Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

LinkLog: Components 101

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Components 101 Not all components are created equal. Whether you’re shopping for existing components or creating your own, there are five characteristics that all good components share. Sound interaction design Clean code Ready to use Easy to configure Well documented via uxmag.com What made VB popular in 90s was the availability of rich interactive components […]

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LinkLog: Meaningful Innovation: Whether to Design or Evolve?

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Many of the interesting challenges in computer science, nanotechnology, and synthetic biology entail the construction of complex systems. As these systems transcend human comprehension, will we continue to design them or will we increasingly evolve them? As we design for evolvability, the locus of learning shifts from the artifacts themselves to the process that created […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

Information Literacy

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I did not even know that there is a Journal of Information Literacy till I stumbled upon an article on assessing information literacy at university level. There is a nice table on the topics of information literacy and their relevance that we can all benefit from.

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

LinkLog: I Like To Write Code

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Here’s the thing. I like to write code. I like to write code that most people take for granted. I like to write code to solve hard problems. I like to write simple programs. I like to solve the programming assignments that I set before my students. I like to discover problems to solve and […]

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Programming: Just a means to an end?

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Our youth is easily influenced. Let’s remind ourselves that programming, no matter what construct you use, is just a means to an end. More often than not the code needs to get the job done and doesn’t need stupid tag lines and catch phrases like “enterprise” and “encapsulation”. via pkaudio.blogspot.com Once in a while, you […]