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The real story behind the San Francisco Google Glass accosting

CMULL CMULL writes  |  about 7 months ago

CMULL (3439971) writes "Long story short: Drunk woman was too drunk, and the bar was not pleased. The woman was asked to stop filming, she became loud and belligerent. She fell, lost her Glass. Someone picked it up and handed it back to her. Her male friend, whom was drunk as well, took swings at people in the bar when she fell and his attempt to defended her failed and he got decked himself. The lady was a "Glassahole," to put it simply. If she wasn't drunk, stumbling and filming people against their will, this would have ended with much less violence and kerfuffle."
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Microsoft Releases TypeScript 1.0 RC

CMULL CMULL writes  |  about 7 months ago

CMULL (3439971) writes "Microsoft unveiled TypeScript 1.0 RC in its Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 today. TypeScript is the company’s programming language that is meant for application-scale JavaScript development. Unlike Google’s programming language Dart, which is a strategy to replace JavaScript, TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript designed to strengthen the language and make up for its missing elements like larger scale application structure concepts and static typing. According to the core developer of TypeScript Anders Hejlsberg, TypeScript enables projects, multiple files and cross-platform refactoring to give the look and feel of Java or C++. TypeScript 1.0 RC is the near final version of TypeScript 1.0"
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Google wants developers to go to school for Drive

CMULL CMULL writes  |  about 7 months ago

CMULL (3439971) writes "Google has partnered up with Code School to offer a free course on how developers can utilize the Google Drive API in applications.“The most challenging part of learning anything new is often simply getting started,” according to Google's technical writer Greg Knoke. The course, Discover Drive, will go through 10 levels, teaching developers how to save to the drive, how to authenticate the drive, upload, download and share files, and more."
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A majority of apps have security vulnerabilities

CMULL CMULL writes  |  about 7 months ago

CMULL (3439971) writes "A recent report from Cenzic showed that 96% of its tested applications in 2013 had at least one or more security flaw. The report noted that the average vulnerabilities per app is 14, up from last year. The company's CEO John Weinschenk said the reason why almost all apps contain security vulnerabilities is because people aren't taught to write secure code, they are just taught to write code."
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An app toolkit for Valentine's Day

CMULL CMULL writes  |  about 7 months ago

CMULL (3439971) writes "Some people absolutely hate Valentines day. But still--it is a holiday which means people out there are celebrating, and your significant other probably expects something. So, for those who are last minute planners looking to make the night special, there is an app for that--or at least an app toolkit. It includes Love Quotes if you are at a loss for words, Open Table for last minute reservations, and more to make the night romantic. Happy Valentine's Day!"
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Heroku speeds up its app deployment time

CMULL CMULL writes  |  about 7 months ago

CMULL (3439971) writes "Heroku has reworked its build infrastructure in order to speed up its application deployment time. According to the cloud application platform development time is now 39% to 48% faster depending on whether you are using Ruby on Rails, Ruby, Node, Python or Java. “Being able to deploy code and iterate on ideas quickly is a big part of developer happiness,” the company wrote on its blog."
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A dedicated shell for Git commands

CMULL CMULL writes  |  about 7 months ago

CMULL (3439971) writes "Stop typing Git over and over again. Ruby on Rails development and consulting firm thoughtbot created an interactive shell dedicated to Git commands, gitish. The shell allows users to issue any Git commands instead of having to run Git commands in general-purpose shells like Zsh or Bash. One of the primary developers says there is a need for this shell because many early Unix utilities don't take sub-commands like Git."
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InfoPath is dead

CMULL CMULL writes  |  about 8 months ago

CMULL (3439971) writes "Microsoft's InfoPath is being retired. According to Microsoft's blog on the future of forms in Office 365 and SharePoint, no future versions of InfoPath will be shipped. "In an effort to streamline our investments and deliver a more integrated Office forms user experience, we’re retiring InfoPath and investing in new forms technology across SharePoint, Access, and Word," the blog stated."
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Kaplan Test Prep, Upstart finance future software developers

CMULL CMULL writes  |  about 8 months ago

CMULL (3439971) writes "Upstart and Kaplan Test Prep are partnering up together to help potential programmers take steps to further their future careers. Those who participate in Metis, a Web development boot cap for aspiring Ruby on Rails Web developers, have the option of guaranteed tuition financing through Upstart in exchange for a small portion of their future income."
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Continuous delivery adoption rates rising

