Isn't it about time somebody told us how to integrate RPG and Java?
Written by Joe Pluta
Tom Snyder's first foray into RPG programming books, Advanced Integrated RPG, is an auspicious beginning. The book is ostensibly about three specific examples of integration between RPG and Java: accessing Excel spreadsheets, creating PDF documents, and sending email. And while the book presents these topics quite well, it's the larger view of the book that really makes it special.
Common sense and a little skepticism may help protect us from an overreliance on complex analytics.
Written by Chris Smith
The volcanic eruption in Iceland last week has focused attention once again on how unprepared we are when managing technology—as well as managing the world around us. First we fail to predict a volcano that is pushing up from the ground like a teenager's pimple, and then we cancel more than 100,000 airline flights based on what now is claimed to be a flawed computer simulation. What's next?