February Week 3
Feb 25 | Editor
It's hard to keep up with all the developments in the developer world. I Programmer's team cover a wide range of topics, from AI to web development with data science along the way. The weekly digest is the place to find it all.
//No Comment - Lensless Photography, Automatic Studio & Better Astro Shots
Feb 24 | David Conrad
• Lensless Photography with only an image sensor
• Live smart studio doesn’t need a photographer
• Neural networks Improve Astronomy Pics
Dash - Life Without The App Store
Feb 24 | Lucy Black
After Apple banned Dash, the API documentation browser and code snippet manager, from the App Store last October there was much speculation about whether it could survive. This story has a happy outcome as Dash appears to be thriving with the recent release of Dash 4 for macOS.
Komodo 10.2 Adds Slack Sharing
Feb 23 | Kay Ewbank
An updated version of ActiveState's cross-platform multi-language programming IDE, Komodo, has been released with the better unit testing and Slack sharing among its improvements and enhancements.
The 100+ Analytic Microservers for Predix App Development
Feb 23 | Beena Ammanath
New analytics have been added to Predix, extending the capability of its analytic microservices for the Industrial IoT by providing the crucial insights that reduce downtime and enable users to make better decisions.
Join The Fruit Fly Brain Hackathon
Feb 22 | Mike James
Sounds like the weirdest hackathon you could imagine. The topic is the fruit fly, that's Drosophila melanogaster to you, and specifically its brain. And there is no need to turn up with lots of rotting fruit and a scalpel, this really is software hacking.
New Amazon Alexa Skills Contest
Feb 22 | Sue Gee
Amazon has launched a new contest, with over $40,000 in prizes, asking developers to create new skills for Alexa that makes life more enjoyable, organized, and/or convenient. Can this work?
Eyeshot, The CAD Control For .NET
Feb 21 | Kay Ewbank
Eyeshot 10 is the latest release of a development tool for the engineering industry that works with Windows Forms and WPF. It adds Solid3D object booleans to its existing wide range of modeling tools.
//No Comment - Turmits are Turing-universal, The Whale Swarm Algorithm & Rules That Govern Fish
Feb 21 | Mike James
• Nontrivial Turmites are Turing-universal
• Whale swarm algorithm for function optimization
• What Is the Rule that Gives Rise to Coordinated Swimming in Fish?
Apple Dev Conference Moves To San Jose
Feb 20 | Alex Denham
Apple has moved its Worldwide Developers Conference to San Jose to get more space, having outgrown the Moscone West Conference Center in San Francisco.
Patently Ridiculous - Google Ordered To Pay $20 Million Plus
Feb 20 | Mike James
Software patents are usually patents on the obvious wrapped up in as obscure, vague and technical a language as possible. In this case Google has been found guilty of infringing a "sandbox" patent in Chrome.
Raspberry Pi For Teachers on Future Learn
Feb 20 | Harry Fairhead
Two 4-week online courses from the Raspberry Pi Foundation have just opened on the Future Learn Platform. Although aimed primarily at teachers, anyone can enroll and the discussion boards are already buzzing.
//No Comment - Kinect & HoloLens, People Tracking & Kinect Calibration
Feb 19 | David Conrad
• Scanning physical objects with an Xbox One Kinect to use as Holograms in HoloLens
• Online People Tracking and Identification with RFID and Kinect
• Robust Intrinsic and Extrinsic Calibration of RGB-D Cameras
February Week 2
Feb 18 | Editor
Do you have better things to do than scour the internet for news? No problem! If you need to know what's important for the developer, IProgrammer Weekly puts the unmissable bits together in a handy digest.
Find Your 2000-Year-Old Double With Face Recognition
Feb 18 | Nikos Vaggalis
Wouldn't you like to know if you look like Caesar or Venus? It's now possible thanks to advanced face recognition software. Discover how the Quebec Musée de la Civilisation is using the Betaface API to find lookalikes of its collection of classical sculptures.
Microsoft Open Sources Drone Simulator
Feb 17 | Kay Ewbank
An open source simulator that you can use to crash-test drones and robots has been released by Microsoft. The simulator can be used to test the devices virtually rather than wrecking them in the real world. The kit can also be used on autonomous self-driving vehicles.
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