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Markdown, One Year Later We made a few key technology bets when we created Stack Overflow: I’ll defer the discussion on the other two items for another day, but after spending a year immersed in Markdown — the lightweight markup language we use to format posts on all Trilogy sites — I have some thoughts I’d like to share. We knew early on that there were a handful of Markdown Gotchas, thanks to the sage advice of John Fraser (who, sadly, I have completely lost contact with.) Keen, Green and Just 13: Maya Shea Penn She’s a prolific blogger, she’s got her own clothing line, and she’s given talks about sustainability. At 13, Maya Shea Penn’s CV is beyond what most 30 year olds dream they could achieve. She started her first company, Maya’s Ideas, when she was 8 years old, and has since been featured in Forbes, the Huffington Post, The Kind Life and many other publications.

TIOBE Software: Tiobe Index TIOBE Index for January 2016 January Headline: Java is TIOBE's Programming Language of 2015! Java has won the TIOBE Index programming language award of the year. This is because Java has the largest increase in popularity in one year time (+5.94%). Java leaves runner ups Visual Basic.NET (+1.51%) and Python (+1.24%) far behind. At first sight, it might seem surprising that an old language like Java wins this award. National Gathering - Slow Money Click here to download Entrepreneur Contact Info (PDF). A hallmark of the Slow Money National Gathering is the Entrepreneur Showcase, when promising food enterprises from around the U.S. take the stage to share stories and present their businesses. To date, more than $6 million has been directly invested in 34 of the small food enterprises attending the Slow Money National Gathering, including even a few who did not present on stage! Companies at all stages, serving markets large and small, offering diverse value propositions, and spanning the food system spectrum will be presenting. With that in mind, we are pleased to offer this year's Entrepreneur Video Showcase. We are very proud of each featured small food enterprise for presenting about their businesses on a national stage.

JavaScript Engine for Windows Phone Edit: This is now available on GitHub: Did a fun bit of hacking, ported the Jint JavaScript interpereter to Windows Phone 7.5 ... the result is seen below: And when we run that code in a silverlight application: This would also work in XNA games for wp7, so one can imagine scripting scenarios if that's your cup of tea. Though it would take more work for this to be supported on the xbox since DynamicMethod is not supported there. I was really happy to see that Windows Phone 7.1 (Mango) brings in support for the DynamicMethod and some of the other Reflection.Emit features.

Britain's new entrepreneurs: young guns go for it POPPY DINSEY, 23: Fashion blogger It is 10am on the first day of London fashion week and Poppy Dinsey has already been photographed four times. "I think it's the coat," she says as yet another blogging fashionista takes a snap of her canary yellow Burberry mackintosh. "I am a walking highlighter, essentially." The coat is just one example of Dinsey's uncanny ability to channel the latest sartorial trends with consummate ease. Last year, she turned this talent into a thriving business by launching What I Wore Today (wiwt.com), a blog that does exactly what it says on the tin by uploading photographs of Dinsey's chosen outfit on a regular basis, accompanied by her irreverent commentary (a jumper featuring an appliqué reindeer is deemed: "Well Christmassy.

Fact and figures about the EU´s Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) - Small and medium sized enterprises (SME) - Enterprise and Industry Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) Following the daily news, it is easy to get the impression that the European economy is dominated by large, multinational enterprises. Their multi-billion Euro takeovers, global expansion plans or -more recently- risks of mega bankruptcies dominate the headlines. Example of the difference between Ruby and Java Having worked extensively with both ruby and java, I thought I'd share some interesting differences between how one can approach solving problems in the two languages. Let's take a common example of a function that will take a variable number of arguments and return a string with all non-null values separated by commas. We'll start by just using the core runtime and see what we can do.

Steve Case Steve Case is one of America’s best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs and philanthropists, and a pioneer in making the Internet part of everyday life. Steve co-founded America Online (AOL) in 1985, when the Internet was in its infancy. Under Steve’s leadership, AOL became the world’s largest and most valuable Internet company, and helped drive the worldwide adoption of a medium that has transformed business and society. AOL’s early focus on ease of use and social media set the stage for its rapid growth, and at its peak nearly half of Internet users in the United States used AOL. OurCrowd Names Top 30 Thought Leaders of Crowdfunding [Infographic] OurCrowd, the Israeli equity crowdfunding platform, yesterday released a list of the top 30 crowdfunding thought leaders. Coming in at the top three spots are platform founders Perry Chen (Kickstarter), Naval Ravikant (AngelList), and Slava Rubin (Indiegogo). Rounding out the top five are VC firm founders Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz and Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures. Crowdsourcing.org and Massolution founder Carl Esposti checks in at the number 15 spot. Related:- Six Questions for OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved - GE Ventures Embraces Crowdfunding, Partners with OurCrowd “Working with influencer relations agency Evolve Inc., we selected and carefully vetted 800 of the most knowledgeable, most influential and most social thought leaders in crowdfunding today, including industry insiders, regulators and politicians, journalists, platform vendors, angel investors, entrepreneurs, artists and industry analysts,” the company wrote in a blog post accompanying the list.

Jobs We are looking for an experienced, innovative, and passionate person to become the next Creative Developer at Vertigo. JOB DESCRIPTION As a Creative Developer at Vertigo, you will work within a dynamic, emerging user experience team to build the working front-ends for a wide range of custom applications. Not simply a translator of mock-ups and wireframes, you are an active participant in defining and executing great (fluid, responsive) user experiences. Lori Greiner Bio - Shark Tank Lori Greiner started with one idea and turned it into a multi-million dollar international brand. She is now regarded as one of the most prolific inventors of retail products, having created over 400 products, and holds 120 U.S. and international patents. A well-known celebrity personality on QVC-TV, Greiner has hosted her own show, Clever & Unique Creations by Lori Greiner, for over 16 years. Greiner's cleverly designed products cover a large range, as she is constantly adding new items. From kitchen tools, travel bags and unique accessories to must-have organizers for the home, her products are enjoyed by men and women alike. She is known for creating some of the most popular jewelry and cosmetic organizers of her time.

CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire .NET programmers « Expensify Blog Update: The end is near, Expensify is hiring a .NET programmer! Learn more… Saturday edit: Wow, quite a response to this. Some additional comments at the end.

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