Archive for May, 2007

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A Cool 3D Virtual World

May 18, 2007

Second Life – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Second Life (abbreviated as SL) is an Internet-based virtual world which came to international attention via mainstream news media in late 2006 and early 2007.[4][5] Developed by Linden Lab, a downloadable client program enables its users, called “Residents“, to interact with each other through motional avatars, providing an advanced level of a social network service combined with general aspects of a metaverse. Residents can explore, meet other Residents, socialize, participate in individual and group activities, create and trade items (virtual property) and services from one another.

The Link http://secondlife.com/

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7 tips on writing clean code

May 13, 2007

7 tips on writing clean code | Larsblog:

“My job has required me to read quite a bit of code written by other people, and over the years I’ve found that there are some problems that tend to recur again and again. The idea with this blog entry is to write up some tips on this once and for all, in the hope that it can help people out there who struggle to write clean code.

The main goal with these tips is readability. This is important because usually your code has to be changed or reviewed by other people, and writing readably makes these people’s jobs a lot easier. That may be obvious. What’s less obvious is that it also makes your own job easier, because working on simple code is a lot easier than working on complex code, even while you are writing it, and the more readable code is always simpler…”

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John G. Kemeny: BASIC and DTSS: Everyone a Programmer

May 13, 2007
A man you should know and remember:
"Sadly, an important pioneer of the computer revolution has
died. John G. Kemeny, co-inventor of the computer language BASIC
and of the Dartmouth Time Sharing System (DTSS) and advocate of
universal education in programming died unexpectedly on December
26, 1992. He was 66 years old..." http://www.columbia.edu/~jrh29/kemeny.html