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Is Microsoft Out To Get Steam?
Jul 29 | Mike James
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Tim Sweeney, co-founder of Epic Games claims it is and he's not entirely wrong. Despite embracing open source and other postive moves, Microsoft is still heading in the direction of total control of the software space. If you want to run it, Microsoft will have a say in what on and where. 



Apache Spark 2.0 Released
Jul 29 | Kay Ewbank
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Apache Spark 2.0 has been released with updated SQL support, structured streaming and better performance. 



ODBC Driver 13.1 For SQL Server
Jul 28 | Kay Ewbank
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A new ODBC driver for SQL Server adds support for always encrypted access.



The Weekly Top 10: Ruby and Rails
Jul 28 | Alex Armstrong
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The I Programmer team tries to cover as many as possible of the languages you might be interested in, but now and then it's good to have outside help. This round up of posts from around the web is focussed on Ruby on Rails, Ruby and Rails.



Driver Signing To Be Enforced In Next Windows 10
Jul 27 | Mike James
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The control of what software users can run on their machines is becoming ever tighter. Now Microsoft has announced that only signed drivers will work in the next release of Windows 10.



Why Is C Top Language In IEEE Ranking?
Jul 27 | Sue Gee
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IEEE Spectrum has produced its interactive rankings of programming languages for 2016. This year C comes top of the overall list - which you may find somewhat surprising.



Try ASP.NET MVC on Code School
Jul 26 | Nikos Vaggalis
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A recently announced free course on Code School is about making web sites with the MVC pattern and C# ASP.NET. Given the current trend for MVC these days, this course presents a good opportunity for experiencing it from a .NET perspective.



Algorithms On Strings Now Open
Jul 26 | Sue Gee
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In a world with so much textual/symbolic data to be generated, read, stored and searched, string algorithms are increasingly important. A challenging new short course on the Coursera platform that opened today seems a good introduction.



Stack Overflow Documentation For All
Jul 25 | Sue Gee
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Stack Overflow has launched a new website, currently in beta, enabling developers to create reference and instructional documentation on many programming technologies.



Python For .NET Resurfaces
Jul 25 | Alex Denham
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IronPython has a new lease of life with plans to release updated versions during the summer and the next version by October, 2016. 



SIGGRAPH Art 2016
Jul 24 | David Conrad
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SIGGRAPH has just started and before we get lost in the amazing technical advances there is time to pause and take a look at this year's art works in the 2016 Art Gallery.



Marty The Robot Has A Way To Walk
Jul 23 | Lucy Black
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It is not often that a robot, especially a small cheap robot you can actually buy, does something fundamental so differently that you just have to keep watching the video. In this case Marty the robot has a new way of walking. 



July Week 3
Jul 23 | Editor
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If you want to get up to speed on matters that affect you as a developer, I Programmer Weekly is a digest of book reviews, articles and news written by programmers, for programmers.



Intellij IDEA Adds JUnit 5 Support
Jul 22 | Kay Ewbank
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A second update this year for IntelliJ IDEA,  JetBrains' Java IDE for web, desktop and mobile development, has been released with a mix of fixes and new features.



First Hybrid Open-Source RDBMS Powered By Hadoop and Spark
Jul 22 | Nikos Vaggalis
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Splice Machine is a novel attempt to merge the best parts of the traditional relational database management systems and their NoSQL counterparts with distributed and in-memory computing based on Hadoop and Spark.



London Workshops For A Deep Dive Into Development
Jul 21 | Sue Gee
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SDD Deep Dive 2016 takes place in November with a choice of seven 3-day workshops. Book your place before midnight Friday 22nd to save £300.


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