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  • Blog Post: Programming Languages in the Eternal City

    Posted by Rob Knies The Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL) is an annual gathering of thought leaders from around the world to discuss all aspects of programming languages and systems, so it is a given that as the 40th instance of the event gets under way in Rome on Jan. 23...
  • Blog Post: Bringing TouchDevelop to the Cloud

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies In this new, cloud-enabled era, users of various devices want—nay, expect —their apps and data to be available everywhere and all the time. The future is here, right, so why not? The devil, though, as always, is in the details. And details...
  • Blog Post: Conquering Distributed Challenges

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Distributed computing can be a fiendishly difficult endeavor. Its benefits are manifest: Such systems pass messages across a series of computing devices connected to a network, and those devices interact efficiently to achieve results beyond the capability...
  • Blog Post: Programming Contest Yields Surprising Results

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies What if they held a programming competition involving hundreds of teams—and everybody won? That might seem improbable, but when viewed through the prism of the contest’s value to its participants, that was precisely what happened during the...
  • Blog Post: Royal Society Shines a Light on Ecological Conservation

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Animals hold a particular fascination for Lucas Joppa . Since he was a child, he has been fascinated by their comings and goings, the mysteries behind their living patterns, their prospects as species. Now, as a scientist in the Computational Ecology and...