Wednesday, May 20, 2009

IBM's Breakthrough in Data Management

There's been a breakthrough in how to collect and analyze large and different types of data using a single program. According to the article, this new system called System S. will have the ability to collect data from various companies and sources and be able to analyze it “all together and in real time”. Also, instead of having to use different programs to analyze data, like currently most companies manage and analyze their data System S. will conveniently solve that problem for companies that want to use IBM’s System S.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Class Material

Articles and Links provided in class

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Site Diagrams: Mapping an Information Space
by Jason Withrow

The what, when and why of wireframes
by James Kelway


Swine Flu Outbreak Tracked With Twitter

Tech giants form open cloud standards group

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Should You Worry About Data Rot?

Storage: The bytes build up – but where can we put them?

Brussels to investigate consumer profiling by online advertisers

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Online Age Quiz Is a Window for Drug Makers

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Financial Times Digital Business Section

nfoDesign: Understanding by Design


New York Times Technology Section





Creative Commons

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Electronic Privacy Information Center

Monday, May 4, 2009

Saturday, May 2, 2009

An interesting article on Social Media and/or Blogging

Six Reasons Why Your Blog Is Your Most Important Social Media Tool

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Assignmet #3

1. Fist impressions count for web.

2. Speedy conclusion.

3. Lasting impressions.

According to this article ( “Internet users make up their minds about the quality of a website in the blink of an eye”.

There is no doubt that when visiting a web site, first impressions is what makes the difference between the user ever going back to visit the web site, or if s/he forgets about it and never bothers to go back.

I believe this article is very important for those who are in the profession of web designing. The research focus, on three key essentials elements: First Impression, Speedy Conclusion, and Lasting Impressions.

The article also mentions how quickly the brain makes a decision on whether a particular web site is worth keep using, or not. This is why I believe this article is relevant to the class. The research describes how important it is to make a good web site so that user’s fist impression can be a lasting one.

Assignment #2

API—Application Programming Interface—a set of routines, data structure, object classes, and/or protocols provided by libraries and/or operating system services in order to support the building of applications.

Ajax—Asynchronous JavaScript + XML—it a technique used to create interactive or rich web application. According to Jesse James Garrett, “It is also really a group of technologies” acting together for a common purppose, making websites more dynamic for users. Google, Amazon, and Flickr are among the companies using Ajax.

Dynamic Websites—it basically means making web pages interactive for users. For example, adding a shopping cart to the website. This requires of programming languages such us APS, PHP and JAVA.

RSS—according to the article by O’Rally, “What is the Web 2.0”, not only this is a “new technology, is also the most significant element in advancing in the fundamentals of the architecture of the web”.

CGI—Common Gateway Interface—is a standard protocol for interfacing external application sofware with an information server, commonly a web server.

XSLT—Extensible Stylesheets Language Transformation.

XML—Extensible Makeup Language—is a general-purpose specification for creating custom makeup language.

SQL—Structural Query Language.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009