July Week 3
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Saturday, 24 July 2021

Every day I Programmer has new material written by programmers, for programmers. This digest gives a summary of the latest content, which this week includes an extract from Ian Elliot's recently published book on JavaScript graphics with Canvas and an article by Mike James tackling the controversial topic of the Goto.

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July 15 - 21, 2021 

Featured Articles    

JavaScript Canvas Custom Coordinates
Ian Elliot
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Canvas provides a full transformation facility that allows you to use any co-ordinate system you want to.  In this extract from  Ian Elliot's book on JavaScript Graphics we look at how to use custom coordinates.

The Goto, Spaghetti and the Velociraptor
Mike James
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What is it about the Goto that attracts velociraptors? Once you know, dino attack is the least thing on your mind!



Programming News and Views  

Amazon App Store To Save Windows 11
21 Jul | Mike James
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One of the big, interesting, pieces of news about Windows 11 is that it will allow you to run Android applications. The problem is that Google is changing how Android apps are installed and this threatened to shut Windows 11 out. Now Amazon App store is going to be upgraded to save the day and challenge the Play store.

JetBrains Finds Spreadsheets Still Favorites For Big Data
21 Jul | Kay Ewbank
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Given the fantastic tools available for big data analysis, the latest survey by JetBrains has found that the favorite statistical tool for analysis among respondents was.... the spreadsheet. Who'd have thought it!

Python3 Course For InfoSec Pros
20 Jul | Nikos Vaggalis
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A free course by InfoSecAddicts, to teach Python from an Infosec Pro's perspective. It aims to cover the minimum Python that you can apply in the field to accomplish day-to-day Infosec tasks.

MongoDB 5 Adds Live Resharding
20 Jul | Kay Ewbank
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MongoDB 5 has been released with native support for time series workloads and the ability to reshard live databases. The preview version of serverless instances on MongoDB Atlas was also announced at the MongoDB.Live conference.

Visual Studio 2022 Preview 2 Targets Productivity
19 Jul | Kay Ewbank
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Visual Studio 2022 Preview 2 has been released with a focus on "personal and team productivity, modern development, and constant innovation."  The preview is of the full desktop IDE, as opposed to Microsoft's similarly-named Visual Studio Code.

Spring GraphQL Milestone One
19 Jul | Nikos Vaggalis
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A new library aims to unify all the previous approaches of accessing GraphQL from Spring. The Spring GraphQL project, which has reached its initial milestone towards a 1.0 release, integrates GraphQL, Java and Spring, developed as a collaboration between both teams.

A Low Cost Hackable Watch
18 Jul | Harry Fairhead
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Pine makes a range of community-supported hardware that is well worth knowing about, but its new PineTime SmartWatch offers a unique opportunity to program your wrist.

GAN Theft Auto - The Neural Network Is The Game
16 Jul | Nikos Vaggalis
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GAN Theft Auto is a fork of the Nvidia's GameGAN emulating dynamic game environments neural network but applied to Grand Theft Auto.

Developers At Work 2021
16 Jul | Sue Gee
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The report on the latest JetBrains Developer Ecosystem Survey is out and is packed full of interesting data. Since the weekend is upon us we'll postpone consideration of its finding about programming languages and data science until later and look first at characteristics of the survey respondents.

The Linux Upskill Challenge
15 Jul | Nikos Vaggalis
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A compact and previously paid course is now free and open source. It teaches everything someone needs in order to transition to Linux.

IBM Introduces Hybrid Cloud AI/ML Framework
15 Jul | Kay Ewbank
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IBM is introducing CodeFlare, a serverless framework that aims to reduce the time and effort developers spend training and preparing AI and machine learning models for deployment in hybrid cloud environments.



Books of the Week

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Full Review 

  • Zombie Scrum Survival Guide (Addison-Wesley)

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    Reviewer:Kay Ewbank Rating: 5 out of 5 
    Verdict: The idea behind this book is a fascinating one, and is almost certainly applicable to other areas. The authors set out to show that many projects that are apparently being developed using Scrum techniques are, in fact, zombie scrum.

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