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Alibaba launches NASA program

Alibaba launches NASA program

On March 9, the China E-Commerce giant Alibaba held its first internal tech conference in its headquarter Hangzhou. During this conference, Jack Ma, Alibaba founder, announced a new program code named "NASA" which aims to build up technologies serving 2 billion people in next 20 years by forming independent and powerful R&D department. On March 13, Alibaba formerly announced this program to the public. The research area of this program would include machine learning, chi...
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Image lazy loading plugins on Github

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Image lazy loading is a concept where images are getting loaded only when needed. It has been adopted in many web applications to reduce usage of bandwidth. When a web page is loaded in a web browser, not all the page elements would be visible in the view port, hence those resources(images, videos etc) don't need to be loaded.  Currently there are quite a few open source plugins on Github which can help achieve image lazy loading. Today we will introduce a few of them. Echo.js Echo.js is a ...

6 Promising Ways by Which You Can Enhance the App Testing Process

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Now mobile application industry is exploding with application demands more than ever. According to the latest mobile app technology news the integration of mobile application service with enterprise business is main cause app developing companies are booming. But with this tremendous demands, competition heats up in market and clients are impatient to get the results.   This pressure of a deadline and impatient client,  most times becomes a burden to the developing and QA departm...

Top 10 Tell Tale Signs Your Computer Has a Virus

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The true genius of the 'computer' is its ability to make human lives easier. This is only achieved from the ability of running software such as word processing, number crunching with Excel or learning from the worlds largest source of knowledge, via web browsers. Today being connected to the internet is fundamental to leading a productive modern life. While internet is a boon it comes with its own share of problems. As internet users increase so does the instance of com...

Install both 32 bit and 64 bit WAMP server

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WAMP server is a platform tool for serving PHP applications on Windows. It includes a combination of Apache, MySQL and PHP service which can help developers test or run PHP applications with minimal setup. Sometimes one would first have a 32 bit version of WAMP installed and a few applications have been configured. But later s/he would mistakenly installed a 64 bit version of WAMP and somehow the 32 bit version configuration is overwritten. This causes a problem where the old applications config...

Sending message to Slack Incoming Webhook using PHP

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Slack is a popular work collaboration tool and it provides many features which help teams collaborate. It has one function which allows sending messages to channels from external source such as your own web service -- Incoming Webhook. This is extremely useful when want to monitor something and get notified when some event occurs and it doesn't require complicated setup. To send messages using Incoming Webhook, a service URL has to be generated on Slack and then the message can be posted to this...

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What's your opinion about Alibaba mooncake incident?

On 12 September, China's eCommerce giant Alibaba fired a few employees for ordering mooncakes intended for internal employees by "cheating". The background of this incident is that Alibaba developed a mooncake ordering system open to internal employee just before the Chinese Mid-Autumn festival(15 September). Knowing about this news, 4 Alibaba security engineers and 1 Aliyun(Alibaba Cloud) engineer wrote some script to help order the mooncake automatically. When the system was open, the script started to work and ordered a total of 124 boxes of mooncakes. After this happened, the management team had a conversation with the 5 employees and fired them a few hours later because the management team thought their behavior violated Alibaba's value(honest, fair play). However, the engineers get fired said they were just using some technical method to assist them and didn't intend to order so many and contacted HR to report this on their own initiative. This triggered a big debate later in China. Lots of people think Alibaba is too stringent on this and it hurts the geek spirit of programmers. What do you think of it? What will happen if this happens in your company? Is this considered normal as a geek?

Should a CTO write code?

A CTO is usually considered as a person with strong technology sense and knows how to build the best technology strategy of the company and conquer technical challenges facing the company. And a CTO is frequently conceived as a person who can write code well. There are a few arguments about what a CTO needs to do exactly. What do you think a qualified CTO needs to do? Does s/he need to write code? Does s/he need to be a tech guru?

What does it feel to have a programmer dad or mom?

What does it feel to have a programmer dad or mom? Will there be many discussions on technical topics during dinner? Do you want to have a programmer dad or mom?

Should we be worried about the win of AlphaGo?

The biggest event today is the match between AlphaGo(The AI system from Google) ad Lee Sedol. The result of the first match is that AlphaGo defeats Lee Sedol. There will be another four matches in following days. After today's match, many people are happy to see that AlphaGo wins, but many others are worrying about that human beings are defeated by machines. Should we be worried of the win of AlphaGo? Will we be replaced by machines in the future? What's your opinion about AI?
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Why doesn't IBM file legal brief in support of Apple?

Recently the legal case between FBI and Apple over unlocking iPhone as requested by FBI is a very hot topic in tech industry. Many tech giants include Google, Microsoft, Facebook and lots others have expressed their support of Apple by filing legal briefs. But we noticed that IBM is missing in the list of supporters. Do you think why IBM is missing? What is IBM concerning about? Afraid of losing government deals?

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