Monthly Archive: August 2016

There will be fewer professional coders in the future

There will be fewer professional coders in the future

That is the actual future of software development: It will become so easy and second nature, that for ordinary tasks you won’t even have to think about it. Source: Dear Google, the future is fewer people writing code | TechCrunch Tools like MIT App Inventor, and others, are making programming so easy that it no longer requires extensive training and high levels skills to create many types of useful programs. (Again, see my App Inventor...

Coding Boot Camps produce coders, not software engineers

Coding Boot Camps produce coders, not software engineers

“Google, which has hired workers from Flatiron and other academies, recently studied the efficacy of coding camps. The company found that while the camps have shown promise, most of their graduates weren’t prepared for software engineering without additional training or prior experience,  Maggie Johnson, Google’s director of education and university relations, said in an email.” Source: Coding Boot Camps Attract Tech Companies – WSJ Coding “boot camps” are presently in vogue, offering (typically) an intensive six month...

Google experimenting with wide area broadband Wireless Internet access #IOT ?

Google experimenting with wide area broadband Wireless Internet access #IOT ?

Search giant seeks experimental authorization for the 3.5GHz band to conduct testing in up to 24 US areas. Source: Google FCC filing hints at high-speed wireless plans – CNET Broadband wireless Internet access is successful in the context of mobile Internet from mobile devices. But it has not achieved a large market share relative to cable, fiber and flavors of DSL services. Google, which has launched its own high speed Internet access in a few...

Cars to connect to the Internet of Things

Cars to connect to the Internet of Things

Cars already include many sensors. Some of these sensors are used to display driving (e.g. speed, fuel) and maintenance information to the driver (low tire pressure, low oil pressure). But modern cars have vastly more sensors than this – and with computing and connectivity, this data can and will be collected. Already, cars log and retain data on speed and braking for the seconds prior to an airbag deployment. Data collected over time may help...

Will business optimize #IoT for profit or safety?

Will business optimize #IoT for profit or safety?

“While autonomous vehicles hold great promise for reducing traffic accidents, Mr. Murdock wondered if they would be programmed to protect the occupants above all else, or would they be programmed to minimize property damage.” Source: Internet of things set to revolutionize insurance world | Business Insurance Good question!

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