Category Archives: Python

Serverless v1.14 released

We love Serverless technology here at Boyle Software – being able to build applications comprised of microservices, which run in response to events, auto-scaling, being able to focus on the business problems rather than infrastructure, lower costs etc – the list goes on.

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Floating (and coding) on Cloud9

Cloud9 logoI was always a bit skeptical of the whole Cloud IDE thing, that was until recently when I gave Cloud9 a shot. I must admit, I was surprised when I read the Engineering Orientation wiki page for one of our clients, Vroom.com, as it suggested I create a Cloud9 IDE account as part of my project setup. What??

I figured I’d give it a try…

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Come PHP with us!

PHP logoIf you are an experienced PHP5 developer, versed in object-oriented programming in the LAMP stack, you could be a great fit for our ever-growing team of bright, talented technologists. In this role you will expand your current knowledge and learn the latest JavaScript frameworks and libraries: Node.js, Angular.js, etc. Candidates with additional experience with other tech –  Python, Django, Java, Eclipse – will have a big advantage.

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NPM and friends

npm logo[A couple of months ago, the open source community and npm were rocked by an author’s unpublishing of a module called “kik.” This unprecedented action, which brought down scores of projects that were dependent upon the kik module, was the result of a dispute over ownership of the name “kik” itself. Nestor Fedyk has some interesting things to say about this dispute. Read on… — The Editor]

This is a late response to this article about the deletion of the “kik” module from npm. Most people have sided with either Azer Koçulu or npm on in this dispute and it sort of became quite at “the moment .”

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ANN in Python, JavaScript & PHP

Neural networks graphicNowadays you see artificial intelligence (AI) everywhere. It suggests search terms in search fields, recognizes faces on photos, targets ads, and even gives “personality” to your smartphone/tablet.

One of the most common types of AI is the artificial neural network (ANN). As long as full-fledged neural devices with computing parallelism are not yet commonly accessible, building one on conventional computer architectures is fairly easy. Due to the resource-heavy training algorithms required by the most ANN structures, including the popular Feed-Forward Back Propagation NN (FFBP), it is better to build core ANN functionalities in low-level languages. However, there are a few options for using scripting languages. This is a short survey for my favourite scripting languages: Python, JavaScript, and PHP.

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Ogilvy: Promoting Hope

Ogilvy logoBoyle Software has been working for Ogilvy & Mather for almost a decade now and could not be happier supporting such a bold, global, high-end agency.

For example, check out this award-winning, viral ad they created for Google India, called “Reunion.” Wildly successful, it has even generated real, political talk of easing travel restrictions between India and Pakistan.

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Rock and Roll: An American Story

Rock and Roll: An American StorySteven Van Zandt – aka Little Steven of the E Street Band, The Sopranos, etc. – was fed up and wanted to bring about a change. Seeing escalating drop-out rates in American high schools, coupled with increasing cuts to funding for arts-related educational programs, Van Zandt decided he needed to do something to help turn things around. His vision was to bring the thrill he experienced as a youth, listening to and learning about rock and roll and R&B music, to the classroom of today; to give teachers a deep, interactive way to present the history of rock and roll to kids who might not know where today’s pop music comes from. In doing this, he hoped to keep kids in school and engaged with American history itself.

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