September Week 5
Written by Editor   
Saturday, 04 October 2014

Do you have better things to do than scour the internet for news? No worries -  if you need to know what's important for the developer, IProgrammer Weekly puts the unmissable bits together in a handy digest. This one covers September 25th to October 1st.

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Matchstick - Firefox OS Rival To Chromecast   Wednesday 01 October

Mozilla has just announced a competitor to Chromecast. The small USB device is ready and waiting for your apps - and they are giving them away to make it easier!



Windows Not 9 But 10   Tuesday 30 September

The next version of Windows has just been presented to the world and  the biggest surprise is that it is to be called Windows 10 rather than the more logical Windows 9.



Become A Web Developer With Udacity   Wednesday 01 October

Last week Udacity opened its classroom doors on Front-End Web Developer, its first nanodegree. This credential, which is estimated to take six to nine months to complete at a cost of $200 per month, is designed with "job-readiness" in mind.



MySQL 5.7 Hits 1 million NoSQL Queries per Second   Tuesday 30 September

Oracle has made several announcements about MySQL at Oracle World, starting with a new development milestone release that has improvements in both performance and manageability.



Neurokernel - A Fly's Brain   Tuesday 30 September

It is generally assumed that we know a lot about biological neural networks. So much so that all that stands between us and a simulated brain is the computer hardware. Enter Neurokernel, an open source project to simulate a fruit fly brain.



Compete To Win $50,000 With RealSense SDK   Monday 29 September

Intel has made its RealSense SDK available for download. This could be the impetus you need to come up with an idea for the the App Challenge in time for the October 1st deadline.



Xamarin Test Cloud   Monday 29 September

A better, if somewhat costly, way to test mobile devices has been launched by Xamarin.



The Docker Way To Development   Friday 26 September

Docker is the new way to distribute apps and entire systems in the cloud, on VMs and physical hardware. Now you can set up a development environment with a single command courtesy of a set of new Docker containers.



Minified JavaScript Games   Sunday 28 September

What sort of games experience could you deliver within a 13K limit? The results of this year's js13kGames competition provide a demonstration of what is possible.



Build Your Own Soft Robot   Saturday 27 September

Soft robots are an unexpected development in robotics technology and, while they have obvious attractions, getting started building one is more difficult than buying off-the-shelf components, Now Harvard has put together a "get you started pack".



PyPy - a faster Python   Friday 26 September

PyPy 2.4, aka Snow White, has been released with significant performance enhancements and bug fixes.



New Online Services Bug Bounty Program   Friday 26 September

Microsoft has launched a bug bounty program covering its Online Services, starting with Office 365. Rewards for qualified submissions start at $500.



JetBrains Releases New Version of PHP IDE   Thursday 25 September

The changes to PhpStorm 8 have been designed to make it easier to use emerging web technologies that include both back-end and front-end development. The designers say it has even deeper code understanding with better handling of mixed language editing, improved static code analysis, and full support for PHP 5.6.



$15M Global Learning XPRIZE   Thursday 25 September

A crowdfunded challenge from XPRIZE to create tablet-based open source software to provide basic education in reading, writing and arithmetic aims to bring literacy to over 250 million children around the world.



ShellShock - Yet Another Code Injection Vulnerability   Thursday 25 September

A vulnerability in the Bash shell has the Internet in full alarmed mode and like all good security holes it even has a catchy name - Shell Shock. How does it work?


The Core

Late Binding - Myths and Reality   Tuesday 30 September

Late binding in .NET - the accepted wisdom is that it's complicated, advanced and VB does it better than C#. We explain that it's easy and C# and VB are equally good at it and illuminate what is going on in other languages.





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