I don’t care about Microsoft software.
And if business/dev needs are to get through a secure pipe to their services then they shouldn’t be bothered about Microsoft software either.
The 8CX will be great for chromebooks.
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> clunky web interface with no simple export
There’s a reason for that. The suppliers know NHS IT procurement is naive so they only sell a web front. They can charge more for “integration” with other systems.
The main reason NHS IT is a mess is because patient data is under control of primary healthcare providers; the general practitioners. Until patient data is wholly owned and controlled by patients themselves we can never have multiple operating models, such as gp->consultant, independent service provision, hospital@home.
Anyway, hospitals are just hotels with attending physicians. Best to separate out the services.
You had to be reasonable otherwise you would appear needy:
"you can only reasonably do so via an up-to-date XCode, which usually needs and up-to-date MacOS"
Macs are the only machines you can work on to develop software for any device.
Admit it, deep down, you would love to own a real Mac. Not a hackintosh.
Look how much your well meaning comment has been voted down.
The commentards here wouldn't know what team working is. They are, by their own proud admission, the loner in the corner. Not wishing to pair up with less experienced developers to help them with insights. Not wishing to participate in model storming sessions with customers. Refusing to refactor other people's code. Hoarding code until they have crafted an over-engineered monolithic lump that only they can maintain.
Agile is a way to classify a number of development frameworks or methodologies that mostly exhibit the principles of the agile manifesto. They are usually founded on the theory of constraints and software is development using XP techniques.
There is not one specific Agile methodology.
Just like there is not one specific Waterfall methodology. Just a set of specific, clearly defined phases.
Unlike the Agile haters here, I know when waterfall phases are needed and when Scrum will be ambushed.
There's a success story bubbling away with Fuschia.
Get a touchscreen Chromebook that runs android apps and you'll glimpse the future.
Android apps on Chromebook give you low footprint yet functional and offline capable improvements over browser based services like email, office apps etc.
If you look carefully at the Fuschia documentation you'll find an OS that is all about data flow.
Ledger allows data to be offline with sync.
Flutter, according to the Fuschia glossary:
"... is a functional-reactive user interface framework optimized for Fuchsia and is used by many system components. Flutter also runs on a variety of other platform, including Android and iOS. Fuchsia itself does not require you to use any particular language or user interface framework."
Fuschia, providing some simple Android porting tools, will replace Chromium.
I agree. Eventually there will be one. Interactive add-ons are a disaster.
Each mobile platform has its own way of describing the page and then its own way of updating the current display when things change.
Eventually we'll recognise HTML/XML to be the descriptor equivalent of a programming language without sub-routines, functions, or even gotos. How insane are we? There are better descriptor languages, even now. YAML has the descriptor equivalent of functions.
This kludging HTML is just the last deathroes of an irrelevant UI framework.
A crap implementation!
The light won't come on if the fridge is not up to temperature.
Most OS have a "Big loop". All the events get tested in that loop. Trust me, even interrupt driven systems use an event loop to dynamically change priorities.
This article is about UIs. They need high update rates so screen interactivity appears smooth. Sliders for example. Or how I'm writing on this tablet using a swiping keyboard.
With embedded stuff it's all about the non-functional or system qualities.
It's not only easy to get into machine learning, it has been for years.
Even the name, the teachable machine, has been around for years.
Purr Puss could recognise you had put up two fingers to it, too.
It's purposeful obfuscation.
The mobile networks want to maintain control of 5G when the distributed nature of nodes plopped on t'internet mean it can be controlled by anyone who groks OpenStack. So that'll be the cloud suppliers like Amazon.
To be honest, all these different network function virtualization 'nuances' introduced by the protagonists are unimportant. To people used to the internet we know the power of gateways to join dissimilar segments together.
There's only one thing important to everyone and that's billing. And no-one can stop the inevitable where money is concerned.
Yes, the blockchain is where all billing (rating records) will go. Monolithic network operators are going the same way as banks. Totally unnecessary.
Obviously you lot only looked at the consumer end. For developers there is a lot.
Swift 4 is available. Yes, it's open source and that gives many eyes to make sure quality is high. Xcode 8.3 runs it now.
Latest iPads can run the Swift Playgrounds and there is a developer kit to create packaged playgrounds.
If you want to develop for future hardware, that's not a problem as you sling an external GPU via thunderbolt.
CoreML and ARKit on iOS point to a future outside, and heads up.
