Day: June 26, 2020

How to use color-matched parentheses in RStudio

Hi. I’m Sharon Machlis at IDG Communications, here with a very quick Episode 49 of Do More With R: Color matched parentheses in RStudio.

No matter how good you are at formatting and indenting your code, if you’ve got a long and complex task, you can start losing track of which brackets and braces belong to what. Now, what we probably ought to do is refactor the code – break it up into smaller pieces and functions. But for those of us who don’t always do that . . . well, color-matching parentheses and brackets have been an RStudio requested

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Will the Lordstown electric truck beat the Tesla and Rivian to market?

In the developing electric truck market there seem to be five key players emerging: the Tesla Cybertruck, Rivian R1T, Hummer EV, Nikola Badger, and the all-electric Ford F150. But a sixth just burst onto the scene, and its ambitious plans could see it being the first to market.

Lordstown, the electric car startup that was only founded last year, unveiled its debut vehicle, called the Endurance, yesterday. What’s more, the company is planning to deliver it early next year, which is one heck of a timeline. It’s expected to start at around $52,500, putting it in a similar price bracket

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Why data and processing should live in the cloud, not on devices

I’m a big fan of IEEE’s coverage of the emerging cloud computing space. The technical depth of the articles won’t tempt the average IT reader to subscribe, but I like their focus on new innovations, followed by the detailed solutions that prove the innovations—sometimes too much detail. 

I recently came across this article titled “Energy-Efficient Decision Making for Mobile Cloud Offloading.” It triggered a mental note that mobile computing devices have lived with clouds for more than 10 years. We have yet to put a stake in the ground or a best practice around the tiering of mobile device processing

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Amazon Honeycode lets non-developers build apps

With Amazon Honeycode, introduced June 24, 2020, Amazon Web Services is offering a managed AWS service that allows non-technical users to build mobile and web apps without writing any code. 

Now in beta, Honeycode uses a spreadsheet model, allowing users to leverage what they know about spreadsheets and formulas. The goal is to enable quick development of custom apps without having to wait for the IT department or developers to find the time to do so. Instead, non-programmers such as business analysts, finance managers, and technical program managers can build these apps via a visual interface.

Honeycode handles the creation

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