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December 24, 2014

Things That Go Boom

It is easier to make a safe light bulb than to make a safe explosive.

December 22, 2014

Abstractions For Binary Search, Part 10: Putting It All Together

After the discussions of the last few weeks, we are finally ready to build our test cases.

December 19, 2014

The Touch of a Button

Of course, I wasn't satisfied with the simple approach, so I added a bit of code to sense swipes much as you would find on a touchscreen phone.




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On this site is archived all the content from Dr. Dobb's that was published on the Web through December 31, 2014. - Architecture & Design

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11 Ways IT Professionals Can Make Sense of IoT Data

IoT devices are entering the workplace in all shapes and sizes, from workers wearing smartwatches to industrial sensors such as soil monitors. The data pouring in may be so overwhelming it's unclear what should be done with it, why, and what the risks might be. Here are a few ways to navigate the maze.

Video PaaS Market Will Reach $1.7 Billion By 2020

Video communications platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technology can help businesses and IT build real-time video applications with ease and reduced cost.

Microsoft Productivity Apps To Arrive On Lenovo Phones

Microsoft Office apps will come preloaded on specific Lenovo smartphones as part of a new strategic agreement between the two companies.

IT Investment Uptick Triggered By Productivity Goals

A recent Deloitte survey indicates businesses are investing more in IT platforms and services that can drive productivity. Specifically, these firms are using IT to increase productivity while they focus on technologies such as cloud and analytics.

Stanford Study Will Inspire Any IT Pro Intrigued By Machine Learning

A study by Stanford researchers finds computers can predict lung cancer patient outcomes better than pathologists. While the study is specific to the medical profession, it illustrates the promise and potential of machine learning for IT professionals in any industry.

Microsoft Buys AI Startup Genee To Boost Office 365

Microsoft has agreed to acquire Genee, an AI-powered scheduling service, to drive intelligent experiences in Office 365.

Windows 10 Update For Mobile, PowerShell Open Sourced: Microsoft Roundup

Microsoft this week released the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on mobile, open sourced PowerShell, and announced a new Office feature for iPhone.

IoT, Big Data Analytics Driving M&A Market

An Ernst and Young report indicates it's full steam ahead in the mergers & acquisitions space in 2016 as companies look to leverage tech to speed their digital transformation. The main drivers behind this trend include big data analytics and IoT, both of which IT professionals should keep an eye on.

Events of Interest

December 11-12. Washington, D.C. ModevCon

March 2-6, 2015 London, UK. QCon London

March 5-8, 2015. Recife, Brazil. Tropical Ruby

March 17-19, 2015. Boston, MA. O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference

March 23-24, 2015. Palo Alto, CA. Evans Data's 11th Annual Developer Relations Conference

April 8-16, 2015. Montreal, Canada. PyCon 2015

April 27-30, 2015. Baltimore, MD. 11th Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference

May 4-8, 2015. Chicago, IL. Microsoft Ignite Conference

May 12-14, 2015. Zaragoza, Spain.Protocols Plugfest Europe 2015


Videos of Past Events

September 2014. Atlassian Summit 2014

September 2013. JavaOne

June 2013. JAXConf 2013

May 2013. Google I/O

October 2012. JAXLondon 2012

September 2012. Strangeloop

July 2012. Java Language Summit

June 2012. Google I/O 2012

May 2012. Atlassian Summit

May 2012 (paid). Fluent Conference

March 2012. Multicore World

July 2011. JVM Language Summit

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