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Sketching in Code

By Simon St. Laurent
November 13, 2013

Last week’s Artifact Conference focused on the challenges of designing for multiple devices simultaneously. One frequent suggestions on stage and off was rough sketching, on screen or on paper, but it’s tricky to get there. The problem is easiest to …

InDesign vs. CSS

By Adam Hyde
November 19, 2012

The explosion in web typesetting has been largely unnoticed by everyone except the typography geeks. One of the first posts that raised my awareness of this phenomenon was From Print to Web: Creating Print-Quality Typography in the Browser by Joshua Gross. It …

Two crucial questions for the smart grid

By Jon Bruner
October 31, 2012

In a lively panel discussion at last week’s IEEE Industrial Electronics Society meeting in Montreal, two questions related to the smart grid (the prospective electrical distribution system that will set prices dynamically and let consumers sell electricity to other users …

CSS keeps growing

By Simon St. Laurent
October 24, 2012

Eric Meyer, the author of CSS: The Definitive Guide (and much more) has taught thousands of people CSS through his books, his talks, and his articles. I’ve always enjoyed hearing his take on the state of CSS, as he manages …

Visualization of the Week: The story behind the U.S. power grid

By Mac Slocum
June 22, 2012

The PBS TV series "America Revealed" visualizes the creation, use and fragility of the U.S. electric power grid. It's also an example of how data and context should always go together.

Visualization of the Week: The story behind the U.S. power grid

Visualization of the Week: The story behind the U.S. power grid
By Mac Slocum
June 22, 2012

The PBS TV series "America Revealed" visualizes the creation, use and fragility of the U.S. electric power grid. It's also an example of how data and context should always go together.

Top stories: July 4-8, 2011

Top stories: July 4-8, 2011
By Mac Slocum
July 8, 2011

This week on O'Reilly: We offered seven reasons why Java is worth your time, the utility of Node.js was duly noted, and Marko Gargenta offered three Android predictions that have nothing to do with mobile phones.

Radar's top stories: June 20-24, 2011

Radar's top stories: June 20-24, 2011
By Mac Slocum
June 24, 2011

This week on Radar: We looked at the how HTML5 is shaping web development, scientist Charlie Quinn revealed how open source and big data are advancing life sciences, and Nicholas Zakas explained how big teams can build big JavaScript apps.

With M2M, the machines do all the talking

With M2M, the machines do all the talking
By Ciara Byrne
May 20, 2011

In machine-to-machine communications, devices and sensors connect with each other or a central server rather than with human beings. Two M2M experts discuss M2M's applications in this interview.

Interest in renewable energy could benefit data services

By Michael Ferrari
April 28, 2011

The increase of large-scale infrastructure investments in the alternative energy sector will likely be accompanied by demand for data-driven services that can optimize efficiency of the related operational costs.

Grids With Many Columns In Flex

By Jan Poehland
April 20, 2010

The following is another excerpt from my collegue Nick Karnick from our development knowledge base: In one of our recent projects, we ran into a problem (or maybe a bug) where Flex's DataGrid control would begin acting strange if there...

Current activities at the Electronic Information Privacy Center

By Andy Oram
March 19, 2010

A few of the recent campaigns of Electronic Information Privacy Center include whole-body imaging at airports, the Smart Grid, and cell phone privacy in the workplace. EPIC demands that institutions take responsibility for privacy, designing it into their systems.

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Launched!

By David A. Chappell
July 1, 2009

Today is the day we officially launch Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g. Fusion Middleware 11gR1 is the result of a herculean effort that is 3+ years in the making.

Custom Renderers for the Flex AdvancedDataGrid

By Mike Slinn
March 1, 2009

There are hardly any code example for how to use renderers for AdvancedDataGrid, and those that do exist are trivial. Apparently AdvancedDataGrid has issues, according to none other than the illustrious Doug McCune: As a very general word of...

XBRL: the Solution for Carbon Credit and Smart Grid Accounting

XBRL: the Solution for Carbon Credit and Smart Grid Accounting
By Kurt Cagle
February 26, 2009

During the State of the Union speech, President Obama made formal an assumption that had been emerging since his candidacy - his support for a carbon market as a vehicle for capping carbon emissions:

Why I Started Coding Again (Thanks, Guido!)

By Brian McConnell
February 11, 2009

This is a follow up article to a piece I wrote in 2007, "Why I Stopped Coding and Why I'd Start Again". I took a several year hiatus from writing code, mostly because I found that I was spending more...

Pedal Powered Petaflops

By Kurt Cagle
January 15, 2009

Chances are that when you think about supercomputing, you think about big machines (or lots of machines) all running full bore while performing complex calculations to determine weather patterns or wind-tunnel simulations. Secondarily is the assumption about power - you need lots of it, as well as ways of cooling those systems down (which requires even more power).

SOA Still Alive and Well--Sell it to the Business

By David A. Chappell
January 8, 2009

In case you need to catch up, Anne Thomas Manes of Burton Group declared that "SOA met its demise on January 1, 2009, when it was wiped out by the catastrophic impact of the economic recession!".

Analysis 2009: IT Departments Disappear into the Cloud

By Kurt Cagle
January 6, 2009

While other IT sectors may be struggling, one area that will likely be quite hot will be in the cloud computing/hosted services market. This particular market has been the subject of a great deal of hype over the last...


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