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Bionic Swift
Jul 05 | Lucy Black
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Festo builds some amazing things and it has just released information on its new Bionic Swift, which has to be seen to be believed.

June Week 5
Jul 04 | Editor
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Our weekly digest lists the week's news, new titles added to our Book Watch Archive and our weekly book review. This week's featured articles are an extract from Ian Elliot's JavaScript Graphics book and another chapter of Deep C# by Mike James.

Celebrate 25 Years of Java With JetBrains
Jul 03 | Sue Gee
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JetBrains is hosting a Java Technology Day on Friday July 10th with ten hour-long sessions from industry leaders. Register now to get instructions to join this virtual event which will be using GoToWebinar as its streaming platform.

Lua 5.4 Released
Jul 03 | Kay Ewbank
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There's a new release of the scripting language Lua, five years after the previous update. Version 5.4 brings improved garbage collection, support for to-be-closed variables and a new implementation of math.random.

Amazon CodeGuru Now Available
Jul 02 | Sue Gee
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Amazon CodeGuru is a developer tool powered by machine learning that can reveal the most expensive lines of code in your application and provides recommendations for improving code quality. Amazon has announced its general availability to all AWS customers. 

Oracle In-Memory Data Grid Now Open Source
Jul 02 | Kay Ewbank
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Oracle has released an open source version of their Coherence in-memory data grid product. Coherence is a Java-based distributed cache and in-memory data grid designed to offer high availability, high scalability and low latency.

How To Teach Computer Science - It's The Programming Stupid
Jul 01 | Mike James
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A new article in ACM Inroads describes all that is wrong with secondary school level CS education. Many of us outsiders probably knew this all along.

App Inventor Under Scrutiny
Jul 01 | Sue Gee
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An analysis of almost ninety thousand App Inventor Projects reveals that while some reach over 60,000 blocks most are comparatively modest. Compared to Scratch projects, those based on App Inventor lack loops and conditionals and are predominantly event driven.

Meteoric Growth of Jakarta EE
Jun 30 | Janet Swift
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The results of the Eclipse Foundation's 2020 Jakarta EE Developer Survey shows significantly increased growth in the use of Jakarta EE 8 and interest in cloud-native Java overall.

GitHub Introduces Super Linter
Jun 30 | Kay Ewbank
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GutHub has released Super Linter, with the intention of making it easier to prevent broken code getting into your master branches.

Prepare For AWS Certification On FutureLearn
Jun 29 | Sue Gee
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A  new microcredential program at postgraduate level will run for the first time in July on the FutureLearn platform. Created in collaboration with Amazon’s AWS Academy, it prepares students to sit the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification – the price of which is included in the cost of the course.

Apache Hudi Achieves Top Level Status
Jun 29 | Kay Ewbank
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Apache Hudi has been adopted as a top-level project. The open source data lake technology for stream processing on top of Apache Hadoop is already being used at organizations including Alibaba, Tencent, and Uber, and is supported as part of Amazon EMR by Amazon Web Services.

Drones Learn To Do Acrobatics
Jun 28 | Harry Fairhead
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While we are well passed "peak drone" as far as news goes, there is still the occasional new development that can make you sit up and take notice. Drones that do acrobatics - nothing new - but drones that learn to do acrobatics is another matter.

June Week 4
Jun 27 | Administrator
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If you want to get up to speed on stuff that affects you as a developer, our weekly digest summarizes the articles, book reviews,and news written each day by programmers, for programmers. This week we start with an extract from "The Programmers Guide Theory" and we also have a history article looking at the Invention of the Microchip.

Why Outsource Mobile App Development
Jun 26 | Kaley D. Spenser
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Outsourcing mobile development is an obvious solution for those companies that need to build an app. Here are six good reasons to convince them to do so.

Practical Math for Frontend Developers
Jun 26 | Nikos Vaggalis
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This course raises the eternal question about the relation between programming math. "Do I need Math to become a Programmer?" Let's find out!

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