Using Cyber Continuity Jesse Feiler Tue, 05/23/2017 - 09:50

The color codes aren’t very complicated — green is good and red is bad. The middle colors are a mixture that are more red or green as your score dictates.

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Select a Cyber Continuity challenge and rate yourself. Use the popoer in the upper right to learn more about that challenge.

 

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WAMC Roundtable May 23, 2017 11:30 AM
Jesse Feiler Sun, 05/21/2017 - 20:45

Springtime (April - June) is developer conference time. It probably started with the back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons in the fall. In order to fill the pipeline and retail channel with software to go with the new hardware, companies invited their developers to preview the new features of the operating systems so they could write code for the new products.

Microsoft's Annual Build conference was held this month as was Google I/O. Facebook developers met in April, and Apple's turn is June 5. What's in the air? What will products look like in the next year? 

Some of the words in the air at 2017 developer conferences:

  • AI (artificial intelligence)
  • AR (augmented reality)
  • Cloud
  • Speech recognition

Some of the developer conversations:

  • Kotlln and Swift
  • Neural networks

Some of the quotes from developer conferences: 

 "AI is going to disrupt every single business".-- Harry Shum, Microsoft EVP AI and Research Group at Microsoft Build 2017, 5/10/2017

"An important shift from a mobile first world to an AI first world" -- Google CEO Sundar Pichai at Google I/O 2017

“We can’t build the AR product that we want today, so building VR is the path to getting to those AR glasses” -- Mark Zuckerberg in Recode interview 

Joe and Jesse talk about some of the highlights on The Roundtable on WAMC Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11 AM.

Google Lens

For many, the highlight of Google I/O developer conference.

From TechCrunch:

At Google’s I/O developer conference, CEO Sundar Pichai announced a new technology called Google Lens. The idea with the product is to leverage Google’s computer vision and AI technology in order to bring smarts directly to your phone’s camera. As the company explains, the smartphone camera won’t just see what you see, but will also understand what you see to help you take action.

During a demo, Google showed off how you could point your camera at something and Lens tells you what it is — like, it could identify the flower you’re preparing to shoot.

More here.

Kotlin and Swift

Kotlin is the new language for Android development.

From Wikipedia:

Kotlin is a statically-typed programming language that runs on the Java Virtual Machine and also can be compiled to JavaScript source code. Its primary development is from a team of JetBrains programmers based in Saint Petersburg, Russia (the name comes from Kotlin Island, near St. Petersburg).[3] While the syntax is not compatible with Java, Kotlin is designed to interoperate with Java code and is reliant on Java code from the existing Java Class Library, such as the collections framework. Kotlin is similar to Apple's Swift.[4]

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Development lead Andrey Breslav has said that Kotlin is designed to be an industrial-strength object-oriented language, and a "better language" than Java, but still be fully interoperable with Java code, allowing companies to make a gradual migration from Java to Kotlin.[10]

The Kotlin site: "Statically typed programming language for modern multiplatform applications" Here.

Cyber Continuity from the App Store

Cyber Security, Contingency Planning, Context Maintenance —  they’re all part of Cyber Continuity. When you want to use your computer or device to do something and you can't do it, it doesn't really matter if it's cyber crime, a power failure, or you just plain forgot how to use it. You just want to get your project — be it work or play — back on track.

Cyber Continuity app lets you walk though major challenges so that you understand them, rate your status on the challenges on a slider, and make notes to yourself to make things better.