to see the effort Mozilla's putting into native-alike Web apps. YouTube Insult Generator (Adrian Holovaty) -- mines YouTube for insults of a...

Ruby is for Java - Bob McWhirter on Ruby, Java and TorqueBox.

By Timothy M. O'Brien
July 19, 2011

Bob McWhirter, JBoss Fellow, Codehaus Despot, and creator of TorqueBox, discusses the boundary between Java and Ruby and his efforts to make Torquebox "a real first-class Ruby platform that works the way Rubyists expect".

A rough guide to JVM languages - Java is as much about the JVM as it is the language.

A rough guide to JVM languages - Java is as much about the JVM as it is the language.
By Edd Dumbill
July 7, 2011

This overview of JVM-based programming compares the relative strengths of the major languages.

Four short links: 4 April 2011 - Library Game, Mac Security, Natural Programming, Selecting Metrics

By Nat Torkington
April 4, 2011

Find The Future -- New York Public Library big game, by Jane McGonigal. (via Imran Ali) Enable Certificate Checking on Mac OS X -- how to get your browser to catch attempts to trick you with revoked certificates (more of a worry since security problems at certificate authorities came to light). (via Peter Biddle) Clever Algorithms -- Nature-Inspired Programming...

Developer Year in Review: Programming Languages - Java's wild ride, multicore drives functional, and a look at how the usual programming suspects stacked up in 2010.

Developer Year in Review: Programming Languages - Java's wild ride, multicore drives functional, and a look at how the usual programming suspects stacked up in 2010.
By James Turner
December 22, 2010

This year brought confusion and chaos in the Java space, continued growth for functional languages due to the attack of multicore, and the usual popularity for all of the dynamic languages we know and love.

Four short links: 22 December 2010 - Etherpad, Scala, Journalism, and Mazes from Ruby

By Nat Torkington
December 22, 2010

ietherpad -- continuation of the etherpad startup. Offers pro accounts, and promise an iPad app to come. (via Steve O'Grady on Twitter) Scala Collections Quickref -- quick reference card for the Scala collections classes. (via Ian Kallen on Twitter) Raw Data and the Rise of Little Brother -- Turns out, despite the great push for citizen journalism, citizens are...

Four short links: 16 December 2010 - Compressing Graphs, Authentication Usability, Extreme Design, and Rails Geo

By Nat Torkington
December 16, 2010

On Compressing Social Networks (PDF) -- paper looking at the theory and practice of compressing social network graphs. Our main innovation here is to come up with a quick and useful method for generating an ordering on the social network nodes so that nodes with lots of common neighbors are near each other in the ordering, a property which...

Mirah: Taking Performance to the Next Level with Java's Ruby

By Timothy M. O'Brien
July 12, 2010

Charles Oliver Nutter discusses his latest attempt to bring the usability and clarity of Ruby to the JVM. In this interview Nutter discusses Mirah, a new, Ruby-like language which can be compiled to bytecode. He discusses some of the advantages of being able to compile to bytecode and how Mirah relates to JRuby.

Ruby Schematron

By Rick Jelliffe
June 4, 2010

Francesco Lazzarino has a project up at RubyForge for a Ruby runner for ISO Schematron. (Open source: MIT/ Consortium License) Schematron is a small ISO-standard language for making assertions or reports about patterns in and between XML documents, typically using...


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