DZone Weekly Link Round-up (June 25)
Despite the unspoken rivalry between Windows-based phones and Google's Android OS, Microsoft is releasing an Android phone. This news comes on the heels of Microsoft's takeover of the Nokia handheld division.
The process began 30 years ago with a program called Mathematica. Now, the Wolfram Programming Cloud is released and hopes to allow developers to jump in and start programming and deploying cloud-based programs in the Wolfram language.
We wrote about this briefly earlier this week, but it bears repeating: SCOTUS decided unanimously in the case Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International that abstract ideas (in this case, a kind of escrow enacted via a computer) couldn't qualify for software patents.
"Google and rivals are vying for control of the home, considered an important new digital frontier as computing becomes increasingly mobile and moves beyond smartphones into everyday objects and sensors."
In the world of wearable tech, Fitbit is one of the most pervasive devices on the market. In this essay on the New Yorker, humorist and writer David Sedaris reflects on his own experience with the Fitbit.
Nikki Durkin started 99Dresses several years ago with a dream and enough gumption to stick with it – until it failed. In this post, she candidly reflects on her experience in a failed startup.
Following on the heels of news about the Wolfram Programming Cloud, here's an example of the kind of problems being solved with the Wolfram language.
Ever been in a movie theater and felt the overwhelming urge to go number one, but you wait it out until you guess at a place where you won't miss anything significant if you're gone for a couple minutes? There's an app for that. Now you don't have to guess anymore.
Be the water, friend.
There's no metric for nerddom quite like devotion to Marvel franchises; especially devotion that goes so far as to try and replicate Tony Stark's technology.
Could your website use a little bit more Ken Burns? Good news!
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