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George Hotz, Facebook’s New Hacker George Hotz, Facebook’s New Hacker

George Hotz, famed iPhone hacker and target of Sony’s lawsuit machine, has apparently gotten a new job working for Facebook. The news first started as rumor reported on by TechUnwrapped but eventually was confirmed by Facebook to multiple sources. Facebook …

Google Programming Language on the “Go”
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Update: Philipp Lenssen notes that someone has already developed a language called Go! (with an exclamation point). There is a book on it here. The author wants Google to change the name. This could get confusing for developers looking to use Go, although, it could also help sales of the Go! book. It wouldn’t make for very happy customers, however.

Google Developers Produce New Programming Language
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A new programming language that runs on the Java Virtual Machine is available thanks to a couple of Google’s developers.  Called Noop (pronounce it like an abbreviated version of "no operation"), the developers claim that it combines the finest aspects of other languages and attempts to guide users towards accepted best practices.

The Y2K+38 Crisis
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In 2038 we’ll likely be weaving tales for our grandkids about how we used to instant message with paper notes instead of our brainwaves and how, when we were really little, stereos were once considered nice furniture pieces. They may be especially interested because, if Richard Wilcox is right, all the really important computers just dialed back to 1901.
The Y2K+38 Crisis

Sun Reveals JavaOne Schedule, University Tracks

It’s almost time to get in touch with one’s inner Java geek, and others, at JavaOne in San Francisco, May 6-9.

Google Software Engineer Explains MapReduce Concept

Mark Chu-Carroll is a Google software engineer, and in a personal blog post this week explained the concept of one of Google’s programming models: MapReduce, which splits a task onto many computers on Google’s server farm (server farm, or single super computer, depending on how you look at it) to be quickly crunched.

Yahoo Unveils Mobile Developer Platform

OK, forget what we said about 2007 being the year for mobile content. 2008 is where the mobile action is at!

Hot on the heels of Google’s Android initiative, Yahoo is announcing its own developer platform. The Yahoo! Mobile Developer Platform will provide tools for developers to code and launch mobile widgets for a wide range of cell phones. Here are the details from Yahoo:

Teach Your Little Ones with Google Apps

My seven year old son wants to program online games badly.

After playing Pokemon online he got the notion that he wanted to make something like that. He pestered me for days about setting him up so he could make cool games where his friends could checkout his games. I struggled for a few days trying to find a solution for him. He’s seven so there has to be some reward for the initial work he does to keep his interest. You can’t just throw a seven year old in the deep end and let him flounder.

PubCon – CSS and HTML Coding
CSS today is almost synonymous with Web 2.0. We have come a very long way from the days of simply tweaking your links to remove the underline.

Panelists will discuss the cut corners, the non-underlined links, the freaky mouse-overs, and other code beautification techniques. HTML, on the other hand, has moved closer towards XML and feeds. Our panelists will discuss how to update your code to match what is evolving on the web.

ESPN Programming Now In Microsoft Xbox

Microsoft has partnered with ESPN to bring college basketball and other programming available for download to its Xbox 360 video game console.

New Features for AJAX
A lot of people have requested that we added AJAX to certain parts of BlogEngine.NET, so we did.

Because of the rule of not using third party components, it is implemented using the build-in client-callback feature with some custom JavaScript. All in all very few lines of code was needed.

The calendar widget to the right on this site is now ajaxified for a more smooth navigation between months. The postback reloaded the page every time you navigated to a new month and that was not very cool. The performance is actually pretty descent I think.

Programming and Starting a Web 2.0 Company

If you do not have programming skills, but you have excellent business skills and a burning idea for a web 2.0 company? Outsourcing your code development might just be for you.

Comedy Central Brings Web Programming To TV

Comedy Central is trying something different. The cable channel is going against the grain by taking original broadband programming from comedycentral.com and offering it to late night television viewers in its new series “Web Shows”. The weekly half hour series will air at 2 a.m. ET/PT and debut on Monday.

Has Blogger Been Hit by an Autogenerating Account Bot?

Over the past few days I’ve been receiving a wave of blog spam from SEO lab – all of it to blogspot accounts – and all built around hyphenated money keywords ending in a seemingly random 2 or 3 alphanumeric characters.

For example:


When To Assembly

Over the years, I’ve used a lot of third-party components and self built control libraries. It an easy way to add functionality to your code projects – just reference the dll file and that’s it. This encapsulated functionality comes in most cases at a high cost. Imaging that you have an assembly of your homemade ASP.NET controls that you wish to use in your new website. In there you have a custom version of the GridView control that does something smart. On your new website this is exactly what you need, but you need it to behave a little different in a certain situation.

Background Tasks (Why?)

A comp.unix.shell newsgroup post asked a neophyte question about how to run a script in the background.

Open Source Second Life’s Next Steps

Monday’s announcement by Linden Lab that the software you run on your computer to interact with Second Life will be opened up to anyone who wants to contribute to its future development generated wide-ranging commentary in the media and among bloggers.

C# Programming Aspects and Efficient Types of Training

C# comprises an object-oriented syntax based on the C++ programming language that shares features of several other programming languages (Delphi, Visual Basic and Java being the most prominent names) and places an accent on simplification, reducing the number of symbolic requirements characteristic to other programming languages.

Is My Perl, CGI, MYSQL Site Obsolete?
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That is the question that one person asks in the web programming discussion forum at WebProWorld.

Where is the .NET Love?

The developer community has gotten big on the Internet the last couple of years – very big.

Dont send bloggers stuff for free unless its good

A lesson to corporate types: it’s good to catalyze conversations by sending out free stuff, but only if you’re pretty sure you’re already best of breed.

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