Weekly Tech Roundup for March 22 2019
We also included some snippets from our daily knowledge development sessions, just to give you a little extra knowledge. After all, knowledge is never enough. Take your time and digest every one of them. The world is fast evolving and so should your mind.
Imagine building a software product without any code? This is what no code apps like Coda are helping to deliver. While we are at it, consider joining this challenge on product hunt to help the idea sink in.
First AI-powered Google Doodle
On the 21st of March 2019, Google celebrates world renowned German composer and musician Johann Sebastian Bach with the first ever AI-powered Doodle! Made in partnership with the Google Magenta and Google PAIR teams, the Doodle is an interactive experience encouraging players to compose a two measure melody of their choice. With the press of a button, the Doodle then uses machine learning to harmonize the custom melody into Bach’s signature music style (or a Bach 80’s rock style hybrid if you happen to find a very special Easter egg in the Doodle). The AI, Coconet, was trained for a few hours on 306 of Bach’s chorale harmonizations.
Must-Have Soft Skills for Every Developer
This is a list of soft skills every developer should have. If you are a developer, Please take a look and develop.
Google announced project stadia at the game developers’ conference yesterday. Is this the future of gaming? Will traditional hardware consoles be replaced by cloud gaming services like project stadia?
The co-founder of Paystack wrote an interesting article about the process of upgrading their checkout solution. A good take away is iterate quickly and also test your assumptions.
For those of you who use iPhones, how many of you are actually aware that your device keeps track of you everywhere you go?
It may have even highlighted some places as home and office based on home often you are there.
Don’t believe me? Read this article to see how to confirm this.
Using your fingers on touch screens is fine but what about non-touch screen devices. Is it safe for the screen? What damage could possibly be done by touching a non-touch screen?
Here is a fantastic tip about Documentation that every developer should know. The code should tell you HOW … the comments should tell you why. This will avoid the situations of over-documenting.
Knowledge Development Sessions
Time management is a major aspect of our daily lives. This presentation teaches us how to effectively manage our time and avoid stress.
About Weekly Tech Roundup by Bincom Dev Center
You probably already know that Bincom ICT‘s core is Best Use of Technology. This initiative is a compilation of some of the things the people at Bincom Dev Center found interesting during the week in review. Bincom Dev Center is the Training & Development Arm of Bincom ICT.
In this weekly publication, You will find various pieces ranging from ideas to trends, to random thoughts. They are here because we found them interesting. We also include some knowledge development pieces and where to get more information about these topic. We aim to publish an edition every Friday at 5:00pm (with exception of Holidays). We are working hard to keep ourselves updated and we think you should too!
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One more thing, Credits for this edition goes to :
- Contributors: All_of_us @ Bincom Dev Center
- Compiled by: Ejiofor Ekene
- Edited by: Nnaemeka Nwosu
- Senior Responsibility Officer: Bade Adesemowo