For now, the change from 3:2 ratio apps to 16:9 ratio is a big win for developers and will avoid a lot of design problems. I can only hope that later Xcode builds will finally allow an option for truly “iPhone Only” builds.
Source: “iPhone Only” apps on the iPad
It’s the little things in life. I had to deal with this last year and was wondering / hoping if and when this would change. I have a nard time seeing this being dropped during beta.
On the eve of its annual I/O developer conference, Google Inc. Monday announced the general release of its long-awaited Android Things operating system for “internet of things” devices.
Source: Google’s long-awaited Android Things IoT operating system goes live – SiliconANGLE
For the budding IoT developer, life can seem even more confusing because, at a glance, there are eight independent products you seemingly need to master before you can get started.
Source: The Hitchhikers Guide to AWS IoT – DevicePilot – Medium
Bluetooth mesh , Thread, and Zigbee are popular mesh networking standards used to add wireless connectivity to building and home automation products. Silicon Labs conducted mesh network performance testing to help developers better understand difficult-to-predict wireless behavior and make more informed choices when designing products for the IoT.
Source: Bluetooth Mesh, Thread, and Zigbee Mesh Network Performance Benchmarking | Silicon Labs
If you’re thinking about or already building an IoT product, there are some things you should know. First, most carriers are planning to sunset existing 2G networks in the next 1-2 years to make room for LTE. Second, most US carriers are no longer accepting new 2G or 3G device certifications and won’t allow new 2G and 3G products on the network starting as early as June of this year (even if they’re already certified).
Source: Why LTE is finally becoming a reality for enterprise IoT applications | Particle Blog
So instead of adding bookmarks to Safari or emailing myself links to articles or tools I want to follow up on, I’m going to give using my personal blog a whirl again.
Knowledge management is still a constant struggle in that there are so many tools to use to try and keep track of all my interests. Then I remembered that a blog is a great place to use as a repository since it has a simple means to classify and give context too whatever it is I’m trying to hang onto…especially if I come back to it down the road.
Swift for TensorFlow is a result of first-principles thinking applied to machine learning frameworks, and works quite differently than existing TensorFlow language bindings. Whereas prior solutions are designed within the constraints of what can be achieved by a (typically Python or Lua) library, Swift for TensorFlow is based on the belief that machine learning is important enough to deserve first-class language and compiler support.
Source: Swift Community | TensorFlow
What languages a developer needs to learn in order to traverse all the different domains that come together to deliver “full stack” applications is something I revisit every year in order to keep my skills and knowledge up-to-date. Always happy to have options that fold into my core skills 🙂
Our overall take: the Internet of Things is going through a phase of early adolescence – a lot is being built in different places, not all of it looks pretty or behaves as desired, but a lot of foundational growth is happening.
Source: Growing Pains: The 2018 Internet of Things Landscape – Matt Turck
A very solid review of the state of IoT business in general for 2017…