This brief history illustrates the origins and major events in open source.
•Expensive, esoteric computers
•The rise of proprietary software
•The debate on the fringes
•The Internet and the... MORE
Operating Systems (OS) are the layer of software that sits between hardware and higher level pieces of function like applications and middleware. They help applications and middleware make use of the underlying hardware by doing things... MORE
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Once upon a time, the land of Silicon was ruled by a mighty blue giant. Many valiant knights had challenged Big Blue in the early years, among them Honeywell, Control Data, Univac, NCR, Burroughs, General Electric... MORE
Rasmus Lerdorf first conceived of PHP in 1994, but the PHP that people use today is quite different from the initial version. To understand how PHP got where it is today, it is useful to know the historical evolution of the language. Here's that... MORE
Computers have been around for many decades, but the popularity of programming languages began in the early 1990s. HTML, which stands for Hypertext Markup Language, became the official language of the World Wide Web after it was first conceived in... MORE
In the 17 Century, the first calculating machines were invented by Wilhelm Schickard and Blaise Pascal (who created the "Pascaline" in 1642). These mechanical devices were remarkable creations but they could only perform specific calculations.... MORE
~ 350 B.C
The brilliant Greek mathematician, Archytas ('ahr 'ky tuhs') of Tarentum builds a mechanical bird dubbed "the Pigeon" that is propelled by steam. It serves as one of histories earliest studies of flight, not to mention probably the first... MORE
Search engine optimization, or SEO, is the process of designing and creating content that will result in increased amounts of quality traffic to a website via "organic" or un-paid search engine results. Webmasters and internet content providers... MORE
In the late 1980s, early pen computer systems generated a lot of excitement and there was a time when it was thought they might eventually replace conventional computers with keyboards.
After all, everyone knows how to use a pen and pens are... MORE
Abacus is a Latin word that has its origins in the Greek words abax or abakon (meaning "table" or "tablet") which in turn, possibly originated from the Semitic word abq, meaning "sand" 1.
Why does the abacus exist?
It is difficult to imagine... MORE