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The coming functionality mash-up in Personal Learning Environments
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This paper contrasts the issues involved in bespoke extensions to VLEs as opposed to the incorporation of existing tools (mash-ups), and suggests that the latter approach offers the best hope to escape the bonds of a single VLE product. Expand
Discovering JavaScript Object Notation
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The first Web extra is a video interview with Douglas Crockford on the creation of JavaScript Object Notation and the second is an audio podcast by Charles Severance, author of Computing Conversations. Expand
Massimo Banzi: Building Arduino
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The origins and evolution of the Arduino microcontroller, as described by Massimo Banzi. Expand
IEEE 754: An Interview with William Kahan
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Because William Kahan had extensive experience with the IBM, Cray, and Control Data Corp (CDC) floating point, he was one of the few who understood the challenges of writing accurate numerical code and had a hand in the birth of the IEEE 754 specification for floating point computations. Expand
Using Google App Engine
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Using Google App Engine is one of the most exciting web technologies to appear in the last year, providing a simple, easy-to-use application framework with basic web tools that anyone can create a dynamic web presence. Expand
JavaScript: Designing a Language in 10 Days
The evolution and use of JavaScript, a language developed in 10 days back in 1995, is really just getting started. The featured Web extra is a video interview with Mozilla's Chief Technology OfficerExpand
The Apache Software Foundation: Brian Behlendorf
From "A Patchy Server" to the Apache Software Foundation that is an important part of the open source movement today, Brian Behlendorf describes the ASF's history. The first Web extra atExpand
NEESGRID: A DISTRIBUTED COLLABORATORY FOR ADVANCED EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT AND SIMULATION
SUMMARY NEESgrid, the system integration component of the NEES project, links earthquake researchers across the U.S. with leading-edge computing resources and research equipment, allowingExpand
Teaching the World: Daphne Koller and Coursera
The increasing interest in moving forward from the simple sharing of course materials to develop a more course-like online experience represents the next step toward realizing the vision for openExpand
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