- Heavy use of herbicide Roundup linked to health dangers-U.S. study | Reuters – Heavy use of the world's most popular herbicide, Roundup, could be linked to a range of health problems and diseases, including Parkinson's, infertility and cancers, according to a new study.
- Quantitative Finance Reading List – QuantStart – I've tried to list as many great quantitative finance books as I can. The lists cover general quant finance, careers guides, interview prep, quant trading, mathematics, numerical methods and programming in C++, Python, Excel, MatLab and R.
- GE to pour $105M into EMC and VMware’s Pivotal Initiative — Tech News and Analysis – The Pivotal Initiative, the big cloud and big data startup backed by parents EMC and VMware, now has another big, scary backer: General Electric is ponying up $105 million for a 10 percent stake in the company.
- The economics behind Amazon’s possible set-top box gambit | Internet & Media – CNET News – A Wedbush Securities analyst believes the opportunity could be huge if the retail giant gives away its Amazon Instant Video service for a year to consumers who buy a set-top box.
- Galaxy S4 Crams in More Software, Some of It Good – NYTimes.com – For everyone else, the S4 may be buggy in spots and laden with not-quite-there features. But the basics are excellent; this phone is still a fast, bright, handsome pocket rocket. It easily earns its place as a successor to the Galaxy S3 and a rival to the
- Gigabit Wi-Fi: Difference Engine: Unplugging the cables | The Economist – The promise is that, once the wrinkles have been ironed out, 60 gigahertz Wi-Fi could be an even bigger driver of innovation in the years ahead than the original 2.4-gigahertz Wi-Fi was in its day
- Atlassian – Git Flow Comes to Java – Git Flow is a branching and merging model introduced by Vincent Driessen that provides a little bit of structure to your development workflow.
- Create ipa in Sencha Touch 2 – A guide to Sencha Touch native packaging iOS – Using sencha touch 2 you can create web applications that look like native. You can host application in your server and run in webkit enabled browser, either in smartPhone or PC. Native packaging lets you export web app as ipa for iOS or apk for android (lets you Create ipa in Sencha Touch). You can then use these packages to submit in app store or play store.
- Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything – Harvard Business Review – In this article I’ll offer a brief overview of lean start-up techniques and how they’ve evolved. Most important, I’ll explain how, in combination with other business trends, they could ignite a new entrepreneurial economy.
- IBM buys UrbanCode for its devops chops — Tech News and Analysis – If there was any doubt that devops — the practice of getting development and operations teams to work together to design and deploy software fast, here’s more evidence: IBM is buying UrbanCode.
- Make Your UI More Responsive with HTML5 Web Workers – Web workers can be a very useful and empowering feature but they do have some limitations. All communication into and out of your web workers is done by passing in and out data in the form of messages. All data is passed by value meaning that any object r
- Diving into AngularJS | Float Left – These are just my initial thoughts after playing with the framework for a day and maybe I’ll change my mind after I’ve used it more extensively but right now I’m loving Angular and can’t see myself choosing Backbone the next time I start a big front end JS
- A multi-part series on how to test Sencha Touch apps using Jasmine and Siesta – A multi-part series of articles on how to test Sencha Touch applications. It uses Jasmine for unit testing and Siesta for integration testing.
- Tabris 1.0: Cross-platform Mobile Development in Java – After three years in development, EclipseSource has released Tabris 1.0, a cross-platform Java mobile development framework for iOS and Android. Tabris is targeted at enterprises, and unlike other mobile solutions out there it uses a different approach:
Links for April 19th through April 26th