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Google Releases App Engine Second Generation Runtime Supporting Python 3.7 and PHP 7.2 Support

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 8 Followers on  Aug 31, 2018

Google Cloud recently announced the release of its Second Generation App Engine standard runtimes, an upgrade to the web framework and cloud computing platform for building apps. This update allows users to run their web apps with up-to-date versions of popular languages, frameworks and libraries, including the Python 3.7 and PHP 7.2 libraries.

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QCon New York 2018: Better Developer Experience at Netflix: Polyglot and Containers

by Michael Redlich Follow 16 Followers on  Aug 28, 2018

Mike McGarr, manager of developer productivity at Netflix, recently presented Better DexEx at Netflix: Polyglot and Containers at QCon New York 2018. He described how Netflix evolved from operating as a Java shop to supporting developer tools built with multiple languages. This has ultimately provided a better development experience. McGarr spoke to InfoQ about centralized teams at Netflix.

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Pymetrics Open-Sources Fairness-Aware Machine Learning Algorithms

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Jul 30, 2018

Pymetrics, an AI start-up that specializes in providing recruitment services for organizations, has recently open-sourced their bias detection algorithms on Github. The tool, also known as Audit AI, is used to mitigate discriminatory patterns that exist within training data sets which influence or improve the probability of a population being selected by a machine learning algorithm.

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Google Cirq: a Python Open Source Library for Quantum Computing

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  Jul 29, 2018

Cirq aims to make it easier to write, manipulate, and optimize quantum algorithms for noisy intermediate scale quantum (NISQ) computers. Cirq also enables the execution of those programs on a local simulator and is designed to support future quantum hardware and quantum cloud processors.

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Studio 3T: SQL Exploration for MongoDB

by Jonathan Allen Follow 615 Followers on  Jun 12, 2018 5

Studio 3T offers an SQL-based user interface for MongoDB. This includes in-place data editing, query performance information, and a SQL to code converter for JavaScript (node.JS), Java, Python, and C#.

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PyTorch 1.0 Announced for Research and Production AI Projects

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  May 14, 2018

In a recent blog post, Bill Jia announced a new 1.0 version of PyTorch. PyTorch is an open source AI framework package for Python with Tensor computation and Deep Neural Networks. The importance of this new release is the reduction in time required to move an AI-driven project from the research phase to production while improving the accuracy and performance of these applications.

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Oracle Releases GraalVM 1.0, a Polyglot Virtual Machine and Platform

by Ben Evans Follow 33 Followers on  Apr 27, 2018

Oracle has announced the 1.0 release of GraalVM, a polyglot virtual machine and platform. The initial release includes the capability to run Java and JVM languages (via bytecode) as well as full support for JavaScript and Node.JS, with beta support for Ruby, Python and R code.

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Redmonk Language Rankings Sees Rapid Rise for Kotlin and Swift

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 12 Followers on  Mar 30, 2018

Industry analyst company Redmonk has published the Q1 2018 results of their quarterly programming language rankings. The top 5 are JavaScript, Java, Python, PHP and C#. Python’s position above PHP and C# is also echoed in the Stack Overflow 2018 Developer Survey. C++, CSS, Ruby and C take the next four spots, then in joint tenth place are Swift and Objective-C. Kotlin has also seen a sharp rise.

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Popular Python Data Science Platform Anaconda Now Shipping with Microsoft VS Code

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 12 Followers on  Mar 04, 2018

Release 5.1 of Anaconda, the data science and machine learning platform, now includes Visual Studio Code as an IDE. This is part of a wider collaborative effort between Anaconda Inc. and Microsoft.

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Microsoft Opens Its Quantum Development Kit to macOS and Linux

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  Feb 26, 2018

After making its Quantum Development Kit available to developers last December, Microsoft is now announcing its first major update, including support for macOS and Linux, interoperability with Python, and more.

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SciPy Goes 1.0, Gets New Governance Structure

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  Oct 29, 2017

Sixteen years after it was born, SciPy, the leading Python library for scientific and technical computing, reaches version 1.0, which marks the achievement of both technical and organizational goals.

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Microsoft Updates AI Services and Tools for Data Scientists and Developers

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Sep 30, 2017

At the recent Ignite conference, Microsoft released several updates related to its Artificial Intelligence (AI) services and tools. These updates include the release of the Azure ML Experimentation service, Azure ML Model Management service, Azure ML Workbench and the general availability of Microsoft Cognitive Services.

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Google Open Sources Abseil, a Collection of C++ and Python Utilities

by Abel Avram Follow 11 Followers on  Sep 28, 2017 3

Google has made available a number of C++ libraries they use internally for many of their projects. Python ones are to follow soon.

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Google Solves CPython’s Concurrency Issues with Grumpy

by Abel Avram Follow 11 Followers on  Jan 11, 2017

Google has solved the concurrency limitations introduced by the Global Interpreter Lock existent in CPython by creating a new Python runtime in Go.

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AFK-MC² Algorithm Speeds up k-Means Clustering Algorithm Seeding

by Alexandre Rodrigues Follow 1 Followers on  Dec 23, 2016

“Fast and Probably Good Seedings for k-Means” by Olivier Bachem et al. was presented on 2016’s Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) conference and describes AFK-MC2, an alternative method to generate initial seedings for k-Means clustering algorithm that is several orders of magnitude faster than the state of art method k-Means++.

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