Derry Birkett

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RESTful API Design — Step By Step Guide

The (Somewhat) definitive guide to build better APIs<p>As software developers, most of us use or build REST APIs in a day to day life. APIs are the …

Microservices

This AI Designs Interfaces

The software can test millions of interfaces to find the perfect, individually tailored design for people with disabilities.<p>Both Android and iOS have an accessibility mode to help people with different degrees of visual and auditive disabilities. That includes interface tweaks like higher contrast, …

These Data Sets Are Just Waiting For Your Next Creative Project

Artificial intelligence isn't just for scary algorithms poised to take over our lives — it can also be a fun thing to play with, as we learned when …

Learn how to create a simple blog with React & Node

In this article you will learn how to create a personal blog using React & Node. You will also learn how to config your own <b>Webpack, Redux,</b> …

How to Outline a Plot for Pantsers

The terms ‘plotter’ and ‘pantser’ may ring a bell to you. These words are known to forever divide the writing world into two distinct factions that …

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Start Building Desktop Apps with Electron and React

Imagine you could build desktop apps only with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. This is possible and easy with library called Electron. This tutorial will …

I Took Notes on Every Chapter of a Stephen King Novel

I’m a fiction writer, and like many fiction writers out there I am always trying to refine my craft. One of my favorite authors is Stephen King, so I …

Writing

11 classes taught by best-selling writers and authors that will improve your writing skills

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Ninja Writing: The Four Levels Of Writing Mastery is one of the bestselling writing courses on Udemy. Shutterstock Good writing skills can …

Writing

6 Ways to Show Your Employees You Appreciate Them -- Without Paying Them More

Valued employees are valuable employees. Show your people some love, and they'll respond with loyalty and higher productivity.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to retaining your best employees, more money isn't always the answer.<p>No one objects to a large …

Employee Engagement

Build a Chat App with Sentiment Analysis Using Amazon Machine Learning API

Disclosure: <b>PubNub</b>, powered by APIs, delivered through global infrastructure, has previously sponsored Hacker Noon.<p>Technology companies cannot get …

4 things writers should stop worrying about

<i>This article originally appeared on PR Daily in April of 2017.</i><p>Writing at work causes so much stress. So many questions. So much doubt.<p>Is this comma …

Hit The Ground Running With Vue.js And Firestore

Hit The Ground Running With Vue.js And FirestoreHit The Ground Running With Vue.js And FirestoreLukas van Driel 2018-04-06T13:30:33+02:00 …

Software Engineering

How I Went From 0 to 10,627 Monthly Views In My First 60 Days On Medium

When I started writing on Medium in January, I didn’t have a clue about how to write a good Medium story.<p>My first stories only got a handful of …

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This is because it was advertisement feature content that was published as part of a commercial deal and funded by an advertiser.<p>It is Guardian News and Media policy to take down paid-for content at the end of these deals.<p>Click here for more on our commercial content guidelines.<p>If you want to …

18 Ways for Digital Nomads to Make Money

All you need is a laptop, Wi-Fi and some wanderlust.<p>Real estate entrepreneur, writer and filmmaker Heidi Hough lives in a community of foreigners and natives in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Prior to Chiang Mai, she was in Vienna for a few months, and before that, she hopped between Los Angeles and New …

Employment

Here Are Nearly 1,200 Coursera Courses That Are Still Completely Free

Courses from 166 universities, including Stanford, Georgia Tech, Yale, Duke, and Michigan, are part of the list.<p>Are Coursera courses still free? At Class Central, we get that question so often that I wrote a guide to answer it. Generally speaking, Coursera courses are free to audit but if you want …

Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

16 Practical Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Write A Book

If you want to write, you've got to read.

A Check-Up for Artificial Intelligence in the Enterprise

As organizations get ready to invest (or further invest) in AI, some recent research efforts offer insight into what the status quo is around AI in …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Construct a 3D Main Character

Have you ever read something and about 50 pages into it, you’re just not feeling the main character? You’re either not invested in her conflict or …

Become a data and analytics ninja with this online course

Fifty years ago in <i>The Graduate</i>, a 21-year-old Dustin Hoffman was pulled aside and given one piece of unsolicited advice that was the key to a …

Google Launches Free Course on Deep Learning: The Science of Teaching Computers How to Teach Themselves

Last Friday, we mentioned how Google's artificial intelligence software DeepMind has the ability to teach itself many things. It can teach itself how …

Joined-up Thinking - Why Machines Will Take-Over the World

<b>It took decades of wrangling, but most of the world's nations finally took the threat of climate change seriously enough to do something about it.</b><p>Climate change deniers still abound, but since about the year 2000 most environmental scientists agree that not acting quickly risks a global catastrophe …

If Your Company Isn’t Good at Analytics, It’s Not Ready for AI

Management teams often assume they can leapfrog best practices for basic data analytics by going directly to adopting artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies. But companies that rush into sophisticated artificial intelligence before reaching a critical mass of automated processes …

Artificial Intelligence and the Enterprise

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology promises to solve problems organizations could not before because it delivers benefits that no humans could …

Microsoft is Working to Make Artificial Intelligence More Human

Bridging The Gap<p>It might sound impressive that artificial intelligence (AI) powers virtual assistants such as Alexa and Siri – but when it comes to …

Human-Level AI Is Right Around the Corner—or Hundreds of Years Away

Ray Kurzweil, Rodney Brooks, and others weigh in on the future of artificial intelligence

Terminating The Terminator: Real Artificial Intelligence Is Coming

The most mind-bending technologies often outpace what we think of as possible. For example, miniature brains scientists have grown from cultured …

How long do you have left to live? A new AI could have the answer

Using artificial intelligence to predict how long we’ll live, is now a step closer to reality thanks to new research.<p>In the first study of its kind, …