Monday 17 Jun | Mike James
Programming News and Views
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Deep Learning Powers BING Voice Input
Jun 18 | Mike James
Deep neural networks seem to be entering a new phase and AI is going mainstream. Microsoft has implemented its BING voice search using artificial neurons and the system is faster and more accurate.
Two in Three App Developers Not Breaking Even
Jun 18 | Janet Swift
The majority of respondents to a recent survey indicated that they are not yet breaking even with the revenue they are generating with their app compared to the costs of operating it and 81% are not making enough money to consider their app a standalone business. However, 81% of respondents stressed that they are not considering abandoning their app.
Google App Engine Version 1.8.1 Released
Jun 17 | Kay Ewbank
Google has released the latest version of Google App Engine, with the Search API moving a stage closer to General Availability.
NAG Routines for Supercomputers
Jun 17 | Alex Armstrong
The new NAG Library for Intel Xeon Phi was recently launched ahead of this year's International Supercomputing Conference, which is being held this week in Leipzig, Germany. NAG is showcasing Mark 24 of the NAG Library for SMP & Multicore at ISC13.
Microsoft Pays Up To $100K for Windows Phone Apps
Jun 17 | Lucy Black
According to a well-supported rumor Microsoft is paying some developers up to $100,000 to port popular apps to Windows Phone 8.
BigQuery Updated and Repriced
Jun 17 | Kay Ewbank
Google BigQuery has been updated. The service for analyzing large amounts of data now can handle larger result sets, and has functions for advanced analytics, and caching of large query results. At the same time lower prices have been announced.
Google Uses Search Data To Predict Box Office Hits
Jun 16 | Janet Swift
It should come as no surprise that popularity of movie trailers is correlated with a movie's success. However, a Google whitepaper reveals that search query patterns can predict box office performance with a surprising degree of success.
MIT Invents A Tactile Display
Jun 16 | Kay Ewbank
Researchers at MIT have designed a wearable tactile display that uses vibrations to provide information. This could prove a useful way to provide feedback for those with impaired hearing, or in noisy environments.
June Week 2
Jun 15 | Editor
If you want to get up to speed on stuff that affects you as a developer, I Programmer Weekly is a digest of book reviews, articles and news written by programmers, for programmers. This one covers June 6-12.
Mapping in the Cloud with Rapyuta
Jun 15 | Harry Fairhead
Mapping is widely considered the most difficult perceptual problem in robotics, both from an algorithmic but also from a computational perspective. An innovative way around the problem relies on Rapyuta, the RoboEarth Cloud Engine.
Kisses Across The Web
Jun 15 | Lucy Black
You may think a good user interface for your app involves making it easy for users to enter their login details, but think again, and think more attention grabbing this time.
Javapocalypse - It's Happening Now
Jun 14 | Lucy Black
Java - evil. Byte code is like communism. "It is a virus". So we turn off Java and yes there is a button that can do that. Watch as events unfold in this stylish promo for JavaZone Norway.
Google Explains How AI Photo Search Works
Jun 14 | Mike James
A short time ago we reported that Google was using some sort of AI to find photos that contained named objects. It seemed a reasonable guess to say that it was using convolutional neural network but there were no details - now there are.
Crypto Made Easy
Jun 14 | Andrew Johnson
A new cartoon introduction to cryptography doesn't gloss over the details, but it all seems so much easier in black-and-white.
License To Code - Java EE 7 Is Released
Jun 13 | Alex Armstrong
Java EE 7 is being "launched" with a video "Licensed To Code". Get it - EE7 and 007? Or is Oracle letting slip that it really would like us to need a license to code?
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Book Review of the Day
Learning PHP Design Patterns
Tuesday 18 Jun
Author: William Sanders
Audience: PHP programmers
Reviewer: Alex Armstrong
PHP design patterns? Sounds just what you need to build an enterprise standard website. Does this book succeed in educating you?
Unhandled Exception! - Game AIs
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Introducing .NET 4.5 (Apress)
Wednesday 19 Jun
Microsoft has introduced a large number of changes to the way that the .NET Framework operates. Familiar technologies have being altered, best practices replaced, and developer methodologies adjusted. This book serves as a roadmap and primer to help experienced .NET developers understand the impact of the new framework and the technologies that co-exist with it.
Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus (Manning)
Tuesday 18 Jun
Example-filled, hands-on tutorial that introduces students, teachers, and professional users to programming with the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus graphing calculators. Immerses you in your first programs and guides you concept-by-concept, example-by-example.
Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture (Prentice Hall)
Monday 17 Jun
Thomas Erl teams teams up with cloud computing experts and researchers to break down proven and mature cloud computing technologies and practices into a series of well-defined concepts, models, technology mechanisms, and technology architectures, all from an industry-centric and vendor-neutral point of view.
GIMP 2.8 for Photographers (Rocky Nook)
Friday 14 Jun
A beginner's guide to GIMP, the free open source image editing tool. Topics include the new user interface and tools, the basics of image editing and simple adjustments, advanced techniques using layers and masks, developing RAW images, working with the improved text tool, and preparing high-quality black-and-white images.
Thursday 13 Jun
Beginning HTML5 and CSS3: The Web Evolved (Apress)
Wednesday 12 Jun
Introduction to the new features and elements of HTML5 - the leaner, cleaner, and more efficient code, along with some new tools that will allow you to create richer content. For everyone involved in web design, this book also introduces the new structural integrity and styling flexibility of CSS 3.
Excel 2013 In Depth (Que)
Tuesday 11 Jun
Brings together insights, techniques, tips, and shortcuts you just won’t find anywhere else to provide the fastest, best way to master Excel 2013’s full power; get comfortable with its updated interface; and leverage its new tools for everything from formulas, charts, and functions to dashboards, data visualization, and social media integration. See our review of the Excel 2010 edition.
Programming Grails (O'Reilly)
Monday 10 Jun
Written by a core developer on the Grails team, this practical guide takes you behind the curtain to reveal the inner workings of its 2.0 feature set. You’ll learn best practices writing simpler Groovy code and for building and deploying Grails applications, including performance, security, scaling, tuning, debugging, and monitoring.
Microsoft Project 2013 Step by Step (Microsoft Press)
Friday 07 Jun
Teach yourself how to manage the complete project life cycle with Project 2013.Build and fine-tune your project plan; schedule tasks and milestones, and assign resources; track progress and costs, troubleshoot delays and budget overruns, customize Gantt chart views, tables, and calendars and learn project-management best practices.
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