A lot of people have been curious about how the AI in AI War: Fleet Command works, since we have been able to achieve so much more realistic strategic/tactical results compared to the AI in most RTS games. Part 1 of this series will give an overview of the design philosophy we used, and later parts will delve more deeply into specific sub-topics.

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Ad Server Beans are an open source ad server product written in Java using enterprise technologies. It is used for:

- creating banner ad campaigns and tracking their progress;

- targeting these campaigns to specific audience based on different criteria: site content, demographics, visitor geo location, time, etc.;

- serving ads to sites.

Ad Delivery Solutions (ADS) provides Internet publishers with turn-key video player ad servers capable of serving pre-roll, mid-roll, post-roll, and coordinated sponsorship banners with your video content.

Our ad servers for video are built on fully open-source systems using the OASIS or OpenX ad servers.

With OpenX Ad Server, you can power all of your ad serving needs. With OpenX Market, you can maximize the value of your online ad inventory.

OASIS is a high-performance ad server built using Linux (RHEL4), Apache, PHP, and MySQL. It is designed to handle many hundreds of thousands of ad impressions per hour. [...] With OASIS, a publisher, network or marketer can manage all of its online advertising components, including sub-publisher accounts, advertisers, campaign set-up, reporting, forecasting, and billing, with an easy-to-use web-based interface accessible from any web browser.

Should Microsoft pay for the billions of dollars of damage that flaws in its software have caused around the world? It might have to, if a new European Commission consumer protection proposal becomes law. Although that sounds an appealing prospect, one knock-on consequence could be that open source coders would also be liable for any damage that errors in their software caused. Here's what the European Commission is proposing:

Perhaps my greatest shock came when I found an innocent loop that had no test in it. No test. *None*. Common sense said it had to be a closed loop, where the program would circle, forever, endlessly. Program control passed right through it, however, and safely out the other side. It took me two weeks to figure it out.

This paper examines this most frequently deployed of software architectures: the BIG BALL OF MUD. A BIG BALL OF MUD is a casually, even haphazardly, structured system. Its organization, if one can call it that, is dictated more by expediency than design. Yet, its enduring popularity cannot merely be indicative of a general disregard for architecture.

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