Turmoil

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#214

Friday, June 5, 2020

In This Edition:
Modern Problem podcast, social distancing AR app, MARS electric field, software development productivity, latest tech surveys and beautiful pigeons!

This episode of the Modern Problem Podcast is an excellent explainer with expert interviews on the history & current situation of Direct Provision. Essential listening if you want to educate yourself on what exactly is going on and why it is inhumane.

Social Distancing AR App

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Google have launched a social distancing augmented reality app called Sodar, which allows you to see what a 2m distancing zone around you looks like.

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Mars Electric Field Mapped

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Using the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, NASA have measured how solar winds interact with Mars to map the electric field around the planet.

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Software Development Productivity

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The Binary Mist blog published a great piece on all the things that can be addressed while trying to improve software development productivity. The piece covers everything form bigger screens and better tools to improving processes and leaving developers alone (to avoid context switching). On a similar note, Jason Zubrick wrote on Medium about how to overcome some traditional company structural issues in order to integrate the technology element of a company more closely with the business element.

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Latest Tech Surveys

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The annual Stack Overflow Developer survey has been released. Poor old VBA is still top of the pile as the most dreaded programming languages :-) Thoughtworks also released the latest version of their technology radar, which is a great resource in seeing which techniques, tools, platforms and languages that are gaining traction with the tech landscape.

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Beautiful Pigeons

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I bet you didn't know there was more than one type of pigeon? Well I didn't until I saw these amazing photos of some beautiful pigeons!

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Found This Week is a curated blog of interesting posts, articles, links and stories in the world of technology, science and life in general.
Each edition is curated by Daryl Feehely every Friday and highlights cool stuff found each week.
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Daryl Feehely

I’m a web consultant, contract web developer, technical project manager & photographer originally from Cork, now based in Scotland. I offer my clients strategy, planning & technical delivery services, remotely & in person. I also offer freelance CTO services to companies in need of technical bootstrapping or reinvention. If you think I can help you in your business, check out my details on http://darylfeehely.com

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