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Teaching object-oriented programming with Greenfoot

Teaching object-oriented programming with Greenfoot

Another topic I covered with during my interview with Sun Microsystems' Joe Hartley was "Greenfoot," a tool that Sun helped develop (providing financial and consultative support to the developers) to teach students about object-oriented programming. While most students pick up algorithmic approaches to programming fairly easily, many struggle to get their heads around the idea of object-orientation.

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FalconStor

FalconStor

FalconStor's product marketing manager, Peter Eicher, and I had a chat recently about Hyper-V, storage virtualization, life and the universe recently. The news is that FalconStor is supporting Microsoft's Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Multi-Site Clustering and Microsoft Hyper-V Virtual Servers.

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No surprise. Yahoo expected to announce layoffs

No surprise. Yahoo expected to announce layoffs

Word leaked out over the weekend that Yahoo is planning layoffs when it reports quarterly earnings on Tuesday afternoon. The exact number of jobs affected is unknown, thought sources told the San Jose Mercury News and Wall Street Journal that it would likely be more than 1,000.

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Digital Certificate Policy

A digital certificate is a sort of signature - a fingerprint which identifies a server or website, for instance, so visitors who connect can verify that the target is who it claims to be and not a fraudulent...

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69% of Internet users have used a Web-based software application

69% of Internet users have used a Web-based software application

Use webmail services such as Hotmail, Gmail, or Yahoo! mail56%Store personal photos online34Use online applications such as Google Documents or AdobePhotoshop Express29Store personal videos online7Pay to store computer files online5Back up hard drive to an online site5Source: Pew Internet Project

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Top US ad carriers in September 2008

Top US ad carriers in September 2008

1Platform-A171,69291%2Yahoo! Network161,99686%3Google Ad Network156,35583%4Specific Media153,43581%5ValueClick Networks150,39579%6Tribal Fusion141,85075%7Yahoo!140,20074%8Google136,21972%9Traffic Marketplace131,45869%10YuMe Video Network130,23869%1124/7 Real Media128,77568%12Casale Media - MediaNet128,58568%13Tremor Media - Potential Reach128,06068%14Adconion Media Group122,63265%15interCLICK121,98764%16Revenue Science120,89964%17DRIVEpm113,16260%18CPX Interactive111,84759%19ADSDAQ by ContextWeb109,57058%20Collective Media109,48958%21MSN-Windows Live109,27458%22AOL Media Network108,34957%23Burst Media101,49354%24Turn, Inc101,46254%25Undertone Networks85,72245%26Centro - Potential Reach83,92144%27AdBrite79,85342%28YOUTUBE.COM75,38940%29NNN Total Newspapers: U.S.73,88039%30Vibrant Media73,32339%31MYSPACE.COM73,03539%32Gorilla Nation Media64,30334%33Ask Network62,10133%34Kontera58,80931%35Pulse 36058,55931%36MSN.COM Home Page57,45730%37EBAY.COM55,47629%38ITN National Broadband Networks54,90529%39Ybrant - Oridian - ADdynamix Network53,99328%40IB Local Network53,64528%41IAC [...]

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Security will suffer in the financial crisis

Security will suffer in the financial crisis

As many of you already know, the anti-Midas touch of the financial crisis is spreading to the technology sector. Sequoia Capital, one of the largest VC funds in Silicon Valley, gave a presentation that pretty much said become profitable now or pack up and go home.

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Q&A: Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst

Q&A: Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst

In this candid interview with ZDNet.com.au, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst discusses why he thinks rival VMWare will fail, how the financial crisis will be good for open source, and why cloud computing will be the future.

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Google Chrome gets Greasemonkey support

Google Chrome gets Greasemonkey support

It appears that a recent build of Chromium has support for Greasemonkey -- a very popular, and previously Firefox-only, browser plugin. Greasemonkey can be used by developers to do a bunch of useful things like creating mashups, creating themes, and fixing annoying problems on websites without needing to wait for the website owner to do it for you.

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AAPT avoids second Hyperbaric meltdown

AAPT avoids second Hyperbaric meltdown

AAPT last week said it had not experienced a second customer meltdown last month when it restarted the migration to its $100 million new customer management system, Hyperbaric, as it did when it first commenced the move over a year ago.

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Auditing and Logging Policy

Many computer systems, network devices and other technological hardware used in the enterprise possess the capability to audit and log various activities. These activities include network traffic, internet...

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