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Apr
24

6 Technology Articles You Must Read Today

Enjoy these six tech articles as we come down the homestretch into the weekend.

Greg Otto at fedscoop wrote this interesting piece about IBM’s Watson-as-a-Service.

Otto writes:

IBM announced last week it has moved its cognitive computing system into the cloud to form the Watson Discovery Advisor, allowing researchers, academics and anyone else trying to leverage big data the ability to test programs and hypotheses at speeds never before seen.

Since Watson is built to understand the nuance of natural language, this new service allows researchers to process millions of data points normally impossible for humans to handle. This can reduce project timelines from years to weeks or days.

The ability to understand natural language queries is a big deal. You can ask, for example: “I’m going to be in Boston. I like basketball. What do you suggest, Watson?” You might get several answers: Celtics tickets, Boston College tickets, Harvard

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Apr
13

Top 10 Free Python Programming Books – Download PDF or Read Online

Every Programmer loves free eBook and free courses, even more, if it comes from renowned technical book publishers like Oreilly and Manning. In the last article, I have shared some of the best

. These books are not illegal copies that are uploaded into the internet, but they are the legal books, made free by their authors and publishers, much like

, which their instructor made free for educational and promotional reasons. Though these are not full-fledged books but concise eBooks, they are very informative and comprehensive enough to learn things like

and Functional programming in Python.

The list contains different types of free Python books; some of them, like A Whirlwind Tour of Python, is useful for beginners and intermediate Python developers and others like 20 Python Libraries You Aren’t Using are very useful for experienced Python programmers.

The list also contains some real-world, practical advice on what not … Read More