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Code Canvas

While waiting for someone to explain why so many people are excited about Bespin, I came across a demo video for Microsoft’s Code Canvas. Several cool ideas...
March 28, 2009

OCE Discovery Student Video Competition

Have a cool video about your research? Want to be rich and famous? (Small ‘r’ and small ‘f’, but still…) Then submit something to the OCE Discovery Student...
March 28, 2009

Inference for R

Inference for R lets users nest the R statistical language in Word and Excel. It’s a neat idea, and another example of the kind of bottom-up innovation that ...
March 25, 2009

A Short History of Software Engineering

As part of writing my first book, I put together a point-form history of parallel computing. Several people subsequently told me how useful it was in helping...
March 25, 2009