Dedicated AI processors will bring massive acceleration of deep learning data sets. Blockchain could be used to verify the security of passenger planes, and natural language processing will start speaking in slang. Amid all this high tech, though, don’t forget about the importance of the productivity boost of using simple tools like Vim, a text editor based on a 1970s program written by Sun Microsystems cofounder Bill Joy.
You can tell that Cesar Tron-Lozai is comfortable with kids. He starts off a Java training session for scores of Minecraft enthusiasts—which, given the virtual world’s player demographic, tends to be made up of fidget spinner-toting preteens—with a quick behavioral training trick, teaching them to holler and then shush when he plays a cow sound on his phone. Then he dives into Minecraft modding, asking the kids to open up the Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE) on the provided laptops.
Originally published September 18, 2017 on Forbes By Alexandra Weber Morales Fueled by the Docker phenomenon, Linux containers have gone mainstream as the easiest way to deploy software applications, packaged as bite-size services, in the cloud. But developers now face new questions, like how to orchestrate all these containerized applications, how to manage containers across multiple …
When the guru who coined the term DevOps contends that delivering services over container is losing ground to so-called “serverless” logic in the cloud—you listen. Self-styled “DevOps enthusiast” Patrick Debois plans during his keynote at the Oracle Code San Francisco developer event to explain how DevOps is evolving in a serverless world, with emerging practices and promise theory to explain the move away from command-and-control applications.
These days, making the developer experience delightfully productive is a top priority. In fact, there’s a blurring of lines as traditional development environments begin to offer more visual elements, while low-code visual tools boast greater extensibility.
Originally published August 14th, 2017 in SD Times We’ve all fallen prey to them at one time or another: Design techniques such as the bait-and-switch, disguised ads, faraway billing, friend spam and sneaking items into the checkout cart. These “dark patterns” are interfaces are “carefully crafted to trick users into doing things, such as buying insurance …
Unveiling his third annual “Design in Tech Report” in a March 12, 2017, talk, Silicon Valley design guru John Maeda noted that design is now a top priority for venture capitalists, consultancies and even stuffy enterprise software giants.