The car, however, didn't work as advertised. It could drive, turn corners and stop on a dime. But the fancy technology features VW had promised were either absent or broken. The company's programmers hadn't yet figured out how to update the car's software remotely. Its futuristic head-up display that was supposed to flash speed, directions and other data onto the windshield didn't function.
Python programming is one of the most popular languages currently in use. It is a simple object-oriented language that is easy to learn and understand for beginners and skilled developers and is used across different areas from data science to cybersecurity. This blog will focus on Python for information security professionals and explain why it's essential for their career growth. In contrast to other languages, Python is a simple and understandable language. Python has simple syntax, and new developers or those joining the cybersecurity sector can quickly pick it up.
Python is an experiment in how much freedom programmers need. Too much freedom and nobody can read another's code; too little and expressiveness is endangered. Since its creation, Python has rapidly evolved into a multi-faceted programming language, becoming the choice of several diverse projects ranging from web applications to being deployed into Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and more. Python comes with numerous features such as its simplicity, enormous collection of packages and libraries, with relatively faster execution of programs, to list a few. For a programmer, a Code Editor or an IDE is the first point of contact with any programming language, making its selection one of the most crucial steps in the journey ahead.
While many trends are both influencing and restraining enterprise technology adoption, they can all be broadly categorized under three pillars: Infrastructure, Architecture, and Technology. Let's explore what these trends are and how they influence DevOps and DevSecOps adoption in tech corporations worldwide. In computing, architecture is a collection of protocols encompassing the utility, structure, and execution of software applications. Architecture outlines the working of an application and determines the function of each aspect, such as data storage and computing capability, among others. Trends in architecture bring about changes in how technology is manifested and radically modify the work cycle for organizations developing software, making it an influential field over DevOps.
This year the annual re:invent conference organized by AWS was virtual, free and three weeks long. During multiple keynotes and sessions, AWS announced new features, improvements and cloud services. Below is a review of the main announcements impacting compute, database, storage, networking, machine learning and development. On the very first day of the conference, Amazon announced EC2 Mac instances for macOS, adding after many years a new operating system to EC2. This is mainly targeted to processes that only run on Mac OS, like building and testing applications for iOS, MacOS, tvOS and Safari.
The modern world would be a pale shade of itself if not for the myriad foundational technologies developed at the Bell Telephone Labs. Its engineers invented the transistor and photovoltaic cell, charge-coupled devices, frickin' lasers -- even Unix and the C programming language. Those same engineers also worked with some of the Cold War era's most influential artists -- including Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and Yvonne Rainer -- to create a wholly new style of artistic expression. In his new book, Making Art Work: How Cold War Engineers and Artists Forged a New Creative Culture, W. Patrick McCray follows the exploits of often-unsung technicians like rocket pioneer cum kinetic artist, Frank J. Malina and Bell Labs electrical engineer and Experiments in Art and Technology founder Billy Klüver, as they leveraged their technological prowess in the pursuit of creating compelling new works. The following excerpt is reprinted from Making Art Work: How Cold War Engineers and Artists Forged a New Creative Culture by W. Patrick McCray.
The Non-Programmers' Tutorial For Python 3 is a tutorial designed to be an introduction to the Python programming language. This guide is for someone with no programming experience. "The Coder's Apprentice" aims at teaching Python 3 to students and teenagers who are completely new to programming. Contrary to many of the other books that teach Python programming, this book assumes no previous knowledge of programming on the part of the students, and contains numerous exercises that allow students to train their programming skills. The book aims at striking the balance between a tutorial and reference book. Includes some fun exercises at the end! "A Byte of Python" is a free book on programming using the Python language. It serves as a tutorial or guide to the Python language for a beginner audience. If all you know about computers is how to save text files, then this is the book for you.
In some ways, learning to program a computer is similar to learning a new language. It requires learning new symbols and terms, which must be organized correctly to instruct the computer what to do. The computer code must also be clear enough that other programmers can read and understand it. In spite of those similarities, MIT neuroscientists have found that reading computer code does not activate the regions of the brain that are involved in language processing. Instead, it activates a distributed network called the multiple demand network, which is also recruited for complex cognitive tasks such as solving math problems or crossword puzzles.