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GitHub Enterprise 2.1 Released
Jan 26 | Alex Denham
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GitHub has released an updated version of GitHub Enterprise, with new features including LDAP synchronization and support for OpenStack KVM.



Elevator Saga - An Addictive Programming Challenge
Jan 26 | Mike James
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Elevators are simple - right? They just go up and down and move people. But if you are a programmer, waiting for one can prompt the thought.could this be done better? The Elevator Saga is a game where you get to schedule their movements. It isn't easy and it is addictive. 



Visual Studio 2015 CTP 5 Released
Jan 26 | Kay Ewbank
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The VS team has released CTP 5 of Visual Studio 2015, with new features in debugging, diagnostics, and ASP.NET 5. 



Alan Turing Notebook To Be Auctioned
Jan 25 | Sue Gee
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A notebook containing handwritten notes made by Alan Turing while he was working at Bletchley Park in 1942 is expected to sell for at least seven figures.



R Is For Robot - A Coloring Book From AdaFruit
Jan 24 | Lucy Black
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If you have a small person who loves robots, then this might be an excellent present. In fact you don't have to be that small to be enthusiastic about it. 



January Week 3
Jan 24 | Editor
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If you need to know what's important for the developer, you can rely on  I Programmer to sift through the news and uncover the most relevant stories. Our weekly digest gives a handy summary. This one is for January15-21.



Bjarne Stroustrup Awarded Dahl-Nygaard Prize
Jan 23 | Sue Gee
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Bjarne Stroustrup, the creator of C++, is the 2015 recipient of the Senior Dahl-Nygaard Prize, considered the most prestigious prize in object-oriented computer science.



Microsoft's HoloLens - Not Holographic But Interesting
Jan 23 | Mike James
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At its PR event for Windows 10, Microsoft announced an interesting new interface device - the HoloLens. It brings 3D virtual reality to Windows and is a great, if slightly over-hyped, idea.



TypeScript 1.4
Jan 23 | Alex Denham
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Microsoft has announced TypeScript 1.4, with union types, type guards, and more.



Windows 10 Cannot Fail - It's Free
Jan 22 | Mike James
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Microsoft has just released new information about Windows 10 and some other stuff - but let's concentrate on the important news for the near future. The world is going to be running Windows 10.



Facebook Shares Deep Learning Tools
Jan 22 | Alex Armstrong
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Facebook AI Research has announced that is open sourcing the deep-learning modules that enable it to train larger neural nets in less time than those already available.



Computing Teachers Concerned That Pupils Know More Than Them - Updated
Jan 22 | Sue Gee
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A survey of UK schools carried out by Microsoft and Computing at School reveals some worrying statistics that are probably more widely applicable. Update: see the new video.



Fear And Loathing In the App Store 9 - The EFF Refuses Apple's Conditions
Jan 21 | Lucy Black
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The EFF has recently made it clear that Android is OK but iOS is just a step too far. It really, really, really doesn't like the conditions and argues that neither should you.



Calling Graphics Devs - Help Name Next Gen Open GL
Jan 21 | Sue Gee
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The Khronos Group, responsible for the well known open source Open GL cross-platform graphics API, is running a survey asking devs involved with graphics to help fix on a good name for the forthcoming 'next generation' release. 



Atlas Rebuilt - DARPA's Almost New Robot
Jan 21 | Harry Fairhead
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DARPA's Atlas robot is designed for its Robot challenge and in its first version it was impressive, if slightly threatening. Now it's back with an up-grade and its 75% new and amazing.



Groovy And Grails Lose Sponsor
Jan 20 | Alex Armstrong
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If you have never heard of Groovy then you might well wonder why you should be interested in the future of this open source language? The reason is that it highlights differences and difficulties of relying on open source at all. 


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