Microsoft v The Developers
Friday 17 May | Mike James
Build 2013 is on the horizon and it is time, once again, for Microsoft programmers to consider their positions. Has Microsoft sold the desktop in an effort to buy mobile?
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The Official Arduino Robot
18 May | Harry Fairhead
The new Arduino robot looks a bit like a robot vacuum cleaner, but it has a lot more going for it and it certainly doesn't suck - well not unless you add an air pump to it.
Intern at Google - Film, Fiction and Fact
18 May | Sue Gee
A job at Google - who wouldn't leap at the chance. In this movie, being released in June, two recently laid off 40-something salesmen have got an interview for an internship at Google that might in turn lead to a job. The results are hilarious.
May Week 2
18 May | Editor
If you want to get up to speed on stuff that affects you as a developer, I Programmer Weekly is a digest of book reviews, articles and news written by programmers, for programmers. This one covers May 9th - 15th and has news of a competition.
Create A Transit App - $50K In Prizes
18 May | Alex Armstrong
MTA App Quest is a global online contest to provide solutions that will help improve the daily commute of those using New York State's Metropolitan Transit Authority.
Enum Causes Controversy for Python 3.4
17 May | Alex Armstrong
After years of debate on the issue, a proposal to include an enumeration type in Python 3.4 has been approved. But it has already been criticized as being an awkward compromise.
Inside SQL Server Pro Magazine May 2013
17 May | Ian Stirk
If you’re a Business Intelligence (BI) power user, May's issue SQL Server Pro magazine’s cover story will help you get the most out of Microsoft Power View. There's also plenty for SQL devs.
Intel Beacon Mountain For Android
17 May | Mike James
Intel has just released Beacon Mountain - an Android development environment. You might be wondering why anyone would need another Android development environment? The answer in this case is the Atom.
A New Dawn - Google's Android IDE
16 May | Harry Fairhead
Yawn, not much happening at Google I/O this year. Well you can't expect it to be exciting every year. What! What's this - an official Android IDE! It can't be! Why isn't this headline news? Well it is here!
Google Takes On Ad-Blocker Microsoft
16 May | Lucy Black
What seems like a small spat between Google and Microsoft over a new You Tube app for WP8 is actually a lesson to all of us, and might set a precedent in a much wider context.
Win A PhoneGap Book
15 May | Editor
Packt Publishing is giving I Programmer readers five copies of Kerri Shotts' new book on PhoneGap Mobile App. For a chance to win just correctly identify what Phone Gap is.
Massive Online Master's Degree in Computer Science
15 May | Sue Gee
Georgia Tech and Udacity are joining forces to offer an MSc in Computer Science to be delivered as a massive open online course with enhanced support services for students enrolled in the degree program.
New Google Apps Script Features
15 May | Lucy Black
Ahead of I/O 2013, which starts later today, Google has announced a handful of useful enhancements to Apps Script.
PyPy 2.0 Released
15 May | Kay Ewbank
The team behind Python interpreter PyPy has released version 2.0, and has also announced an alpha version of PyPy 2.0 for ARM processors.
Firefox 21 Available For Download
14 May | Kay Ewbank
For anyone who wants to get ahead of the pack, Firefox 21 for Windows, Mac, and Linux can now be downloaded. The official launch will take place shortly and the new version will then be automatically pushed out to current users.
DRM In HTML - The Programmer's View
14 May | Mike James
There has been a lot of debate surrounding the idea that W3C was going to produce a standard that seemed to introduce DRM into HTML. Most of this has been about the desirability of DRM and issues such as the freedom of the web - but what about the technology?
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Book Review of the Day
Beginning C for Arduino
Saturday 18 May
Author: Jack Purdum
Audience: Arduino beginners with no programming background
Reviewer: Harry Fairhead
Working with the Arduino is usually seen as a hardware problem, but what about the software? This book aims to educate you about the C language as used by the Arduino.
Unhandled Exception! - Crowdsourcing
More cartoon fun at xkcd a webcomic of romance,sarcasm, math, and language
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Beginning R (Wrox)
Open source statistical language R is fast becoming the de facto standard for statistical computing and analysis in science, business, engineering, and related fields. This book examines this complex language using simple statistical examples, for simple summary statistics, hypothesis testing, creating graphs, regression, and much more.
Programming ASP.NET MVC 4 (O'Reilly)
PhoneGap 2.x Mobile Application Development Hotshot (Packt Publishing)
Excel 2013 Pivot Table Data Crunching (Que)
Even if you’ve never created a pivot table before, this book will help you leverage all their amazing flexibility and analytical power. In early chapters, learn how to generate complex pivot reports complete with drill-down capabilities and accompanying charts. Then discover how to build a comprehensive, dynamic pivot table reporting system for any business task or function.
Cucumber Recipes (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Subtitled "Automate Anything with BDD Tools and Techniques" has over forty practical recipes for testing desktop, web, mobile, and server applications across a variety of platforms, giving you tools that you can use to automate any system that you encounter.
Software Programming Secrets: Why Projects Fail (Apress)
Analyzes project management methodology, explaining why it creates problems for software development projects by describing 12 ways in which software projects are different from other kinds of projects. Also analyzes the project management to discover 10 hidden assumptions that are invalid in the context of software projects.
Essential C# 5.0 (Addison-Wesley)
For programmers at all levels of C# experience provides comprehensive coverage of the entire language, showing how to write C# code that is simple, powerful, robust, secure, and maintainable. Updated to reflect new features and programming patterns introduced with C# 5.0 and .NET The previous edition was Ian Elliot's choice of Best Book for 2010.
Spring Integration in Action (Manning)
Hands-on guide to Spring-based messaging and integration. After addressing the core messaging patterns, such as those used in transformation and routing, the book turns to the adapters that enable integration with external systems, presenting real-world enterprise integration scenarios.
Hadoop Operations (O'Reilly)
Demand for operations-specific material has skyrocketed now that Hadoop is becoming the de facto standard for truly large-scale data processing in the data center. Covers the particulars of running Hadoop in production, from planning, installing, and configuring the system to providing ongoing maintenance.
Programming Interviews Exposed: Secrets to Landing Your Next Job (Wrox)
Be prepared for your next job interview with tried–and–true advice. Competition for programming jobs is hotter than ever. This third edition o includes new code examples, information on the latest languages, new chapters on sorting and design patterns, tips on using LinkedIn, and a downloadable app to help prepare applicants for the interview.
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