Posted on 15/07/2019 by Client Server
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Uber introduces code-free deep learning toolbox Ludwig
Uber has released its new open source, deep learning toolbox Ludwig. It “provides a set of model architectures that can be combined together to create an end-to-end model for a given use case,” and is built on top of TensorFlow.
Uber says the core design principles “baked into the toolbox” include:
- No coding required: no coding skills are required to train a model and use it for obtaining predictions.
- Generality: a new data type-based approach to deep learning model design that makes the tool usable across many different use cases.
- Flexibility: experienced users have extensive control over model building and training, while newcomers will find it easy to use.
- Extensibility: easy to add new model architecture and new feature data types.
- Understandability: deep learning model internals are often considered black boxes, but we provide standard visualizations to understand their performance and compare their predictions.
There’s a really interesting discussion about the project over on the /r/programming Reddit
21 VSCode shortcuts to make coding faster
Dev.to user jsmanifest has written a fantastic post highlighting 21 shortcuts for those using VSCode. Check them out here.
And speaking of Dev.to, check out this developer’s Git tricks cheatsheet.
A look at Instagram’s architecture
How does Instagram manage to host billions of images? This exciting blog looks at the back end technologies powering the most popular photo social network.
A not-so-gentle introduction to systems programming in ATS
Following the recent surge in interest in secure memory management, there has been a kind of renaissance of type safe systems programming languages. Comcast’s Aditya Siram explains in this fascinating video how it comes together.
Ever wondered what Java with Python indentation looks like?
A real-time Visual Studio extension
You can now use this fantastic Visual Studio extension to automatically see – in real time – which files are being accessed by your teammates working within the same repository. Meet Coactive.
And from us – the latest issue of The Big Q sparked a lot of debate. Why can’t recruiters just send over a job spec?
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