JDK 16 begins to take shape

Although not due to arrive until March 2021, Java Development Kit (JDK) 16 is beginning to take shape, starting with enabling C++ 14 language features in JDK C++ source code. JDK 16 will be the...

A new neural network could help computers code themselves

That’s why some people think we should just get machines to program themselves. Automated code generation has been a hot research topic for a number of years. Microsoft is building basic code generation into...

The Fantasy and the Cyberpunk Futurism of Singapore

An eerily prescient moment in the landmark cyberpunk film Akira about nuclear destruction predicts the cancellation of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. By preternatural coincidence, I taught the film in my “Cyberpunk in Asia” class...

Canada’s narwhals skewer Silicon Valley’s unicorns

Toronto and the corridor that stretches west to Kitchener and Waterloo is already Canada’s capital of finance and technology—and naturally, the region’s leaders want to set an example for the rest of the world....

The Big Tech hearings won’t lead to real change. That’s okay.

On Wednesday, four of the most powerful men in the world will answer pointed questions from US lawmakers who have real concerns about the massive tech companies these men lead. The big, overriding theme...

7 superb Python books for every skill level

The more popular or more powerful a programming language, the better the odds of finding not only many books about it, but a diversity of books. As Python has soared in popularity, so have...

AGL’s head of digital technology departs – Training & Development – iTnews

AGL Energy’s head of digital technology Patrick Sherman has left after almost three years spent working on technology assets for AGL’s customer experience transformation (CXT) program. Sherman updated his LinkedIn profile on Wednesday morning to...

Let’s talk: Technology and business – DynamicBusiness

Wed 29 July 2020 - 6:41 amFeatured | Let's Talk By Loren Webb Technology advancement has never been more important than in 2020, with the pandemic revealing the true importance of digital transformation and efficiency. Businesses...

Follow the Money: How Digital Ads Subsidize the Worst of the Web

In the 1990s and early 2000s, digital display advertising—banner ads, pop-ups, and so on—was just the digital analogue of print advertising: A brand would buy space directly from a website. But today that is...

Migrating to cloud native requires seeing shades of gray

A common approach to application migration to the public clouds is to alter the applications to take advantage of cloud-native features. This means that the applications can speak with the native management systems, native...

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