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Rethink Horizon
May 27 | Kay Ewbank
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The team behind RethinkDB has released Horizon, an open source backend that you can use to build and scale realtime web apps.

 



JQuery 3.0 Release Candidate
May 26 | Kay Ewbank
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The release candidate of JQuery 3.0 has been released, with changes to clean up the API, and fixes for bugs that may prove to be breaking changes for some code.



Online Hackathon To Improve Transport Logistics
May 26 | Alex Armstrong
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The TransportLAB Hackathon is a worldwide event giving teams and individuals the opportunity to wrangle transpiration and logistics datasets. Register now and be ready for a two-week sprint running from June 1 - 14.



No Glittering Prizes For Creative Robots
May 25 | Sue Gee
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Can algorithms create "human-quality" short stories, sonnets and dance music sets? This was put to the test last week in a new variation on the Turing Test and the answer was a resounding "No".



TPU Is Google's Seven Year Lead In AI
May 25 | Mike James
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Google has been doing some remarkable things with AI, but the speed of development is set to increase because it has the Tensor Processing Unit, TPU.



IoT Embraces Open Source
May 25 | Janet Swift
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A Vision Mobile report in its IoT series about Open Source based on the findings of the 10th edition Developer Economics is now available and we have the highlights. Meanwhile there's still a few days left to take part in the April-May 2016 survey.



$100K Machine Learning Challenge
May 24 | Lucy Black
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In partnership with Udacity, Chinese ridesharing company Didi Chuxing has announced a global machine learning competition to come up with a better ride matching algorithm using Didi’s published data sets.



XSS Hunter For Pentesting
May 24 | Nikos Vaggalis
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XSS Hunter is a recently launched platform that makes pentesting for XSS vulnerabilities much easier to monitor and organize. Through it you can launch all kinds of XSS attacks, but where it really shines is when carrying out a Blind XSS attack.



Imagine Cup Earth Final Round
May 24 | Kay Ewbank
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The winners of Round Two of the Imagine Cup Earth, a worldwide contest organized by Microsoft in conjunction with NASA for students aged between 6 and 18, have been announced. The deadline for Round Three is approaching, but there's still time to take part.



Agile Methods Specialization on Coursera
May 23 | Sue Gee
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The latest addition to Coursera's ever growing list of developer-related Specializations is on Agile Methods. Two of its four courses start today, including Managing an Agile Team which is a brand new course. 



Visual Basic Reaches 25th Birthday - Microsoft Censors Campaign To Open Source VB6
May 23 | Sue Gee
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Visual Basic was launched by Bill Gates at Windows World on May 20, 1991 and since then has gone through has fourteen releases. The pinnacle release, as far as many of are concerned was VB6, the final non-dot-net version. To celebrate VB's Silver Anniversary let's re-open the campaign to open source VB6. Update: May 23 



Google's Science Journal Android App For Experiments
May 23 | Mike James
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We need to find good ways for young people to get started with real science and data. Google has produced an Android app that just might help - it sounds fun too.



Open Source Employment Trends
May 23 | Janet Swift
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Open source talent is in high demand according to the 2016 Open Source Jobs Report, the 5th annual report from the Linux Foundation, produced in collaboration with Dice.com.



Can Robots Create Art?
May 22 | David Conrad
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The RobotArt competition was started to explore the intersection of technology and art. For its inaugural contest fifteen teams from seven countries submitted over 70 different artworks.  The winners were announced this week with $100K being shared between the participating teams.



May Week 3
May 21 | Editor
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If you want to keep up with what's important from the point of view of the developer, you can rely on the IProgrammer team to sift through the news to select items that are of interest and to review the books you might want to read. 



Android Studio 2.2 Preview Big Changes!
May 20 | Mike James
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As this year's Google I/O draws to a close the Android Studio 2.2 preview was the star of the show. It brings really big changes to Android programming. 


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