General Reading for 06/16/2016

IBM Enhances Support for the Swift Programming Language “Apple‘s Swift programming language continues to gain popularity among developers and IBM, as a key Apple partner, is putting its considerable might behind the technology.” tags: bs swift ibm programming Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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General Reading for 03/14/2016

GitHub – apple/swift-evolution: This maintains proposals for changes and user-visible enhancements to the Swift Programming Language. “This document describes goals for the Swift language on a per-release basis, usually listing minor releases adding to the currently shipping version and one major release out. Each release will have many smaller features…

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General Reading for 01/01/2016

Open Source Swift on Raspberry Pi 2 | iAchieved.it “You can track the progress of the port of Swift to ARM platforms at bugs.swift.org, and follow @iachievedit on Twitter for updates when new packages are released. To help out, create an account at bugs.swift.org and when you find broken stuff,…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 12/23/2015

Google Is Working On A New Chat App And AI Chat Companions: Report “And while Google already offers Google Now, with voice-powered search and organizer features similar to Apple‘s Siri, Microsoft‘s Cortana and Amazon‘s Echo, other competitors are also moving to integrate AI assistants into text-based messaging apps. Just as…

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General Reading for 12/21/2015

Introducing the (beta) IBM Watson iOS SDK! – Swift “The IBM Watson iOS SDK gives developers a Swift application programming interface (API) to simplify integration with many of the Watson Developer Cloud services, including the Watson Dialog, Language Translation, Natural Language Classifier, Personality Insights, Speech To Text, Text to Speech,…

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General Reading for 12/06/2015

Apple and IBM made a brilliant new move to infiltrate large businesses – Yahoo Finance UK “Ultimately, this move will help Apple move deeper into the enterprise by grabbing the attention of corporate developers. They tend to gravitate toward languages that work well on servers, like the ones championed by…

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General Reading for 12/05/2015

Swift is Open Source – Swift Blog – Apple Developer “Now anyone can download the code and in-development builds to see what the team is up to. More advanced developers interested in contributing to the project can file bugs, participate in the community, and contribute their own fixes and enhancements…

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Best Food Reading for 12/02/2015

IBM Watson Outputs Recommended Original Turkey Recipe for Holidays – Fortune “When asked if Watson had a preferred roast turkey recipe, an IBM spokeswoman said such a simple dish is “a little less typical of the types of recipes Chef Watson will generate.”” tags: f ibm watson turkey Bread Crumb…

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Best Food Reading for 11/02/2015

Vermont Cheddar Mashed Potatoes Recipe – NYT Cooking “To some, Cheddar is synonymous with Vermont, even if it is produced in several other states, too. For most, mashed potatoes are an absolute essential for a proper Thanksgiving table. Combining them seems natural, whether customary or not. Using two-year-old aged Vermont…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 10/07/2015

Bob Dylan’s new IBM ad: Some additional information, watch video here | Examiner.com “A new video advertisement featuring Bob Dylan and super computer IBM Watson premiered on IBM’s You Tube page early this afternoon. According to the description accompanying the ad, “IBM Watson analyzes Bob Dylan’s lyrics and shows that…

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What I’m Reading on 05/12/2015

Memory Safety: Ensuring Values are Defined Before Use – Swift Blog – Apple Developer “A primary focus when designing Swift was improving the memory safety of the programming model. There are a lot of aspects of memory safety, so this post will start slow and cover a simple case: how…

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What I’m Reading on 05/07/2015

Battle over app analytics accelerates with Apple’s entry | PCWorld “With Apple offering its own tool for developers to see how their apps are selling, pressure is on specialist vendors to improve their offerings. On Wednesday, App Annie announced it had acquired mobile measurement company Mobidia to do just that.”…

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What I’m Reading on 05/04/2015

The Free ‘Big Data’ Sources Everyone Should Know – Data Science Central “Any company, from big blue chip corporations to the tiniest start-up can now leverage more data than ever before. Many of my clients ask me for the top data sources they could use in their big data endeavour…

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What I’m Reading on 05/03/2015

Pruning Clematis | Fine Gardening “When confronted with a tangle of spindly clematis vines to prune, many gardeners get no further than scratching their heads and wondering where to begin. The confusion is most likely caused by the specific pruning needs of the many species and varieties. Some clematis vines…

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What I’m Reading on 04/21/2015

Developer Economics Q1 2015: State of the Developer Nation – Developer Economics “The 8th edition State of the Nation report features all the latest trends in mobile and IoT development, including platform and language prioritisation, revenues and revenue models, tool adoption and more. It also examines the rise of Swift,…

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What I’m Reading on 04/05/2015

Karatsuba algorithm – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “The Karatsuba algorithm was the first multiplication algorithm asymptotically faster than the quadratic “grade school” algorithm. The Toom–Cook algorithm is a faster generalization of Karatsuba’s method, and the Schönhage–Strassen algorithm is even faster, for sufficiently large n.” tags: bs karatsuba algorithm Multiplication US…

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What I’m Reading on 04/03/2015

Swift Standard Library: Documented and undocumented built-in functions in the Swift standard library – the complete list with all 74 functions | practicalswift.com “This article lists all built-in Swift functions – both documented and undocumented ones. The definition used for “built-in function” used in this article is a function available…

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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 01/27/2015

Twitter Adds Group Messaging and Video Recording – NYTimes.com “On Tuesday, the company delivered on two of those promises, adding the ability to send a private message to a group as well as adding a video recorder that allows users to shoot, edit and post video directly from Twitter’s mobile…

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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 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 12/10/2014

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 11/11/2014

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 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 09/11/2014

String reference guide for Swift | LearnSwiftOnline.com “Like in many other languages, strings in Swift are defined by the use of “double quotes”.   If you are coming from Objective-C most of this page will be familiar, some may look a bit strange but in general, things just got much easier…

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What I’m Reading on 09/10/2014

Swift Turns 1.0: The Evolution of a Language “Besides listing in a concise way all the changes that each Xcode beta version brought to Swift, the repo also collects some change requests that have been discussed either in Apple developers forums, or reported to Apple through Radar. A few highlights…

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Early impressions of Swift, and some workarounds

I’ve been playing around with Swift, the new programming language from Apple, for a few days and I’ve been quite happy with it. I’ve used many languages and development environments since I started coding when I was 15, so I was anxious to see what Swift offered. I’ve by no…

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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 07/13/2014

IBM News room – 2014-07-07 IBM Research Launches Project “Green Horizon” to Help China Deliver on Ambitious Energy and Environmental Goals – United States “Dubbed “Green Horizon”, the project sets out to leap beyond current global practices in three areas critical to China’s sustainable growth: air quality management, renewable energy…

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What I’m Reading on 07/09/2014

Developers hustle to learn new Apple language – Blue Sky Innovation “They say it’s relatively simplified, which will make it easier for less-experienced developers to learn, and is designed to reduce programming errors. Yet Chicago-based developers say they foresee a transition period lasting months or perhaps years in which many…

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What I’m Reading on 07/07/2014

Getting REPL (Read-Eval-Print-Loop) in iOS8 Swift and Terminal – iOS-Blog “Xcode’s debugger includes an interactive version of the Swift language, known as the REPL (Read-Eval-Print-Loop). Use Swift syntax to evaluate and interact with your running app or write new code in a script-like environment.” tags: bs swift ios terminal Posted…

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