Coding topics for 08/17/2017

What to expect in Apple’s Swift 5 language for iOS and MacOS “Version 5 of Apple’s Swift language used for iOS and MacOS application development will arrive in late 2018 with ABI (application binary interface) stability in the standard Swift library a primary focus—delaying a feature originally intended for the…

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Blockchain Reading for 07/14/2017

Hyperledger Formally Launches First Product, Fabric 1.0 “The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project has finally released its first production Blockchain code, Fabric 1.0. In announcements on Twitter and its blog Tuesday, Hyperledger, which already counts global giants such as IBM and SWIFT among its customers, called the release a “huge milestone…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 02/03/2016

The 17 equations that changed the course of history – ScienceAlert “Mathematics is all around us, and it has shaped our understanding of the world in countless ways. In 2013, mathematician and science author Ian Stewart published a book on 17 Equations That Changed The World. We recently came across this convenient…

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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 11/06/2015

Machine Learning: What Counting Jelly Beans Can Teach Us “This phenomenon is an example of what’s known as “the wisdom of the crowd,” a modeling strategy frequently used in machine learning. Given that you have a diverse enough number of perspectives—each of which must have some measure of signal, but…

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General Reading for 10/31/2015

Here’s why IBM will acquire The Weather Company – Fortune “As part of the acquisition, IBM will get over 5,000 of the Weather Company’s customers in the aviation, energy, and insurance industries, among others. Many businesses that are potentially impacted by weather depend on the Weather Company for forecasts of…

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General Reading for 10/28/2015

If Our Universe Is So Old and Vast, Then Where Are All the Aliens? Infographic tags: bs universe aliens New Apple TV goes on sale in Apple Store online – CNET “With this major upgrade to Apple TV, look for new content services and watch for numerous iOS apps and…

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General Reading for 10/08/2015

NASA is opening up hundreds of patents to inventors, for free – The Washington Post “From the memory foam in your mattress to the advanced alloys in your tennis racquet, NASA is behind some of the biggest technological advances of our time. Now, the space agency is giving other inventors…

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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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Let’s Drop the “Embarrassing Moment” Interview Question

I was speaking with a friend who had a job interview last week, and he mentioned that he had gotten the “Please tell us about your most embarrassing moment” question. Please? They couldn’t do better than that? In Amy Poehler’s new book Yes, Please, she gives the advice that you…

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