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Screw Lovecraft, let's talk about other horror universes games could explore

H.P. Lovecraft told some great stories, sure. His ability to push readers to attempt to grasp ‘unknowable truths’ and ‘unspeakable horrors’ and to …

Amazon Web Services might be courting hybrid cloud customers in an interesting way

There are lots of companies that understand the benefits of cloud computing but, for a variety of good reasons, can’t move everything in one fell …

Angular Elements, Part I: A Dynamic Dashboard in Four Steps with Web Components

• 13. Juli 2018<p>Beginning with version 6, we can expose Angular Components as Web Components or to be more precise: As Custom Elements which is one of …

15 Python Libraries for Data Science

If you’ve read our introduction to Python, you already know that it’s one of the most widely used programming languages today, celebrated for its …

First Thoughts on Automatically Generating Accessible Text Descriptions of ggplot Charts in R

(This article was first published on <b> Rstats – OUseful.Info, the blog…</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)In a course team accessibility briefing …

New MIT Tool Quickly Roots Out Hidden Web App Security Bugs

In 50 Ruby on Rails web apps it quickly busted 23 previously undiagnosed vulnerabilities.<p>It's a funny time for software testing. As more and more software is replaced by web applications—the cloud, that is—software bugs have more and more come to mean security holes. That is, interacting with …

Programming

Visual Studio Code for Developers Productivity

In recent days, I migrated from Visual Studio IDE (Integrated Development Environment) to Visual Studio Code. If you are well aware of VS Code …

My 100 Favorite Programming, Computer and Science Books: Part Five

Hey everyone! Here's part five of my 100 favorite programming, computer and science books. If you're just joining, please see part one, part two, …

Writing

How to Work With Excel Documents Using Python

I believe you have used Microsoft Excel on some occasion. It is very powerful when it comes to working with spreadsheets, tables, charts, etc. But …

Playing With React and D3

At this point, we can safely say that React is the preferred JavaScript library for building user interfaces. It is used practically everywhere and …

The Seven Enemies Of Big Data

The unfortunate truth is, big data has a lot of enemies — and the largest group of opponents might just be those of us who have simply been force fed too much media spin on the subject in the first place. Of course there is no real big data i.e. all the data out there is still just data. As we …

Big Data

Top 15 Frameworks for Machine Learning Experts

<b>By Devendra Desale, KDnuggets.</b><p>Machine learning engineers are part of the engineering team who build the product and the algorithms, making sure that …

Machine Learning

Is Fog Computing The Next Big Thing In Internet of Things?

One of the reasons why IoT has gained momentum in the recent past is the rise of cloud services. Though the concept of M2M existed for over a decade, organizations never tapped into the rich insights derived from the datasets generated by sensors and devices. Existing infrastructure was just not …

Internet of Things

5 Ways to Go From Hobby Writer to Pro

If you've been writing for any amount of time, at some point a question is going to come up for you: do I want to go pro?<p>It's an important question to ask, and, most especially, to answer. Because as you go deeper into a hobby, you'll start to think about the money you've spent and wonder if it's …

Creative Writing

21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

50 Pieces Of Advice For Aspiring Authors

One of the questions I'm asked on a daily basis is some form of, "I want to become an author. Can you help?" There are certainly better people to ask than me. But after writing hundreds of articles and nine books in 15 years -- both traditionally published and self-published, both non-fiction and …

Writing

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Debugging Code

There's a reason corporations pay big money for bugs.<p>Until a week ago, I was pretty much buried up to my eyeballs in software testing—bug hunting, really. This was part of coursework for school, but the prey was real enough, with the stalking grounds including a popular open-source database …

Here's the Table Of Contents For Ann and Jeff Vandermeer's Amazing Big Book of Science Fiction

A couple of years ago, Ann and Jeff Vandermeer put out a request for recommendations: they were putting together a survey anthology of short science …

IDG Contributor Network: Big data and machine learning – is the glass half empty?

Artificial intelligence is currently making a resurgence since the 1990s. Today, the focus is on machine learning and statistical algorithms. This …

Best science fiction books to read

Fans of science fiction find themselves in the genre for a number of reasons. It could be a love of all the accoutrements that mark the genre: new species, alien warfare, spaceships and gripping anti-heroes. But, it also serves as a crystal ball — showing humanity through imagined reactions to new …

10 Writing Lessons I Learned From Interviewing 30 Best-Selling Authors

Stay focused and get more writing done<p>Having interviewed more than 30 bestselling authors over the past year on my podcast, I've learned a lot about how they overcome distractions and mental blocks and get down to work each day.<p>I like to ask them about their writing process: How they get started …

20 Best Big Data Visualization Tools Reviewed

By Edoardo L’AstorinaBig Data is amazing. It describes our everyday behavior, keeps track of the places we go, stores what we like to do and how much …

Data Visualization

How one programmer broke the internet by deleting a tiny piece of code

A man in Oakland, California, disrupted web development around the world last week by deleting 11 lines of code.<p>The story of how 28-year-old Azer Koçulu briefly broke the internet shows how writing software for the web has become dependent on a patchwork of code that itself relies on the …

Docker for Windows Beta announced

I'm continuing to learn about Docker and how it works in a developer's workflow (and Devops, and Production, etc as you move downstream). This week …

Microsoft Visual Studio

JavaScripts: The definitive guide

Before starting your search for a JavaScript charts package, you need to know that creating good data visualizations (dataviz) is a huge time investment if you are planning to build a serious application. Having clear answers to questions like what exactly your dataviz is going to achieve, on which …

Stack Overflow survey: JavaScript is No. 1, but Spark is where the big bucks are

Stack Overflow, the popular developer forum and online hangout, has just released the results of its 2016 Stack Overflow Developer Survey, which is …

Stack Overflow

GitHub's has some cool new code review features

GitHub just changed the way code reviews are handled, and it will probably leave developers with a lot more time on their hands.<p>Saying the changes are meant to make GitHub “faster and more flexible” for teams, developers can now filter pull requests by extensions. If you’re the Ruby person on your …

Software Development

Microsoft Visual Studio adds R support

Microsoft's Visual Studio added support for the R programming language this week with the unveiling of the open-source R Tools for Visual Studio, now …

Microsoft Visual Studio

The Stanford Natural Language Processing Group

Stanford Pattern-based Information Extraction and Diagnostics (SPIED)<p>Pattern-based entity extraction and visualization<p>This software provides code for …

JavaScript founder Brendan Eich: WebAssembly is a game-changer

When it comes to the Web's future, JavaScript creator Brendan Eich remains bullish on WebAssembly but also gives a thumbs-up to Service Worker …