Good day, it has been a while since my last post. Have been quite busy at work and home. The holidays are approaching so things might improve somewhat.
In this post I am not going to write code. I am going to let you know about things that called my attention in the past few weeks.
I am currently reading “Software Engineering at Google Lessons Learned from Programming Over Time”, curated by Titus Winters, Tom Monshreck & Hyrum Wright, published by O’Reilly. And yes, it is the book with the pink flamingo on the cover. Continue reading “Software Engineering at Google Lessons Learned from Programming Over Time”
Good day software developers and engineers. Today is Wednesday and it seems it is going to be a sunny day in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Hope the weather cooperates in your neck of the woods.
I continue to read and experiment with the contents presented in the on-line course Introduction to Python Fundamentals: Lesson 02 by Paul Deitel published by Pearson Education, Inc. As a matter of fact, tomorrow I will start with lesson 03. So far I am pleased to be reviewing and learning new things during the process. Continue reading “Database Sharding”
Last weekend my wife and I visited our son and family who live in Madison, Wisconsin. They like to cook and bake like we do. When I was growing up, most summer days I would make ice cream. The techniques and ingredients were quite simple.
Over the weekend my son made ice cream. He did it using the ice cream bowl for the Kitchenaid mixer. It happens that we also have an ice cream bowl. When we got back, we decided to make some ice cream using the same recipe that our son had used. We searched for our ice cream bowl which we have not used in years, but were not able to find it. We decided to use a regular bowl and the standard 6-wire whip attachment. Continue reading “Greatest Common Denominator”
I received a notification via email that Nicholas White had put a new video in YouTube. If you are interested, the video is named Google Coding Interview Question – Sum of Two. I enjoy working on problems. Try to get a few each week.
Let’s skip the chit chat and go directly to this problem. The statement for the problem follows:
You have two integer arrays a and b, and an integer target value v.
Determine whether there is a pair of numbers, where one number is taken from a and the other from b, that can be added together to get a sum of v.
Return true if such a pair exists, otherwise return false. Continue reading “Sum of Two”
Over the weekend a fellow software developer sent me an email message with a question regarding the JUnit Example post. Given that the interchange did not occur via the message section following all posts, I will not post the sequence of messages. The question was not regarding an existing test case in the TriangleTest class. What he was interested in is a new test case in which one could generate a text file with the information to run multiple (e.g., 100) test cases at once. If you are interested you can find the proposed solution in my GitHub repository. I post it as a second branch. I will not be merging branches due to the fact that this modification would not work with the original challenge. In addition, I did modify the test scaffolding on the Solution not to prompt for the lengths of the sides in the triangle. It is easier to copy and paste the sides that to be prompted for each side separately. Continue reading “TensorFlow 2.0 – Linux Installation”
http://(https://hackernoon.com/tensorflow-is-dead-long-live-tensorflow-49d3e975cf04This morning I read the post on Medium named “TensorFlow is dead, long live TensorFlow!” by Cassie Kozyrkov who is a Chief Decision Intelligence Engineer at Google. After lunch will spend some time watching the videos embedded in the post and over the weekend will see if I can take TensorFlow 2.o on a Linux machine for a spin. I have a version of TensorFlow 1.0 installed on a Windows machine. Followed some tutorials but as Cassie puts it so expressively, it was complicated to say the least. Continue reading “Java Lambda Expressions”
Over the weekend decided to continue experimenting with TensorFlow during the next couple weeks. The first task was to make sure my installation was up to date.
One of the requirements for TensorFlow on Windows is to use Python 3.5 or higher. For some reason my previously installed Python version switched to 2.7. I believe that happened when using Conda after installing TensorFlow for the first time. I checked my machine and Python was installed in the C:\Program Files\Python35 folder. Nevertheless I decided to download the latest version of Python and reinstall it. Apparently it was the same: 3.5.2. Continue reading “Revisiting TensorFlow™”
As you might already know, TensorFlow(tm) could not run natively on Windows. At the time you had to run it on a VM or a Docker container. Earlier this month Google released a native version for Windows. This morning I woke up around 04:00 AM and decided to install it on my computer to have it available over the weekend. The installation is quite simple and it works as I will show.
Initially I ran into problems due to different versions of Anaconda and Python on my machine. The instructions from Google call for Python 3.5 (or higher). I had installed different versions (i.e., Python 2.7) plus Python Tools 2.2 for Visual Studio 2013. I decided to remove programs in order, leaving Python for VS towards the end. I really wanted to avoid removing such package. Continue reading “TensorFlow(tm) on Windows”