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cartoon monkey Google’s Toontastic 3D App Is Funtastic

Google's Toontastic 3D app lets anyone create 3D cartoons. Select from dozens of characters, customize them, or draw your own. Then simply move them around on a screen and animate and narrate your own cartoons. Create shows, stories, reports, family photo albums, or presentations.

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Pamela Rentz
speed enforcement camera Three Key Contributors to Software Development’s Demand for Speed

Why does software development demand so much speed? We throw around terms like “agile” or “DevOps” and consider that a good enough answer for the demand for speed, but there are three major factors outlined by Mark Levy, the director of strategy at Micro Focus, that call for greater development speed.

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Josiah Renaudin
The cover of Better Software magazine What's in the Winter 2017 Issue of Better Software Magazine?

The first issue of our nineteenth volume of Better Software magazine has a new simplified, modern look. We've been planning this design overhaul for months, and the content keeps getting better. Check out the articles on reducing the risk of failed system updates, scaling agile, and servant leadership.

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Ken Whitaker
iot house IoT and Security: The FTC Will Pay $25,000 for Your Solution

With the goal of making IoT devices more secure, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has announced the IoT Home Inspector Challenge. The contest calls for a technical solution or tool that consumers can deploy to guard against security vulnerabilities in software on the IoT devices in their homes.

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Pamela Rentz
pacemaker Understanding the Risks of IoT and Embedded Devices

We’ve become so advanced in our technology—especially when it comes to IoT and embedded devices—that we can benefit some people’s quality of life, but one of the big concerns (especially when it comes to a heart) is security and preventing people from misusing access to pacemakers.

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Josiah Renaudin
Help DARPA Control an Army of Drones

To help overcome military challenges posed in difficult urban environments, DARPA has launched its new OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program. The goal of OFFSET is to provide help to small-unit combat forces operating in urban environments with drones capable of swarming, and you can help.

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Pamela Rentz
team improving together How Retrospective Meetings Can Improve Your Team's Software Quality Efforts

Many software professionals think they won't get anything out of retrospective meetings and want to cut them out entirely. However, retrospective meetings are a necessary part of project progression, and they can significantly improve your team's software quality efforts.

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Sanjay Zalavadia
How to Adapt to IoT Devices and AI as a Software Professional

When something about your job changes, it’s easy to panic. However, you shouldn’t discount all your current skills or fear you’ll have to be retrained just to continue testing and developing software. The best part about IoT and AI is that what you’re doing now will transfer over.

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Josiah Renaudin