Ask anyone in the 1990s or today about a custom computer and most will say the same thing. You take a motherboard, an Intel or AMD processor, memory chips, hard drive, power supply, optical drive and you snap them onto the motherboard and you have a custom computer. You can get custom computer kits from various suppliers in order to create a homebuilt computer for personal, home use or gaming. This build process proceeds at a larger scale such as when companies like Synnex builds custom computers for organizations in the same league as the likes of Facebook, Google, and Amazon.com. An article on Wired.com looks at this phenomenon of big cloud companies building their own custom computers rather than ordering them from DELL, HP, or IBM. Continue reading
Stephen Wolfram has introduced a new Computer Programming Language. It is not only super cool, but is ultra advanced. It is beyond anything presently available. I saw a video about the Wolfram Language. and the approach and results are tremendous. At the time I saw it, it stood as the most advanced and superbly impressive thing I had ever seen in computers in terms of programming language technology.
The person who led its creation is Stephen Wolfram, a bona-fide genius and world-class intellect. One of his well-known creations is Wolfram Alpha, a place you can go and get some advanced questions answered.
Regarding his computer language, I do not know if the claims he has made are entirely legit. I do judge it based on what I have seen him present. As I received the information, I could not avoid comparing it to what is established practice in computer programming languages. Here are my thoughts . . .
Many problems exist with Internet and computer technology regarding trust and security. Given all the details that have come out in 2013 about security breaches with the Internet, Web, E-mail, and Cloud technologies, there is a question that might be on the minds on a good number of people. How can we trust this stuff? Today, we will talk about some solutions. Continue reading
Working at a company doing software development for the next 10 to 40 years is a great career. It is a great career path that can return huge dividends to you in terms of personal development and the ability to have a huge impact on an organization. Starting your own business is also a great way to apply software development to problems that can produce solutions of value to people. There is a lot of risk with a start-up but you get to decide how you will go about technology more than you would at a company and you get to nurture the full vision of your ideas. That is a huge draw. A career at a company meanwhile is the opportunity to see steady progress in the use of skills and build enduring relationships. Having such choices is a good thing.
Start with understanding the software development lifecycle. Do a web search for software development lifecycle as there are tutorial websites that explain it well. Next, you can start coding without any additional instruction. You may not become good at first but diving into writing code can shake off any fear of writing code. Once you are comfortable writing code, even if it is bad code, you now know you can improve. How do you improve and become a software developer? Use the Web to connect with mentors who can show you the ropes primarily through open source projects on GitHub. Another way is through schools that are either bootcamps, vocational institutes, or universities. Whichever way you go, find the best software developer you admire and work towards imitating them until you come into your own way of doing things. Even then, never stop learning from others and always keep practicing and learning.