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Learning Python: Best free books, tutorials and videos

There's a wealth of free resources out there, including books, sites, videos, and even courses.<p>If you want to learn a programming language in 2018 …

Python Programming

Windows Phone was a glorious failure

Looking back on the bumpy road taken by Microsoft’s most ambitious mobile OS<p>This past weekend, Microsoft made official what was already known for years: the Windows Phone mobile operating system is dead. There’ll be no further development, no miraculous Windows 10 Mobile revivals, and no further …

The Secret to Lean Innovation Is Making Learning a Priority

Lean innovation is being embraced by everyone — from the smallest start-ups to the largest global organizations. But in most cases, it’s still falling well short of its full potential because it either lacks or fails to tightly integrate with the mechanisms needed to systematically capture lessons …

7 Artificial Intelligence Stats That Will Blow You Away

Forget the killer-robot talk for now.<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming the next big thing for tech companies. Chipmakers, software …

Artificial Intelligence

Execution Is a People Problem, Not a Strategy Problem

Photography by Joe Munroe<p>Paul,* the CEO of Maxreed, a global publishing company, was having trouble sleeping. Publishing is an industry that’s changing even faster than most other fast-changing industries, but Paul wasn’t awake worrying about his strategy. He had a solid plan that took advantage of …

Is Learning 'How To Code' Still Worth It For Millennials?

I’m starting up to solve a problem I care deeply about…. Should I learn how to code to build out a prototype? Should I outsource development initially? Should I study computer science? These are questions that every first-time entrepreneur asks. Back in 2014, my vehement answer in an article called …

Machine Learning

Blockchain Could Make the Insurance Industry Much More Transparent

While Edward Lloyd is largely credited with commercializing the insurance industry, with the creation of his namesake firm, Lloyd’s, over 330 years ago, the original concept of spreading risk (or “mutualizing”) goes back even further. Hundreds of years before Lloyd’s was formed, Chinese merchants …

How the Internet of Things Is Transforming Industries You Would Never Think Of

There's potential to unleash a revolution in productivity.<p>I was eleven years old when my family got its first computer in 1981. It didn't do much. Mostly, I used it for writing reports for school and playing video games. My dad also ran some spreadsheets to help him run his business, but for the …

There's a dark secret at the heart of artificial intelligence: no one really understands how it works

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by researchers at the chip maker Nvidia, didn't look different from other autonomous cars, but it was unlike anything demonstrated by Google, Tesla, or General …

Machine Learning

Adding Cortana and Bluetooth to a UWP app for Phillips Hue

Smart devices are becoming increasingly popular. One great device is the Phillips Hue lightbulb – a colorful, internet-connected light you can …

JavaScript

Top 10 Resources to learn Angular (v.April)

Rank 1<p>Building AngularJS 2.0 Apps with Redux and ngrx. Courtesy of <i>Lukas Ruebbelke</i><i>.</i><p>Rank 2<p>Angular 2.0 and the Future of HTML5 Apps by the Father of …

Book review: The Phoenix Project. A novel about IT, DevOps, and helping your business win

The book <i>The Phoenix Project. A novel about IT, DevOps, and helping your business win</i> written by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford gives you …

WordPress now powers 25% of the Web

One in four websites is now powered by WordPress.<p>Today is a big day for the free and open-source content management system (CMS). To be perfectly clear, the milestone figure doesn’t represent a fraction of all <i>websites that have a CMS</i>: WordPress now powers 25 percent <i>of the Web</i>.<p>The latest data comes …

Web Design

Where is my Windows 10 update?

Fred LangaOn Wednesdays, we'll be featuring an abridged Q&A from Fred Langa's LANGALIST, a feature available exclusively to paid subscribers of the …

Windows 10

Defining Strategy, Implementation, and Execution

It is striking how much confusion there is between strategy, implementation, and execution. Is “strategy” a matter of making choices about where we want to go, where we play and how we win, of setting goals and actions, about how we create and capture economic value over time? Does it include …

Windows 1.0: The flop that created an empire

The big story in The New York Times on November 20, 1985, concerned Hurricane Kate's advance as it smashed into northern Cuba and the Florida Keys before barreling north to threaten the Gulf Coast. But another big story -- for the technology world -- was about to unfold thousands of miles away in …