Roman Kagan

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Roman started working as a programmer as a teenager when he was hired to hack Prolog at a Minsk artificial intelligence lab. Roman was one of the first developers using Java to create web applications. Since 1991, Roman has been consulting for companies including Hewlett-Packard, EDS, GM, Ford, Chrysler, Fanuc Robotics, Comerica and Polk.


Knockout.js released by Steve Sanderson in summer of 2010. Although Steve works for Microsoft the decision to release knockout.js as an open source project was right. It is a standalone javascript library relying on MVVM and Observable patterns. The key principles of knockout.js are: * a clear separation between domain […]

Installing CUDA Toolkit 5.0

Installing CUDA Toolkit 5.0 on Ubuntu 11.10 Linux The following explains how to install CUDA Toolkit 5.0 on 64-bit Ubuntu 11.10 Linux. I have tested it on a desktop with AMD Phenom II X4 CPU, 4GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 800W power supply, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 graphics card. […]

About Software Quality

Software companies that install the right kind of procedures have made enormous progress in avoiding failures. First of all successful companies do not ignore uncertainty – the address it. They also establish quality control mechanisms that simultaneously speed up the whole process. And they reach for new paradigms such as […]