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How two junior Intuit engineers helped their team adopt Kotlin within a month

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Change might feel like a natural part of working in the software industry. But in truth it's not natural at all; it takes a hell of a lot of effort to do things differently. That's what software developers Shelby Cohen and Katie Levy found...

“Deep meta reinforcement learning will be the future of AI where we will be so close to achieving artificial general intelligence (AGI)”, Sudharsan Ravichandiran

Reinforcement learning
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Mckinsey report predicts that artificial intelligence techniques including deep learning and reinforcement learning have the potential to create between $3.5 trillion and $5.8 trillion in value annually across nine business functions in 19 industries. Reinforcement learning (RL) is an increasingly popular technique for enterprises that...

Blockchain can solve tech’s trust issues – Imran Bashir

Why should developers learn blockchain?
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The hype around blockchain has now reached fever pitch. Now the Bitcoin bubble has all but burst, it would seem that the tech world - and beyond - is starting to think more creatively about how blockchain can be applied. We've started to see...

How Gremlin is making chaos engineering accessible [Interview]

Interview with Gremlin CTO about chaos engineering
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Despite considerable hype, chaos engineering doesn’t appear to have yet completely captured the imagination of the wider software engineering world. According to this year’s Skill Up survey, when asked, only 13% of developers said they were excited about it. But that doesn’t mean we...

Kali Linux 2018 for testing and maintaining Windows security – Wolf Halton and Bo Weaver [Interview]

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Microsoft Windows is one of the two most common OSes, and managing its security has spawned the discipline of Windows security. Kali Linux is the premier platform for testing and maintaining Windows security. Kali is built on the Debian distribution of Linux and shares...

“With Python, you can create self-explanatory, concise, and engaging data visuals, and present insights that impact your business” – Tim Großmann and Mario Döbler [Interview]

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Data today is the world’s most important resource. However, without properly visualizing your data to discover meaningful insights, it’s useless. Creating visualizations helps in getting a clearer and concise view of the data, making it more tangible for (non-technical) audiences. To further illustrate this,...

“Everybody can benefit from adopting Odoo, whether you’re a small start-up or a giant tech company” – An interview with Odoo community hero, Yenthe Van Ginneken

Data exploration with RethinkDB
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Odoo is one of the fastest growing open source, business application development software products available. It comes with: Powerful GUI, Performance optimization, Integrated in-app purchase features Fast-growing community to transform and modernize businesses We recently interviewed Yenthe Van Ginneken, an Odoo developer, highly active in...

Discussing SAP: Past, present and future with Rehan Zaidi, senior SAP ABAP consultant [Interview]

Quantum Computing
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SAP, the market-leading enterprise software, recently became the first European technology company to create an AI ethics advisory panel where they announced seven guiding principles for AI development. These guidelines revolve around recognizing AI’s significant impact on people and society. Also, last week, at the...

Imran Bashir on the Fundamentals of Blockchain, its Myths, and an Ideal Path for Beginners

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With the invention of Bitcoin in 2008, the world was introduced to a new concept, Blockchain, which revolutionized the whole of society. It was something that promised to have an impact upon every industry. This new concept is the underlying technology that underpins Bitcoin.  Blockchain technology...

Understand Quickbooks online/desktop, online security, use cases, and more with Crystalynn Shelton, a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Laptop computer with books, pen and yellow legal pad
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Quickbooks, the accounting software package developed and marketed by Intuit is targeted towards small and medium-sized businesses. It offers on-premises accounting applications and cloud-based versions that can undertake remote access capabilities like remote payroll assistance and outsourcing, electronic payment functions, online banking, and reconciliation,...

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