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The story of Perl’s role in the dynamic web | Opensource.com

https://opensource.com/life/16/11/perl-and-birth-dynamic-web?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY The web’s early history is generally remembered as a few seminal events: the day Tim Berners-Lee announced the WWW-project on Usenet, the document with which CERN released the project’s code into the public domain, and of course the first version of the NCSA Mosaic browser in January 1993.  In the mid- to late-1990s, Perl and the dynamic web were nearly

Tiny AI Devices Invade the Maker Movement

https://blog.hackster.io/tiny-ai-devices-invade-the-maker-movement-928c01b185df It is no secret that AI is among the top growth areas in technology today. Interest Deep Learning has caused an explosion of industry investment into software such as Facebook’s Caffe2 and Google’s TensorFlow frameworks. There is the theme of providing small edge devices with more intelligence has grown stronger. More and more inventive developers and teams seem to

Assembly summer 2017 wild demos

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJO4AtxKJiFMa-xhNLNpp-URxQH-7Ka6Q This YouTube playlist shows videos of interesting hardware plus software hacks. They can play computer demo multimedia with old game consoles, Arduino+LED sign, LEGOs and audio mixer… Many cool hacks I would say!  Assembly Summer 2017 event is still going on, more videos at AssemblyTV at YouTube and Assembly Summer 2017 pages.

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