Java, Groovy and (J)Ruby

September 20, 2006

A. Sundararajans WeblogA. Sundararajan compiled a comparison of Java, Groovy, and Ruby syntax and programming constructs. Written for the Java developer, he provides 33 points of comparison for these languages, and includes short code snippets to illustrate each syntax elements.” (Frank Sommers via Artima)

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10 Programming Languages You Should Learn Right Now

September 17, 2006

10 Programming Languages You Should Learn Right Now
“eWEEK selected 10 programming languages that are a bonus for developers to add to their resumes. Even better, theyre great jumping-off points, with loads of job opportunities for younger recruits.” (eWeek, 9/15/06)


The art of network troubleshooting

September 14, 2006

The art of network troubleshootingI chose this story to demonstrate basic network troubleshooting techniques … While these steps may not necessarily include every action required to solve a particular problem, they do represent most of the basics that should be attempted.” July 18, 2006 (Computerworld). A very nice story describing the steps to solve a specific problem and how they can be generalized for most network problems.


RUR-PLE

September 13, 2006

RUR-PLE “Roberge’s Used Robot (RUR) : a Python Learning Environment” is a Python implementation of a “robot environment” as introduced by R. Pattis in 1981. RUR is similar in spirit to GvR, although it uses Python syntax. It also includes a Python shell.


Open source robotics toolkits

September 6, 2006

Open source robotics toolkits this offers a brief review and screenshots of several toolkits including simulators for testing robotic code.