DSR Application Development News August 2015

IBC 2015

This year’s IBC will cover groundbreaking topics with implications that will resonate through the industry for the rest of our lives. DSR will be attending to represent its advances in IoT and its expertise in the Broadcasting and Entertainment industry. If you are planning to attend and would like to connect, please contact us – we would love to set up a meeting with you while we are there.

Google Finishes Eclipse with End of Support for IDE

Android Studio was announced back in 2013 at Google’s I/O developer conference – and since its reveal – the clock was ticking on the end of support for the popular Eclipse IDE which many developers have opted to use for their Java development for over a decade.

Every Company is Compromised, but Most Infections not yet at Critical Stage

In a recent analysis of a quarter-million endpoint devices in 40 enterprises, every single corporate network showed evidence of a targeted intrusion but most of the activity was not yet at the most-dangerous data exfiltration stage.

Google Made a Chatbot That Debates the Meaning of Life

“Instead of using rules to build a conversational engine, we use a machine learning approach,” Le tells Wired. “We let the machine learn from data rather than hand-coding the rules.” Google’s paper shows they can also drive chatbots, and perhaps move us closer to a world where machines can converse like humans.

Write Handsome, Hybrid Mobile Apps with Ionic

Everyone wants the apps they write to run on multiple platforms, but no one wants to give up the native features of mobile devices. That’s where Ionic, a relatively new JavaScript framework, comes into play. Ionic is designed to fill the UI gap in hybrid mobile apps, building on the familiar AngularJS MVC tooling with new interaction models and CSS styling.

The Art of Command Line

Fluency on the command line is a skill often neglected or considered arcane, but it improves your flexibility and productivity as an engineer in both obvious and subtle ways. There is a selection of notes and tips on using the command-line that have been found useful when working on Linux. Some tips are elementary, and some are fairly specific, sophisticated, or obscure.

15 Ways Visual Studio 2015 Enhances App Development

Microsoft’s recently launched Visual Studio 2015 delivers a number of new capabilities that help developers achieve more and extends that productivity and power across multiple platforms — from Windows to Linux to iOS and Android. It also enables developers to select a variety of third-party extensions to include with their installation.

  Smarter Grids With Sass And Susy

If you’re a designer, you’ll know that grids are your friends. More often than not, they’re the vital architecture that holds a beautiful design together; they create rhythm, structure your page, lead the eye, and prevent the whole thing collapsing in a sloppy mess. Susy is a Sass-based grid framework that solves problem of creating fast, responsive, fully customizable grids. It’s very lightweight and enables you to create entirely custom grids in CSS without touching your markup.

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Recurrent Neural Networks

The last few weeks have been a time of neural nets generating stuff. By deep nets there are meant recurrent and convolutional neural networks, while the stuff is text, music, images and even video. Google made a big splash by showing a few pictures created by an unspecified neural network (details are even scarcer than usual – no paper so far, let alone any code or live demo). The authors call the technique inceptionism.

Why are Facebook, Digg, and Twitter so Hard to Scale?

Real-time social graphs (connectivity between people, places, and things). That’s why scaling Facebook is hard says Jeff Rothschild, Vice President of Technology at Facebook. Social networking sites like Facebook, Digg, and Twitter are simply harder than traditional websites to scale.

  Intel Announces Java-to-iOS Path

At Android Developer Conference Boston, Intel unveiled a new set of features for its Integrated Native Development Experience (INDE) developer tools platform. These new capabilities will allow Android developers to port their applications to iPhone with only UI changes likely being required.


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