June Week 2
Written by Editor   
Saturday, 18 June 2016

If you want to keep up with what's important from the point of view of the developer, you can rely on the IProgrammer team to sift through the news to select items that are of interest and to review the books you might want to read. 

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June 9 - 15, 2016


Book Reviews



Apple Opens Siri To Developers   Wednesday 15 June

Among the news from this week's WWDC is that Apple is opening up Siri and iMessage apps to third party developers, giving new opportunities for adding features to your iOS apps.



Microsoft Open Sources Checked C   Wednesday 15 June

Checked C is an extension to the C language aimed at making is more secure and reliable. Can this reduce the occurrence of vulnerabilities in so much system software?



Blisk - The Developers Browser   Tuesday 14 June

Blisk is a new lightweight browser targeted solely at developers. It contains convenience functionality that eases the testing and debugging processes of building web pages.



Oracle Is Closing Java.Net   Tuesday 14 June

Oracle says it is closing down the Kenai.com and Java.net forges next year, so all project data has to be copied elsewhere before then.



Coursera Commits Cultural Vandalism As Old Platform Shuts   Monday 13 June

Coursera has announced that 30 June is the date when it will shut down the servers hosting courses that were the first, free, offerings on its platform. This is unnecessary destruction of irreplaceable content. Coursera needs to rethink this policy that goes against everything it originally stood for.



Apple Store Offers Incentive For Subscription Model   Monday 13 June

Apple has made some major changes to the way the App Store is organised. The new deal will give developers a larger slice of the revenue from apps sold by subscription - so long as customers maintain their subscriptions for over a year.



Neural Networks for Storytelling   Sunday 12 June

A paper authored by a large team of Microsoft Researchers past and present, to be presented this week at the 15th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL 2016), introduces Microsoft Sequential Image Narrative Dataset (SIND) and how it can be used for visual storytelling.



FarmBot Grows Things So You Don't Have To   Saturday 11 June

This is a machine that has lots to admire, but it does raise quite a few difficult questions. FarmBot Genesis will grow things for you without you having to be much involved. The technology is fascinating, but is this really a good idea?



The Weekly Top 10: JavaScript Programming Resources   Friday 10 June

The I-Programmer team covers a lot each week, but there's far more out there than we can possibly cover. So we are really pleased to welcome a weekly round up of items from other blogs. This week they are related to JavaScript programming.



jQuery 3.0 Final Released   Friday 10 June

jQuery 3.0 has officially arrived having been work in progress since October 2014. Despite being a new major version it is not expected to pose major compatibility issues and a migration plug-in and an upgrade guide are available to help with the transition.



IBM Backs R Consortium   Thursday 09 June

With R continuing to gain attention, IBM has become a Platinum member of the R Consortium, the open source foundation that aims to support the R user community.



Google Maps APIs Course   Thursday 09 June

A new two-week course on the Udacity platform taught by Google insiders shows how to use the Google Maps APIs to integrate maps and location features into a website, and how to make in-browser web service calls to various Web Service APIs.


The Core

Getting Started With C Using NetBeans   Monday 13 June

C is still, after all these years, a good language to learn. It is simple and close to the machine hardware and this makes it a good first language. The only problem is getting started, which this article makes easy.



Modern Java - Writing Code   Thursday 09 June

Using ifs and loops is one of the most difficult parts of learning how to program. Our beginners introduction to Java reaches the part all programmers have to know and know well - how to write code.






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