Monday, November 04, 2013

Team Foundation Service online

Team Foundation Service:

online "cloud" TFS service, free for teams up to 5

Book: Programming in Scala, First Edition

Full text of book:

Programming in Scala, First Edition:
by Martin Odersky, Lex Spoon, and Bill Venners
December 10, 2008"

Martin Odersky is creator of programming language Scala, running on Java VM,
that is getting to be very popular, for it functional nature and brief syntax.
He also designed and Generic Java, that is incorporated in J2SE, and built the current generation of javac, the Java compiler.

The Scala Programming Language

Book: Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

Welcome to the SICP Web Site

Wizard Book n. Hal Abelson's, Jerry Sussman's and Julie Sussman's Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (MIT Press, 1984; ISBN 0-262-01077-1), an excellent computer science text used in introductory courses at MIT. So called because of the wizard on the jacket. One of the bibles of the LISP/Scheme world. Also, less commonly, known as the Purple Book.

Full text The complete text in HTML.

Principles of Reactive Programming @ Coursera

Announcements | Principles of Reactive Programming @ Coursera

"Principles of Reactive Programming
by Erik Meijer, Martin Odersky, Roland Kuhn

builds on:

"Functional Programming Principles in Scala | Coursera
by Martin Odersky

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cars that runs on natural gas

How to Switch America's Cars From Gasoline to Natural Gas -
Not only is natural gas a lot cheaper than oil right now, but its emissions are much cleaner than gasoline or diesel
GM unveils Impala that runs on natural gas, gasoline

2015 Chevrolet CNG-Capable, Bi-Fuel Impala ... full-size sedan can run on both cleaner-burning, mostly domestically produced compressed natural gas (CNG) or gasoline.
A separate CNG fuel tank, mounted in the trunk, enables the driver to switch between fuels at the push of a button. CNG is less costly and significantly reduces carbon dioxide emissions.

...Only Honda has a natural-gas powered car on sale nationwide, a Civic.

2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas Overview - Official Site

Vehicles | Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles | NGVs 
Public transportation across the country has been using CNG for decades. Currently, about 12-15% of public transit buses in the U.S. run on natural gas (either CNG or LNG –liquefied natural gas).

Agile "pigs & chickens"

Tech writers should be pigs, not chickens - SD Times: Software Development News:

"In any agile project, there are pigs and chickens. These terms describe the level of involvement that any particular person has within a team.
Pigs are those project members who are fully committed to the project and are accountable for its outcome. Anyone else is a chicken.
Chickens might consult with the team, help remove blockers, or track the progress of the project.

These terms come from a story: Pig and Chicken. Pig and Chicken are walking along, and Chicken says, “Hey, we should open a restaurant together!”
Pig thinks for a minute and asks, “What would we call it?”
Chicken says, “I’ve got the perfect name! We’ll call it ‘Ham ‘n Eggs!’ ”
Pig replies, “No thanks. I’d be committed, but you’d only be involved.”