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Tech roundup - September 2018 cover image
Jag Singh

Jag Singh

Oct 2018

3 minute read

Tech roundup - September 2018

We live and breathe software and technology! So we thought we’d share our pick of the 10 best articles every month about web development, user experience and technology insights.

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Tech Leader Insights

Interesting advancements and insights for Tech Leaders

When workers automate their own duties, who should reap the benefits?

2 Oct / Brian Merchant

When workers automate their own duties, who should reap the benefits?

In 2016, an anonymous confession appeared on Reddit: “From around six years ago up until now, I have done nothing at work.” As far as office confessions go, that might seem pretty tepid. But this coder, said he worked for a well-known tech company, and he really meant nothing.

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What My 15-Plus Years at Apple Taught Me About Building Innovation from Scratch

4 September / Ken Kocienda

What My 15-Plus Years at Apple Taught Me About Building Innovation from Scratch

Innovation is like El Dorado -- it's the X on the treasure map everyone involved in creative and technical work wants to find. When trying to start a venture or build a business, developing a novel idea or approach might be the difference between success and failure...

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Stay Ahead Of Your Customers With Continuous Delivery

17 September / James Staten and Jeffrey Hammond

Stay Ahead Of Your Customers With Continuous Delivery

If you regularly follow the financial markets, it’s hard to ignore the growth generated by the FAANG stocks (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google). When you look more closely at the “ANG” part of this quintet, it’s not hard to see how continuous delivery and rapid creation of customer value and corporate growth go hand in hand

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Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Stack Overflow, on the future of software development

11 September

Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Stack Overflow, on the future of software development

In this episode of True Technologist, Stack Overflow CEO Joel Spolsky, who authors a software development blog and created the project management software Trello, talks with host Eric Knorr about the agile methodology, DevOps and the future of application development.

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Cool Work tech tools

Tools to save you and your team time, and increase your productivity

dashbird

dashbird

Build better server less applications by offering actionable error alerting and centralised overview of all your functions.

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pusher - beams

pusher - beams

Hosted push notifications API designed for developers who need critical transactional information delivered every time

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How to Use Microsoft Bing for Answers to Coding Problem

26 September / Saikat Basu

How to Use Microsoft Bing for Answers to Coding Problem

The Code Sample Answer feature in Microsoft Bing is a search aid that helps you find the exact piece of code for your needs.

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Tech Insight

Interesting insights into technology to Level Up your knowledge

London’s chief digital officer on the transformation of the city

26 September / Danielle Gibson

London’s chief digital officer on the transformation of the city

The Drum spoke to London’s first chief digital officer, Theo Blackwell ahead of his Future of Marketing panel, on 22 November, about why London needs a chief digital officer, his ambitions for the city and what initiatives he’ll invest in to make London ‘smarter’.

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Best startups in London

28 August / Oliver Franklin-Wallis

Best startups in London

Even with Britain’s exit from the European Union approaching fast, London is booming. The capital’s startups brought in £2.45 billion in venture funding in 2017 – the most of any city in Europe. And local standouts Revolut, Improbable and Deliveroo all reached $1 billion valuations in the last year. “The money is still flowing – that’s a good vote of confidence,” says Russ Shaw, founder of Tech London Advocates.

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Tech news

Cherry picked the juiciest stories and awesome tech stuff we love

New tech uses Wi-Fi to count people through walls

28 September / John Biggs

New tech uses Wi-Fi to count people through walls

Whether you’re trying to figure out how many students are attending your lectures or how many evil aliens have taken your Space Force brethren hostage, Wi-Fi can now be used to count them all

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This new LEGO for adults is unlike anything you've ever seen before

27 September / Daphne Leprince-ringuet

This new LEGO for adults is unlike anything you've ever seen before

LEGO Forma is an experimental new line from the toy company aimed squarely at big kids

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The lettuce peeling robot

28 September / Nick Kwek

The lettuce peeling robot

A fully functional 40-year-old Apple-I computer sells at auction for $375,000 (£230,000), Swiss football fans hurl tennis balls and game controllers on to a pitch in protest of club investment in Esports, A robot that can peel a lettuce has been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge

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