Fun With Math – abridged


A little bit of math can go a long way, especially in programming. I will take a simple problem and demonstrate how math makes a program more efficient and more accurate. I wrote this for my wife’s math class and to make sure that it runs on her – shudder of shudders – apple computer, I wrote it in JavaScript, which is the topic covered in our next few labs. Those of us who want to see how it was done, may simply go to the site, start the program and view its source. At the time that I built the game, I was a JavaScript beginner so the code is simple and straight forward.

Next: In the old days of Datamation there is a column called “Herding Cats”. http://www.datamation.com/news/tech-comics-herding-cats-or-developers-1.html The idea is that managing developers is as hard if not harder than herding cats. Well, we will play a game together in which the room will be divided to 3 groups, each performing a different simple task and each starting with a number of their own choice. To the envy of all the project managers present, I will guide all the cats into the same answer. I will then explain how this was done.

Dov Trietsch

I am a long-in-the-tooth (and proud to add that it is my own tooth) technical architect. I find it strange. I’ve been in computers for many years, actually decades, and I’ve always done the same thing, only my title kept changing, so now I’m an architect.

Architect Schmarcitect, I still develop systems on different platforms, for the past 6 years in SharePoint. I once (maybe even twice) ventured into the lofty halls of management, for a while even in the stratospheric and exalted heights of executive management. These are serious transgressions for which I still try to atone. I know that nothing in this world can make up for it, except perhaps your forgiveness.

Specialties: I have worked in every computing paradigm and many industries, moving easily between them. A general problem solver, I use computing as a platform, especially in systems involving relational databases and knowledge portals – hence my venturing into SharePoint.

I am also a professional writer (“Visual Basic Oracle Programmers’ Reference” ISBN 1861001789.)

I blog mostly about SharePoint development in:
http://www.GeeksWithBlogs.net/PointsToShare/default.aspx

Authored a CodePlex Project to facilitate the deployment of SharePoint solutions. wblo.gs/dIC

Find my latest resume in: http://www.mgsltns.com/DTresume.docx The link is case sensitive!