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XCode vs. Eclipse vs. Visual Studio – Developer Efficiency on iPhone, Android, Windows Phone (Video)

Just a quick video to show the difference on how fast it is to create a simple “Hello World” app on all 3 platforms.

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Databases are Categories (Video)

“Databases are Categories” – An awesome explanation by David Spivak of what category theory is and how it relates to databases. Abstract: Category theory is a powerful language for organizing layers of abstraction in all areas of mathematics. Databases are powerful tools for organizing information of all sorts. Whereas categories are often considered hopelessly abstract, databases are often considered horrifically mundane. …

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But we are a C# shop – How not to sell F# (Video)

Hilarious, but it is so true. This is exactly what happens in most cases. How would you sell F# to your boss?

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Exploring Erlang (Video)

Awesome presentation by Bob, who isn’t afraid to blaze technology trails, and he has the arrows in the back to prove it. You may remember him from his awesome PyObjC efforts, and his latest triumph is using Erlang to power an ad network for flash games. Listen in as he introduces the language+environment and waxes poetic about hot code reloading, fault-tolerant runtimes, concurrency oriented programming and …

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Community {Technology} Update 2011

The 8th iteration of CTU is back – It’s the time of the year User Group of Singapore come together and put up a full day technical sharing event for the community. Organized by the community for the community, we have sessions that suits IT Professionals, Developers and Database Administrators. A full day of contents has been arranged for you to …

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dotPeek – Replacement for .NET Reflector

Ever since the announcement of a paid-for product, .NET Reflector by RedGate which has been a free application that is now an essential tool to many .NET developers, there has been an uproar among the community developers regarding this move to completely change a free essential developer tool to a paid-for app. JetBrains, the creator of the famous and popular ReSharper, …

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PyCon APAC 2011 is back in Singapore from 9th – 11th June 2011

PyCon APAC 2011 is back again in Singapore from 9th to 11th June 2011 held at the Republic Polytechnic in Woodlands. PyCon Asia Pacific represents a conference dedicated to the Python programming language. It is an independent, community-run, community-controlled and not-for-profit conference. PyCon Asia Pacific will serve as a perfect platform for Python users throughout Asia-Pacific countries to come together to …

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Think OCaml – How to Think Like a Computer Scientist (Free e-book)

A free e-book on OCaml – “Think OCaml – How to Think Like a Computer Scientist” is available for reading at thinkocaml.com How to Think Like a Computer Scientist is an introductory programming textbook based on the OCaml language. It is a modified version of Think Python by Allen Downey. It is intended for newcomers to programming and also those who know …

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SQL and noSQL are really just Two Sides of the Same Coin

Erik Meijer and Gavin Bierman from Microsoft recently wrote a paper on “A co-Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks“. They argue that noSQL is really coSQL, and that there is a duality between coSQL and SQL which are simply 2 opposites that coexist in harmony. This is huge, if there is a simple mathematical duality between the …

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Why you should use F# in the Enterprise

A lot of people ask me why they should use F#, and when they should use it. Microsoft has posted a white paper about “F# in the Enterprise” giving some case studies and examples of where F# is being used. In short, F# allows accelerated analytical and parallel .NET development. Great article, however I wish there were more case studies …

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