9/16/2006

10 Programming Languages You Should Learn

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By picking the brains of Web developers and IT recruiters, eWEEK selected 10 programming languages that are a bonus for developers to add to their resumes. Even better, they’re great jumping-off points, with loads of job opportunities for younger recruits.

1. PHP
2. C#
3. AJAX
4. JavaScript
5. Perl
6. C
7. Ruby and Ruby on Rails
8. Java
9. Python
10. VB.Net

Source: eweek

Nuclear radiation-resistant rubber developed

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Hayakawa Rubber Co and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency on Friday launched a superior nuclear radiation-resistant rubber that can be used for many purposes.

Source: CrissCross

China Reports Major Anti-Piracy Move

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Chinese law enforcement agencies destroyed nearly 13 million pirated compact discs, DVDs and computer software Saturday in the government’s latest campaign to curtail rampant theft of intellectual property, state media reported.

The destroyed items were confiscated in the first half of an ongoing 100-day nationwide campaign against piracy, the Xinhua News Agency said. Police seized the items in raids that took in the scope of pirated goods networks, from unlicensed factories to street vendors, Xinhua said.

Source: AP

DVD chips ‘to kill illegal copying’

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

DVDs will soon be tracked with embedded radio transmitter chips to prevent copying and piracy, according to the company which makes movie discs for Warner, Disney, Fox and other major studios.

The technology, which can also be used for Blu-Ray and HD-DVD discs, will allow movie studios to remotely track individual discs as they travel from factories to retail shelves to consumers’ homes.

Home DVD players will eventually be able to check on the chip embedded in a disc, and refuse to play discs which are copied or played in the ‘wrong’ geographical region, the companies behind the technology expect.

RFID readers will then be built-in to home DVD players to extend the anti-copying technology into homes as part of a digital rights management system.

Source: vnunet

DivX set to go public next week

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DivX, the video-compression company that went from public enemy No. 1 in Hollywood to a trusted partner, will hold a public offering next week.

The San Diego-based company plans to sell 9.1 million shares for $12 to $14 a share.

Revenue for the first six months of 2006 came to $27.2 million, while net income was $5.9 million. In 2005 for the full year, DivX pulled in $29.3 million in revenue and $2.3 million in net income.

The DivX video-codec video-compression technology offers DVD quality at 10 times the compression of traditional MPEG-2 files, enabling a full-length film to fit on one CD or eight films to fit on one DVD. More than 50 million DivX-certified devices have been released.

Source: News.com

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