Student Career Experience Program at the National Hurricane Center

August 30, 2007

Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) at the National Hurricane Center
“The (SCEP) offers participants work experience directly related to their academic field of study. It provides formal periods of work while attending school. … we would also like to hire a separate undergraduate computer science/engineering (Computer or Electrical Engineering) student. The two SCEP students could potentially start 1 October 2007, at the beginning of the new fiscal year as funding should be available.” Application deadline:  September 7. For details see: Student Career Experience Program details


Hot IT jobs: Systems administrator

August 30, 2007

Hot IT jobs: Systems administrator – Network World “…many employees have just a two-year degree from a technical institute or specific vendor certifications. Common certifications are Cisco Certified Network Associate and Cisco Certified Network Professional. ” (via John Chin)

What Every Computer Scientist Should Know About Floating-Point Arithmetic

August 8, 2007

What Every Computer Scientist Should Know About Floating-Point Arithmetic
“This paper presents a tutorial on those aspects of floating-point that have a direct impact on designers of computer systems. It begins with background on floating-point representation and rounding error, continues with a discussion of the IEEE floating-point standard, and concludes with numerous examples of how computer builders can better support floating-point.” This article explains, in detail, the appropriate ways to handle floating point arithmetic. It may be a little too technical for a beginning programmer but it certainly exposes the complexity of the issue. I recommend bookmarking it for future use. (via dzone)

Dan Manges – Misunderstanding the Law of Demeter

August 5, 2007

Dan Manges – Misunderstanding the Law of DemeterThe Wikipedia article summarizes it as “Only talk to your immediate friends.” Developers seems to recognize violations by looking for more than one “dot”, ” Gives what I think is a nice clear example of why encapsulation is good. (via dzone)