Amazon’s Alexa has 80,000 Apps—and No Runaway Hit ::  Bloomberg

Echo-branded smart speakers have attracted millions of fans with their ability to play music and respond to queries spoken from across the room. But almost four years after inviting outside developers to write apps for Alexa, Amazon’s voice system has yet to offer a transformative new experience. Surveys show most people use their smart speakers to listen to tunes or make relatively simple requests—“Alexa, set a timer for 30 minutes”—while more complicated tasks prompt them to give up and reach for their smartphone.

Amazon’s Alexa has 80,000 Apps—and No Runaway Hit :: Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-11/amazon-s-alexa-has-80-000-apps-and-no-runaway-hit

Introduction to Small Scale Scrum | Opensource.com

Small Scale Scrum can be best described as “a people-first framework defined by and for small teams (a maximum of three people) and supporting planning, developing, and delivering production-quality software solutions.” The proposed framework centers around the concept of team members occupying multiple roles on any project.

Introduction to Small Scale Scrum | Opensource.com https://opensource.com/downloads/small-scale-scrum

Putting the AMP into LAMP  in Linux Subsystem for Windows 10

Lets have a look on what we have on this article:

  • Setting up Apache 2 in Linux Subsystem for Windows 10
  • Setting up MySQL Server in Linux Subsystem for Windows 10
  • Setting up PHP in Linux Subsystem for Windows 10
  • Visual Studio Code and PHP Extensions
  • Few tweaks to work on PHP, Visual Studio Code with Linux Subsystem for Windows

Source: How to setup Apache, MySQL and PHP in Linux Subsystem for Windows 10

Hey, what good’s Ubuntu 18.04 for web dev without Apache, PHP, and MySQL? Getting the full LAMP stack up and running in WSL is a breeze and then you can get some work done. BTW, don’t forget Git.

Tips on getting the most out of Ubuntu 18.04 running in WSL on Windows 10

There are some good pointers and excellent tips in Web Development and Advanced Techniques with Linux on Windows (WSL) that are useful if you’re using WSL as part of your dev toolkit. Getting the same envs, including PATH, running across both systems is handy. It’s cool to be able to develop in Windows and test in Ubuntu without mucking about with VMs or ssh or anything.

Five Days, Two Conferences, One Echo Chamber | LawSites

Virtually nowhere to be found were the 90 percent of lawyers who practice outside biglaw, the business clients who do not run mega-corporations, the access-to-justice community, or those disenfranchised from the legal system.

— Five Days, Two Conferences, One Echo Chamber | LawSites https://www.lawsitesblog.com/2019/02/five-days-two-conferences-one-echo-chamber.html

Teenage Engineering releases a “poor man’s” modular synthesiser system :: Dezeen

Teenage Engineering releases a “poor man’s” modular synthesiser system :: Dezeen https://www.dezeen.com/2019/01/28/teenage-engineering-releases-poor-mans-modular-synthesiser-design/

If you installed PEAR PHP in the last 6 months, you may be infected | Ars Technica

If you installed PEAR PHP in the last 6 months, you may be infected | Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/01/pear-php-site-breach-lets-hackers-slip-malware-into-official-download/