COMET - the next stage of AJAX
From Jeremy Yallop: "COMET" is Alex Russell's name for AJAX with server-push over persistent connections -- quite similar to what we've been doing recently with Links.
Eclipse support for Haskell and OCaml
I've heard it said that 'Eclipse is the new Emacs'. A frightening thought, but if true work come in helpful.
Haskell Tutorial for C Programmers
By Eric Etheridge. Spotted by Mark Evans at Lambda the Ultimate.
Many people are accustomed to imperative languagues, which include C, C++, Java, Python, and Pascal. For computer science students, Haskell is weird and obtuse. This tutorial assumes that the reader is familiar with C/C++, Python, Java, or Pascal. I am writing for you because it seems that no other tutorial was written to help students overcome the difficulty of moving from C/C++, Java, and the like to Haskell.
I write this assuming that you have checked out the Gentle Introduction to Haskell, but still don't understand what's going on.
Haskell is not 'a little different,' and will not 'take a little time.' It is very different and you cannot simply pick it up, although I hope that this tutorial will help.
An anarchist application, that let's you visually explore a database of directors of companies and institutions in the US, encouraging you to visualize the links between them. If the database was freely available, it might provide some intriguing exercise for our first year course, while 'They Rule' itself would give the students a chance to see an innovative application to contrast with, say, SQL queries.
I had a phone call from Peri Hankey, urging me to look at his programming language, called languagemachine. It looks rather idiosyncratic to me, and doesn't seem to have much bearing on Links.
ECMAScript for XML
Extensions to ECMAscript for manipulating XML. Seems similar in style to Comega. Dan Suciu is listed as one of the authors!
An EMCAcript implementation for Flash. Recommended by Vasilis Danias.
OscarsX: An XML database for the Academy Awards
An XQuery demo from Howard Katz. Might provide useful data for a Links demo, once we support XML queries.
The Rule of Least Power
A pronouncement from the W3C, with Berners Lee's name on it. I was surprised to see that it mentioned Haskell! (Jonathan Robie was annoyed that it did not mention XQuery.)