June 2019 Blog Posts (4)

Wikipedia ::: Swampcast podcast features Brion Vibber, Wikipedia CTO

Here’s a blast from the past. Wikipedia CTO Brion Vibber walks us through the beginnings of Wikipedia. Enjoy! Click here to hear the…

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Added by Michael Levin on June 27, 2019 at 1:29am — No Comments

Pandora::: Swampcast features Pandora CTO Tom Conrad



Here’s one of the most talented CTO’s around to explain the inner workings of Pandora. Click here to…

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Added by Michael Levin on June 26, 2019 at 12:30am — No Comments

OSCON Free Expo Pass!

‪We're proud to partner with #OSCON in Portland, July 15–18. Want to join in but can't be there for the entire event? Grab a free Expo Plus pass using code EXPOPASS- but hurry, only a limited number of passes are available. https://oreil.ly/2FojuKe

Added by Michael Levin on June 21, 2019 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Some thoughts on licensing from Google's Chris DiBona

Chris DiBona is the director of open source at Google, and he's been taking a big part in the open source and Free software ecosystem for a very long time--not least in his role with Google's Summer of Code. He recently posted on Twitter what he calls "a little rant" about software licensing -- well worth reading the whole (short!) thing. 

Upshot: Be cautious and humble in…

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Added by Timothy Lord on June 2, 2019 at 7:10pm — No Comments

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Podcast: Generally AI Episode 5: Making Waves

In this episode hosts explore the fascinating world of audio waves by discussing the history of Fourier analysis and how the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) revolutionized signal processing with its efficiency. They then shift to song recognition apps like Shazam and their underlying algorithms: breaking songs into snippets and using techniques such as the FFT or neural networks.

By Anthony Alford, Roland Meertens

How Moral Values and Ethics Impact Software Delivery

Ethics and morality ensure fairness and integrity, which according to Anton Angelov is crucial for software professionals and society. The rise of technological advances, globalization, and demographic changes pose challenges to maintaining moral values in software delivery. Angelov believes that it is crucial for the QA industry to have a strong ethical framework.

By Ben Linders

Bun Announces Cross-Platform Shell Scripting in JavaScript and TypeScript

Bun recently announced the release of Bun Shell, offering JavaScript and TypeScript developers a cross-platform shell. This release aims to simplify the execution of shell scripts in JavaScript and TypeScript, providing a bash-like environment with features such as globbing, environment variables, redirection, and piping. The release is alpha quality and may undergo breaking changes in the future.

By Agazi Mekonnen

Presentation: Going Beyond the Case of Black Box AutoML

Kiran Kate covers the basics of AutoML and then presents Lale (https://github.com/IBM/lale), an open-source scikit-learn compatible AutoML library which implements Gradual AutoML.

By Kiran Kate

Sudo for Windows - Elevating Command Execution in Windows 11

Microsoft announced Sudo for Windows will be available the latest Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26052. This tool transforms how users execute elevated commands directly from an unelevated console session. Sudo for Windows provides an intuitive and familiar solution, eliminating the need to open a new elevated console and enhancing the user experience.

By Claudio Masolo

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