jeudi 22 septembre 2011

The sailing experience with CP

This is a very nice blog post written by Nathan Brixius here. He compares the persons who build solvers to shipbuilder, people who write models to sailors and the end user of applications to passengers. The problem with CP is that the boat is so difficult to sail that to be a good sailor, you also need to have a very good knowledge in shipbuilding so I'm not sure the comparison holds for CP.
My opinions is that CP is probably more like a formula one. Very cool, very fast but .... don't tell me that Michael Schumacher doesn't know anything about the internals of his car (the only problem is that there is no place for passengers in a formula one ;-)).

lundi 5 septembre 2011

The CP summer Mercatto

After Philippe Gilbert (cycling) joining BMC Racing Team and Romelu Lukaku (soccer) joining Chelsea another great Belgian transfer happened during the summer mercato.
Leading computer scientist Pascal Van Hentenryck joins NICTA. This is a very good news for the field of CP that people like that will work together. More details in the press release.