“Asynchrony” is a scary word. It means taking events as they come, managing somehow to avoid being overtaken by them.
Event-driven asynchrony is the foundation of serverless computing, which, as a programming framework, is tailor-made for the internet of things. When you consider event scenarios in an IoT context, the chief drivers are the never-ending stream of sensor inputs that—depending on their timing, sequencing, frequency, and values—can swing the runtime behavior of the system arbitrarily in every possible direction.… Read the rest
New and evolving technologies are rapidly reshaping how we work—offering creative opportunities for developers who are willing to pivot and adopt new skills. We took a look at 11 tech trends experts say are likely to disrupt current IT approaches and create demand for engineers with an eye on the future.
It isn’t all about The Next Big Thing. Future opportunities for developers are emerging from a confluence of cutting-edge technologies, such as AI, VR. augmented reality, IoT, and cloud … Read the rest
Artificial intelligence is affecting everything from automobiles to health care to home automation and even sports. It’s also going to have a measurable impact on software development, with developers becoming more like data scientists, an AI official with Nvidia believes.
AI and deep learning will mean changes in how software is written, said Jim McHugh, vice president and general manager for Nvidia’s DGX-1 supercomputer, which is used in deep learning and accelerated analytics. The long-standing paradigm of developers spending months … Read the rest
Researchers at Binghamton State University in New York think your heart could be the key to your personal data. By measuring the electrical activity of the heart, researchers say they can encrypt patients’ health records.
The fundamental idea is this: In the future, all patients will be outfitted with a wearable device, which will continuously collect physiological data and transmit it to the patients’ doctors. Because electrocardiogram (ECG) signals are already collected for clinical diagnosis, the system would simply reuse … Read the rest