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iOS 16 Review

Refinement, with more personalization options

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This is the thirty-first edition of CrunchX and here are the stories and resources we thought were worth spending the time.

1. The Scoop: Netflix’s historic introduction of levels for software engineering

Netflix introduced levels of engineering and this backfired. Most of the engineers didn’t like where they landed. Here are the reasons why the levels didn’t exist before and how Netflix succeeded without levels. Written by Gergely Orosz on The Pragmatic Engineer and editorial selection by Miloš Živković. Read the article here:

https://newsletter.pragmaticengineer.com/p/the-scoop-netflixs-historic-introduction

2. Making Money with Open-Source Software: What’s Our Responsibility?

What’s needed to make money with open source software? The lines between free and open source are blurry. Companies abuse this and only benefit from OSS. So what are practices to make money from OSS? Written by Eric Karkovack on Speckyboy and editorial selection by Miloš Živković. Read the article here:

https://speckyboy.com/making-money-with-open-source-software-responsibility/

3. Developer creates delightful programming font based on Minecraft

Choosing an appropriate font for development is something that every software engineer agonizes over — is it Consolas, Courier, Menlo, or old faithful Comic Sans? Developer Idrees Hassan might have finally solved the problem by creating a monospaced font based on the typeface found in Minecraft. Written by Benj Edwards on Ars Technica and editorial selection by Dr. Stuart Woolley. Read the article here:

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2022/09/developer-creates-delightful-programming-font-based-on-minecraft/

4. Unix legend, who owes us nothing, keeps fixing foundational AWK code

We cannot fail to acknowledge the great contribution that Brian Kernighan has made to computer science over the years, particularly with respect to the C language. But, did you also know that he helped originally create the wonderful Unix command line utility awk? And, did you know that at the age of 80 years old he recently added Unicode support to it too?. That’s commitment, literally. If you’re not familiar with his great work I suggest you look him up but read about his recent contribution to awk here. Written by Kevin Purdy on Ars Technica and editorial selection by Dr. Stuart Woolley. Read the article here:

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/08/unix-legend-who-owes-us-nothing-keeps-fixing-foundational-awk-code/

5. Data Stories: Charts about Inflation

This article features different charts and visualizations that are concerned with ongoing inflation worldwide. It shows how goods such as medicine, bread, and oil have skyrocketed in their prices during the recent period of time. Written by Upside Staff on TDWI and editorial selection by Christianlauer. Read the article here:

https://tdwi.org/articles/2022/09/07/bi-all-visualization-inflation.aspx

6. How to tackle 3 common Machine Learning Challenges

When beginning to create a machine learning model, certain difficulties can occur. This article describes the three most common challenges of Machine Learning including developing a good enough model, identifying the use case, and overcoming a lack of predictability. Written and published on KDNuggets and editorial selection by Christianlauer. Read the article here:

https://www.kdnuggets.com/2022/09/comet-tackle-3-common-machine-learning-challenges.html

7. Everything you need to know about Data Lakehouses

It seems that the term “Data Lakehouse” is to be considered a buzzword in the world of technology. This article describes the theoretical background of data lakehouses as its advantages and fields of application. Written by Nisha Arya on KDNuggets and editorial selection by Christianlauer. Read the article here:

https://www.kdnuggets.com/2022/09/everything-need-know-data-lakehouses.html

8. Everyone, meet Loab — The Internet’s first terrifying AI Cryptid

AI has certainly reached all aspects of today’s human life. So it is not unusual that artists like to use AI to create unique art. This article describes how an artist has used AI to create the Internet’s first terrifying AI Cryptid. Written by ODSC Team on ODSC and editorial selection by Christianlauer. Read the article here:

https://opendatascience.com/everyone-meet-loab-the-internets-first-terrifying-ai-cryptid/

9. iOS 16 Review — Refinement, with more personalization options

With the autumn comes the annual release of a new version of iOS from Apple. Including some much-needed updates to the home screen are a plethora of new features and changes to Health, Messages, Mail, and Focus. Apple Inside has a brief rundown here. Written by Malcolm Owen on Apple Insider and editorial selection by Dr. Stuart Woolley. Read the article here:

https://appleinsider.com/articles/22/09/12/ios-16-review---refinement-with-more-personalization-options

10. Everything new coming to HomeKit in iOS 16

Specifically, HomeKit has undergone quite a few changes both to the UI and to the underlying architecture (presumably to accommodate the forthcoming rollout of the Matter standard later this year). It’s definitely worth a look as I know many of us now are automating our homes with sensors, cameras, and remote-controlled devices. Written by Andrew O'Hara on Apple Insider and editorial selection by Dr. Stuart Woolley. Read the article here:

https://appleinsider.com/articles/22/06/09/everything-new-coming-to-homekit-in-ios-16

Closing Note

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.

Regards,

CodeX Team

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