From Engadget RSS Feed: SEC accuses two digital coin creators of ripping off investors

While initial coin offerings aren’t prohibited in the US like they are in China and South Korea, authorities are still keeping a close eye on them. Case in point: the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s first ICO-related charges brought against a…

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From VentureBeat: The feasibility of the futuristic predictions in ‘Blade Runner’

GUEST: Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to the classic Blade Runner, will be in theaters soon. I can’t wait, because the original was not only a technological tour de force when it was released in 1982, it also offered a critical perspective on the future of robots, artificial intelligence, and our possibly dystopian future. Blade Runner explored […]

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From DZone.com Feed: Following OOP Principles: Hermetization in Java

Have you ever looked at the code that you had written a couple of months ago and asked yourself: “Who could leave such a mess here?â€� Have you ever been so lazy that you didn’t think of what accessors/mutators you need, simply hitting “Generate getters and settersâ€� for your entity in your IDE? Or maybe you have used Lombok’s @Getter/@Setter annotations to get the same effect?

Yep, just as I thought!

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From DZone.com Feed: Performance Analysis Using pyArango: Part 1

Usually, your application will persist of a set of queries on ArangoDB for one scenario (e.g. displaying your user’s account information, etc.). When you want to make your application scale, you’d fire requests on it, and see how it behaves. Dependin…

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From DZone.com Feed: Mobile Testing: The Balance Between Real Devices and Emulators

I believe that the debate of mobile testing on real devices vs. emulators is one of the oldest and most emotional debates in the mobile space over recent years.

In this blog, I would like to try and make “peace” between the parties who are in favor of each.

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From DZone.com Feed: 6 Tutorials to Improve Your Programming Skills

Computer science is continuously evolving. To be successful in this business, we have to stay on track with the newest technologies. Here is a list of my recommended tutorials I read in the last few weeks.

Have patience and persistence. Think beyond …

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From DZone.com Feed: How to Implement a Recommendation Engine

As discussed in my earlier article, sending recommendations to users buying anything is very crucial. And if set up and configured properly, it can significantly boost revenues, CTRs, conversions, and other important metrics. Moreover, they can have positive effects on the user experience, as well, which translates into metrics that are harder to measure but are nonetheless of much importance to online businesses, such as customer satisfaction and retention.

Let’s consider an example to better understand the concept of a recommendation engine. If I am not wrong, almost all of you must have used Amazon for shopping. And just so you know, 35% of Amazon.com’s revenue is generated by its recommendation engine. So what’s their strategy?

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