Weekly Tech Roundup for March 29 2019

“Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.”  Daniel Bell
Thomas Edison once said “Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless. Technology does not grow without making some mistakes. Sometimes the mistakes give us what we are looking for and more. Check out these inspiring technology trends that might just inspire an increase in your love for technology.

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.


Tech Snippets

Malware that Empties Bitcoin Wallets

Did you hear about the time when a popular Javascript library for Node.js was Infected With Malware to Empty Bitcoin Wallets. Yes. It was just recently. Would the lesson here be plan for the worse, be as careful as possible but also have a contingency plan. No way those affected could have known as the library was encrypted. -BA

Ad Spams

Scammers are getting rich off the ads they create and is costing both users and creators money. There are several ways they do it. We need to think of ways to save our data and money. -EE

How to earn 1 billion dollars selling a product in Nigeria.

This may not be an article strictly about Tech, it however has several take homes for the budding entrepreneurs and Tech founders of this generation. Overnight success sometimes takes years. -BA

Habits to Boost Productivity

In general, uninterrupted attention is a developer’s most valuable and scarce resource. Do anything you can to guard that precious resource. -BN


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. -BA

Some Mobile Application Development Trends to look out for in 2019

Smartphones have become an inseparable part of our daily lives. Waking up with a morning alarm, using Whatsapp, listening to music, reading News, watching YouTube videos, checking mails, updating project status and so on, everything is seamlessly executed from our mobile devices. Currently 2.1 Billion people worldwide owns a Smartphone and according to TouchPoints report.
Adults aged 25 plus use their phone about 264 times a day, including texts and calling . For people aged 15-24, the number is 387 times every day. If average sleeping time for this age group is taken 10 hours, this equates to some sort of Smartphone activity every other minute.  -GM

Bite or be Bitten

Apple wants to divulge into the credit card space for their customers. But is that the brightest idea they’ve had or the worst yet? Will Apple have a big bite or be bitten as they lunch Apple credit? -OO

Women in STEM

“Women should not be afraid to put themselves forward” – Sarah Wood
So, are you a Nigerian female in tech? You are strongly encouraged to apply for the #DigitalExplorers Program | Work, Learn and Earn in Lithunia for one year | Fully Funded.  -BA


Knowledge Development Sessions

Recipe Book with Angular

Join us as Femi takes us through the workings on a Recipe Book with Angular. It’s quite easy and even entertaining once you get the hang of it.

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! Time for some Shameless Advertising:

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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: Osahon Ohomina
  • Senior Responsibility Officer: Bade Adesemowo

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