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Name: Jesús Cerquides Bueno
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I started programming many years ago in a set of public computers (Apple II) in a public library. I had to reserve the computer three days in advance, just for one our. They were about one our walking distance from home, so I spent more time getting there and back than actually programming. After that Dad bought that old Spectrum 48K, and then the first PC.

Of course I studied Software Engineering, after seeing "Wargames". What I did not have clear is whether I wanted to be David Lughtman or Professor Falken, so I think I share a bit of both.

After finishing my degree I entered the IIIA (Artificial Intelligence Research Institute) for a PhD in AI. Then I jumped to Ubilab a Industrial Research Lab in Switzerland and then I co-founded iSOCO where I was Chief Technology Officer for three years. That meant little time for coding and a lot of time devoted to management so I decided to go back to academia and accepted a position at Universitat de Barcelona where I finished my PhD in December 2003.

I am currently teaching Software Engineering, Scripting Languages, Databases and Network Programming

Feel free to contact me at cerquide ensaimada iiia.csic.es (replace "ensaimada" by @).


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Lots of changes since my last entry. So many that I am not going to report them here :p

Lately I am getting addicted to google videos. There are extremely nice videos on the educational track. A nice example is the talk about Human computation by Luis van Ahn.

11 Dec 2005 (updated 11 Dec 2005 at 11:46 UTC) »
Real Components 1.1 is out!

Major refactoring.

I have finished version 1.0 of Real Components, a small plugin for Ruby on Rails. It can be download from here

The idea is to ease the automation of the development of sites where you can come to a page from several other pages and the usual behaviour is that you go back to the page from where you came.

It is my first Rails dev.

4 Dec 2005 (updated 4 Dec 2005 at 10:37 UTC) »
fxn, maybe you can take a look at this paper to see how usually the operations in relational algebra are defined. The best reference for that is Date's book (appears cited in that paper).

Lately I have been playing with several things:

  • Objective C and GNUStep framework. Funny and worth a try. Do you want to know where from did Java obtained the good ideas in their design and how much was lost when they decided to go with static typing? Learn Objective C.
  • Looking for a collections library in C. Found SGLIB, Glib, Kazlib and gdsl as viable alternatives. I think I prefer SGLIB.
  • What is a UNIX system? Found out about Opengroup's Single Unix Specification. Worth consulting.
  • Amazing Language D, next in my list of programming languages to be tested

Quite a long time since my last post.

I have connected to trabber. It is worth a try. Thanks to Óscar for developing it and sending an e-mail.

For unconfesable reasons, the last three days I have been trying to make a program that connects to a website in such a way that the owner is unable to distinguish it from a human. Maybe it seems obvious, but unless you have a very good knowledge of Internet Explorer or Mozilla internals + a good javascript interpreter this is very hard to do by coding (even using Perl's WWW::Mechanize). However, it is reasonably easy to do by using Internet Explorer as a component. This can be easily done using Python+win32com. So, I have learnt a bit of python and successfully developed the script. Furthermore, there is a nice tool named PAMIE that eases things even more. Well, the last three days I have been playing a bit with all these things, I must admit.

We (Francesc Sebastià and I) have developed a small program that allows a Windows user with the spanish keyboard to write polytonical greek. It is a nice tool that we hope we will be able to offer for free and open source (by now the Electra group is financing the development).

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