What I’m Reading on 03/23/2015

Online Education in Analytics and Data Science | bicorner.com “Several people have asked me for advice about education and training in Analytics and Data Science, so I wrote this article. For our purpose here, I include Analytics, Data Mining, and Data Science degree program, certificate, training, and certification programs. This…

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What I’m Reading on 03/05/2015

To Bring Virtual Reality to Market, Furious Efforts to Solve Nausea – NYTimes.com “Few technologies have generated more attention than virtual reality, which promises to immerse people in 3-D games and video. Yet for the last couple of years, the companies building virtual reality headsets have begged for patience from…

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What I’m Reading on 02/10/2015

Swift 1.2 and Xcode 6.3 beta – Swift Blog – Apple Developer “Today Swift 1.2 was released as part of Xcode 6.3 beta. This beta release includes a significantly enhanced Swift compiler, as well as new features in the Swift language itself. For the complete list of changes, read the…

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What I’m Reading on 01/26/2015

The Strangely Competitive World of Sci-Fi Writing Workshops | WIRED “Each summer budding authors flock to writing workshops like Clarion, Clarion West, and Odyssey, which help prepare students for a career in fantasy and science fiction by offering them the chance to work closely with established pros in the field.…

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What I’m Reading on 01/17/2015

​Java and JavaScript rule but use of Apple’s Swift language skyrockets | ZDNet “Apple only released version 1.0 of Swift in September but the replacement to Objective-C is already the 22nd most popular language, up 46 spots from three months ago, according to analyst firm RedMonk’s language rankings for the…

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What I’m Reading on 01/13/2015

Artificial intelligence experts sign open letter to protect mankind from machines – CNET “AI experts around the globe are signing an open letter issued Sunday by the Future of Life Institute that pledges to safely and carefully coordinate progress in the field to ensure it does not grow beyond humanity’s…

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What I’m Reading on 01/02/2015 – Big Data Predictions Edition

No endorsements of any of these by me, but a roundup of what people think will happen in 2015. It’s always a good idea to subtract “my company, product, or open source project interests” from so-called objective predictions. Investment banks pile into big data analytics /Euromoney magazine “Goldman Sachs has…

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What I’m Reading on 01/01/2015

Breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence from 2014 | MIT Technology Review “The holy grail of artificial intelligence—creating software that comes close to mimicking human intelligence—remains far off. But 2014 saw major strides in machine learning software that can gain abilities from experience. Companies in sectors from biotech to computing turned to…

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What I’m Reading on 12/29/2014

WordPress WordPress › P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) « WordPress Plugins “This plugin creates a profile of your WordPress site’s plugins’ performance by measuring their impact on your site’s load time.  Often times, WordPress sites load slowly because of poorly configured plugins or because there are so many of them. By using…

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What I’m Reading on 12/16/2014

The fall of GPL and the rise of permissive open-source licenses | ZDNet “Instead, “The three primary permissive license choices (Apache/BSD/MIT) … collectively are employed by 42 percent. They represent, in fact, three of the five most popular licenses in use today.” These permissive licenses has been gaining ground at…

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What I’m Reading on 12/10/2014

Introducing a New Generation of Mobile Apps for the Enterprise « A Smarter Planet Blog A Smarter Planet Blog “Today, we’re delivering on that promise by announcing the first 10 mobile apps that will come to market–the first of many that we have on the drawing boards. I’m impressed by…

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What I’m Reading on 12/09/2014

R, Swift soar in language search popularity in 2014 | InfoWorld “Stalwarts like Java, PHP, and C++ remain highly popular but are dropping in Tiobe’s year-end ratings” tags: bs swift r USDA Announces 2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum Speakers, Theme “Smart Agriculture in the 21st Century” | USDA Newsroom “The plenary…

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What I’m Reading on 12/05/2014

My Computer Language is Better than Yours — Backchannel — Medium “The new languages give programmers some helpful legs up, to be sure. Google’s Go is structured to simplify the work of making code run “concurrently,” smoothing the way for programmers to create and juggle portions of a program that…

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What I’m Reading on 11/13/2014

Ballmer says machine learning will be the next era of computer science | Computerworld “Ballmer, who stepped down from Microsoft‘s board of directors in August, spoke about the future of computer science as he announced a donation to Harvard University that will enable the school to expand its computer science…

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What I’m Reading on 11/11/2014

