Dr. Dobb's has announced the results of its annual Jolt Awards in the Best Books Category. The awards cover nominated books published during the twelve months ending June 30th. A total of 9 judges reviewed dozens of nominations to ultimately announce The Jolt Award for the year's best book, along with two Jolt Productivity and three Jolt Finalist awards.
The Jolt Award-winning Author for 2014 is (...drum roll...) Mark Summerfield, who here discusses his lauded book, Python in Practice: Create Better Programs Using Concurrency, Libraries and Patterns.
How much actual technical progress are we making in today's mobile technology?
I get it.
You're new to the Linux Command Line and truth be told, you might be a little intimidated. Coming from the comfort of a PC or Mac desktop, the Linux Command Line (CLI) looks nothing like what you normally use. The Linux CLI is dark, it's secretive, it's bare bones minimal and it's anything but friendly to newcomers. And yet, the Linux CLI is highly useful, essential to using your Linux box or virtual machine and can, if done right, provide you with more insight and practical use than the Windows or Mac desktop ever could.
For those reasons, from someone who was also once a Linux newb, I present the top ten Linux CLI commands you need to master for basic Linux CLI comprehension.
This list will not make your a Linux System Admin however it will get you on your way with your foot in the ocean.
How do you evaluate the many new mobile device choices?
My family and I had a meal in Pigeon Forge, in an old mill building
that's quite old, in an area settled in 1830. Walking in with a MacBook
Pro certainly seemed odd to some, but no one noticed my phone offering
tethering rights. And so it was that I posted a blog in a building that
dated back 160 or more years ago.
I’m outside the Cades Cove visitor’s center, hearing acoustical
instruments like bangos and hammered dulcimers play. I have my MacBook
Pro, alive—charged and ready. My phone is charged and ready and has a
tethering plan, just begging to be used.
I am signal-less.
On August 20th, the father of C++, Bjarne Stroustrup led a Google On-Air Live Hangout event in which he talked about everything C++. The event was sponsored by InformIT, Pearson Education and the Google + C Plus Plus Community.
Everyone, every online user, at some point in time (most probably during a purchase) has outwardly professed "COME ON!" when trying and failing to enter a CAPTCHA.
There is an old Ellen Degeneres joke which dryly states whoever is in charge of CD packaging must be sarcastically mean. Personally, this is how I feel about the inventor and users of the CAPTCHA.
Where did the CAPTCHA go wrong? How did it start with the best intentions of hackers and grow into a security solution almost guaranteed to cause cart abandonment? Why does the CAPTCHA make me/us so mad? Why hasn't something else come along to replace the CAPTCHA yet?
In this post, we explore the history of the CAPTCHA, noted issues with the bot/spam tech and possible alternatives.
Unification: [yoo-nuf-fi-key-shuh n]; Noun. Origin: Unify, 1495 – 1505, Late Latin
- The process of unifying or uniting; union
- The state or condition of being unified
Varied: [vair-eed]; Adj. Origin: Vary, 1300 – 1350, Middle English, Latin
- Characterized by exhibiting variety; various; diverse; diversified
- Changed; altered
- Having several different colors; variegated
Traenk is looking forward to Windows 9: Here's Why.
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Too often the vast majority of online articles and blogs concerning the Cloud talk about the technology through the guise of generalization as if saying "the Cloud" multiple times succinctly and clearly explained everything about "the Cloud"
Well, as a believer in the more knowledge you have the better, below is a quick starter course in Cloud education aimed at peeling back the layers of "Cloud Computing" to introduce you to SaaS, PaaS and IaaS. In this entry of "How the Internet Works", the Cloud is broken down into its core elements.