October Week 4
Written by Editor   
Saturday, 28 October 2017

As well as sifting through the news, the I Programmer team does the same for books, selecting titles for Book Watch and for full review. We also bring you articles. This week's are an introduction to Predix UI components from Kay Ewbank and an exploration of "the lamda calculus" by Mike James.

To receive this digest automatically by email, sign up for our weekly newsletter.


October 19 - 25, 2017

Book Watch 

This week's additions to our ever growing archive of computer books are:


Book Reviews




Discover How Web Apps Perform With Chrome User Experience Report   Wednesday 25 October

Unveiled at the Chrome Dev Summit in San Francisco, the Chrome User Experience Report is intended to let developers discover how their web apps perform in the wild by providing data collected from the top 10,000 websites. 


Gmail Add-ons Open To All   Wednesday 25 October

Gmail add-ons was available as a developer preview earlier in the year and now anyone can play. How do you create an add-on? And what can you do with it?  


Bug Bounty Bonanza   Tuesday 24 October

HackerOne's annual Hack the World Challenge has opened with additional monetary rewards and double points from its sponsors. Google has a new Android App Bug Bounty program on HackerOne and GitHub has doubled the rewards in its Bug Bounty Program. 


Google Releases Management API For Android   Tuesday 24 October

Google has released a tool that lets you manage Android devices using a server-side API and with no need to write your own management app.  


Facebook Open Sources RacerD For Android Race Detection   Monday 23 October

It is a hardly discussed problem, but Android is a tough platform to use with concurrent programming. As a result most apps don't use it to its full potential. Facebook has now gifted you a tool that makes it a lot easier and is using it to make its own app faster and more reliable. 


Bing Maps Improves BirdsEye Presentation   Monday 23 October

There's an updated version of the Bing Maps Web Control with a number of new features. The developers describe the additions as 'smaller but highly requested'.  


Mozilla's Plan For Easier Web Development   Monday 23 October

With a view to making web development just a little easier Mozilla is partnering with Microsoft, Google, the W3C and Samsung to create cross-browser documentation on MDN.  


Arkansas Offers Incentives For AP Computer Science   Sunday 22 October

The US state of Arkansas is planning to give cash rewards of up to $1000 to high school students who gain top grades in Computer Science exams.  


The Search For Small Chaotic Circuits   Saturday 21 October

Chaos and complexity seem to go together, but can you make a chaotic circuit with just small number of parts? A supercomputer search suggests that yes you can and chaos is more common than you might expect.  


Yahoo Open Sources Vespa   Friday 20 October

The big data serving system that powers Yahoo and Flickr has been open sourced by Oath, the parent company to Yahoo.   


Top 10 From Around the Web: More CMS Resources   Friday 20 October

This round up of interesting posts from external sites has resources for those working with WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. 


Apple And GE Bring Predix to iPad and iPhone   Thursday 19 October

Apple and GE are making Predix available for iPad and iPhone via a new SDK for iOS, meaning developers have the tools to create Industrial Internet of Things apps on the Apple platform. 


AlphaGo Zero - From Nought To Top In 40 Days   Thursday 19 October

DeepMind has revealed details of latest evolution of the computer program that plays the ancient Chinese board game of black and white stones. Unlike previous versions. which were trained with data from human games, AlphaGo Zero started with no prior knowledge and learned simply by playing itself.


The Core

Using Predix UI Web Components   Monday 23 October

The Predix Design System is being used to build web applications for the Industrial Internet that is built on the Predix platform by using an increasing library of UI web components that were created using Polymer. 


Lambda Calculus For Programmers   Thursday 19 October

You may have heard of "the lambda calculus" - it's the reason lambda expressions are so called. You may know that it is something to do with computability, and so any explanation of how it works should be "for programmers". However, lambda calculus is close to logic and pure maths and it can be difficult to see what it is actually all about in practical terms. So there is a need for a plain-spoken guide suitable for programmers. 




To receive this digest automatically by email, sign up for our weekly newsletter. You can also subscribe to our RSS Feeds - we have one for Full Contents, another for  News and also one for Books with details of reviews and daily additions to Book Watch

You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn.




<ASIN: 1942270844>



Last Updated ( Saturday, 28 October 2017 )