First take: Apple’s Swift speeds programming — GCN “For government – and Apple – the timing couldn’t be better, as federal agencies are shifting rapidly to a mobile-first mindset. This means that the mobile user experience is becoming the primary or default interface for all applications, government and commercial alike,…

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What I’m Reading on 11/06/2014

Interactive notebooks: Sharing the code : Nature News & Comment “Designed to make data analysis easier to share and reproduce, the IPython notebook is being used increasingly by scientists who want to keep detailed records of their work, devise teaching modules and collaborate with others. Some researchers are even publishing…

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What I’m Reading on 10/31/2014

Tencent teams up with IBM to offer business software over the cloud | Reuters “Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Friday it would collaborate with International Business Machines Corp (IBM) on a new cloud software business for corporate customers, a marked departure for one of the dominant forces in China’s consumer…

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What I’m Reading on 10/22/2014

Apple launches mini-site promoting Swift programming language | MacNN “Continuing its effort to promote its own streamlined object-oriented programming code Swift, Apple has followed up from its Swift blog with a full-blown mini-site on Apple.com. The new site takes a similar approach to Apple’s dedicated mini-sites for education and business,…

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What I’m Reading on 10/21/2014

Install Python 2.7 to your account “HostMonster uses the preinstalled version of Python that ships with CentOS. Because of this it is often not the latest release. This article will explain how to install an updated version of python locally.” tags: bs python hostmonster PyDbLite — PyDbLite 3.0 documentation “PyDbLite…

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What I’m Reading on 09/16/2014

IBM’s New Watson Analytics Wants To Bring Big Data To The Masses | TechCrunch “Watson Analytics is a cloud application that does all of the the heavy lifting related to big data processing by retrieving the data, analyzing it, cleaning it, building sophisticated visualizations and offering an environment for communicating and…

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What I’m Reading on 09/05/2014

Microsoft brings mobile personal assistant Cortana to UK and China – FT.com “Microsoft is bringing its Cortana mobile personal assistant to the UK and China as the US technology group unveils its latest range of smartphones and devices since closing its acquisition of Nokia.” tags: bs microsoft cortana WordPress 4.0…

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What I’m Reading on 08/27/2014

Facebook’s Parse Adds Support for Apple’s Swift “This means developers building with Swift can take advantage of Parse’s features (storing data, managing users, sending push notifications, tracking analytics, and so on) long before Apple starts accepting apps in the fall.” tags: bs facebook apple swift Posted from Diigo. The rest…

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What I’m Reading on 08/25/2014

Win a Piece of $500,000 By Creating Apps Using Apple’s Swift Language/ | App Developer Magazine “As part of the GetSwifter Challenge Series, these organizations have partnered with the “topcoder” community to help build mobile and enterprise applications. Over the course of the 12 week challenge series, developers will be competing…

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What I’m Reading on 07/26/2014

‘Firefly’ cast to reunite for online game – CNET “The entire cast of Joss Whedon’s cult sci-fi Western will lend their voices to a new online role-playing game.” tags: bs firefly online game Apple’s BookLamp acquisition aims to beat Amazon at its own game | Cult of Mac “The same…

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What I’m Reading on 07/24/2014

Apple’s alliance with IBM counters BYOD ‘nightmare’ for companies adopting iPhone “As many as 6 out of every 10 employees at one Wall Street firm have gone back to carrying a corporate BlackBerry alongside their personal iPhone thanks to “Bring Your Own Device” trouble, underscoring Apple‘s teething problems in the…

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What I’m Reading on 07/22/2014

Computerworld India Features | 10 Things You Should Know About Apple’s Swift | Computerworld.in “Apple recently unveiled Swift, a new language to replace Objective-C for OS X and iOS application development. Apple won’t accept submissions built using Swift to the iOS or Mac App Store until the fall, when iOS…

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What I’m Reading on 07/16/2014

PythonForArtificialIntelligence – Python Wiki “This page attempts to collect information and links pertaining to the practice of AI and Machine Learning in python.” tags: bs python AI Interactive: The Top Programming Languages – IEEE Spectrum “This app ranks the popularity of dozens of programming languages. You can filter them by…

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What I’m Reading on 07/15/2014

Deploy a WordPress Application on IBM Bluemix – BlueMix Dev “WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL which runs on a web hosting service. Features include a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is completely customizable…

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