March Week 3
Saturday, 25 March 2023

If you want to keep up with what's important from the point of view of the developer, you can rely on the  I Programmer team to sift through the news to select items that are of interest. Here's the digest of this week's content.

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March 16 - 22, 2023

Featured Articles

Programmer's Python Data - Native Code
20 Mar | Mike James
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Running native code from a Python program is one way to speed things up. Find out how it all works in this extract from my new book Programmer's Python: Everything is Data .


Just jQuery The Core UI - Forms
17 Mar | Ian Elliot
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jQuery does forms - who would have guessed! Using it is a good way to tame this sometimes difficult HTML/JavaScript feature.



Programming News and Views

The Turing Test Is Past
22 Mar | Mike James
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... and dead and gone. This long time talking point really isn't relevant since the advent of LLMs like GTP. We may be worried about AI taking our coding jobs, but let us not forget that this is the time when the Turing Test was passed.


AI At All Levels From Udacity
22 Mar | Sue Gee
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AI may be threatening to take away our jobs - but on the other hand it opens up plenty of opportunities for those with the right skills. A whole raft of Udacity Artificial Intelligence Nanodegree programs restart next week to help you become career-ready in AI.


Dan Vega's 2023 Spring Boot Tutorial for Beginners
21 Mar | Nikos Vaggalis
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A free crash course on Spring and Spring Boot for total beginners
by none other than Dan Vega, the renowned Spring developer advocate for VMware. It's free and up for grabs on Youtube.


Git 2.40 Improves Jump
21 Mar | Kay Ewbank
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The latest version of Git, the distributed version control system, has been released with improvements including Emacs support in Git Jump.


Curl 8 Is Here On Curl's 25th Birthday
20 Mar | Sue Gee
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To mark 25 years since it was first released on March 20, 1998 curl 8.0.0 has shipped today, something that its originator and lead maintainer Daniel Stenberg, aka Badger, had said would never happen.


TypeScript 5 - Smaller, Simpler, Faster
20 Mar | Kay Ewbank
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TypeScript 5.0 has been released with a number of new features aimed at making it smaller, simpler, and faster.


Google Summer Of Code Re-Imagined
19 Mar | Sue Gee
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It's time for would-be participants in this year's Google Summer of Code to register and submit their proposals to the mentor organizations that interest them.. But did you know that now it's not just for students? The new criterion is being new to open source - so if you missed out when younger, it's not too late to apply.


Google Adds Maps Platform To Dev Library
17 Mar | Kay Ewbank
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Google has added Google Maps Platform to its Dev Library. The Google Maps Platform is a set of APIs and SDKs that can be used to embed Google Maps into mobile apps and web pages, or to retrieve data from Google Maps.


May Dates For MS Build And Google I/O
17 Mar | Sue Gee
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Following a well-established pattern both Google's and Microsoft's Developer Conferences will take place in May. While Google I/O will be mostly virtual, with just a small audience present at its Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California.  Microsoft Build will take place in Seattle as a live, in-person event.


Cassandra 4.1 Focuses On Pluggability
16 Mar | Kay Ewbank
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Version 4.1 of Apache Cassandra, the open source NoSQL distributed database, has been released. The team says this release paves the way to a more cloud-native future for the project by externalizing important key functions, extending Apache Cassandra, and enabling an expanded ecosystem without compromising the stable core code.


Surveying Software Supply Chain Security
16 Mar | Nikos Vaggalis
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Chainguard, the co-creator of Sigstore, has conducted a survey to better understand if and how software supply best practices
are utilized by the industry. We take a look at the findings.



Books of the Week

If you want to purchase, or to know more about, any of the titles listed below from Amazon, click on the book jackets at the top of the right sidebar. If you do make Amazon purchases after this, we may earn a few cents through the Amazon Associates program which is a small source of revenue that helps us to continue posting.

Full Review

SQL Server 2022 Revealed


Author: Bob Ward
Publisher: Apress
Pages: 506
ISBN: 978-1484288931
Audience: DBAs & SQL devs
Rating: 5
Reviewer: Ian Stirk

This book aims to explain the new features in SQL Server 2022, how does it fare? 

Book Watch

Automating DevOps with GitLab CI/CD Pipelines (Packt)


This book shows how to use GitLab CI/CD pipelines for automating and deploying different steps of your software development lifecycle using best practices and troubleshooting methods. Christopher Cowell, Nicholas Lotz and Chris Timberlake begin with the basics of Git and GitLab, showing how to commit and review code, and move on to how to set up GitLab Runners for executing and autoscaling CI/CD pipelines and creating and configuring pipelines for many software development lifecycle steps.


T-SQL Fundamentals, 4th Ed (Microsoft Press)


This book shows how to master Transact-SQL’s fundamentals, and write correct, robust code for querying and modifying data with modern Microsoft data technologies, including SQL Server 2022, Azure SQL Database, and Azure SQL Managed Instance. Long-time Microsoft Data Platform MVP Itzik Ben-Gan explains key T-SQL concepts, helping you apply your knowledge with hands-on exercises.


Experimentation for Engineers (Manning)


With the subtitle "From A/B testing to Bayesian optimization", this book consists of a toolbox of techniques for evaluating new features and fine-tuning parameters. David Sweet starts with a deep dive into methods like A/B testing, and then graduates to advanced techniques used to measure performance in industries such as finance and social media. He shows how to evaluate the changes you make to your system and ensure that your testing doesn’t undermine revenue or other business metrics.




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Last Updated ( Saturday, 25 March 2023 )