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January 30, 2023

Nikos Vaggalis - The Year of AI Breakthroughs 2022

Louis Bouchard has compiled a great list of research papers covering AI breakthroughs that were published during last year. His introductions and links to the papers and even to code make this a great resource.I first reported on What's AI, as Loius Bouchard is also known, with his curated list of AI research papers for 2021 and it is good to see he has continued with his mission to explain

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at January 30, 2023 07:14 PM

January 26, 2023

Nikos Vaggalis - Mockito 5.0.0 Released

The venerable Java testing framework which allows the creation of test double objects in automated unit tests for the purpose of test-driven or behavior-driven development is going through a major update. Let's check what it offers.When it comes to testing Java applications, there the two top testing libraries: JUnit and Mockito. While you write and execute your unit tests in JUnit, you need

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at January 26, 2023 06:14 PM

January 23, 2023

Nikos Vaggalis - SourceBuddy Brings Eval To Java

SourceBuddy is a Java library that compiles and loads dynamically generated Java source code. This has the advantage of providing Java with an eval facility such as those found in interpreted languages.Languages like Perl and Javascript have eval for evaluating code at runtime that gets passed into the function as a plain string. For instance :full article on i-programmer:https://

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at January 23, 2023 07:15 PM

January 19, 2023

Nikos Vaggalis - Spin Brings WebAssembly To The Cloud

Spin is a new open source framework for building and running cloud microservices with WebAssembly which run on the Fermyon Cloud. Fermyon has also released an SDK for . NET.First, WebAssembly was touted as a runtime that would be embedded into every major web browser in order to write code in any language that could be compiled to its bytecode format. Because of that, the popular browsers would

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at January 19, 2023 06:36 PM

January 18, 2023

Nikos Vaggalis - EuroPython's 2022 Sessions Are Now Online

The talks presented at the 21st annual EuroPython conference are now available for free on YouTube. Topics ranged from Code and Tech to Social and Career advice.EuroPython is the oldest and longest running volunteer-led Python programming conference, always hosting innovative sessions on the past, present and future of Python. Year 2022 marked the 21st conference in the series, this time taking

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at January 18, 2023 06:46 PM

January 17, 2023

Nikos Vaggalis - Build Rich GUI Apps In Python With Aid From Delphi

Embarcadero has made available its Delphi-based GUI libraries, VCL and FireMonkey (FMX), from Python. These libraries are meant to be better and more adequate than the Tkinter ones that ship with the default Python distribution.So what do these new libraries have to offer? For starters, VCL is focused on native Windows development, while FireMonkey brings a flexible GUI framework to Windows,

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at January 17, 2023 06:50 PM

January 13, 2023

Nikos Vaggalis - Learn To Build A Full Stack Application with Azure SQL And Prisma

A self paced course by Microsoft Learn based on a real case study on how to apply Azure SQL with Prisma and Vue.Microsoft is pushing hard to make its Azure platform a major player in the Cloud Computing market, in an attempt to make Azure the dominant environment for developing applications. To that end, Microsoft has launched a multitude of educational programs and courses, like the one we

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at January 13, 2023 06:51 PM

Nikos Vaggalis - ActiveState Komodo Is Now Open Source Software

ActiveState has finally let go of its venerable Komodo IDE, handing it over to the open source community which will now take the lead. Komodo had two versions, Edit and IDE. Originally the former was the only free offering, and of course had limitations:full article on i-programmer:

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at January 13, 2023 06:50 PM

December 30, 2022

Nikos Vaggalis - Natural Language Processing Demystified the title of a free, self-paced and comprehensive course that will  take you from beginner to expert in this topic. With 15 modules, it provides a solid grounding in NLP covering everything from the very basics to today's advanced models and techniques.Natural Language Processing or NLP is a subfield of Artificial Intelligence that makes computers understand natural languages like English.

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at December 30, 2022 06:27 PM

December 26, 2022

Nikos Vaggalis - An Easy Introduction To Generative Adversarial Networks

We frequently report on breakthroughs in AI achieved by GANs - but exactly what is a GAN? Let Google provide the answer with this guide to GANs for beginners which comes  with great illustrations, step-by-step guidance and down-to-earth language.With an unimaginative title, plainly called Generative Adversarial Networks, this course is part of a wider collection of advanced courses on machine

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at December 26, 2022 08:27 PM