Tuesday, April 29, 2014

More Video Callings in the Offing on the Internet.

The Skype™ Logo
Microsoft announced today that Skype's Group Video Calling Service Is Now Free. What this means is that Microsoft has decided to monetize Skype's Group Video Conferencing (GVC) services through other means, namely enterprise licenses. (Where else can they go, unless they are able to present higher functionality on a collaboration platform?).

Sunday, February 16, 2014

d3.js and the Dining Philosophers' Problem Visualization.

Recently, I ran into this remarkably versatile tool called d3.js, which is intended to assist JavaScript programmers to visualize various forms of data.

One of the first things I did was to look for any tutorial videos on YouTube, and did I find a treasure trove of d3.js video tutorials! User d3Vienno has around 20 tutorials, many of them in the 10-minute duration, and very easy to follow. (The only thing unusual in the d3Vienno's videos is the narrator's pronunciation of the vowel sound in DOM (Document Object Model) with a \ü\, rather than with a \ä\).