July Week 4
Saturday, 30 July 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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July 21 - 27, 2016


Book of the Week  



  • Getting Started With Data Science

    Rated 4.5 by Kay Ewbank who concluded:

    Overall, this is a book that is accessible, interesting and still manages to introduce the statistical techniques you need to use for real data analytical work. A good way to get into data analysis



Other Book Reviews



Driver Signing To Be Enforced In Next Windows 10   Wednesday 27 July

The control of what software users can run on their machines is becoming ever tighter. Now Microsoft has announced that only signed drivers will work in the next release of Windows 10.



Why Is C Top Language In IEEE Ranking?   Wednesday 27 July

IEEE Spectrum has produced its interactive rankings of programming languages for 2016. This year C comes top of the overall list - which you may find somewhat surprising.



Try ASP.NET MVC on Code School   Tuesday 26 July

A recently announced free course on Code School is about making web sites with the MVC pattern and C# ASP.NET. Given the current trend for MVC these days, this course presents a good opportunity for experiencing it from a .NET perspective.



Algorithms On Strings Now Open   Tuesday 26 July

In a world with so much textual/symbolic data to be generated, read, stored and searched, string algorithms are increasingly important. A challenging new short course on the Coursera platform that opened today seems a good introduction.



Stack Overflow Documentation For All   Monday 25 July

Stack Overflow has launched a new website, currently in beta, enabling developers to create reference and instructional documentation on many programming technologies.



Python For .NET Resurfaces   Monday 25 July

IronPython has a new lease of life with plans to release updated versions during the summer and the next version by October, 2016. 



SIGGRAPH Art 2016   Sunday 24 July

SIGGRAPH has just started and before we get lost in the amazing technical advances there is time to pause and take a look at this year's art works in the 2016 Art Gallery.



Marty The Robot Has A Way To Walk   Saturday 23 July

It is not often that a robot, especially a small cheap robot you can actually buy, does something fundamental so differently that you just have to keep watching the video. In this case Marty the robot has a new way of walking. 



Intellij IDEA Adds JUnit 5 Support   Friday 22 July

A second update this year for IntelliJ IDEA,  JetBrains' Java IDE for web, desktop and mobile development, has been released with a mix of fixes and new features.



First Hybrid Open-Source RDBMS Powered By Hadoop and Spark   Friday 22 July

Splice Machine is a novel attempt to merge the best parts of the traditional relational database management systems and their NoSQL counterparts with distributed and in-memory computing based on Hadoop and Spark.



The Weekly Top 10: eCommerce   Thursday 21 July

Ecommerce is the topic of this week's trawl through the wide expanse of the Internet to bring you items of interest that we've not had chance to cover in our daily attempts to cover programming news. 



London Workshops For A Deep Dive Into Development   Thursday 21 July

SDD Deep Dive 2016 takes place in November with a choice of seven 3-day workshops. Book your place before midnight Friday 22nd to save £300.


The Core

Health Level 7 (HL7) with Perl   Monday 25 July

In this article we take a deep look into HL7, the defacto standard in the health sector for exchanging clinical and patient information over heterogeneous systems, with the aid of Perl and the Net::HL7 CPAN module.



Android Adventures - Activity And UI With Android Studio 2.2   Saturday 23 July

So you know how to create an Android app, but do you really know how it works? In this second part of our ebook on getting started with Android using Android Studio 2.2 we look at how to create a UI and how to hook it up to the code in the Activity.  





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