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One Windows Kernel - Microsoft Tech Community - 267142
Windows is one of the most versatile and flexible operating systems out there, running on a variety of machine architectures and available - 267142
windows  kernel  innerworking  history  architecture 
4 days ago by gilberto5757
Should you learn C to “learn how the computer works”?
I’ve often seen people suggest that you should learn C in order to learn how computers work. Is this a good idea? Is this accurate? I’m going to start with my conclusion right upfront, just to be crystal clear about what I’m saying here: C is not... | Steve Klabnik | “The most violent element in society is ignorance.” - Emma Goldman
clang  history  education  relevance  innerworking  computer 
19 days ago by gilberto5757
A History of .NET Runtimes · Performance is a Feature!
Recently I was fortunate enough to chat with Chris Bacon who wrote DotNetAnywhere (an alternative .NET Runtime) and I quipped with him:
runtime  history  implementation 
19 days ago by gilberto5757
Shareware: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow | HPE
Shareware helped to spark the PC revolution. It's the forerunner of today's mobile app development.
shareware  business  model  history  retro 
19 days ago by gilberto5757
How Microsoft rewrote its C# compiler in C# and made it open source
Roslyn is the codename-that-stuck for the open-source compiler for C# and Visual Basic.NET. Here’s how it started in the deepest darkness of last decade’s corporate Microsoft, and became an open…
c#  compiler  roslyn  history 
25 days ago by gilberto5757
History of JavaScript Javascript
Learn how javascript is created by netscape what problem does javascript solves in web devlopment
javascript  js  programming  language  history 
6 weeks ago by gilberto5757
The evolution of the Macintosh (and the iMac) | TechConnect
We outline the transformation of Apple's most formative desktop computer, from the first Mac to the latest iMac Pro.
macintosh  mac  design  history  iconic  model 
may 2018 by gilberto5757
10 Technologies that Revolutionized the Music Industry
From phonographs to the blockchain, a 150 year history of the space where technology and music intersect. A study of technology in music could go back 40,000 years to the invention of the first bone…
music  technology  history  20th  century  1900 
may 2018 by gilberto5757
A Slide Rule for Real Programmers - IEEE Spectrum
This circular slide rule was used to calculate the most efficient code for the UNIVAC II
slide  rule  calculator  univac  programming  retro  old  history  sliderule 
may 2018 by gilberto5757
A Brief History of JavaScript – Abhijeet Dhope – Medium
There is still a lot of confusion about JavaScript mostly because of its name, people think its a derived scripting language based on Java. So what is JavaScript ? Is it a scripting or programming…
javascript  js  java  comparison  history 
april 2018 by gilberto5757
SCUMM internals and syntax for the sake of nostalgia
An overview of the syntax and broad aspects of the popular gaming engine - by Roberto Dip
scumm  history  if  graphic  adventure  gamedev  retro  old 
april 2018 by gilberto5757
Character Encoding in Depth – tajawal – Medium
A character encoding is a mechanism which tells the computer how to interpret raw zeroes and ones into real characters. How the computer do it basically it does by pairing numbers with characters If…
http  character  encoding  ascii  unicode  history 
april 2018 by gilberto5757
Why Does "=" Mean Assignment? • Hillel Wayne
Take the following code:
a = 1 a = a 1 print(a) A common FP critique of imperative programming goes like this: “How can a = a 1? That’s like saying 1 = 2. Mutable assignment makes no sense.” This is a notation mismatch: “equals” should mean “equality”, when it really means “assign”. I agree with this criticism and think it’s bad notation. But I also know some languages don’t write a = a 1, instead writing a := a 1.
equalsign  origin  assignment  use  programming  history  equality  equal 
april 2018 by gilberto5757
How COBOL Became the Early Backbone of Federal Computing - FedTech
The programming language still runs some critical government systems decades after it was introduced.
cobol  history  retro  old  usa  governement  application 
april 2018 by gilberto5757
Floppy disk history: The evolution of personal computing | HPE | HPE™
We had floppy disks long before we had CDs, DVDs, or USB thumb drives. Here's the evolution of the portable media that changed everything about personal computing.
floppydisk  retro  old  history  computing 
march 2018 by gilberto5757
JavaScript Ecosystem Overview (2018)
A JavaScript overview, starting by describing its history and covering everything from frontend to backend, pulling at all the stops in between.
javascript  js  ecosystem  tool  library  framework  history  review  list  webdev 
march 2018 by gilberto5757
If the OS landscape was disrupted, would Ruby have survived until today?!
Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto talks about the history of Ruby and the future of programming language at Ruby25.
ruby  history  programming  language  evolution  future  2018 
march 2018 by gilberto5757
SXSW 2018: A Look Back at the 1960s PLATO Computing System - IEEE Spectrum
Author Brian Dear on how these terminals were designed for coursework, but students preferred to chat and play games
plato  computing  history  network  online  learning  education  chat  web 
march 2018 by gilberto5757
Inside the desperate fight to keep old TVs alive - The Verge
CRTs were once synonymous with television, but by 2014, even stronghold markets like India were fading, with local manufacturers switching to flat-panel displays. Despite all this, picture tube televisions continue to linger. You’ll find them in museums, arcades, video game tournaments, and the homes of dedicated fans. But as the CRT slips further into obsolescence, devotees are navigating a difficult transition between simply maintaining an aging device and preserving a piece of technological history.
crt  television  history  technology  collection 
february 2018 by gilberto5757
What Really Happened with Vista: An Insider’s Retrospective
[Author’s Note: Originally published here, this blog has recently been getting a lot of hits as it was referenced in my recent blog on dogfooding so I decided to republish it on Medium in slightly…
windowsbista  longhorn  programming  history  retro 
january 2018 by gilberto5757
A first look at RPG: turns out it’s not only Role-Playing Games | How Not To Code
Many of you have heard about one of the oldest programming languages, COBOL, and you have also heard that COBOL programmers are much asked for nowadays to maintain old legacy code. There's another old-timer which few know about and which is still in use and will be in use for quite a while for applications…
rpg  rpgii  programming  language  retro  old  history 
january 2018 by gilberto5757
A first look at RPG: turns out it's not only Role-Playing Games
Many of you have heard about one of the oldest programming languages COBOL and you have also heard that COBOL programmers are much asked for nowadays to maintain old legacy code. Theres another oldtimer which few know about and which is still in use and...
rpg  programming  language  history  retro  old 
december 2017 by gilberto5757
Hungarian Notation Postmortem: What Went Wrong? - SubMain
Today's post focuses on Hungarian Notation. What is (was) this? How did it work, and what went wrong -- why don't people do it much anymore?
hungarian  notation  history  opinion  criticism  discussion  obsolete 
december 2017 by gilberto5757
Not Your Father’s Analog Computer - IEEE Spectrum
Scientists and engineers may benefit from a long-⁠abandoned approach to computing
analog  computer  history  retro  old 
december 2017 by gilberto5757
NASA's unsung heroes: The Apollo coders who put men on the moon | ZDNet
Learn how pioneering software engineers helped NASA launch astronauts into space, and bring them back again -- pushing the boundaries of technology as they did it.
computing  history  apollo  mission  programmer 
november 2017 by gilberto5757
Did Commodore, more than Apple, contribute to the birth of the personal computer?
In 1980 Steve Jobs gave an interview to the Wall Street Journal claiming: When we invented the personal computer, we created a new kind of bicycle”. In the box placed in the middle of the title you…
commodore  apple  contribution  pc  retro  old  history 
october 2017 by gilberto5757
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