June Week 1
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Saturday, 09 June 2018

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May 31 - June 6, 2018  

Book Watch

This week's additions to our ever-growing archive of newly published computer books are:   


Book Reviews

  • Google Power Search

    Ian Stirk awarded a rating of 4.5 out of 5 to this slim, low-cost book that will help everyone to use the Google search functionality efficiently.

  • Data Science and Big Data Analytics

    Kay Ewbank found this book to be quite formal in tone – it is essentially a textbook for the EMC Proven Professional Data Science Certification. She rated it as a 4 out of 5 for having well-explained concepts and good examples.



Watch Soccer Games In 3D On Your Table Top   Wednesday 06 June

Watching sport on a 2D screen is never satisfying. A full 3D 360 surround vision is what is required to see what is going on and hence the idea that sport is one TV event that might benefit from special cameras and viewing devices. Now we have an alternative that might mean no changes are needed. Watch soccer on your table top in realistic AR "hologram" - it's as good as being there.


Firefox Share Below 10 Percent   Wednesday 06 June

Despite any confidence we expressed about Firefox Quantum's ability to regain popularity as a desktop browser, its market share has continued to decline and has dipped below 10% for the first time.


Amazon Neptune Graph DB Reaches GA   Wednesday 06 June

Amazon says its graph database Neptune is now Generally Available, though only in the US and EU. Neptune is a fully managed service that can be used to create relationship graphs of highly connected datasets.


C Undefined Behavior - Depressing and Terrifying (Updated)   Wednesday 06 June

Even if you are a fairly expert C user, you may not know about undefined behavior, and if you do you might not realize what a problem it has become. A new critique suggests it is every bit as bad as you might expect once you know what it is and what use is being made of it.


Udacity Launches Free Career Courses   Tuesday 05 June

To coincide with the time of the year that students all over the world graduate and start looking for jobs, Udacity, in collaboration with Grow With Google, has expanded its portfolio  with twelve free, short, courses that will help those looking for a job or wanting to build their career.


EF Core 2.1 RC Adds Lazy Loading   Tuesday 05 June

The first release candidate of EF Core 2.1 is now available with support for lazy loading, parameters in entity constructors, and LINQ GroupBy translation. EF Core is the lightweight cross-platform version of Entity Framework, the Object/Relational Mapping (O/RM) framework for .NET.


Microsoft Buys GitHub - Get Ready For a Bigger Devil   Monday 04 June

Microsoft has announced a deal to acquire GitHub valued at $7.5 billion. Microsoft vice president Nat Friedman, formerly CEO of Xamarin, will become GitHub CEO, taking over from GitHub's founder Chris Wanstrath.


HackXLR8 2018 London   Monday 04 June

Do you have an IoT, Smart Mobility or GreenTech solution or idea? Put it on the map at London Tech Week’s official hackathon, HackXLR8 2018 taking place at ExCel, London on June 13 - 14.


AI Creates Breakthrough Realistic Animation   Sunday 03 June

Given how deep learning is cropping everywhere it was only a matter of time before it would be applied to facial reenactment. This will have a big impact in animation and computer graphics.


Watch An Inverted Pendulum - Arduino-Driven   Saturday 02 June

If you have never seen an inverted pendulum in action - it's fun. What is even more fun is implementing one. Is it IoT? Is it control theory? Is it AI? It can be any and all - and did I mention it's fun?


NativeScript Adds LiveSync with Webpack   Friday 01 June

The new release of NativeScript has the ability to enable LiveSync with Webpack simultaneously. Other improvements in  NativeScript 4.1 include more flexible frame composition and an enterprise authentication template for handling single sign-on.


GitHub Marketplace Now Accepts Free Apps and Offers Free Trials   Friday 01 June

A year after Github Marketplace launched, it has been opened up to all developers and you can now list free apps on Marketplace for free. Free trials of apps have also been introduced, a feature that has been found to have a positive impact on revenue.


Qt 5.11 Adds Unicode 10 Support   Thursday 31 May

Qt 5.11 has been released ahead of schedule with support for Unicode 10 and a rewritten QML compiler pipeline.


OpenAI Recruiting Fellows   Thursday 31 May

OpenAI is currently accepting applications for the next cohort of OpenAI Fellows, a program which offers 6-month apprenticeships in AI research at OpenAI to those who do not have a formal background in the field.


Blazor, .NET In The Browser, Reaches 0.3   Thursday 31 May

History has some strange twists and turns for those willing to see them. Blazor is one of the oddest. Take .NET compile it to Web Assembly and run it in the browser. Sounds like fun? Now we can all try it out as it reaches version 0.3.


The Core

The Programmers Guide To Kotlin - Generics   Monday 04 June

Generics are an essential part of any modern language. Kotlin has generics and at first they look like any other languages generics but, as with most Kotlin features, they have some interesting differences. This is an extract from the book by Mike James introducing Kotlin to programmers of othe languages.


Canvas Bitmap Operations - bitblt in JavaScript   Thursday 31 May

With Canvas you can now work with bitmaps at the pixel level. It's not difficult but you need to organise things to make it really easy and a good understanding helps. Ian Elliot, author of Just JavaScript and JavaScript Async gives a preview of a forthcoming title on JavaScript Graphics. 


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