Ars Technica: What’s the difference between college-level and corporate programming?
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 6:40p Bruce Elgort This article strikes home as I am now completing my first year being a college instructor who teaches computer programming:
When they graduate and get their first job, a lot of students feel like they don’t really know how to program even though they may have been good programmers in college.
What are some of the differences between programming in an academic setting and programming in the ‘real world’?
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Thank you Joyce Davis
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 12:38p Bruce Elgort I wanted to take this opportunity to personally thank IBM’s Joyce Davis for her tenure as the IBM Collaboration Solutions Community Manager. I have learned so many things from Joyce over the years that it would be impossible to list them all however, the one thing that I have learned from her more than anything is to always look at the bright side of an issue or a person. Always focus on the overall good, rather than a moment of dissatisfaction.
Being a community manager can’t be an [read] Keywords: collaboration
I want it NOW!
Sun, Dec 1st 2013 8:59p Bruce Elgort We’re excited to share Prime Air — something the team has been working on in our next generation R&D lab.
The goal of this new delivery system is to get packages into customers’ hands in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles.
Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take some number of years as we advance the technology and wait for the necessary FAA rules and regulations.
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CIO.com: IBM Will Beat Amazon Web Services Because Process Beats Product
Sun, Dec 1st 2013 11:47a Bruce Elgort With all of the AWS projects I have been involved with lately, I found this article quite interesting:
IBM will eventually beat Amazon Web Services, writes CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle, but not because AWS has an inferior product. In many ways, AWS is better than IBM’s cloud offering. But Big Blue’s experience with enterprise customers, not to mention the federal government, shows that great businesses processes often beat great products.
What are your thoughts on the IBM acquisitio [read] Keywords: ibm
Our community mourns the loss of Jens-B. Augustiny
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 9:14p Bruce Elgort Today I received the following email from Jens-B. Augustiny’s son Herbert:
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
Last Saturday my father, Jens Augustiny died. You are entered in his
address database and because of this you are receiving this sad news. For
details please refer to the attachment.
Since we are not sure whether we can address all friends, business partners
and customers, we ask you to forward this message to other people which had
contact with Jens.
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— Ryan Baxter (@ryanjbaxter) November 24, 2013
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