Using voice dictation and eye tracking to code
This is the thirty-third edition of CrunchX and here are the stories and resources we thought were worth spending the time.
1. Hands-Free Coding
How would you go about hands-free coding? One developer was forced to accomplish this task. He uses voice dictation and eye tracking to code. Read more about his story. Written and published by Josh W Comeau and editorial selection by Miloš Živković. Read the article here:
2. How I’m a Productive Programmer With a Memory of a Fruit Fly
Being a software engineer in the modern world necessitates knowing more than one specific technology, most likely at some depth. I do believe we need to specialize, and the most talented developers are those who do so, but what helps technology becomes easier to master and access quickly on demand is a complete and readily available set of documentation — specifically API documentation browsers for APIs tend to be things that we use a great deal. To that end, Hynek Schlawack’s article “How I’m a Productive Programmer With a Memory of a Fruit Fly” does a wonderful job of describing how to ‘keep up’ in a software engineering world that’s changed so much in just a few short decades. Written and published by Hynek Schlawack and editorial selection by Dr. Stuart Woolley. Read the article here:
3. QR Codes
How do QR codes work? Dan goes deeper into the QR code structure and each component. A good read for any developer, or curious mind :) Written and published by Dan Hollick and editorial selection by Miloš Živković. Read the article here:
4. How much time do we waste waiting for websites to load?
Robert Ritz has an article that struck a chord with me and reminded me of how much baggage and trash is loaded along with modern-day webpages — even with faster hardware and better software they seem like they’re getting slower and slower, or are they? Robert did an investigation to find out if they are getting faster, slower, or staying the same… a fun diversion and, perhaps, a poke for the people writing bloated web pages to just stop doing it! Written by Robert Ritz on Datafantic. Read the article here:
5. Data Analyst Skills you need for your next Promotion
In order to perform well as a Data Analyst, one needs certain skills and knowledge. This article shows what skills one should have as a Data Analyst in order to perform well in a company and possibly earn more money. Written by Josh Berry on KDNuggets and editorial selection by Christianlauer. Read the article here:
6. The Machine Learning Lifecycle
This article is concerned with a model that should help companies to maintain quality, sustainability, and low costs when it comes to machine learning. Written by Abid Ali Awan on KDNuggets and editorial selection by Christianlauer. Read the article here:
7. Data Science Lessons from Top Gun
One must wonder, but movies such as “Top Gun” do offer us certain Data Science Lessons. This article describes how the blockbuster is explaining the OODA approach which is also used in the field of Data Science. Written by Bill Schmarzo on Data Science Central and editorial selection by Christianlauer. Read the article here:
8. A new Front in the Data Wars? How to evaluate Data Lakehouse Table Formats
When analyzing data, one must be familiar with table formats. This article is concerned with two big players: Apache Iceberg and Delta Lake. It is also describing their respective functions and both advantages and disadvantages. Written by Mark Lyons on TDWI and editorial selection by Christianlauer. Read the article here:
9. Turn anyone into a pokémon with this AI art model
The model’s output isn’t flawless, but it’s incredibly entertaining all the same. You can try punching in the names of celebrities or politicians (see “Boris Johnson” and “Vladimir Putin” in the image above) or just general descriptions of the sort of pokémon that would tickle your personal fancy (the one below is my “skeleton priest”). Written by James Vincent on The Verge and editorial selection by Aniket. Read the article here:
10. Fitbit users will be forced to migrate to Google accounts by 2025
Fitbit users can access their desktop accounts via a dedicated Fitbit login or the option to “continue with Google.” This differs from using your Google account to log into Fitbit as they are two separate accounts that do not share data between them. As a condition of the Fitbit acquisition. Written by Jess Weatherbred and editorial selection by Aniket. Read the article here:
These are our picks for this week. Hope you found something new, inspiring, astonishing, and knowledgeable news going around the tech space. Thank you very much for taking the time to read this edition of CrunchX. Look out for the next edition the following week.