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Saturday, 06 May 2023

This weekly digest is a summary of our news and book coverage plus our latest articles. This week we have the second extract from the new book Master The Raspberry Pi Pico In C: WiFi by Harry Fairhead and Mike James. We also have project to build a custom weather forecasting dashboard.

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Featured Articles

Master The Pico WiFi: Simplest HTTPS Client
01 May | Mike James & Harry Fairhead
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What is the simplest HTTPS client you can create using lwIP and mbedtls? The answer is very simple indeed. This is an extract from our latest book on the Pico in C.

A Customisable Weather Forecast
27 Apr | Jeff Broth
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Having an accurate weather forecast is critical for many situations, in particular for deciding weather conditions are suitable for to deploy infrastructure inspection drones. This project pulls weather event data in real time to be displayed on a custom dashboard.


Programming News and Views

Embracing AI In Education
03 May | Sue Gee
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Technology leaders, non-profit and educational organizations are teaming up to form TeachAI, a effort to help educators both use artificial intelligence in the classroom and explain to their students how the technology works.

The Rise Of Rust - Windows 11
03 May | Mike James
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You can't put a good language down and Rust seems to be getting everywhere. Not content with infiltrating the Linux kernel it is now burrowing into Windows 11 and the Linux user space.

Google Launches Startups Accelerator: Cloud Cohort
02 May | Kay Ewbank
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Google has announced that applications are now open for the inaugural North American Google for Startups Accelerator: Cloud cohort. Applications are now being accepted until May 30, and the Accelerator will kick-off this July.

Learn With Microsoft's Learning Rooms
02 May | Nikos Vaggalis
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Microsoft's new Learning Rooms aim to bring instructors,experts and beginners together under one roof, and drive the learning experience around Microsoft tools many steps forward.

Geoffrey Hinton Leaves Google To Warn About AI
01 May | Mike James
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Geoffrey Hinton is often referred to as the "godfather of AI" - this is an understatement. He stuck with the fundamentals of neural networks when everyone else had given up. To say that the "father" of neural-network-based AI is worried is an important statement.

State of the Tech Workforce 2023
01 May | Janet Swift
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There are currently 9.2 million people who can be considered technology professionals within the US, representing 5.8% of the total workforce. The tech industry delivers a direct economic impact of an estimated $2 trillion, or 8.8% of the total national economy.

Jellyfish Robots For Ocean Clean up
30 Apr | Sue Gee
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Jellyfish-Bot can trap objects underneath its body without physical contact, thereby enabling safe interactions in delicate environments such as coral reefs and could become an important tool for removing waste from the oceans.

TLA+ Foundation Aims To Popularize Math-based Software Modeling
28 Apr | Kay Ewbank
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The TLA+ Foundation has been launched with the aim of bringing math-based software modeling to the mainstream. The TLA+ Foundation is part of the Linux Foundation, with Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Oracle serving as founding members.

Sony Invests In Raspberry Pi
28 Apr | Harry Fairhead
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Sony is deepening its partnership with Raspberry Pi with the aim of bringing its AITRIOS platform to the Raspberry Pi user and developer community. Does this provide more clues about what we might expect for Raspberry Pi 5?

Android Releases Graphics Shapes Library
27 Apr | Kay Ewbank
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The Android Wear team has released a library for creating and rendering rounded polygonal shapes. Graphics Shapes Version 1.0 can also be used to automatically animate between different shapes.

Azure Workshop with Quarkus, Spring Boot and Micronaut
27 Apr | Nikos Vaggalis
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This free self-paced workshop shows how to develop sample microservices in Quarkus, Spring Boot and Micronaut as well as how to package them in Docker containers, deploy them and monitor their performance.


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

Learn Enough JavaScript to Be Dangerous

Author: Michael Hartl
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Date: June 2022
Pages: 304
ISBN: 978-0137843749
Audience: Would-be JavaScript developers
Rating: 2
Reviewer: Mike James
To be dangerous? Is this a good ambition?

Book Watch

React Programming (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)

This book aims to help programmers with experience in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript master React through hands-on examples. Based on Big Nerd Ranch's popular React Essentials bootcamp, in this guide Loren Klingman and Ashley Parker illuminate key concepts with realistic code, guiding you step by step through building a starter app and a complete, production-ready app, both crafted to help you quickly leverage React’s remarkable power.

Net Zeros and Ones (Wiley)

Subtitled "How Data Erasure Promotes Sustainability, Privacy, and Security", in this book Richard Stiennon , Russ B. Ernst, et al provide a comprehensive guide to managing permanent and sustainable data erasure while complying with regulatory, legal, and industry requirements.

Real World AI Ethics for Data Scientists (Chapman & Hall/CRC)

This book provides seven real-world case studies dealing with big data abuse. Nachshon (Sean) Goltz and Tracey Dowdeswell consider cases spanning a range of topics from the statistical manipulation of research in the Cornell food lab through the Facebook user data abuse done by Cambridge Analytica to the abuse of farm animals by AI in a chapter co-authored by  philosophers Peter Singer and Yip Fai Tse.



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