June 2009 Blog Posts (3)

New Computer Guide

What to look for when buying a new computer

The following guide will help you to answer the questions of what you need, what do I upgrade, and more.



The first thing you need to consider is what you will be doing with the computer. Will you need to store a lot of video, pictures, and music? Will this be a media center PC? Or will this computer just be a basic email, websurfing, and word processing… Continue

Added by Tim Stevesi on June 18, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Getting Started with Arduino





I just went to the Maker Faire in the Bay Area with my friend Michael Hauser. The expo was filled with Arduino products! Getting Started with Arduino (Make: Projects)

coincidentally… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on June 14, 2009 at 5:03pm — 1 Comment

Hi from JavaOne!

Hello from the largest dev conf in the world, J1! If you're here, too, please pingme @mikelevin on Twitter. There's a group here especially for J1 - http://www.codetown.us/group/javaone09



If you're here at J1 and want to share your experiences with Codetown, please upload photos, videos, blogposts, etc and tag them "javaone09"



I'll do my… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on June 1, 2009 at 7:32pm — No Comments

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InfoQ Reading List

Elastic Stack 7.6 Released with Security, Performance, and Observability Improvements

Elastic announced the release of Elastic Stack 7.6. This release contains a number of security improvements including a new SIEM detection engine and a redesigned SIEM overview dashboard page. This release also includes performance improvements to queries that are sorted by date, enhanced supervised machine learning capabilities, and support for ingesting Jaeger trace data.

By Matt Campbell

Article: Q&A on the Book Unleashing the Power of Diversity

The book Unleashing the Power of Diversity by Bjørn Z. Ekelund describes the Diversity Icebreaker, an experiential communication exercise where people learn about themselves and others. The differences are named Red, Blue and Green, a language of diversity that is relevant for interaction, problem solving, giving feedback, and creating inclusiveness and trust.

By Ben Linders, Bjørn Ekelund

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac Adds ASP.NET Core Blazor Server Applications

In January, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2019 for Mac 8.4.3 with a handful of features and improvements that were a direct request from developers on their developer community forum. Visual Studio for Mac can target the latest platform capabilities, for Android, iOS, as well .NET Core application that can be hosted on Windows, macOS or Linux.

By Vinicius Leite

Podcast: Steve Milligan on Agile Finance and Finding Synergies

In this podcast recorded at Agile 2019, Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Steve Milligan about his work in Agile Finance and bringing the back-office along on the agile transformation journey.

By Steve Milligan

Microsoft Open-Sources Project Petridish for Deep-Learning Optimization

A team from Microsoft Research and Carnegie Mellon University has open-sourced Project Petridish, a neural architecture search algorithm that automatically builds deep-learning models that are optimized to satisfy a variety of constraints. Using Petridish, the team achieved state-of-the-art results on the CIFAR-10 benchmark with only 2.2M parameters and five GPU-days of search time.

By Anthony Alford

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