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Linus On Linux And Strong Language
Oct 19 | Mike James
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In a recent video made of a Q&A at this year's LinuxCon, Linus Torvalds says some interesting things - including some comments about his interesting robust style. It also gives us the amazing one-liner, "On the Internet nobody can hear you being subtle."



Drone Racing Star Wars Style
Oct 18 | Harry Fairhead
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Drones are fun, but still a technology in search of a killer application. Perhaps we have just found it - Star Wars style pod racing.



October Week 2
Oct 18 | Editor
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I Programmer reports news of interest to developers. We cover new releases of languages and tools and a lot more besides. Sometimes we are controversial and we always welcome your comments. This round-up covers October 9-15.



Apache Storm Added To Hadoop On Azure
Oct 17 | Kay Ewbank
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Microsoft has released a preview of Apache Storm in its Hadoop-on-Azure service.



Double Rewards For Finding Bugs In Facebook Ads Code
Oct 17 | Andrew Johnson
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Having fixed several bugs in its ads code internally, Facebook is hoping to get whitehat hackers to uncover any more that are lurking. From now until the end of the year it will pay out double for bugs in ads.



BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching
Oct 17 | Sue Gee
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A new certification for teachers of Computer Science at both Primary and Secondary level is being offered  by Computing At School under the auspices of the British Computer Society. A 10% early bird discount is currently on offer.



JDK 9 Early Access Now Available
Oct 16 | Kay Ewbank
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You can now try out the new JDK 9, though only in an early adopter version at the moment.



Android L Is Lollipop And New Nexus Devices
Oct 16 | Harry Fairhead
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Google has finally officially launched Android 5 as Lollipop along with a bunch of new Nexus devices. So what does our new Android world look like?



MOOC On Functional Programming Using Haskell
Oct 16 | Sue Gee
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Erik Meijer's Introduction to Functional Programming MOOC has just started. If this is a topic you want to know more about, this free class could be an ideal route.



Poodle Is A Very Different Sort Of Security Breach
Oct 15 | Andrew Johnson
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It seems that security problems come along, like buses, in clumps. The latest is cutely called POODLE but, unlike Heartbleed and Shellshock, this is of a very different nature.



SalesForce Wave
Oct 15 | Alex Armstrong
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Announced at this year's Dreamforce, Wave is Salesforce’s first business intelligence and data analytics package.



Language Tooling Enhancements in Orion 7
Oct 15 | Kay Ewbank
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Expected to be released in late October 2014, Orion 7 has improvements in its language tooling, especially for JavaScript development.  



Delve and Office Graph at SharePoint Connect
Oct 14 | Kay Ewbank
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 Following the release of Delve for Office 365, this year’s SharePoint Connect conference has added a session on building solutions with Office Graph. You can also earn CPD certification for attending the conference or one of its workshops.



Android L 64bit Emulator Available
Oct 14 | Mike James
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Google has released a 64-bit emulator image for the forthcoming Android L - but only for the Intel x86  chip. Where is ARM 64-bit?



Visual Studio 14 Another Preview
Oct 13 | Alex Armstrong
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CTP 4 for the forthcoming Visual Studio 14 is now available and so is the TypeScript 1.1 CTP.



The Astonishing Rise Of Dart
Oct 13 | Mike James
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If the signs are to be believed Dart, Google's JavaScript replacement is shooting up the popularity stakes. Should Dart be the next language you learn?


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