Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Episode 006 and Show Notes

Episode 6 Assembly


News

Netflix accounts for 30% of prime time traffic

Amazon Selling more ebooks than hard copies

Apple should stand up and develop developers against patent trolls

Mark Zuckerberg wants kids younger than 13 to be able to use facebook

Open Source Prepares students for Better Careers

Hype: html5 animation creator (similar to Flash CS5 Professional)


Tool of the day

Programming Language Discussion
History
Assembler -> Opcodes

CISC
RISC

Uses
Reverse Engineering
Precise Timing
Performance
Embedded
ISRs

Strengths
Absolute Control
Increased understanding of hardware

Weaknesses
Tediousness
No Portability

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Episode 005 and Show Notes

Episode 5 C#
Download

News

Over The Air updates for iOS

http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/05/apple-planning-easier-upgrades-for-ios-mac-os-x.ars

How Decompilers work:
http://archfinch.com/item/21ace/i-wonder-how-decompilers-work#topcomment

Broadband Caps: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/05/atts-broadband-data-caps-start-today.ars

Natty Narwhal (x forwarding without XDMCP):
http://releases.ubuntu.com/natty/



Tool of the day
Jason: PortableApps FreeMat http://portableapps.com/apps/education/freemat_portable
Patrick: VLC http://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/vlc_portable

Programming Language Discussion
History
CLR (Virtual Machine)
CLI (Bytecode)
Open Source (Mono)
Web (dynamic html like php)

Uses
Websites (previous employment)

Strengths
Dynamic html support
Easy(er) GUI programming
Good integration with C/C++
Managed code

Weaknesses
No applet support like in java.
Mono is a generation behind and often unstable
Many libraries do not exist in Mono (GUI, etc.)


Wrap Up