rfernand79 (643913) writes "Raymond Chen has posted a rather amusing clarification as to the provenance of the Windows 3.1 Ctrl+alt+Del Screen. The screen was not authored by Steve Ballmer, as reported by various sites. It was authored by Raymond Chen. Amusingly, his original post was misrepresented in amusing ways, in a variety of news outlets.
rfernand79 (643913) writes "Infoworld has an interview with Martin Odersky, designer of Scala, in which they discuss the future of this popular language. Three versions are discussed as being part of the Scala roadmap: The first one (2.12) focuses on better integration with Java 8, and making use of the latest improvements in the JVM. The second one (Aida) focuses on cleaning up the Scala libraries. But the third one (Don Giovani) is about a fundamental rethink of Scala, with a strong focus on simplicity." Link to Original Source top
rfernand79 writes "Via Scoot Guthrie's Blog we find out that Silverlight 2.0 has been released. The blog post notes some interesting statistics, including the magnitude of video streamed during the Olympics and the Democratic National Convention (both using Silverlight). "Hello Worlds" and interesting links are included in the blog." top