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  1. Steve Jobs: ‘Computer Science Is A Liberal Art’

    When computer visionary Steve Jobs died Wednesday, many people felt a sense of personal loss for the Apple co-founder and former CEO. Jobs played a key role in the creation of the Macintosh, the iPod, iTunes, the iPhone, the iPad — innovative devices and technologies that people have integrated into their daily lives.

    Jobs, 56, had waged a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He had a liver transplant in 2009, and stepped down as Apple’s CEO in August. Below are excerpts from Jobs’ 1996 interview with Fresh Air’s Terry Gross.

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  2. Rails Podcast Brasil, QCon Special - Ola Bini (JRuby, Ioke) Part 2

    Finally, I was able to finish all the interviews I intended. The last one was with Ola Bini. It was weird because we started recording yesterday and continued today. The problem was that my recorder died out of battery :-(

    So, in the end we did a 2 part interview, with almost 1 hour each. You will agree that this is the geekiest interview ever. It was actually more of a lecture, with Ola Bini explaining every conceivable programming technique and paradigm in the book. Seriously.

    We went through Lisp, Erlang, F#, Haskell, Java, Self, ML, Ruby, Python, Javascript, Io and much more. It was a very intense conversation so make yourself prepared for an overdose of language geekiness discussion.

    I had 2 goals in mind with this. First, to introduce many programming concepts before talking about Ola’s new language implemented on top of the JVM: Ioke, a Io-inspired language, prototype-based, highly dynamic, based on Io, Lisp, Ruby. This language is way cool, you should experiment with it

    The second goal was to show people that there is this whole world out there, outside of plain Java or C#. And another thing was to not show a white-bearded senior developer like Kent Beck or Tim Bray :-) No offense, but it is accidentally convenient for me that Ola is so young (early 20’s), because now young CS students doesn’t have the ‘age’ excuse for not knowing all of these concepts already.

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  3. Rails Podcast Brasil, QCon Special - Ola Bini (JRuby, Ioke) Part 1

    Finally, I was able to finish all the interviews I intended. The last one was with Ola Bini. It was weird because we started recording yesterday and continued today. The problem was that my recorder died out of battery :-(

    So, in the end we did a 2 part interview, with almost 1 hour each. You will agree that this is the geekiest interview ever. It was actually more of a lecture, with Ola Bini explaining every conceivable programming technique and paradigm in the book. Seriously.

    We went through Lisp, Erlang, F#, Haskell, Java, Self, ML, Ruby, Python, Javascript, Io and much more. It was a very intense conversation so make yourself prepared for an overdose of language geekiness discussion.

    I had 2 goals in mind with this. First, to introduce many programming concepts before talking about Ola’s new language implemented on top of the JVM: Ioke, a Io-inspired language, prototype-based, highly dynamic, based on Io, Lisp, Ruby. This language is way cool, you should experiment with it

    The second goal was to show people that there is this whole world out there, outside of plain Java or C#. And another thing was to not show a white-bearded senior developer like Kent Beck or Tim Bray :-) No offense, but it is accidentally convenient for me that Ola is so young (early 20’s), because now young CS students doesn’t have the ‘age’ excuse for not knowing all of these concepts already.

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  4. Excessive Enhancement: JavaScript’s Dark Side

    Are we being seduced by the animation and rich UI capabilities of modern browsers at the expense of the underlying platform of the Web?

    The Web has entered a new phase in its evolution: The proliferation of a JavaScript enabled audience with increased processing grunt in their devices, better and more ambitious JavaScript developers, and users with an appetite for sophisticated experiences, all seem to be helping to move the web in a rich and exciting direction.

    Good developers understand about graceful degradation, progressive enhancement, unobtrusive JavaScript and the like, so why are we seeing big companies building web offerings with little apparent thought for their impact on the Web?

    We’ll explore this by looking at what the Web was, is now, and might become. We’ll look at examples of exciting user interfaces and sophisticated interactions. We’ll also examine some emerging techniques for providing rich user interactions without hurting the web or killing kittens.

    Phil Hawksworth, Technical Director, R/GA

    Phil began his career building web applications for financial institutions such as Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, and the London Stock Exchange in the late nineties. A focus on web architectures and real-time data delivery lead Phil to a variety of web development roles with particular attention to emerging front-end development techniques and JavaScript application development.

    After several years working on web applications and consulting on web best practices at technology companies such as Verisign, VMware and BT, Phil made the move into the agency world where he managed development teams and architected solutions on projects for clients including of eBay, Sony and BP.

    Phil Hawksworth is a Technical Director at R/GA and enjoys talking about himself in the third person.

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