June Week 2
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Saturday, 13 June 2020

Get up to speed on stuff that affects you as a developer with our weekly digest. It summarizes the news written each day by programmers, for programmers together with links to the week's book review and the titles selected for Book Watch Archive. This week's featured articles include a first extract from the newly published JavaScript Jems.

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 June 4 - 10, 2020

Feature Articles

JavaScript Jems - Functional Iteration
Mike James
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The functional approach to iteration is probably the main reason that programmers are initially attracted to the idea of functional programming. This is an extract from my newly published book, JavaScript Jems: The Amazing Parts, see sidebar.

Data Compression The Dictionary Way - ZIP
Alex Armstrong
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One of the most important lossless forms of compression is the LZW dictionary based method. It turns up in lots of compression utilities - ZIP, Compress, Deflate and in GIF and PNG format files. 



Self-Distancing With Fashion
10 Jun | Lucy Black
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Anouk Wipprecht, the Dutch creator of the Spider Dress, has  two new creations using microcontrollers, 3D-printing and sensors that let your clothing solve the problem of social distancing. 

AI Translates From One Programming Language To Another
10 Jun | Mike James
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AI is coming for your programming job! Well that's the headline. The truth is that it is going to take longer to get the human completely out of the loop, but that doesn't mean that there aren't tasks that AI can't take over now.

New Data Science Masters On edX
09 Jun | Sue Gee
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Gaining a Master's Degree is seen as a good step up the career ladder, as as a way of changing direction in mid-career. There are already several fully online options for gaining an MSC in Data Science, but this one is the most affordable.

Open Source Hit By Octopus Scanner Malware
09 Jun | Kay Ewbank
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An investigation by GitHub Security Labs has found malware within 26 open source code repositories based on Apache NetBeans. The GitHub team was acting on a tip off from a security researcher that GitHub-hosted repositories that were unintentionally actively serving malware.

Architect of Hyperscale Datacenters Receives Award
08 Jun | Sue Gee
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The 2020 Eckert-Mauchly Award has been conferred on Luiz AndrĂ© Barroso for pioneering the design of warehouse-scale computing and driving it from concept to industry.

Grafana 7 Adds New Visualizations
08 Jun | Kay Ewbank
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Grafana, an open-source metrics analytics & visualization suite, has been updated with a major new version that has a new plugin architecture, more visualizations and transformations, and native trace support.

From Ears To Faces
07 Jun | Mike James
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New research gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "lend me your ears". The results reveal that given an image of a person's ear a neural network can reconstruct the person's face with amazing accuracy.

Microsoft Credits AppGet Creator
05 Jun | Kay Ewbank
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The Group Program Manager for Windows at Microsoft has admitted that Microsoft didn't give on sufficient credit to a developer who had created a Windows packaging app that 'influenced' Microsoft's own new Windows package manager.

AWS And Facebook Launch PyTorch Tools
05 Jun | Alex Denham
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Two new tools have been released for PyTorch, the open source library for deep learning. Both are collaborations between Amazon AWS and Facebook. TorchServe is a PyTorch model serving library, while the TorchElastic Controller for Kubernetes adds Kubernetes support to TorchElastic.

Developer Tool Improvements In Firefox 77
04 Jun | Ian Elliot
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Mozilla has launched  Firefox 77 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It brings faster JavaScript debugging, optional permissions for extensions and a couple of new web platform features. 

Microsoft's Project Tye For Microservices
04 Jun | Kay Ewbank
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Microsoft has announced Project Tye, a developer tool for developing and deploying microservices with minimal configuration. Tye is a .NET Foundation project.


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