Sunday, February 28, 2010

Hear From A GURU

I mean that's what Gurus are supposed to do, right?

Especially in the IT business, sharing the experience of a guru is sometimes crucial.

Check out http://www.codeguru.com/ it contains a group of articles, tip, tricks, and much more from Gurus in the Software industry.



And who knows, you'll become a Guru, and start submitting articles for CodeGuru yourself :)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Python Python Python

Sure I'm not talking about the Mega snake from the Greek Mythology :)

You all technical people know that I'm talking about a famous programming language.

I had a rather short experience with Python, I had to embed it in a LabVIEW program (I see that a lot actually, Python gets embedded in other programming languages).



http://www.voidspace.org.uk/ is a site made by a Python programmer from the UK. It contains a blog, some Python projects and Libraries, and lots of Python resources.

It is a rather simple site though, oriented to those interested in Python.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Scriptomania !

This not a word from some commercial break, this what popped up in mind after navigating through www.Scriptol.com


A simple, yet resourceful website, dedicated for those interested in building websites or blogs.

I kind of got the impression that it is oriented for the beginners more than it is for the professionals.

I liked the topics in the "How To" Section,
"How to locate someone through his mobile" or "How to find the country of a certain IP address".
Cute stuff indeed.
Hope you like it.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

If you're an Engineer, and You're Crazy.....Read on!

I just adored the domain of this web site

http://www.crazyengineers.com/ 



Crazy Engineers is a common platform for all engineers (including those working in the IT sector), to meet and exchange ideas, chat, and be inspired by stories of other leading engineers around the globe.

I was so happy when I spotted an interview in the "Small Talk" corner with "Stephen Wolfram" (the inventor of Mathematica and the author of "a new kind of science"). i'm a big fan of the man!

I guess you find some useful ideas for you on this site I'm sure.

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Game Creators

At a first glance http://www.thegamecreators.com/  looks like an online store for Game Development tools and products.

 Actually it is, but moreover, it is full of cool tips, forums, news letters...etc. a full community for game developers.



They also have a range of tools that even beginners can use to start building games, some don't even require programming skills.

the best place to start on this website is to start by watching the "About The Game Creators" video on the landing page.


I forget to tell you, this website allows you to list your games (that you developed) on their online store. Another cool thing that you can make use of on this site.

Watching the video kind of motivated me to start building games.
After all, it's fun, and it's a multi-billion dollar industry.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Software Creation Mystery

Attractive Words ha?

Who wouldn't be intrigued by mysteries? everyone likes his own kind of mysteries, if you ask me.

But relax, this is not some kind of a "Super Sleuth" website.

http://softwarecreation.org/ is not a technical resource exactly, but it's a resource that technical people, software developers in particular, need.



It starts by illustrating basic concepts of computer programming, and then it dives into subjects like how should a programmer communicate with other people (fits for team leaders, learn how to convey ideas to your team).

It's an interesting blog, it contains interesting ideas.

I think I'm gonna go deeper and read some more in it :)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

More About Instrumentation

OK, don't judge me :)

It seems that as an instrumentation engineer, I have a thing for automation and measurement web sites.

I ran into http://globalautomation.info/ through its creator's profile on facebook.
it seems that he's an  instrumentation engineer located in India. He calls himself simply "Instrumentation Engineer".



For beginners, you can enjoy the wealth of tutorials this website provides.
And there is a bunch of pdf's that are free to download in both the Downloads, and the Tutorials section.



It also has a corner for job openings in the instrumentation field, a ranking for the top instrumentation companies, a ticker for the industry's news, and a link to a blog managed by the site's creator.

I'd say it is a simple and useful site. I hope you'll like it.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Is Google The New Microsoft ?

That's not what I'm writing about, this is a header that I bumped into when I landed on the homepage of http://www.infoworld.com/



It is similar to some of the tech news web sites that I reviewed.
It is full of tech news, yet it also contains white papers, a sweet test center, web casts, blogs, and a "Deep Dives" tab that discusses subjects such as "Cloud computing" in a deep dive manner.

 

Check it out.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Develop, Discover, and Design

An attractive motto indeed.

When I first landed at http://www.netmag.co.uk/ I thought it was all about Microsoft's .net technologies (seeing that ".net" logo on the top of their home page).
But as I navigated through, it turned out to be a website for a hard copy sold magazine and a wonderful resource for web design and development.



The home page will show you the latest additions to the website, but if you click on the "Develop" tab, you'll see a group of articles showing you how things are made, and I'm not talking about beginners tutorials.

The articles are categorized according to the subject.
for example, if the article is about iPhone applications, you'll see a "/Mobile/" tag at the article's header.



The "Discover" tab, is more about telling you about what is around.
What would the new apple iPad will mean to you as a web designer?
You will see the articles tagged as in the "Design" section that contains tutorials, and different other articles.



If you are a web designer or developer, I'm sure you'll enjoy http://www.netmag.co.uk/

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Go To The Control and Automation World!

GoToControl.com is the English version of a similar Chinese website.

Specialized in the Instrumentation and process automation world.

Full of news and highlights.

It also contains a wealth of white papers, and what I personally think is important to instrumentation engineers, an "Applications" sections, where you can check out various solutions from the real world.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Game Dev

I'm not experienced in game programming.

But I must say it is an interesting subject, and it has been ever since I played my first video game in the eighties.

http://www.gamedev.net/ is one of the sites that are dedicated for game programming.
it addresses a wide range of developers including beginners.

It has a link for gaming jobs, books, and many other useful resources.

So if you were considering game programming as a career, or as a hobby, you should keep http://www.gamedev.net/ in your favorites.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Join the Computer World

This site is more like a news and buzz resource.


Computer World  has also a wealth of white papers, and links to computer related blogs.

It also has a corner to IT jobs ads, reviews, articles, and much more.

You can join their news letter or follow them up on twitter, or perhaps keep on visiting them to find out what's new :)