... and apologies, Endicott!
If you've never heard of this scenic and storied village in upstate New York -- well, you can blame me. Last week, I stated
confidently that IBM was founded in New York City.
IBM was, in fact, incorporated a century ago as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York
-- also known as "The Birthplace of IBM" (some 200 miles northwest of Manhattan). The company name was changed
to International Business Machines in 1924.
So, rather than prolong the history lesson (and risk making any more errors), I'll cut to the content -- starting with this
week's feature on Ceylon, the VM language now being developed by Red Hat. Author M. Tim Jones investigates this unique
new language, which is geared toward business-oriented software development. Can it hold its own in a world where C/C++
and the Java language rule the roost? Give it a read, and be sure to scan our other top features listed below; you're sure
to find something of interest.
Much like you would at Endicott's picturesque En-Joie Golf Course, which this weekend hosts the Dick's Sporting Goods Open
and a Maroon 5 concert. What's not to love? (And yes, I double-checked my facts.)
Until next week,
John Swanson and the developerWorks editorial team
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