The Red Programming Language
Mar 28 | Ian Elliot
There is a new version of the Red programming language available now. What? You have never heard of Red?
The Malmo Challenge - Collaborative AI
Mar 28 | Nikos Vaggalis
Project Malmo, established in 2015, called Project AIX back then, finds its way out of infancy and into childhood, and is now looking to engage in its first social interactions. To further this it has launched a contest for PhD students.
Stack Overflow: A Code Laundering Platform?
Mar 27 | Alex Armstrong
Is Stack Overflow a code laundering platform? What is a code laundering platform anyway? Did you know that the code examples that you find there are licenced?
Douglas Hartree - Analog Computing With Meccano
Mar 27 | Mike James
Douglas Hartree was an English mathematician and physicist who made an important contribution to computing in the era before electronic computers. Using a simple Meccano set he replicated the functionality of the differential analyzer built in the USA by Vannevar Bush. Today is the 120th anniversary of his birth on March 27, 1897.
DataGrip Improves Schema Management
Mar 27 | Kay Ewbank
There's a new version of DataGrip, JetBrain's IDE for databases and SQL. DataGrip 2017.1 has a number of improvements including new schema management and SQL resolution scopes.
March Week 3
Mar 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 Android and data science along the way. The weekly digest is the place to find it all.
A Single Perturbation Can Fool Deep Learning
Mar 25 | Mike James
If you have been reading our reports on adversarial images, the headline should come as no surprise. What is a surprise is the way that AI researchers are regarding such images as security threats rather than a deep insight into the way neural nets work.
Angular 4 Arrives On Schedule
Mar 24 | Ian Elliot
Couchbase Mobile Version Adds Sync Gateway
Mar 24 | Kay Ewbank
There's a new version of Couchbase Mobile with a new Sync Gateway Accelerator that makes Couchbase Mobile 1.4 more scalable.
Machine Learning Superstar Andrew Ng Moving On
Mar 23 | Sue Gee
Having been Chief Scientist at Baidu for almost 3 years, Andrew Ng now plans to leave. He hasn't made his future plans explicit, other than to continue working in AI and to "keep working hard to get AI to help everyone".
jQuery 3.2.1 Is Out - Do We Still Care?
Mar 23 | Ian Elliot
jQuery 3.2.1 has just been released only a few days after 3.2.0. It raises the question of whether or not jQuery is still relevant?
Android O on the Horizon
Mar 22 | Lucy Black
The first developer preview of Android O has been released with new features and APIs for developers to start trying out and ironing out the bugs.
Microsoft Edge Falls Victim At Pwn2Own
Mar 22 | Sue Gee
This year's 10th anniversary Pwn2Own spanned over thee days rather than the previous two and was won by the team from 360 Security who achieved a full virtual machine escape through Microsoft Edge.
Which Code Editor Do Devs Prefer?
Mar 21 | Harry Fairhead
Some programmer's think you have to write code the hard way - without much assistance by way of code completion, syntax highlighting. Others of us rely on all of the above and more. OpenSource.com recently opened a poll asking about code editing tools. The results are not what I would have predicted.
//No Comment - Language Rankings 2017, APL 1.7 & Rust 1.16
Mar 21 | Alex Armstrong
• The RedMonk Programming Language Rankings: January 2017
• GNU APL 1.7 Released
• Announcing Rust 1.16
Guetzli Makes JPEGs Smaller
Mar 20 | David Conrad
There is a lot of flexibility in how you can configure a JPEG file to best represent an image. Now Google's Guetzli can find optimum settings and so produce files that are up to 45% than other encoders working at the same perceptual quality.
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