May 2017 Blog Posts (4)

Add a Caption to an Image

The ability to Interpret image data using software is advancing fast! The two images above are captioned with program generated text. Here's an article that describes concepts and an approach to generate a caption for an image. The code is written in Python and uses TensorFlow. …

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Added by Michael Levin on May 25, 2017 at 8:57am — No Comments

The JHipster Mini Book ::: Free!

This is what I'm reading right now. Here you go! Matt has given us good presentations that are quick and to the point. Super cool! If you decide to pay $19.95 for the printed book, it'll cover about 3 craft pints. The health monitor app Matt made will record one less point. You'll see! Enjoy, and be sure to let Matt know how much you appreciate this free mini…

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Added by Michael Levin on May 18, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

$11 Billion Swapmeet

First of all, relax, I'm not announcing an exclusive executive swapmeet.  The market for used cell phones has ramped up to a whopping $11 billion as of 2016[1].  That's a big number by itself, especially since the market scarcely existed just ten years ago.  By comparison, everything sold in every category by everyone worldwide on Ebay, new or used, was $84 billion total in 2016[2].

Unless you are actually a senior exec and can offer your device, refurbished, to other…

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Added by Ismail Jones on May 15, 2017 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Cross-Platform Mobile Development

Mobile devices prove to be a setback for cross-platform software development, but I hope it will be a minor one.  At present, Android totally dominates the mobile market both in terms of hardware and software volume.  As well, mobile devices are overtaking desktops for overall usage as we speak.  But Linux, as open-source-friendly as it is appears to be getting the rub from Google, so where are we?

As Google continues to grumble about not controlling the world, they're leaking…

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Added by Ismail Jones on May 14, 2017 at 9:24am — No Comments

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Article: Compiled, typed, Ruby-inspired Crystal language is ready for production - Q&A with Beta Ziliani

The Crystal language is ready for production, 12 years after inception. Crystal is compiled for performance, typed for safety, Ruby-like for productivity. Due to the strong type inference, developers need only sparse type annotations. We interviewed the head of the Crystal team on the language tradeoffs, the present features and the language roadmap.

By Bruno Couriol, Beta Ziliani

Amazon Nimble Studio: Visual Effects, Animations, and Interactive Content on AWS

Amazon has recently announced Nimble Studio, a service for creative studios to produce visual effects, animations, and interactive content. The cloud-based studio provides on-demand access to virtual workstations, elastic file storage, render farm capacity and tools to manage security, permissions, and collaborations.

By Renato Losio

Article: Continuous Learning as a Tool for Adaptation

The fifth and capstone article in a series on how software companies adapted and continue to adapt to enhance their resilience explores key themes with a special view on the practicality of organizational resilience. It also provides practical guidance to engineering leadership and recommendations on how to create this investment.

By Nora Jones

Podcast: Victor Nuṅez on Systemic Team Coaching to Enable Team Effectiveness

In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Victor Nuṅez about how systemic team coaching helps teams perform more effectively and the importance of trusting teams as generative, creative and inteligent systems

By Victor Nuṅez

Microsoft Announces Preview Service for Building Real-Time Web Applications Called Azure Web PubSub

Recently Microsoft announced a preview of Azure Web PubSub, a new service for building real-time web applications. Azure Web PubSub is a fully-managed service that supports native and serverless WebSockets.

By Steef-Jan Wiggers

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