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22 Nov 2005  »

Another Google Map Mashup


20 Nov 2005  »

Recommended Listening

Have some time to listen to MP3's of recent conference talks related to course topics? These are some of the best I can recommend:

  1. James Currier (15 minutes, how those online quizzes do more than you might think)
  2. Marc Benioff (37 minutes, learn about Salesforce.com and "Web 2.0" philosophy)
  3. Adam Bosworth (45 minutes, learn about what it takes to make search scalable; also see this article, accessible from any computer in the uiowa domain)

16 Nov 2005  »

API Standards?

The W3C is starting to think about standards for Web APIs. Finally!

16 Nov 2005  »

Another Mash-Up


16 Nov 2005  »


Alessio says to check this out (relating to Google map applications).

15 Nov 2005  »

Moore's Law

Here's a nice explanation of Moore's law and its likely consequences --- it doesn't necessarily mean that speed doubles every two years or so.

13 Nov 2005  »

Google Map "Application"

This doesn't use the Google Map API, but it is clever.

12 Nov 2005  »

Another "Internet Law"

Godwin's Law (this one won't be on the exam).

11 Nov 2005  »

The Ozzie Memo

MS and Web Services.

31 Oct 2005  »


Here's an article encouraging you to use pydoc for online access to documentation. I think some parts of the article are specific to Windows, but the pydoc command does work in Linux --- I just tried "pydoc xml.dom.minidom" on one of the department's linux machines, and it did work. I also tried the "pydoc -p 9999" command and it does start an HTTP server with online documentation, as advertised.

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