And what do you bitch about? That your old apple kit is not as shiny as a surface studio. Good luck lounging on your couches.
I agree about physical keyboards. As this phone has a high speed connector I expect there'll be an add-on appearing. Otherwise pray the Gemini sees the light of day.
Speaking of which, I'm bemused about daylight readable screens. Some phones had transreflective screens that gave you monochrome or sometimes even colour display in bright ambient light.
It's probably dropped because most of humanity are living indoors. Perhaps some bean counter decided it wasn't worth putting into products.
Why not look at mobiles sold in a country which doesn't have mostly cloud cover?
This is why I like reading the comment on the reg, we'll explore the problems and suggest changes.
If only some of those managers in the PMO carefully read these comments instead of 'socialising' requirements or 'managing expectations' then more of these chaotic and complex system evolutions would actually get better. Dare I say become antifragile?
My suggestion is an AI based system monitoring tool would have worked wonders.
https://www.moogsoft.com for example.
My two penny worth.
Google already have the NDK that allows development of android components in C/C++.
IMHO Google wants to walk away from perennial battles with Oracle over implementing Java APIs.
As soon as they can, Java will become just another way to write apps on clients in just the same way Java is just one of several languages you can use server side on GAE.
Java and C# should join COBOL as museum pieces worthy only of morbid interest.
I read the article, went and ordered the 4G version. Then came and read the comments.
No wonder ingerland lost its motorbike, car, computer industries. What a load of nit-picking critical comments. And quite a lot fuelled by ignorance. All you had to do was read for a few minutes. But no, whip out your prejudices and save them around.
Back it. Help them succeed. The first versions may be delightfully deficient but they could become collectors items.
Mark my words. This plan will either go the way of wave and just into the sunset, or remove the personally identifying part of the unique address.
I'll show you an example in a different part of IT. Dropbox thought it had cloud file synchronisation tied up, until box introduced Application accounts.
No longer did applications using cloud storage need to be associated with an email account of someone.
Make the address unique, but not associated with a person.
How childish. Nearly every web site is collecting data on you and it goes to aggregators which you know as advertisers.
They probably know more about your habits than you do.
It's not just Google that collects data about your interests. Although society has put them in a good position by ignoring other search engines.
The point of the Chromebook has been explained to you in this discussion. It'll overtake PC usage anywhere where there are concerns about sensitive data being stored locally.
Juju is canonical's orchestration software. It used to be called pipes because it was like plumbing; connecting outputs of some software to inputs of other software. Great for setting up systems with lots of nodes. https://www.ubuntu.com/cloud/juju
A good overview of what's happening with the various As a Service offers is an article about microservices.
Microservices breaks apps down into small chunks. Sometimes less than 100 lines of code. Almost to a single function, and that's the killer for cloud deployments; the I/O overhead becomes significant.
Not just Maturing but saturating and stagnating. Consumers crave novelty and the current products in both tablet and laptop formats are just 'meh'.
Everyone who has a tablet sees no reason to upgrade.
Google will merge android tablets and Chromebooks in Andromeda; a next generation cloud terminal with consumer applications in containers that can migrate between nodes depending on network availability and processing needs/cost.
Devices will have two touch screens, one working as a soft keyboard and the other as a display. Or both can be used as a display.
Single screen tablets and laptop will then suffer a final extinction.
I agree. You can run some Android apps on Chromebooks now. The number of apps and Chromebooks that can do it is increasing - go and look at chromium.org
I suspect Google see an infrastructure that is founded on a language that a litigenous sunset database company is not worth maintaining. Google have two languages that could be used for apps; Dart & Go.
Google also have the AI smarts to rebuild most existing apps, libraries and SDKs onto new runtimes; they did it moving from Dalvik to ART.
I suspect Andromeda is waiting for a migration toolset and then they can say to devs; "use whatever language you want"
Google will not exit the tablet market. 5-6" for phones, 7-10" for tablets. Most people do not need keyboards. Otherwise we'd have three rows of fingers.
Actually, I wouldn't mind if Google partnered with ISPs to mitigate the effects of Denial Of Service attacks.
As malicious traffic is only going to get worse with botnets of IoT devices, it needs a company with resources like Google to bring defences together.
Stuff like booking restaurant seats is cool, however I would be really impressed if Google damped down the spurious traffic.
It may not seem like it but DDOS mitigation is going to become a consumer concern.
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