Virginia Tech’s Irving John (Jack) Good, one of the founders of modern Bayesian inference and a member of the World War II code-breaking team at Bletchley Park, died of natural causes on April 5 in Radford
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UMBEL Unveils New RESTful Web Services
BURLINGTON, MA, October 30, 2008 - Zitgist LLC, in support of the UMBEL subject integration project for the Web, today announced the release of a number of freely available Web services. These Web services help Web publishers to describe and publish their content for data integration purposes with other content providers on the Web. Other services also help users find this content.
Use Google Spreadsheets API to create a database in the cloud
Mr. Jeffrey W Scudder (Google)
case study, cloud computing, google spreadsheets, online databse, web, web services
I'll show you how to create a Python module which wraps the Google Spreadsheets Data API web service in an interface so that it looks like a local database. Using this tool, your application can run anywhere with Internet connectivity and users will be able to take their data with them. The benefit of using Google Spreadsheets for a back-end is that it provides a simple UI which is easy for non programmers to interact with. The cost of provisioning and running a Spreadsheets based database is zero from the perspective of an application developer. This example module provides a toolkit which simplifies interactions with the Google Spreadsheets API for a specific use case: using a spreadsheet like a remote database.