It's time again for a series of Google events in Europe, where you can learn about the newest technologies and have the chance to ask questions to Google engineers.
Google Developer Days 2010 will be held in Europe in November according to the following calendar:
Registration for these three events will open on September 22nd so save the date because the available seats usually run out very quickly!
Next week we'll be also having a different event in Spain, the Madrid DevFest 2010. Unfortunately, registration for this event is already closed and there's no way to request extra seats, as it is full booked.
The book is targeted to novices like me and starts from the very basics of audio editing using Audacity, an open-source software available for Windows, Linux and MacOS.
It actually constitutes a step-by-step guide to edit audio files and publish your own podcasts, without forgetting expert topics such as Skype integration and using advanced effects and filters.
The author structured the book into 10 chapters, but you will be already able to edit audio files and publish them on the web after the first three chapters, which sum less than 50 pages. Chapter 4 talks about basic editing while chapter 5 explains how to perform advanced editing to turn your recordings into professional tracks.
Going through the second half of the book you will also learn to export your podcasts, add background music or how to use plugins to add functionalities to Audacity.
If you are new to audio editing and want to learn, check this book out, you won't be disappointed.
I just started my third week at Google as Developer Programs Engineer and I wanted to recap my experience so far.
You may have heard many stories on what working for Google is like, and many of them are actually true, but you won't know until you are inside, and that's exactly what happened to me.
When you start at Google, you have to attend the Noogler Orientation training sessions for one or more weeks, where you learn how things work (and a lot of secrets too!). In the meanwhile you have to understand how to move inside the huge internal documentation section and start a personal project.
One of the other advantages of working at Google is that you can attend to many Tech Talks on any kind of topics. Just to mention a few, in the two weeks I have been here I listened to Vint Cerf, the "Father of the Internet", and to Monty Widenius, the creator of MySQL.
What else? I'm having a lot of fun and eating too much. You already know about food at Google, don't you?
Now it's time to work with them again and I've been asked to perform the technical review of their recently published book called "Getting started with Audacity 1.3" written by Bethany Hiitola.
The book guides the reader to create podcasts, edit music and more with this open source audio editor. It also teaches the basic techniques for using Audacity to record and edit audio tracks like podcasts and interviews. For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/getting-started-with-audacity-1-3
I'll receive the book soon and I'll write my comments on this blog. If you use Audacity or similar software, can you tell me what I should look for in a book like this?
This new article covers more advanced topics and is focused on writing a basic spell checker that mixes together the functional and object-oriented programming paradigms.
The spell checking algorithm is implemented in functional F# and is based on the Jaro-Winkler similarity distance while the UI is WPF-based and written with OO code.
I hope you will appreciate the article and I'll be very happy to get any feedback from the readers.
It is never easy to write the first post of a blog, fortunately for me it is already the third time and actually the second for this very blog.
After three years of my first encounter with the blogging world I decided to move a step forward and reboot, but with much more experience by my side.
In this reborn blog I will focus on my passion, that is software development, and I want to start presenting the WordPress plugin that I wrote for this event.
It is called Front Page Exclude By Date and is a very simple plugin that I needed to hide my old posts from appearing on the front page without deleting them and losing all links pointing to them.
You can still read the old posts by searching for them or clicking on your bookmarks and now you can also find on this blog the series of posts on functional programming and the F# language taken from the FSharp.it website, which is no longer updated and merged with this blog.