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A boon to web developers, Mecklermedia provides the latest news in web developments; a library with tutorials, white papers, and book reviews on the topic; and a question and answer section. The developers forum contains threaded discussions on fourteen web-related topics. The site also features a software review section, and a general section with further information on fifteen topics from...
View Resource Developing an Open Source Option for NASA Software

A NASA technical report from April 2003 suggests that the agency switch to an open source software development strategy. This report, written at a very basic level, allows for a general audience to understand what constitutes open source and why it can be useful. The 52-page report gives several definitions and outlines benefits associated with such a switch from several different standpoints....
View Resource Tetris is Hard, Even to Approximate

Although the Tetris video game may not seem like a normal topic of study for three MIT researchers, it served as the basis for an interesting paper that the group submitted to two conferences, as well as attracting the attention of news publications like Science News and Scientific American. The paper, which mathematically proves the computational complexity of the game, can be downloaded from...