GlobalData research has found the top influencers in cloud computing based on their performance and engagement online. Using research from GlobalData’s Influencer platform, Verdict has named the most influential people in cloud computing on Twitter during Q3 2020.   Biggest influencers in cloud computing: The top ten in Q3 2020 1. Ratan Jyoti (@reach2ratan) Ratan …

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“The best time to learn computer programming was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” — A computer science proverb, maybe. Are you a new programmer, an experienced web dev, a backend wizard, a grizzled system programmer, or some other yet-to-be-discovered species of computer geek? Wherever you land in the vast ecosystem of …

Businesses’ reactions to the pandemic response has leaned heavily on the cloud, and demand and revenue escalated for AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and Alibaba, and are expected to grow more in 2021. Not that anyone was necessarily looking for “a star” amid pandemic recovery, but if an inanimate object could be considered one, it would …

JupyterLab is the next-generation web-based Jupyter user interface. It allows you to work with Jupyter Notebooks, as well as editors, terminals, and more, to produce interactive documents for data science, statistical modeling, data visualization, and more. It has native viewers for PDF, CSV, JSON, images, and more. It is also extensible to support other formats. JupyterLab’s left sidebar …

Public Health England has admitted that 16,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK were missed from daily figures being reported between September 25 and October 2. The missing figures were subsequently added to the daily totals, but given the importance of these numbers for monitoring the outbreak and making key decisions, the results of the …

TIOBE releases its monthly programming languages index to detail fluctuations across the landscape. Its latest index identifies granular changes as well as long-term trends. Software quality assurance company, TIOBE, releases its top programming languages index each month to detail shifts in the ever-evolving landscape. TIOBE recently announced its latest updated index for October. TIOBE uses a series …

Text messages and emails from political campaigns are pouring into Americans’ phones and inboxes right now. It’s happening to political junkies, to people who gave their phone numbers to campaigns, and even to people who try to keep their contact information off mass mailing lists. I study political campaigns, including how they use social media …

To enlarge a phone, or not to enlarge a phone? That is the question. In the world of flagship smartphones, there seems to be one clear trend: bigger is better. Manufacturers are trying to strip away anything that might stand in the way of the largest possible slab of screen. There is also growing demand …

One day before the official start of pre-orders for the new Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft bolstered its video game line-up with the acquisition of ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda, the game studio and publisher behind iconic franchises such as The Elder Scrolls, Fallout and DOOM, to name only a few. The deal, valued …

Earlier this summer, marine specialists reeled up a shipping-container-size datacenter coated in algae, barnacles and sea anemones from the seafloor off Scotland’s Orkney Islands. The retrieval launched the final phase of a years-long effort that proved the concept of underwater datacenters is feasible, as well as logistically, environmentally and economically practical. Microsoft’s Project Natick team deployed the Northern …