At the end of last month, W3C published a draft NFC API. As a leading authority on developing Web standards, I found it interesting that W3C had dedicated time and resources to NFC technology. NFC certainly received significant hype when it first showed up in consumer devices; however, since its initial 15 minutes of fame, many have questioned the viability, need, and long-term possibilities of NFC as a mainstream technology. Accordingly, I reached out to the W3C Team Contact for the NFC Working Group, Dave Raggett.
The OpenMP ARB, the non-profit that owns the OpenMP brand, released the fourth version of the OpenMP API a few months ago. After a few months of use, players in the high performance compute (HPC) and digital signal processing (DSP) spaces praise the new release and have developed many products on the updated API. Upgrades available in 4.0 include accelerator support, SIMD constructs, error handling, thread affinity, tasking extensions, Fortran 2003 support, user defined reductions, and more.
As days become shorter and shorter ushering in a new season, yet another week of API profiling comes to an end. Lets take a look back at some of the APIs that caught our attention.