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ASP.NET ASP.NET is a server-side Web application framework designed for Web development to produce dynamic Web pages. It was developed by Microsoft to allow programmers to build dynamic web sites, web applications and web services. It was first released in January 2002 with version 1.0 of the .NET Framework, and is the successor to Microsoft's Active Server Pages (ASP) technology. ASP.NET is built on the Common Language Runtime (CLR), allowing programmers to write ASP.NET code using any supported .NET language. The ASP.NET SOAP extension framework allows ASP.NET components to process SOAP messages.

Fluid Motion Simulations and Artwork When a droplet falls into shallow water, it creates a crown or "coronet". This droplet simulation was calculated using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH). SPH is one of the most impressive-looking fluid simulation techniques. Droplet Links Liquid Sculpture - beautiful high speed photographs, by Martin Waugh, see also this video Water Figures - beautiful high-speed camera splashes by Fotoopa Other Links Fluids v.1 - fast SPH C++ program by Rama Hoetzlein Physics Demos - fluid Java applets by Grant Kot Fluid Animations - amazing animations by Ron Fedkiw, with Eran Guendelman, Andrew Selle, Frank Losasso, et al.

Gruff: A Grapher-Based Triple-Store Browser for AllegroGraph The paragraphs below describe select features of the latest versions of Gruff. For a complete listing of the new features, see the Release History New in Version 5.2: SPARQL Endpoint Connections Former Myspacers Build Link Curator ‘Tagging Robot’ Former VP of Product at Myspace Todd Leeloy and Myspace Product Manager Joe Munoz have launched a semantic tagging network and link curation service today called Tagging Robot. Tagging Robot currently crawls your Facebook newsfeed and separates your links based on topics, as well as giving you relevant topics data for each link. Tagging Robot uses NLP and Machine Learning to build users a topic-centered profile, and uses your Facebook Interests and Social Graph to populate the page. What you immediately see on your profile is a list of recommended links (based on followed topics), a list of all links shared recently by your network and your favorites (which you track by clicking the <3 symbol next to each link). In addition to pulling from your Facebook Interests, you can follow topics on Tagging Robot by clicking on the “plus” or “minus” sign next to the link topic. You can sign up for the beta here.

Scraphic Gortation & Nrores: Some Links to Graphic Notation I've been thinking again about graphic notation / graphic scores, after some recent conversations with brilliant visual poet / wonceptual criter, derek beaulieu. (Check out his fantastic site.) Here are a few links to online resources that are interesting, useful, not-useful but beautiful, beautiful but useful, neither beautiful nor useful, some like a duck in the quintessence, some the notion of feathers only. Pictures of Music (Northwestern University site exploring and discussing graphic notation. All of John Cage's Notations (over 300 pages of diverse kinds of scores by composers) Important and extensive 1969 anthology of notation.

Safer programming in Ruby » Justin Leitgeb As programmers we always want to make our code more robust and error-free. There is a large body of research on how to achieve these goals, particularly by using functional programming languages [1]. Language constructs such as static types and immutability, not to mention innovations such as proof-carrying code are used in order to make it easier to write safer software. Ruby eschews the trend toward safer programs by placing far more than enough rope to hang oneself at the foot of the programmer. In fact, even if you don’t hang yourself with the rope provided by Ruby, you are likely at some point in your Ruby programming career to trip over the rope provided by Ruby, perhaps because of decisions or mistakes made by designers of the libraries that you have relied on [2]. It’s probably a safe assumption that Ruby will never reach the level of safety present in some newer languages and frameworks [3].

Mobile User Experience 2: Usability Week 2011 Conference Different platforms require different user interface design. What works for mouse-driven desktop design is not the same as for gesture-driven touchscreen design. Additionally, apps allows us to streamline functionality in more phone-specific design. In this course, you will learn the UI elements for creating successful apps on devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle.

JUNG Java Universal Network/Graph Framework All examples require JDK 1.4.x or better; Jung2 demos require JDK 1.5.x or better; ensure you have a recent Java plugin installed. Note: If you have installed a new JRE version over an old one, make sure you update your plug-in settings so that your browser uses the correct JRE. In Windows XP/NT/2k/9x, go to Start→Control Panel→Java Plug-in→Advanced and choose the latest version of the JRE from the drop-down list. Jung-2.0 Demos WorldMapGraphDemo The background image transforms along with the graph.

Y Combinator Alum Curebit Wants To Optimize Your Referral System, Turn Your Customers Into Marketers Word-of-mouth is the tried and true way to spread the word about your business, news, or product updates. For businesses, allowing your customers to tell their friends about how awesome your product or service is can be a great way to increase your brand recognition and attract new customers to come in and check out what you’re doing. As Basecamp wrote back in September, the web-based project management system has grown increasingly in popularity because customers have been able to tell their friends and colleagues about it and bring them over to the service. Curebit, an alum of the Y Combinator winter class of 2011, launched at demo day back in March as a way for online stores to increase revenue through referrals by turning existing customers into marketers. Curebit wants to optimize referral systems for eCommerce platforms, and today they’re launching a new product to help do that more effectively.

Graphic Organizers Prepared by Tracey Hall & Nicole Strangman Please visit the AIM Center home page. Introduction One way to help make a curriculum more supportive of students and teachers is to incorporate graphic organizers. Graphic organizers come in many varieties and have been widely researched for their effectiveness in improving learning outcomes for various students. The following five sections present a definition of graphic organizers, a sampling of different types and their applications, a discussion of the research evidence for their effectiveness, useful Web resources, and a list of referenced research articles.

Xerox developed this UI as the future to hierarchical lists. It was purchased by SAP and locked away. It's a beautiful concept of Focus and Context that maps a large site onto a hyperbolic web that you can drag around and quickly survey everything. by pauljacobson Apr 6

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