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  A tour to Tumblr's office


This week Yahoo has made a deal with Tumblr that Yahoo would acquire Tumblr with $1.1 billion. The reason why Yahoo wants to acquire Tumblr is still not so clear. It may be because they don't want to miss the chance again after they missed the chance to acquire Facebook. But anyway, let's take a tour to the office environment of Tumblr. The big logo after entering the door. The office building in Tumblr has two floors. Most people are working on the first floor. Cute decorations Technical t...

   Tumblr,Office,Tour     2013-05-22 12:25:32


  Facebook fires a few Chinese employees


There is a big news happening in the Silicon Valley in past few days. Facebook fired a few Chinese employees for bringing outsiders into Facebook's campus and canteen on a charged basis. It's well known that tech companies in Silicon Valley provide attractive welfare to their employees. We often heard about the news that lots of free service(including free food, free laundry, free massage etc) are provided to employees to encourage them to stay effective when working. This is good news and welc...

   Facebook,Chinese employee, Chummy     2015-09-03 07:39:05


  Google+ may defeat Facebook in education


Although Google launched Google+ to compete with Facebook, we know that Facebook is now almost irreplaceable.However, does Facebook dominate now mean it will dominate the future? Of course not. Based on his own understanding and knowledge of Google+, Jesse Wojdylo, a Web Entrepreneur engineer, expressed that Google+ will dominate in the field of education, and published them in his Google+ homepage. Here is what he says: Most major universities have incorporated Gmail and Google Apps for all st...

   Facebook,Google+,Education     2012-08-30 19:25:41


  The Go Programming Language Turns Two


Two years ago a small team at Google went public with their fledgling project - the Go Programming Language. They presented a language spec, two compilers, a modest standard library, some novel tools, and plenty of accurate (albeit succinct) documentation. They watched with excitement as programmers around the world began to play with Go. The team continued to iterate and improve on what they had built, and were gradually joined by dozens - and then hundreds - of programmers from the open source...

   Go,Google,Evolution,Development     2011-11-11 02:40:55


  Learning Go


This year I'm going to try a new programming language - Go. I had this notion that compiled, type based languages are overly complex and reduces developer efficiency. However, after doing some reading about Go, it appeared to take a different path from the rest and felt like something worth trying. Acquainting a programming language is a journey. First few steps you take with it will define your perception about it. These first few steps went well for me with Go and it felt lik...

   Go,Google,Learning,Resource     2012-01-05 08:09:55


  In praise of impractical programming


Although it’s become a cultural mainstay now, I still remember when I first saw that thick book — the one with the wizard on the cover — about a school for magic where wonders are easily conjured by those who know the proper spells. Of course, I’m talking about the Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs. There was that other book with the spells, but the “Wizard Book” sincerely claimed to teach magic. For the past few years, I’ve been working as a software developer i...

   Impractical Programming,Structure,Scheme,Practical     2011-12-05 12:28:58


  How Computers Boot Up


The previous post described motherboards and the memory map in Intel computers to set the scene for the initial phases of boot. Booting is an involved, hacky, multi-stage affair – fun stuff. Here’s an outline of the process: An outline of the boot sequence Things start rolling when you press the power button on the computer (no! do tell!). Once the motherboard is powered up it initializes its own firmware – the chipset and other tidbits – and tries to get the CPU running...

   Computer,Boot-up,Rationale     2012-04-11 13:43:02


  Python internals: adding a new statement to Python


This article is an attempt to better understand how the front-end of Python works. Just reading documentation and source code may be a bit boring, so I’m taking a hands-on approach here: I’m going to add an until statement to Python. All the coding for this article was done against the cutting-edge Py3k branch in the Python Mercurial repository mirror. The until statement Some languages, like Ruby, have an until statement, which is the complement to while (until num == 0 is equivalent to ...

   Python,New statement,Research,Addition     2012-03-12 07:32:24


  HTML5 Drag and Drop Upload and File API Tutorial


Update #3: Using the techniques outlined in this article I have rolled out and initial release of imgscalr.com.Feel free to download the JS source (it is heavily commented) and take a look at how it was rolled out. Unfortunately the required File API support is only in Chrome and Firefox currently, Safari gets it in version 6, Opera possibly in version 11 and possibly IE 10 (9 has no support).IntroductionOver the last day I’ve been trying to learn how to use the new HTML5 Drag a...

   HTML5,Drag and drop,DnD,File API,Tutorial,Coding     2011-10-29 13:47:14