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John Oliver tears in to Facebook's 'bullsh*t' apology ads

You've undoubtedly seen those Facebook ads where the company is pleading, <i>pleading</i> that it's taking fake news seriously numerous times already.<p>Well,</i> …

Social Media

Build a Realtime Serverless GraphQL API with Websockets on AWS

With the release of AWS AppSync we finally have the ability to create realtime serverless apps on AWS. Previously you were forced to spin up EC2 …

JavaScript

The Complete 35-Step Guide For Entrepreneurs Starting A Business

Starting a business entails understanding and dealing with many issues—legal, financing, sales and marketing, intellectual property protection, liability protection, human resources, and more. But interest in entrepreneurship is at an all-time high. And there have been spectacular success stories …

Small Business

GOTO 2017 • Debugging Under Fire: Keep your Head when Systems have Lost their Mind • Bryan Cantrill

Top 10 Programming Books Every Software Developer Should Read

Ops Meta-Metrics: The Currency You Pay For Change

No notes for slide<p>This is about metrics about YOU! Metrics *about* the metrics-makers!<p>They are basically taken from both Flickr and Etsy.<p>HOW MANY: write public-facing app code? maintain the release tools? release process? respond to incidents? have had an outage or notable degradation this month? …

DevOps

Life Is a Video Game—Here Are the Cheat Codes

Welcome, Player One, to a strategy guide for the game known as Life. As you’ve undoubtedly discovered, the game of Life is often quite difficult. You …

Self-improvement

Every single Machine Learning course on the internet, ranked by your reviews

A year and a half ago, I dropped out of one of the best computer science programs in Canada. I started creating my own data science master’s program …

Functors, Applicatives, And Monads In Pictures

Written April 17, 2013<p>updated: May 20, 2013<p>Here's a simple value:<p>And we know how to apply a function to this value:<p>Simple enough. Lets extend this by …

15 Sci-Fi TV Shows You Need To Put On Your Watch List Because They’re Totally Out Of This World

The 80s might hold the title for the best decade in terms of science fiction on the telly, but these days, we're not far behind. Interstellar space …

How to Get a Job In Deep Learning

If you’re a software engineer (or someone who’s learning the craft), chances are that you’ve heard about deep learning (which we’ll sometimes …

TensorFlow in a Nutshell — Part One: Basics

The fast and easy guide to the most popular Deep Learning framework in the world.<p>TensorFlow is a framework created by Google for creating Deep …

4 Steps for Learning Deep Learning

A handy list of resources to help you become a deep learning expert<p>Firstly, if you need some basic information or convincing on why Deep Learning is …

Earth - We might live in a computer program, but it may not matter

<i>This story is part of BBC Earth's "Best of 2016" list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>Are you real? What about me?<p>These used to be questions that only philosophers worried about. Scientists just got on with figuring out how the world is, and why. But some of the current best …

Quantum Physics

Forget Technical Debt — Here's How to Build Technical Wealth

<b>Andrea Goulet</b> and her business partner sat in her living room, casually reviewing their strategic plan, when an episode of <i>This Old House</i> came on …

What You Need to Know About the Future of Money

If you don’t hate banks, they probably bore your socks off. That’s okay. The day-to-day machinations of the financial machine are either mundane or …

The Quest to Make Code Work Like Biology Just Took A Big Step

In the early 1970s, at Silicon Valley's Xerox PARC, Alan Kay envisioned computer software as something akin to a biological system, a vast collection …

Serverless Architectures

One of the latest architectural styles to appear on the internet is that of Serverless Architectures, which allow teams to get rid of the traditional …

Internet

Keep Calm And Transition To A New Development Team

Many product owners don’t have a technical background and thus often find themselves unprepared and scrambling when it comes time to bring on a new …

Project Management

K Lars John gives incredible closing keynote to PyCon 2016, received a standing ovation

Artificial intelligence: Getting as good as the real thing

Just as electricity transformed everything we do, artificial intelligence -- think really, really smart machines -- will upend industries from retail to finance to transportation.<p>And that will reshape our world and change our lives, said a panel of experts Monday discussing "The State of AI" at the …

Has the age of quantum computing arrived?

It’s a mind-bending concept with the potential to change the world, and Canadian tech company D-Wave claims to have cracked the code<p>Ever since Charles Babbage’s conceptual, unrealised Analytical Engine in the 1830s, computer science has been trying very hard to race ahead of its time. Particularly …

Quantum Computing

Getting Started

Requirements<p>Mac OS X, Windows, or Linux<br>• Yarn package + Node.js v6.5 or newer<br>• Text editor or IDE pre-configured with React/JSX/Flow/ESlint (learn …

Six Great Books for Coders that Aren’t About Coding

In an industry that moves as quickly as programming, you could easily spend every waking second of your life plowing through books and blogs that are …

Books

How To Satisfy Demand For The Biggest Job Of The 21st Century

Data scientist is one of the most in demand jobs of the future. These three companies are trying to fill the skills gap.<p>Harvard Business Review once called it “the sexiest job of the 21st century.”<p>Data scientist is not only the top job this year (the position ranked number one on Glassdoor’s top …

Recommended Reading for Startup Founders, Part I

I frequently receive requests for recommendations on quality reading material for startup founders. Over the years I’ve put together a list of books …

Peter Thiel

Best JavaScript Libraries for March 2016

JavaScript is widely used as a client-side scripting language for web browsers. In web applications, JavaScript implements features like making …

JavaScript

Protocol Oriented Programming, in Clojure, Cljs by Priyatam Mudivarti

Priyatam Mudivarti<p>Principal, Facjure<p>Platform Engineer @LevelMoney<p>@priyatam<p>Clojure/Remote<br>Feb 2016<p>Rationale<p>Since the 70's we've been living in an …

Gaze Inside The Mind Of Artificial Intelligence With This Neural Network Visualizer

It's not so scary after all<p>Even aside from the fear that evil A.I.s will take over the world, the field of artificial intelligence can be daunting to outsiders. Facebook's director of artificial intelligence, Yann LeCun, uses the analogy that A.I. is a black box with a million knobs; the inner …

Artificial Intelligence

Security Best Practices for Building Docker Images

Security Best Practices: Building Docker Images<p>Docker simplifies software packaging by creating small software units. It starts with a base OS image, …