Contents tagged with Azure

  • iSkedz Preview

    What is is a new web application offered as software-as-a-service (SaaS) to organizations that operate event venues with multiple types of events that may or may not require registration by attendees.  As examples, a health club that schedules various group exercise classes; a convention center that schedules meeting rooms for its customer organizations; a community theater that schedules both plays and acting classes.  iSkedz will provide a means to:

    schedule events

    advertise it on the web and mobile device apps

    display events on monitors using a display feed

    take registrations for events

    notify registrants of event changes through e-mail and mobile … more

  • Return of the Programmer

    I bought my first copy of Kernighan & Ritchie in 1985.  At the time I didn't even own a computer.  Yet all the buzz was about using the C programming language if you wanted to build 'real' software that could do all the amazing things the rapidly selling personal computers of the day foretold for our future.  Years earlier I had taken an introductory course in Fortran IV and then moved on to working with COBOL on the IBM System 370.  Fortran had been a sparse language with some odd rules but compared to COBOL it was a dream for someone like me who wished to make the machine bend to my will.  C took that ability to tap into the power of the computer and made it … more