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Managing a Successful AI Project, Part 1: setting actionable goals

From Succeeding with AI by Veljko Krunic

Focused human involvement and attention makes or breaks an AI project. This article discusses the first questions you should ask in the context of every AI project, as well as the most important ideas to keep in mind during any AI project.

A Pre-Trained Model that Fakes It until It Makes It

From Deep Learning with PyTorch by Eli Stevens and Luca Antiga

This article explores the use and capabilities of GANs, using a fictional (and inadvasible) example of aspiring art forgers.

What is a Penetration Tester?

From Penetrating Enterprise Networks by Royce Davis

This article describes penetration testing: what it is and why a company might want a penetration test. We will also delve into the job of the penetration tester.

Making Better Unit Tests: part 1, the AAA pattern

From Unit Testing, Principles, Practices, and Patterns by Vladimir Khorikov

In this article I’ll give you a refresher on some basic topics. I’ll go over the structure of a typical unit test, which is usually represented by the Arrange-Act-Assert pattern. I’ll also show the unit testing framework of my choice — xUnit — and explain why I’m using it and not one of its competitors.

Improving Mad Libs with Expressions

From Terraform in Action by Scott Winkler

This article discusses how we can improve a Mad Libs generator using expressions.

The Meaning of the Churn Rate

  From Fighting Churn with Data by Carl Gold This article discusses measuring the churn rate. Take 37% off Fighting Churn with Data by entering fccgold into the discount code box at checkout at manning.com. The Meaning of the Churn… Continue Reading →

An Overview of Azure Cloud Services

  From Azure Data Engineering by Richard Nuckolls This article discusses Azure Cloud Services and it’s components. Take 37% off Azure Data Engineering by entering fccnuckolls into the discount code box at checkout at manning.com. Microsoft Azure is a cloud… Continue Reading →

Why You Should Care about dbatools

From Learn dbatools in a Month of Lunches by Chrissy LeMaire and Rob Sewell

This article presents dbatools and talks about why data professionals can’t afford to ignore PowerShell.

All about Hadamard Gates

From Quantum Computing for Developers by Johan Vos

This article discusses The Hadamard Gate: what it is, what it has to do with quantum computing, and how to create a simple quantum applications with a Hadamard Gate and some Java code

What Makes Code Extensible and Flexible?

From Practices of the Python Pro by Dane Hillard

This article covers

  • Using inversion of control to make code flexible
  • Using interfaces to make code extensible
  • Adding new features to your existing code

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