Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for the month of February 2014. More stories can be found at the News Wire link at the top of every page of this site.
Hardware Hackathons Are Hard
Great guest column describing the differences between hardware and software hackathons.
Beautiful Science: Picturing Data, Inspiring Insight
The Tech Behind the Protests in Kiev
James Iry's history of programming languages (illustrated with pictures and large fonts)
Love the COBOL acronym: Capitalization of Boilerplate Oriented Language
Tim Berners-Lee: We need to re-decentralize the Web
Bright Idea: Using Raspberry Pi as a Lamp Timer
Academics Launch Torrent Site to Share Papers and Datasets
The Lost Ancestors of ASCII Art
NoSQL Vs. RDBMS for Interactive Analytics: Leveraging the Right and Left Brain of Data
Also In The March 2014 Issue
Ben Heckendorn is a self-taught maker with high energy, an internet show on Element14 (The Ben Heck Show), and a wonderfully wicked sense of humor. He also inspired this issue of the magazine.
Circuit diagrams are maps used to design and build electronic devices. This article describes connections, components, history, and tools used to create circuit diagrams.
Here are links to projects, tutorials, parts, and online communities to help you get started with electronics projects for beginners.
Meet someone who used her love of electronics to create deeply fun and personal robots, gadgets, and other cool stuff.
Version control software captures an evolving snapshot of one set of code along with all changes in case older versions need to be retrieved.
How do programming languages know what to process? And in the correct order?
Electronic breadboards are used to prototype electronic circuit designs and projects without messy solder or hot soldering irons.
Links from the bottom of all the March 2014 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.
These databases are relatively new technology to store data in databases. Here are a few options to explore.
Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for the month of February 2014.