Microsoft .NET to run on Linux and Mac OS X

Microsoft .NET will finally run fully on Linux and Mac OS X platform and this is a great news.

Visual Studio is maybe the best tool for developers and Microsoft decided to open sourcing the full server-side .NET Core stack, from ASP.NET 5 down to Core Runtime and Framework.

Microsoft is also giving for free Visual Studio Community 2013 full featured edition of Visual Studio, available today.

You can watch more about this here.

Open source links
ASP.NET – https://github.com/aspnet/home
.NET Compiler – http://roslyn.codeplex.com/
.NET Core – https://github.com/dotnet/corefx
.NET – https://github.com/Microsoft/dotnet

Carl Friedrich Gauss – the real genius

When the teacher asked his 7-years old pupils (among them was also Carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematical genius) what is the sum of all numbers from 1 to 100, he was astonished that Gauss gave him the answer only after three seconds.

The sum is 5050, he said almost instantly.

He came to this extremely quickly noticing that we have 50 pairs of numbers which give the sum of 101:

  • 100 + 1 = 101
  • 99 + 2 = 101
  • 98 + 3 = 101
  • 51 + 50 = 101

So, 50 * 101 = 5050

Together with Archimedes and Newton they are known as Triumvirate of Mathematics and Gauss algorithms were widely used everywhere, especially at Wall Street.

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