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Tech Tips, Tricks & Trivia

by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
A seasoned developer's little discoveries and annotated bookmarks.

Search from over a hundred HOW TO articles, Tips and Tricks


This Week I Learned - Week #127

This Week I Learned -

About 100 people work on ASP.NET at Microsoft. Outside of the 4 PMs (Damian and the three that report to him).  There are 8 engineers working on dnx, another 8 on MVC, 2 or 3 working on middleware, 8 people working on Entity Framework. A total of 25 working on the runtime.  The tooling team that works on Visual Studio is another 13.  There are 5 development managers on ASP.NET  The .NET team that manages the frameworks is much larger than the ASP.NET team.  The total between the two groups is about 100.

* Through its Amazon Machine Learning service, Amazon offers the ML technology it uses to perform critical functions like supply chain management, fraudulent transaction identification, and catalog organization.

* Amazon offers 50 plus opaquely named services and some nice folks have nicely listed plain English descriptions of them.

Facebook stores, accesses, and analyzes 30+ Petabytes of user generated data.

* The official Azure documentation now has a section Learning Paths that neatly organizes articles related to a Azure service

* Google has scanned an impressive thirty million volumes (for its Google Books project), putting it in a league with the world’s larger libraries (the library of Congress has around thirty-seven million books). Today, the project sits in a kind of limbo

Danes today throw out 104 pounds of food per year on average compared to an estimated 273 pounds per person per year in the U.S....individual consumers are responsible for 36 percent of food waste in this country, compared to retailers (23 percent), the food processors (19 percent) and primary producers (14 percent), according to figures from the Ministry of the Environment and Food. Note to self - Time to improve my Food Tracker app

With half of India’s 1.2 billion people 25 or younger, the need to create more jobs is acute. Nearly half of all workers are employed in agriculture, a sector that produces just 17 percent of the gross domestic product...About 25 percent of college-age Indians were enrolled in higher education in 2013, up from 11 percent in 2003, according to the World Bank - NY Times

* ...as social media cuts into the time that people spend in front of movie and television screens, Hollywood is looking for new ways to interact with consumers.

Kinect's product lead, Alex Kipman, is also responsible for the HoloLens, Microsoft's futuristic wearable computer

For better or worse, having good judgment often comes from making bad judgments. The process of acquiring wisdom is just that – a process. Acquiring wisdom takes time and effort.

Stephen Fry has written 3 autobiographies at different times..so far.

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