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Parallel Programming Tutorial

Posted in Programming with tags , , on August 22, 2009 by The Quintessential Geek

[via Multi Core Info]

“From the author’s description, this tutorial covers the very basics of parallel computing, and is intended for someone who is just becoming acquainted with the subject. It begins with a brief overview, including concepts and terminology associated with parallel computing. The topics of parallel memory architectures and programming models are then explored. These topics are followed by a discussion on a number of issues related to designing parallel programs. The tutorial concludes with several examples of how to parallelize simple serial programs.”

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Google goes social

Posted in Programming with tags , , on August 16, 2009 by The Quintessential Geek

[via OpenSocial]

The web is more interesting when you can build apps that easily interact with your friends and colleagues. But with the trend towards more social applications also comes a growing list of site-specific APIs that developers must learn.
OpenSocial defines a common API for social applications across multiple websites. With standard JavaScript and HTML, developers can create apps that access a social network’s friends and update feeds.