CMULL CMULL writes  |  about 8 months ago

CMULL (3439971) writes "Perforce software announced research findings that show Continuous Delivery adoption rates are rising and it is breaking out of the SaaS barrier and becoming a new norm for software development."
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JavaScript tops programming language rankings

CMULL CMULL writes  |  about 8 months ago

CMULL (3439971) writes "Since the last bi-annual RedMonk rankings, JavaScript leapfrogged Java to take the top spot, with PHP keeping its place at No. 3. Rounding out the top five, C# climbed two spots to No. 4 while Python fell a spot to No. 5. Other movers included C++ rising a spot to No. 6, Ruby falling two spots to No. 7, and CSS making its first appearance in the rankings at No. 10."
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Evans Data: Android apps are developed faster than iOS, Windows Phone apps

CMULL CMULL writes  |  about 8 months ago

CMULL (3439971) writes "Android is the fastest mobile platform for app development and the most popular tablet operating system, according to a new survey.

Evans Data’s “Mobile Development Survey 2013” took responses from 464 active mobile developers worldwide. It showed that 40.5% of Android developers finish apps in one month or less, compared to 36.2% of iOS developers and 34% of Windows Phone developers."

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Avoiding common Windows certification failures

CMULL CMULL writes  |  about 8 months ago

CMULL (3439971) writes "Failing certification testing can put a damper on an application’s release. In order to help developers through the process, the Windows Phone Store certification and policy team has provided the most common Windows app certification failures and how to avoid them."
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Why Elop and Nadella are the best combination for Microsoft's future Read more:

CMULL CMULL writes  |  about 8 months ago

CMULL (3439971) writes "As Microsoft’s search for a new CEO drags on, the big question is where the company should go in the next 20 years and who is best suited to take it there.

For all of Steve Ballmer’s business acumen, he’s never had the same grasp on the importance of design as someone like Steve Jobs. One Gartner analyst believes the key to Microsoft’s future is not the enterprise and cloud technologies Ballmer made into a core piece of Microsoft’s business, but a design-thinking model building innovative, consumer-driven user experiences."

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Android-based Google Glass competitor on track for 2014 release

CMULL CMULL writes  |  about 8 months ago

CMULL (3439971) writes "Created by Atheer Labs, the eyewear device is unique in that the glasses not only let you view virtual objects, but also touch and move them in 3D space. It projects a 26-inch Android tablet about 50cm in front of your face, and with a sensor depth capability called “air touch,” it allows the user to touch and manipulate it in the air."
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Smart glasses you have to see to believe

CMULL CMULL writes  |  about 8 months ago

CMULL (3439971) writes "The new M100 smart glasses from Vuzix are similar to Google Glass, only you can buy it today, it’s less expensive than Google Glass (US$999), it’s a full Android implementation, and you don’t have to jump through Google’s restrictive hoops to build apps. If you are willing to forego the snob value of genuine Google Glass, and don’t need quite the high-end hardware, you can have an Ice Cream Sandwich head-mount display with 24-bit color, a 400x240 display, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage, a MicroSD slot, a speaker, a noise-cancelling microphone, a 5MP camera, 1080p video, a six-hour battery, WiFi and Bluetooth. Most recently, Vuzix announced that a software update will add voice recognition based on Nuance speech technology. Yes, you won’t get Google Glass’ 640x360 display, but did I mention the M100 is available now?"
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Covisint makes Google Glass integration a reality for Hyundai and Hyundai owners

CMULL CMULL writes  |  about 8 months ago

CMULL (3439971) writes "Hyundai is now able to quickly evaluate wearable technology, such as Google Glass, to address customer needs while also enabling Hyundai owners to access important owner services, vehicle safety, service, infotainment and applications."
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JavaScript becoming the lingua franca for mobile development

CMULL CMULL writes  |  about 9 months ago

CMULL (3439971) writes "JavaScript was originally developed as a browser-agnostic scripting language, but recent research reveals it is becoming the lingua franca for mobile development.

“Its ability to render rich results from lightweight, simple-to-learn languages has made it a natural fit for mobile’s speed of development,” according to Appcelerator and IDC’s Q4 2013 Mobile Trends Report.

Of the 6,698 mobile developers surveyed, it showed that 47.2% voted JavaScript as the most relevant language. Java came in second at 35%, and Objective-C came in third at 32%."

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