Weekly Tech Roundup for September 20th 2019
Weekly Tech Roundup for September 20th 2019
Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
– Elbert Hubbard
We 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.
Conceiving The Purpose of Software
First of all, you should understand the purpose of the software. There is, in fact, a single purpose of all software: To help people. Remember: the purpose of the software is not to show off how intelligent you are. — Max Kanat-Alexander, Code Simplicity Developers who cannot conceive the purpose of the software will write bad software. What is bad software? A complex system that doesn’t help people that much. When you are making decisions about software, you should guide yourself by always keeping this in mind: How we can help? You can even prioritize feature requests this way – BA
Read a bit about an interview with London futurists on how the fast growing A.I. will affect engineers’ jobs in years to come. The key thing here for we engineers is that you must be ready to keep learning and adapt fast, as A.I is in continuous development.
A senior developer at Andela takes us through basics of beautiful coding and why developers should pay attention to details. It is worth your while. – BA
Girls Who Code is ready for world domination
Founder Reshma Saujani doesn’t just want more females in chairs. She wants to fix something fundamental in the way boys and girls grow up. – OAT
Hacking Wi-Fi in seconds with Airgeddon and Parrot Security OS. Check out how Wi-Fi with poor passwords can be hacked in seconds or minutes. Pretty sure you would wanna consider using a stronger password after watching this- CC
Autoloading is one of php’s advanced concepts and after running into it quite awkwardly whilst skimming through Yii2’s numerous folders, I knew immediately it was a concept I had no choice but to learn. After a bit of research this article sort of explains it quite understandably. – BT
5G could be harmful especially to humans. The radiation from 5th generation cellular technology might cause increased cancer risk, genetic damage, and could be a danger to babies, pregnant women and elderly people. On the other hand, 5G would bring about an era of very fast internet speed (1gb per second) which would affect all areas of life. – EU
The War Going On In The World Of Surveillance. Currently, there are serious controversies being linked to the use of facial recognition for law enforcement. Some states and countries have started banning the use of facial recognition tech for surveillance which is posing a threat to the future of facial recognition. But actually, there are a whole lot of other ways you can be watched…
Did you know your walk pattern can be used to watch you?
Check out this link to see other methods of surveillance that might replace facial recognition. – MC
15 Inventions That Will Make Your 2019 a Lot More Interesting
Each year there are countless new products and inventions in the market. This list includes some of the most exciting products to come out over the years.
Knowledge Development Sessions
Computer security, cybersecurity or information technology security is the protection of computer systems from the theft of or damage to their hardware, software, or electronic data, as well as from the disruption or misdirection of the services they provide. All you need to know about it was discussed in this YouTube video by God’swill
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: Odufowoke Titilayo
- Edited by: Nnaemeka Nwosu
- Senior Responsibility Officer: Bade Adesemowo