Coding topics for 06/09/2017

Apple’s Xcode 9 beta previews blockbuster improvements – TechWorld “With Xcode 9, a forthcoming upgrade to Apple’s integrated development environment for building apps for MacOS, iOS, tvOS, and watchOS, Apple is introducing a new source editor, a new build system, and compatibility with the Swift 4 language. A beta version…

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Artificial Intelligence / AI Reading for 06/09/2017

Is Python the most popular language for data science? – Maruti Techlabs “We need the best tools to leverage techniques that can turn data into insights by way of reporting or visualization. There are prominent languages such as C, C++, Java and Javascript for making meaning out of data. But…

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Coding topics for 06/03/2017

Improve Your Python: Python Classes and Object Oriented Programming “The class is a fundamental building block in Python. It is the underpinning for not only many popular programs and libraries, but the Python standard library as well. Understanding what classes are, when to use them, and how they can be…

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General Reading for 12/30/2015

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MACHINES THAT THINK? | Edge.org “Is AI becoming increasingly real? Are we now in a new era of the “AIs”? To consider this issue, it’s time to grow up. Enough already with the science fiction and the movies, Star Maker, Blade Runner, 2001, Her, The Matrix, “The Borg”.  Also, 80…

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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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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 12/02/2015

Or, why I still use Python for high performance scientific computing “Python is a great high level language for easily expressing ideas, but people don’t tend to think of it as a high performance language; for that you would want a compiled language — ideally C or C++ but Java…

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What I’m Reading on 05/27/2015

Justice tells Supreme Court not to hear Google’s API appeal – Fortune “The right of companies to use key elements of computer code, known as application programming interfaces (APIs), was cast deeper into doubt on Tuesday after the Justice Department urged the Supreme Court not to hear a controversial case…

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What I’m Reading on 04/07/2015

Microsoft’s open source .Net still can’t match open source Java | InfoWorld “Microsoft’s open-sourcing of server-side .Net technologies is a big step for the longtime king of proprietary desktop software. But the move itself is of limited impact, and .Net has a long way to go to catch up to…

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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 01/17/2015

​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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