Importance of JavaScript {1}

by Michael M
The article I read was interesting I was wondering why javascript was important for a webpage because why would you want to use java when you can use other stuff. But after reading the article it makes sense. When you look at a web page you usually judge a web site really quickly. Does it look professional or not. Is the page cluddered with links or are there things that stick out and grab your attention to the page. When you use Javascript you are pulling the visitors attention to your site because it looks professional and you are able to even plave slideshows on the page. It also doesnt need a server to validate information it can check required fields and give error messgaes if needed. The good thing about JavaScript is it can be placed in script files so it cant be ranked. If it was ranked with the code it lowers the ranking and since it can be placed in a folder it can be ranked higher then other sites. So Javascript is really benifical for someone that is a web developer and wants to have higher ratings and look professional. read more...

Big Data helps drive Math Ph.D.’s to IBM {Comments Off on Big Data helps drive Math Ph.D.’s to IBM}

by Hassib K
IBM is the largest employer of mathematics Ph.D’s in the nation.  They hire alot of mathematicians for help with analysis of big data.  They develop proofs that take anywhere from 2 months to some times 2 years.  The one for an US based oil company took 2 years and then allowed them to open up 24 additional sources of income, so it was well worth the effort.  IBM finds that mathematics and statistics Ph.D. holders tend to have the analytic and quantitative skills they’re looking for these days.  The push towards big data is driving alot of this demand for mathematicians.  Having huge of amounts of data to analyze will require someone who is comfortable with numbers, and this is clearly the mathematicians habitat.  Steve Mills, a senior vice president “We are the largest employer of Ph.D. mathematicians of any company in the world,” (Thibodeau, 2012).  A researcher on the topic recently said that he even sees grocery stores hiring more mathematicians, so it’s definitely a field to consider. read more...