March 2014 Blog Posts (4)

Seven Versions of One Web Application

Building HTML5 Apps from Desktop to Mobile



Free Webcast Tuesday, April 8, 2014



Join Yakov Fain in this fast-paced comparison of different ways of developing HTML5 Web applications.

We'll start with architecture and code review of a basic HTML/JavaScript version of a sample charity application, switch to its jQuery version, then show how to do it with Ext JS framework.



In the second part of the webcast, we'll move the app to mobile. First we'll implement the… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on March 29, 2014 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Java 8 Resources (thanks to Mattias Karlsson)

Guess you know about all the resources and video cast Oracle provided

at the Java 8 Launch site:

http://www.oracle.com/events/us/en/java8/index.html



On top of that we have released all Java 8 talks from Jfokus 2014

including the Keynote with Georges Saab and Mark Reinhold.



Except the talks from a number of Oracle speakers you can find these

and many more:

-Java 8 Language…

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Added by Michael Levin on March 29, 2014 at 9:01am — No Comments

Stack Overflow, Communities and Intimidation

We envision Codetown to be a free flow of ideas and questions in addition to a networking tool we also post events on. Here's an interesting take on participation and intimidation on Stack Overflow. Ideas? Comments? …

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Added by Michael Levin on March 8, 2014 at 11:32am — No Comments

OSCON is coming!

OSCON is the O'Reilly Open Source Conference. And, it's right around the corner! The call for papers just occurred. It is an annual event that occurs in Portland, OR and this year it's July…

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Added by Michael Levin on March 8, 2014 at 6:20am — No Comments

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Google Unveils MusicLM, an AI That Can Generate Music from Text Prompts

Google researchers have introduced MusicLM, an AI model that can generate high-fidelity music from text. MusicLM creates music at a constant 24 kHz throughout a number of minutes by modeling the conditional music generating process as a hierarchical sequence-to-sequence modeling problem.

By Daniel Dominguez

Article: If Twitter Doesn’t Have a Staging Environment, Should Anyone?

With Twitter revealing they do not have a staging environment, how important is staging to delivering quality? When so many tasks are shifting to the developer these days and no one best developer approach fits all, how do dev teams determine the best developer methodology for them and their company?

By Dan Faulkner

Apache Linkis Graduated to Apache Top-Level Project

Apache Linkis is a computation middleware that acts as a layer between upper-level applications and underlying engines, such as Apache Spark, Apache Hive and Apache Flink. It started as an Apache Incubator project in 2021 and graduated to a Top Level Project in January 2023.

By Andrea Messetti

GraalVM Native Image on RISC-V

The fifth generation of the Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) architecture, called RISC-V, was introduced in 2010. RISC is an open standard instruction set for processors, available for free, under open source licenses. GraalVM may now be used to compile and run native images on RISC-V machines.

By Johan Janssen

DeepMind Announces Minecraft-Playing AI DreamerV3

Researchers from DeepMind and the University of Toronto announced DreamerV3, a reinforcement-learning (RL) algorithm for training AI models for many different domains. Using a single set of hyperparameters, DreamerV3 outperforms other methods on several benchmarks and can train an AI to collect diamonds in Minecraft without human instruction.

By Anthony Alford

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