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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Octosuite: A GitHub Open Source Intelligence Framework

Octosuite, an open-source intelligence (OSINT) framework, recently released its latest version 3.1.0. Octosuite provides a wide range of commands to investigate publicly-visible GitHub accounts and repositories through GitHub’s Public APIs. Written in Python, Octosuite provides a secure and user-friendly interface to easily search and explore data related to a repository, organization, or user.

By Aditya Kulkarni

Go 1.20 Improves Compiler Performance and Extends Coverage Support

The latest release of the Go language, Go 1.20, improves compiler performance, bringing it back in line with Go 1.17. Additionally, the language now supports conversion from slice to arrays and revises struct comparison.

By Sergio De Simone

Permit Elements Enables Low-Code User-Managed Access Control

Permit.io has released Permit Elements, a low-code end-user authentication interface builder. Permit Elements allows developers to embed interfaces enabling their end-users to decide which roles have permission to perform actions. At the time of release, there are elements available for user management and audit logs.

By Matt Campbell

Infrastructure from Code: The New Wave of Cloud Infrastructure Management

Infrastructure-from-Code (IfC) is an approach that creates, configures, and manages cloud resources understanding a software application's source code, without explicit description.

By Claudio Masolo

Azure Now Supports Database as a Service Couchbase Capella

A cloud database platform company Couchbase recently announced that its Capella database as a Service (DBaaS) offering as a fully managed service is available on Azure.

By Steef-Jan Wiggers

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