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DPL Reading List – August 16, 2019


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Each Friday, we share a curated list of articles we found during the past week. Here’s the list of the new and interesting ones we found this week. If there’s an article we’d didn’t include and you think we should read, let us know in the comments below.

3 Ways to Build a Culture of Collaborative Innovation – All organizations are ABLE to be smarter than the sum of their members’ intelligence and talent, but many AREN’T. Here are some steps to boost the collective intelligence of your organization.

MSDN Magazine will publish its last issue, ending a Microsoft developer era – It’s the end of an era as the final issue of the print magazine will publish this November.

Creepy IBM warning: Hackers could put tiny spying tools in packages shipped to your house – We’re usually concerned about the devices we know we have. So let’s hope this doesn’t actually become a thing.

13-Year-Old Encryption Bugs Still Haunt Apps and IoT – RSA encryption is used in everything from VPNs to email and messaging. Yet, there’s a flaw – not in RSA itself, but in how companies implement it.

Amazon’s AWS will help health researchers diagnose patients and monitor disease – This consortium hopes that machine learning will help treat and diagnose patients. For example, they already have plans to study mental health and come up with individual risk scores for cancer patients.

The Secret History of ‘Easter Eggs’ – For over 40 years, software developers have been hiding little surprises in their software. And companies like Google, Tesla, and Amazon are continuing that practice.

Moving away from UUIDs – When developers need an unguessable string, random UUIDs are a common go-to. But they can cause problems. Here’s an alternative.

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