Q&A with AI Developer Henk Boelman: Hands-On with Microsoft’s New AI and IoT Technologies

We caught up with Henk Boelman, Microsoft AI MVP and Cloud AI Architect, to learn more about what’s exciting in AI, his favorite features in Microsoft Cognitive Services and Windows IoT and the latest updates on his upcoming day-long hands-on lab for Live! 360… Source: https://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2019/08/16/microsoft-ai-qa.aspx

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Introducing PyOxidizer, an open source utility for producing standalone Python applications, written in Rust

PyOxidizer aims to solve complex packaging and distribution problems so that developers can put their efforts into building applications instead of juggling with build systems and packaging tools. Source: https://hub.packtpub.com/introducing-pyoxidizer-an-open-source-utility-for-producing-standalone-python-applications-written-in-rust/

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Survey Says C# ‘Most-Loved’ Programming Language, .NET Core Slowly Gaining Traction

Developer tooling specialist JetBrains is reporting on its new survey that delves into many aspects of software development, including programming languages, wherein it dubbed C# the “most-loved” language according to one metric. Source: https://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2019/06/18/jetbrains-survey.aspx

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Super-Popular VS Code Python Tool Gets Update

The Python Extension for Visual Studio Code — installed more than 9.3 million times — has received an update that closes some 70 issues. Among those called out for special attention in the June 2019 release announcement is a plot viewer for the Python Interactive window. Source: https://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2019/06/26/vscode-python-update.aspx

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Beyond 1 and 0: Creating successor to shrinking transistors

Engineers boost potential for creating successor to shrinking transistors. Scientists offer a solution to the fast-approaching physical minimum for transistor size: a multi-value logic transistor based on zinc oxide, capable of two stable intermediate states between 0 and 1. Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190529180242.htm

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6 COOL NEW OPEN SOURCE PROJECTS FROM NETFLIX, FACEBOOK, GOOGLE, AND MORE

In the early days of computing, programmers shared software to learn from each other and evolve. Though the open source notion gradually moved to commercialization, the attention that free software gets is significant. Netscape was a pioneer in publishing the source code for their free software suite. The Open Source Initiative (OSI) of 1998 is […]

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U.S.-CHINA TRADE WAR FALLOUT: GOOGLE CUTS OFF HUAWEI’S ACCESS TO ANDROID

The U.S. crackdown on China-based Huawei Technologies is intensifying — with some major help from Google. The Chinese technology giant — the second largest smartphone seller in the world — is under increased pressure after Google revoked Huawei’s Android license. Google has confirmed that the decision to ban Android on Huawei smartphones is in accordance […]

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Particle Ships IoT Tool Based on Visual Studio Code

Internet of Things specialist Particle has shipped a new development tool based on the ever-popular Visual Studio Code editor. VS Code, the cross-platform, open source code editor that can function more as a full-fledged IDE with the help of numerous extensions, has been put to many uses during its climb in popularity that saw it […]

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