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Edge computing could push the cloud to the fringe | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/03/edge-computing-could-push-the-cloud-to-the-fringe/?utm_source=tcfbpage&sr_share=facebook I can believe in this vision! Edge computing could push the cloud to the fringe Peter Levine believes that cloud computing is soon going to take a back seat to edge computing — and we will very quickly see the majority of processing taking place at the device level. As crazy as that sounds — and

System Administrator Appreciation Day

http://sysadminday.com/ Your network is secure, your computer is up and running, and your printer is jam-free. Why? Because you’ve got an awesome sysadmin (or maybe a whole IT department) keeping your business up and running. So say IT loud; say IT proud … Happy SysAdmin Day!

The quest for a great text editor: A brief intro to Notepad++

https://opensource.com/article/16/12/notepad-text-editor?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY Question “Vim or GNU Emacs?”  From those my answer is Emacs. But more and more I use other editors. One of my favourites on Windows is Notepad++. Notepad++ is easy to install, licensed under the GNU Public License (GPL), and the source is available on GitHub.  If you’re comfortable with Windows Notepad or WordPad, the Notepad++ interface will be

Chip Hall of Fame: Motorola MC68000 Microprocessor – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/processors/chip-hall-of-fame-motorola-mc68000-microprocessor The 68000 found its way into all the early Macintosh computers, as well as the Amiga and the Atari ST. Big sales numbers came from embedded applications in laser printers, arcade games, and industrial controllers.  IBM wanted to use the 68000 in its PC line, but the company went with Intel’s 8088.

Things you should evaluate before proceeding into test automation

https://www.valagroup.com/fi/2017/07/five-things-you-should-evaluate-before-proceeding-test-automation/ Test automation is not a magic button that can solve all your problems when pushed. Test automation is only a tool. Test automation requires longer initial development time and it is not cheap. Test automation only shows benefits in mid long term. Good candidates for automation can be test cases which: – take a lot

Microsoft signals end of Paint program – BBC News

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40705466?ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook Is this end of era? Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since its release in 1985 and is known for its simplicity and basic artistic results. It will be either removed or no longer developed according to  Features that are removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Try many programming languages

TIO is a family of online interpreters for an evergrowing list of practical and recreational programming languages. The site has over 100 supported languages. Practical languages include things like C, Java, Python, Perl and also old school stuff. You can try all of then without leaving your favourite web browser! Pick a programming language, and

Interactive: The Top Programming Languages 2017 – IEEE Spectrum

http://spectrum.ieee.org/ns/IEEE_TPL_2017/index/2017/1/1/1/1/1/50/1/50/1/50/1/30/1/30/1/30/1/20/1/20/1/5/1/5/1/20/1/100/ This web page app ranks the popularity of dozens of programming languages. You can filter them by listing only those most relevant to particular sectors, such as “Web” or “embedded programming.” Rankings are created by weighting and combining 12 metrics from 10 sources.  You can take control to create your own ranking by adjusting each

Why “Agile” and especially Scrum are terrible | Michael O. Church

https://michaelochurch.wordpress.com/2015/06/06/why-agile-and-especially-scrum-are-terrible/ Agility is a good thing, no doubt, and the Agile Manifestoisn’t unreasonable. Compared to a straw-man practice called “Waterfall”, Agile is notably superior.  This article argues that much of Agile as-practiced is deeply harmful. The writer don’t really think that the Agile/Waterfall dichotomy is useful in the first place. Writer has seen a variety of Agile,