Posts for December, 2006

Vaporware 2006

You will find a lot of posts in the blogosphere who look at best and worst of 2006. But vaporware is pretty interesting, something that was promised but not delivered. They are presented in the Wired News Vaporware Awards. [Continue]

Continuous Integration

Software projects vary widely in the scale – right from single-manned projects to the ones with hundreds of members working away at their keyboards across multiple shifts. The biggest thing that is affected by this is the management of source code. The unique thing about the source code is that it is just a single entity which can be built in the end, though it is worked upon by many. [Continue]

Wikiasari – Another Crowdsourcing Experiment

Jimmy Wales – the man behind one of the biggest crowdsourcing experiments – now wants to extend it to search (via TechCrunch). Mr Wales aims to exploit the same network of followers and the same type of free software to create his search engine. “Essentially, if you consider one of the basic tasks of a search engine, it is to make a decision: ‘this page is good, this page sucks’,” Mr Wales said. [Continue]

LtU Books Available In India

Ranjit Matthew has taken the effort of listing details of books available in India mentioned on Lambda the Ultimate (LtU). If you are not aware of LtU, it is a blog, forum, community, source where you learn about hows and whys of programming languages. One of the invaluable takeaways from it are the whitepapers and books that are mentioned there. [Continue]

Illegal To Deep Link To Copyrighted Files

Amit Agarwal points out that a couple of court rulings make it illegal to deep link to the copyrighted files. The rulings are about audio and video files, but the same logic can be applied to any non-HTML resource. Though Internet is all about linking to resources, deep linking can cause use of bandwidth without a visit to the web site. [Continue]



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