I often tell people that you need both a left brain and a right brain to be a software designer: a left brain to analyze and understand, a right brain to dream and wonder. The EyeO Festival which Thao and I just attended in Minneapolis, was food for our right brains.
EyeO is about the intersection of art and code: generative artists (who use data and algorithms to produce works of art), art installations (more...)
Contribution by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor
2-Minute Tech Tips OTN ArchBeat 2 Minute Tech Tip videos pit a recognized expert in Oracle technologies against a countdown clock to deliver a useful technical tip in two minutes or less. There are many videos on different topics that are listed at 2-Minute Tech Tips.
For those of us who are old enough to remember what "MacGyvering" is, be sure to check out the "Innovation, (more...)
This week I was asked to create a component-diagram at my new customer. They use DIA as an alternative for Visio. Funny thing is that it apparently orginated from Linux/Gnome, since the file-explorer resembles the File-browser of Gnome. But it has also a Windows installer.
When you start the tool from the windows menu, it's started with the toolbox docked or attached to the canvas. But when you use either dia.exe or diaw.exe (more...)
Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor 25 Years of Java May 23rd marked 20 years since the first version of Java was released for public use. The timing of its arrival coincided with the advent of the web and the new role technology took in improving business productivity, streamlining business processes, and creating new ways for businesses and customers to interact.
The importance of a given programming language—especially one as pervasive as Java—in changing (more...)