August Week 3
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Saturday, 27 August 2016

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August 18 - 24, 2016 


Book Reviews



Learning Android Online   Wednesday 24 August

With Android clearly the dominant app market there's obvious interest in learning about it, both on the part of beginners and those who already program in one of more languages. Joining a MOOC seems a good route to follow and there are many to choose from.



Chrome Apps No Longer On Windows,Mac And Linux   Wednesday 24 August

Google has just announced that Chrome apps are no longer going to be supported on Windows, Mac or Linux. This is a source of some confusion, but it doesn't mean the end of Chrome apps running in Chrome or under Chrome OS. 



dbForge Adds SQL 2016 Support   Tuesday 23 August

A new version of dbForge Query Builder for SQL Server has been released with support for SQL Server 2016.



10,000 Bugs Found - A Milestone for Static Analysis   Tuesday 23 August

Eliminating bugs from software requires attention to detail - or a good set of tools. In order to promote static analysis methodology in general and its own static analyzer in particular, PVS-Studio does free code analysis of open source code. Having inspected 262 projects it has now logged 10,000 bugs.



Microsoft Open Sources PowerShell And It Runs On Linux   Monday 22 August

PowerShell is a strange beast that has now been let loose on Linux as well as Mac. You could even say "on the world" as it is now open source. What is PowerShell and why should you care?



Intel Euclid - New Horizons For RealSense   Monday 22 August

Intel demoed a prototype of Euclid at last week's Intel Developer Forum. This is a compact computer combined with RealSense 3D depth sensing technology that can serve as the brain and eyes of a robot.



Margaret Hamilton Pioneering Software Engineer   Saturday 20 August

Margaret Hamilton, who coined the term "software engineer" and was lead developer for the team that wrote the programs that landed men on the moon, turned 80 years old last week.



ReefScouts - Swarm Water Robotics   Saturday 20 August

This is fun to watch and thought provoking. Perhaps swarm-based robotics has something to offer after all. Watch as the ReefScouts take off like a group of dolphins and then sink to the bottom like a synchronized swimming display. 



The Weekly Top 10: JavaScript Development Resources   Friday 19 August

We turn the spotlight back to the JavaScript ecosystem for this week's round up of posts from external blogs. It is appropriately eclectic.



PyCharm Edu Adds Adaptive Courses   Friday 19 August

A new version of PyCharm Edu, a free and open source tool for learning to program with Python, has been released.



Intel's Project Alloy Introduces Merged Reality   Thursday 18 August

Intel unveiled a virtual reality headset that allows nearby objects from the real world to be integrated into its computer-generated views at this week's Intel Developer Forum. Project Alloy is at an early stage and combines depth sensing camera technology with immersive graphics in what Intel terms "merged reality".



Bing Maps Adds Spatial Maths Geometry   Thursday 18 August

There's an update to Bing Maps 8 that adds support for spatial geometry calculations.


The Core

Keep Calm and Kill Mutants   Monday 22 August

Mutation testing is a very special methodology utilized by developers for testing software quality. It is can amaze you, make you think you’ve lost your mind and, finally, can bring peace to your programmer's soul. This sounds quite bold, even pretentious, but after reading the rest of the article, in which we apply Mutant, an open source mutation tester for Ruby, you'll might just be convinced it’s true.



Java Working With Class   Thursday 18 August

The Swing components have provided an easy approach to the idea of objects, but there comes a time when you have to find out how to create your own. In this part of Modern Java, we look at the standard ideas of object-oriented programming.



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