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Grace Hopper - Building On Her Legacy
Jan 28 | Sue Gee
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It won't come as news to hear about gender imbalance in our industry. There are however a range of initiatives to address the low proportion of women in tech jobs, including this "Amazing Grace" cartoon comic.



Twitter Can Identify Heart Disease
Jan 28 | Kay Ewbank
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 Researchers have shown that Twitter can serve as a dashboard indicator of a community‚Äôs psychological well-being and can predict rates of heart disease.



WebRTC Leaks Local IP Addresses
Jan 28 | Ian Elliot
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The law of unintended consequences seems to have been applied to WebRTC because one small useful feature can be turned into the perfect user tracker. 



Microsoft Puts Orleans Code On GitHub
Jan 27 | Kay Ewbank
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Microsoft has open-sourced Project Orleans a framework for writing highly scalable services that aims to simplify development of scalable cloud services.



Pluralsight Acquires Code School
Jan 27 | Sue Gee
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Code School is the latest training provider to join Pluralsight. To celebrate the acquisition Pluralsight it offering 72-hour free access to its own and Code School's courses if you sign up by noon EST on Friday January 30.



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.


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