Weekly News Digest #10

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ByClub Freelance

Published19 March 2020at08:42, updated on30 March 2020at14:30

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You can bet Alan Turing didn’t see this one coming when he cracked the Enigma machine. 

Pixar pioneers Edwin Catmull and Patrick Hanrahan have won this week the prestigious Turing Award, the highest distinction in computer science. 

The two men invented many of the 3D computer graphics techniques used to make animation films and special effects. If you liked the following movies, you now know who to thank: 

  • Toy Story
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Finding Nemo
  • Titanic
  • Avatar
  • Jurassic Park

Speaking of working from home…

Many organisations including the World Economic Forum have stressed the importance of ensuring enterprise networks remain safe as more and more people shift to telework. 

Keeping cybersecurity in mind shouldn’t be a problem for IT professionals like you, but it’s always a good idea to make sure everyone is on the same page regarding the proper use of company resources and tools.  

A quick reminder can save you a great deal of pain. Here are some tips.

Finally, one for developers —

Microsoft has released this week the first developer preview of .NET 5. The new iteration, set for release this November, brings unified development across desktop and mobile thanks to its integration of mobile-app building platform Xamarin. 

The first preview includes support for Windows Arm64 and the .NET Core runtime, whereas the second one will include SDK and ASP .NET Core.

We recommend you look into it. 

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