Men’s Tennis Falls At Middle Tennessee, 4-2

first_imgThe Blue Raiders pushed their lead back to two, 3-1, with a win on court No. 6. Match Notes:Drake 12-12Middle Tennessee 16-4Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (5,4,6,3,2)  Singles competition1. Tom Moonen (MT) vs. Vinny Gillespie (DU) 7-6 (9-7), 6-7 (2-7), 0-1, unfinished2. Gonzalo Morell R. (MT) def. Tom Hands (DU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-23. Barny Thorold (DU) def. Miguel Negre F. (MT) 2-6, 6-4, 6-34. Ben Clark (DU) def. Chris Edge (MT) 6-4, 6-45. Gian Issa (MT) def. Finley Hall (DU) 6-2, 6-06. Luis Morillo Diaz (MT) def. Ben Wood (DU) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The Drake University men’s tennis dropped a 4-2 decision on the road to Middle Tennessee Saturday.  Print Friendly Version Middle Tennessee went up 2-0 with a straight-set win at No. 5 singles.Drake’s Ben Clark cut MT’s lead to 2-1 with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Chris Edge at No. 4 singles. The Bulldogs returns to the Roger Knapp Tennis Center for the first time in over a month as they host Old Dominion and UMKC at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., respectively on Saturday, April 7.center_img Drake’s Tom Hands took the first set 6-4 at No. 2, but Gonzalo Morell managed to win the final to sets 6-4, 6-3 to clinch the Blue Raider victory. Middle Tennessee 4, Drake 2Mar 31, 2018 at Murfreesboro, Tenn.  Doubles competition1. Tom Moonen/Chris Edge (MT) vs. #61 Vinny Gillespie/Barny Thorold (DU) 3-5, unfinished2. Miguel Negre F./Gonzalo Morell R. (MT) def. Ben Wood/Finley Hall (DU) 6-33. Max Rauch/Jan Porteset (MT) def. Tom Hands/Ben Clark (DU) 6-3 The Blue Raiders jumped on the Bulldogs early and took the doubles point to go up 1-0. Barny Thorold kept the Bulldogs hopes alive with a comeback victory as he overcame a set deficit to beat Miguel Negre, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 at No. 3.last_img read more

Do you know that wonderful feeling I certainly do

Do you know that wonderful feeling I certainly do

first_imgDo you know that wonderful feeling? I certainly do, though I rarely program these days.Even if you do spend time coding, however, Andrew sighs that not enough of the time is spent in the joy of creation. There is simply too much overhead, he says. “Project overhead, even for simple projects, is so heavy that it’s a wonder anyone can find the time to code, much less derive joy from it. Software development has become a mostly operational activity, rather than a creative one. The fundamental problem here is not the complexity of apps, but the complexity of tools. Tools have gone rather haywire during the last decade chasing shibboleths of scalability, comprehensiveness, performance. Everything except simplicity.”Andrew’s story points to another well-known programmer frustrated by the complexity: Tim Bray. In his post, “Discouraged Developer,” Tim writes, “…there is a real cost to this continuous widening of the base of knowledge a developer has to have to remain relevant. One of today’s buzzwords is ‘full-stack developer.’ Which sounds good, but there’s a little guy in the back of my mind screaming ‘You mean I have to know Gradle internals and ListView failure modes and NSManagedObject quirks and Ember containers and the Actor model and what interface{} means in Go and Docker support variation in Cloud providers?’ ”Another frustrated developer, Ed Finkler, says something similar in his post, “The Developer’s Dystopian Future”: “I think about how I used to fill my time with coding. So much coding. I was willing to dive so deep into a library or framework or technology to learn it. My tolerance for learning curves grows smaller every day. New technologies, once exciting for the sake of newness, now seem like hassles. I’m less and less tolerant of hokey marketing filled with superlatives. I value stability and clarity.” Read the whole post; it’s excellent. Why did we become programmers? There may be many reasons, but I’ll bet that for most (or all!) developers, it’s because of a love of design and creation, and the joy of seeing something that we’ve built come alive.For many of us, particularly those who became managers or entrepreneurs, opportunities to code are few and far between. Getting to immerse yourself in a new technology? That’s a too-rare treat, because today’s interlocking and ever-changing platforms, libraries and APIs have turned coding it into a complexity nightmare.My friend and colleague, Andrew Binstock, expressed those points in his essay for Dr. Dobb’s Journal, “Just Let Me Code!” Many of you may know Andrew as a long-time columnist for SD Times (before he moved over to DDJ) and as the author of the 1995 seminal reference, “Practical Algorithms for Programmers.”Andrew writes, “Like most developers, I got into programming because I like creating stuff. Not just any stuff, but stuff other people find useful. I like the constant problem solving, the use of abstractions that exist for long periods nowhere but in my imagination, and I like seeing the transformation into a living presence. There is a joy in the steady work of creation and in its first successful test run. It is both a sense of building and consuming until at last, at long last, I can test the new feature, verify that it works, and feel the euphoric rush of frenetic little wicker gates opening and closing inside me in a triumphant, momentarily ecstatic pulsing.”last_img read more

TypeScript 36 beta released Microsoft released th

TypeScript 36 beta released Microsoft released th

first_imgTypeScript 3.6 beta releasedMicrosoft released the beta version of TypeScript 3.6, which is feature complete for the final version at the end of August. The beta release introduces new features such as stricter checking for iterators and generator functions, more accurate array spread, improved UX around promises, and semicolon-aware code edits. It also includes DOM updates and now TypeScript will only consult immediately preceding JSDoc comments to figure out declared types in JavaScript files, the team explained. The full list of features is available here.Fast pair for Android gets new featuresThe Android team introduced new features for Fast Pair for Android to improve Bluetooth device management. Later this year, True Wireless Stereo (TWS) headphones with Fast Pair will be able to broadcast individual battery information for the case and buds to enable features such as case open and close battery notifications and per-component battery reporting throughout the UI.Additionally, Fast Pair devices will be visible in the Find My Device App and website, and in Android Q, Fast Pair devices will have an enhanced Bluetooth device details page to centralize management and key settings. The detailed list of features can be viewed here. OpenAI and Microsoft are partnering to accelerate breakthroughs in AI in Azure and help developers build the next generation of AI applications. The companies said they are focusing on building a computational platform in Azure, which will train and run increasingly advanced AI models, including hardware technologies that build on Microsoft’s supercomputing technology.“AI is one of the most transformative technologies of our time and has the potential to help solve many of our world’s most pressing challenges,” said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. “By bringing together OpenAI’s breakthrough technology with new Azure AI supercomputing technologies, our ambition is to democratize AI — while always keeping AI safety front and center — so everyone can benefit.”Adobe introduces new way to prototype voice experiencesAdobe introduced new tools to enable users to prototype voice experiences using Adobe XD and Amazon Alexa as the rate of adoption of voice-enabled devices accelerates. “Experiencing your prototypes on real devices can help your clients or stakeholders better understand and experience your vision. Plus, by having voice prototypes readily available on an Alexa-enabled device, you can have more design-focused conversations about your Alexa skills and iterate without having to go through full product development cycles,” Adobe wrote in a post. Users can interact with Amazon-enabled devices such as the Amazon Echo to test how voice features will be incorporated into their processes and applications.last_img read more