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Elon Musk Leaves OpenAI Over Conflict of Interest
Feb 23 | Sue Gee
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Elon Musk has resigned from the board of OpenAI, the non-profit organization he co-founded in 2015. He will continue to donate to and advise the organization which co-authored  a major report on the threats posed by artificial intelligence, a topic on which Musk has forceful views.

Rust 1.24 Adds Reformatter
Feb 23 | Kay Ewbank
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The latest version of Rust has added a tool to format its code in a standard style . The systems programming language also has incremental compilation enabled by default.

Top 5 Marketing Tools to Promote Your App
Feb 22 | Limor Leah Wainstein
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For creating a successful application, it isn’t enough to merely code something useful and test it to make sure it works under a variety of conditions. You must also have a decent understanding of online marketing to get as many people as possible to download your app once it becomes available in the various app stores. 

Stimulus JavaScript Framework Released
Feb 22 | Kay Ewbank
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Stimulus, a new JavaScript Framework that revolves around just three main concepts: controllers, actions, and targets, was recently open-sourced by Basecamp and has now has reached Version 1.0.

Programming For Love or Money
Feb 21 | Janet Swift
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Programming is a passion as well as a job. However there have to be limits on the amount of time devoted to it in order to preserve sanity. A  research study has looked into the extent to which programmers work outside office hours.

Progressive Web Apps Do Seem To Be The Next Big Thing
Feb 21 | Mike James
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We know that we work in a field where fashion swings back and forth. The next big thing is what we all want to use, and it looks as if Progressive Web Apps are it.

Atom 1.24 Adds Asynchronous Content Menus
Feb 21 | Kay Ewbank
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There's a new version of Atom, GitHub's open-source text editor. Atom 1.24 has read-only TextEditors, asynchronous context menus, and automatic scrolling on folding and unfolding.

Google Summer Of Code 2018 Larger Than Ever
Feb 20 | Sue Gee
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Google Summer of Code gives students an opportunity to make a substantive contribution to Open Source projects with the motto "Flip  bits not burgers" has recruited more mentoring organizations than ever  for its 13th year. 

MongoDB 4.0 Gets Multi-Doc ACID Support
Feb 20 | Kay Ewbank
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The next release of MongoDB will finally have support for multi-document ACID transactions, and there's a beta version available now with the new technology. 

Go 1.10 Adds Automatic Caching
Feb 19 | Kay Ewbank
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There's a new release of Go with automatic caching of build and test results. Version 1.10 is the first major release after the announcement of Go 2.0. 

Amazon Creating AI Chips For Alexa
Feb 18 | Harry Fairhead
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To maintain the advantage established with Alexa, Amazon appears to be moving towards developing its own artificial intelligence chips to be used in Echo devices and other hardware.

You Just Need A Bigger Pong
Feb 18 | Mike James
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Pong was one of the first games I programmed and I've always liked its simplicity, but you can't play it for long. Now make it life sized and that's a very different matter.

Slalom Skiing New Robot Sport
Feb 17 | Lucy Black
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The world’s first robot ski tournament was staged this week in South Korea alongside the PyeongChang Winter Olympics with eight humanoid robots taking part. It was the smallest robot that won the $10,000  prize for slalom skiing.

February Week 2
Feb 17 | Editor
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If you need to know what's important for the developer, you can rely on I Programmer to sift through the news and uncover the most interesting stories. Our weekly digest also covers the week's articles, books reviews and additions to Book Watch.

Intel Extends Bug Bounty Program
Feb 16 | Alex Armstrong
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To support its Security-First Pledge made as a response to Meltdown and Spectre, Intel is opening up its Bug Bounty Program to all security researchers, raising bounty awards and offering a new program focused specifically on side channel vulnerabilities.

Next.js 5 Improves Webpack Support
Feb 16 | Kay Ewbank
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The latest version of Next.js has been released with better server-side Webpack support and first-class TypeScript support. Next.js is a toolkit for universal, server-rendered (or statically pre-rendered) React.js applications.

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