Whatever happened to Ruby? | InfoWorld

If you’ve been around the world of web development long enough, you’ve seen many languages ​​and frameworks rise and fall. The shooting star that is Ruby and its web application framework, Ruby on Rails, burned brighter than most. In 2008, just three years after Rails was introduced, this very publication posed the question of whether the framework might be the successor to Java, noting that it squeezed the drudgery out of web development and that Ruby-adjacent startups were seeing big venture capital investments . Fifteen years later, the idea that Ruby would replace Java seems laughable. The TIOBE index, which…

Programming Cochlear Implants—From a Distance > News > Yale Medicine

An ear surgeon can perform a cochlear implant in about an hour and a half. (The patient goes home the same day and has a few days of minor discomfort.) After 3 to 4 weeks—when the skin has healed—the device is activated and the patient can begin hearing. But the initial device activation is just the first step, says Dr. Hildrew. At first, the electrical sounds a patient hears through the implant can be like listening to the “garbled sounds of Charlie Brown’s teacher,” he says. “Our adult patients have spent their entire lives hearing acoustically, with sound traveling through…

FOX News recognizes 4th of July with ‘Star Spangled’ programming

FOX News will reignite its “Proud American” programming (Presented by Tunnel to Towers and Prevagen) to honor America’s celebration of independence. The media giant will kick off the holiday weekend with Will Cain and Rachel Campos-Duffy will feature a special co-host on FOX & Friends Weekend with retired combat-wounded Marine, Staff Sgt. Johnny Joey Jones. The veteran recently released his first book, Unbroken Bonds of Battle and will discuss the stories behind his newly published work. The coverage from 6-10 AM Eastern on July 2, 2023 will all have a patriotic theme. “Taking part of the Fox News’ Proud American…

Wing Cloud is building an open source, unified cloud programming language

Running a multi-cloud strategy where you use different cloud vendors for different workloads helps companies avoid vendor lock-in and lets them use the best-of-breed tools across different platforms. But the downside is that programmers have to write code to make their applications work on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. That’s because each company connects to its services in different ways, forcing programmers to write three different sets of connectors. It’s expensive and time consuming, but Wing Cloud wants to change that by building an abstraction layer that lets programmers write once and use the same code across all three cloud…

PepsiCo Donates $25,000 to UA Little Rock for DEI Programming – News

PepsiCo made a generous donation of $25,000 to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to support diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives for the community. The donation will support DEI initiatives on campus and will provide valuable programming to the community such as the university’s second annual Juneteenth celebration on June 19, which will feature state Sen. Joyce Elliott as the keynote speaker. June 19 is annually celebrated as Juneteenth, the oldest national commemoration of the end of slavery in the country. The holiday originates from June 19, 1865, the day the last slaves in the country were freed…

Trends and Facts on Cable News | State of the News Media

Cable TV is home to a set of television channels whose news broadcasts have become an important information source for many Americans. In 2022, both prime-time and daytime cable news audiences increased for Fox News but decreased for CNN, MSNBC and Newsmax. Explore patterns and longitudinal data about cable news below. Audience According to Comscore TV Essentials® data, viewership decreased for CNN and MSNBC but increased for Fox News in 2022. The average audience (defined as the average number of TVs tuned to a program throughout a time period) for the prime news time slot (8 to 11 p.m.) decreased…

Parliament network breached in China-led cyberattack, Judith Collins reveals

Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone The government does not plan to launch sanctions against China after confirming a cyberattack targeted two Parliamentary agencies in 2021. Foreign Minister Winston Peters said concerns had been conveyed directly to the Chinese government, with senior officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade asked to speak with China’s Ambassador. A spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in New Zealand rejected what they called “groundless and irresponsible accusations” that China was behind the malicious cyber activity. The hack The spy agencies’ minister Judith Collins revealed in a statement on Tuesday New Zealand’s Parliamentary Service and…

Extremists massacre Nigerian Christians – Mission Network News

Nigeria (MNN) — Massacres have become legitimate daily threats for Christians in Nigeria. That’s a horrifying reality, but it is reality. Again and again, religious extremists such as the Fulani herdsmen slaughter civilians. They frequently target Christians for their faith. The cost of following Christ for Nigerians is often death. But according to Greg Kelley of Unknown Nations, the vicious and bloodthirsty dogma driving these attacks is leaving locals with questions. “In a lot of places like Nigeria, Afghanistan, Somalia, when the radicalization of Islam is front and center, I think even moderate Muslims start looking at that,” Kelley says.…