Choosing Your First Programming Language

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Many new programmers struggle when it comes to selecting their first language to learn.  Which is easiest, the most professionally useful, the most newbie-friendly?  Lets find out by showing you a range of options, their strengths and weaknesses, and some information about the most common programming languages in demand today.  At the end, we’ll make […]

Sudo Apt-Get Install Army: Should Army Analyst Have The Power To Mod Their Analytical Tools?

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Army officers and writers Crispin Burke, Niel Smith, and James King have a fascinating piece on the DCGS-A (Distributed Common Ground System-Army) contretemps. It rightly goes beyond blame and finger-pointing. Let me lay my own bias out front — Palantir is a fantastic company, there also many amazing and hard-working military tech people, and Rep. […]

New Data Science Course on Building Recommender Systems – 10% Discount to CTOvision Readers

Cloudera University is offering a new training course on data science titled Introduction to Data Science – Building Recommender Systems.  The course is coming to the Washington DC area 20-22 Feb 2012. If history is our guide, this course will be booked fast. My recommendation: look over the course outline below and register right away. […]

IT Architecture as taught by Monty Python

One of my friends and mentors, Bill Vass of Liquid Robotics, has consistently advised IT professionals to understand, respect and use the power of well formed IT architecture.  Bill has often reminded me and others that architecture is design.  If you have poor design, or if you have good design that is ignored, then the […]