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  • Blog Post: Surface Technology Development

    One of the hottest new technologies in computer interfaces is Microsoft Surface which uses multi-touch to allow several items (like hands for example) to control things happening in software. The hardware for this is a bit expensive. OK it’s a lot expensive. Microsoft recently released some software...
  • Blog Post: So You Want A Job in the Software Industry

    Clint Rutkas has been doing a lot of interviewing lately. At a number of events he has been interviewing software professionals about what it takes and what people need to know to prepare for a career in the software industry. His most recent interview is with Miguel de Icaza . He is the Vice President...
  • Blog Post: An Operating System You Can Play With in C#

    The contributors over at Channel 8, the web community for students interested in computer technology, are really turning us some interesting things. Recently there was a student interview with Bill Gates and then the other day I read about Cosmos . Cosmos is an operating system that is being written...
  • Blog Post: How Software Is Built - Updated

    It's been about five months since I wrote about a then new site called How Software Is Built and a lot has gone on since then. They have added a bunch of new interviews since then with the five in December bringing the total up to 23. And I know that a lot of new semesters are starting and some of you...
  • Blog Post: How Software Is Built - Open Source and Closed Source

    How is software built in the real world? How are open source and closed source development projects different? How are they the same? How do companies leverage different development styles and ecosystems? Chances are these are questions that come up in a lot of classrooms. I know they come up in professional...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Open Source

    It never fails that when I am introduced to a big Open Source supporter one of the first things I hear is "and of course Microsoft hates Open Source." Well actually they don't. Microsoft competes with some Open Source products but that is not the same as hating. Also Open Source (OSS) is more of a...
  • Blog Post: A Reply to an Interesting Comment - More on a first programming language

    Tom Hoffman wrote a long and very interesting reply to my previous post for which I am very grateful. He makes some thought provoking statements and I like having my thought provoked. I was going to reply in an additional comment but things got really long so I decided that a new post (this one) was...
  • Blog Post: Mono – Open Source .NET

    I get a lot of questions about Open Source both as a concept and on specific Open Source projects. The Mono project which is an Open Source project that is creating a C# compiler and Common Language Reference environment. Recently Miguel de Icaza, VP Development Platform at Novell and co-founder of Ximian...
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