Darryl Taft interviews Luca Bolognese, Group Program Manager for languages at MS, and comes up with some interesting hints. The lede revolves around MS’ plans to make the compilers more “open” (as in an open can of beer) by providing a “compiler-as-a-service” facility. On face value, “compiler-as-a-service” doesn’t make much sense — compilers aren’t large […]
Five years ago I called attention to Language-Oriented Programming, which is now coming to fruition in the form of products such as JetBrains’ MPS and Intentional Software’s Intentional Workbench: http://www.knowing.net/index.php/2004/11/22/language-oriented-programming/
A cautionary tale from the iPhone market in which a successful app developer discovered that an unscrupulous development house included his product in their portfolio. I can attest that this happens. I have had direct experience with a component that, in retrospect, was almost certainly stolen and reverse-engineered. When confronted with irrefutable proof that an […]
Registax needs a VFW H264 compressor in order to process video from the Vado HD camera. After installing DTS x264 Vfw 01.22.2007 things seem to work.
Complex derivatives are “intractable” — you can’t tell if they’re being tampered with – Boing Boing. Determining if a “Collateralized Debt Obligation” was tampered with is a “densest subgraph” problem, which is NP-Complete. Which is a fine thing to depend a global economy on.
I had put off buying a telescope my entire adult life because I knew that you had to spend a good amount of money for quality and that, when it comes to a hobby that revolves around fleeting glimpses of faint and fuzzy objects, you must have confidence in your equipment. But, I couldn’t forever […]
I have recently finished an engagement with a client and am footloose and fancy free. If anyone is looking for an excellent developer with an object-oriented bias and a deep belief that to improve productivity teams should concentrate on quality, please drop me a line at lobrien “at” knowing “dot” net. The technologies I most […]