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Google Releases Management API For Android
Oct 24 | Kay Ewbank
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Google has released a tool that lets you manage Android devices using a server-side API and with no need to write your own management app.



Facebook Open Sources RacerD For Android Race Detection
Oct 23 | Ian Elliot
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It is a hardly discussed problem, but Android is a tough platform to use with concurrent programming. As a result most apps don't use it to its full potential. Facebook has now gifted you a tool that makes it a lot easier and is using it to make its own app faster and more reliable.



Bing Maps Improves BirdsEye Presentation
Oct 23 | Kay Ewbank
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There's an updated version of the Bing Maps Web Control with a number of new features. The developers describe the additions as 'smaller but highly requested'. 



Mozilla's Plan For Easier Web Development
Oct 23 | Lucy Black
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With a view to making web development just a little easier Mozilla is partnering with Microsoft, Google, the W3C and Samsung to create cross-browser documentation on MDN.



Arkansas Offers Incentives For AP Computer Science
Oct 22 | Sue Gee
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The US state of Arkansas is planning to give cash rewards of up to $1000 to high school students who gain top grades in Computer Science exams.



The Search For Small Chaotic Circuits
Oct 21 | Harry Fairhead
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Chaos and complexity seem to go together, but can you make a chaotic circuit with just small number of parts? A supercomputer search suggests that yes you can and chaos is more common than you might expect. 



October Week 3
Oct 21 | Editor
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As well as sifting through the news, the IProgrammer team does the same for books, selecting titles for Book Watch and for review. We also bring you articles. This week's are extracts from books in the I Programmer Library by Ian Elliot, our JavaScript guru.



Yahoo Open Sources Vespa
Oct 20 | Kay Ewbank
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The big data serving system that powers Yahoo and Flickr has been open sourced by Oath, the parent company to Yahoo.  



Top 10 From Around the Web: More CMS Resources
Oct 20 | Alex Armstrong
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This round up of interesting posts from external sites has resources for those working with WordPress, Joomla and Drupal.



Apple And GE Bring Predix to iPad and iPhone
Oct 19 | Kay Ewbank
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Apple and GE are making Predix available for iPad and iPhone via a new SDK for iOS, meaning developers have the tools to create Industrial Internet of Things apps on the Apple platform.



AlphaGo Zero - From Nought To Top In 40 Days
Oct 19 | Sue Gee
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DeepMind has revealed details of latest evolution of the computer program that plays the ancient Chinese board game of black and white stones. Unlike previous versions. which were trained with data from human games, AlphaGo Zero started with no prior knowledge and learned simply by playing itself.



Does Strong Typing Help?
Oct 18 | Mike James
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We all have our opinions on static strong typing versus dynamic or even no real typing at all, but hard evidence of what works is thin on the ground. Now some new research gives us some facts to throw into the debate. 



Google's Teachable Machine - What it really signifies
Oct 18 | Nikos Vaggalis
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The Teachable Machine is an effort by Google to make Machine Learning and AI accessible to the wider public, without requiring any specialized training, knowledge in Computer Science or coding.



Android Instant Apps Updates API
Oct 18 | Kay Ewbank
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There's a new version of Google's Android Instant Apps SDK with configuration APKs to improve binary sizes, and a new API to keep user context when they move from an instant app to an installed app.



Creator of cURL Awarded Prestigious Swedish Prize
Oct 17 | Sue Gee
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Daniel Stenberg, himself a Swede, is the recipient of this year's Polhems Prize, consisting of a gold medal and 250,000 SEK (about $31,000 USD), for his creation of cURL, an open source program that is indispensable in today's interconnected world.



PayPal Open Sources JavaScript Suite
Oct 17 | Kay Ewbank
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The strength of PayPal's cross-domain JavaScript suite is that as the code has to run on a wide variety of third-party websites and other domains without causing problems, it is designed to avoid pitfalls.PayPal has just open sourced the whole suite.


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