Considering a Port to .NET Core? Use NDepend

1 month 2 weeks ago

Editorial Note: I originally wrote this post for the NDepend blog.  You can check out the original here, at their site.  While you’re there, take a look at the latest version of NDepend, with extensive features around technical debt measurement. An American colloquialism holds, “only two things are certain: death and taxes.”  If I had […]

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Erik Dietrich

Express yourself with Gboard for Android’s newest features

1 month 3 weeks ago

Today, Gboard for Android is getting a bunch of fresh new features. You’ll get access to emoji and GIF suggestions while you type, improved voice typing, more keyboard themes, as well as access to Google Translate. In addition, search features including web, GIF, and emoji search are now available in right-to-left languages on Gboard.

Try new ways to get your point across. Now as you type, you’ll see emojis and GIF searches in the suggestion strip to help you express yourself in new (and more fun!) ways. You can now share GIFs in supported apps such as Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Hangouts and Allo.

Speak up. Voice typing is now easier than ever with an updated interface to make it seamless to switch back to regular typing.

Select your style. To liven up your keyboard, you can choose new scenic views as your backdrop. To access, go to Gboard settings and select theme or press on the Theme icon in the quick features menu in the suggestion strip. We will be offering more themes more often from now on, so make sure to keep checking back.

Say hola. Whether you’re texting a friend who speaks another language or just want to express yourself in a different tongue, just click the Translate icon within the quick feature menu. That’ll jumpstart Google Translate in your keyboard, instantly translating words and phrases as you type.


Search and share. Now for the first time in right-to-left languages (think Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi), you can tap on the arrow or the G in the suggestion strip and get access to new search features, including web, GIF and emoji. 👍

To test drive these updates to Gboard for Android yourself, head to the Google Play Store and make sure you’re running the latest version of the app.

Express yourself with Gboard for Android’s newest features

1 month 3 weeks ago

Today, Gboard for Android is getting a bunch of fresh new features. You’ll get access to emoji and GIF suggestions while you type, improved voice typing, more keyboard themes, as well as access to Google Translate. In addition, search features including web, GIF, and emoji search are now available in right-to-left languages on Gboard.

Try new ways to get your point across. Now as you type, you’ll see emojis and GIF searches in the suggestion strip to help you express yourself in new (and more fun!) ways. You can now share GIFs in supported apps such as Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Hangouts and Allo.

Speak up. Voice typing is now easier than ever with an updated interface to make it seamless to switch back to regular typing.

Select your style. To liven up your keyboard, you can choose new scenic views as your backdrop. To access, go to Gboard settings and select theme or press on the Theme icon in the quick features menu in the suggestion strip. We will be offering more themes more often from now on, so make sure to keep checking back.

Say hola. Whether you’re texting a friend who speaks another language or just want to express yourself in a different tongue, just click the Translate icon within the quick feature menu. That’ll jumpstart Google Translate in your keyboard, instantly translating words and phrases as you type.


Search and share. Now for the first time in right-to-left languages (think Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi), you can tap on the arrow or the G in the suggestion strip and get access to new search features, including web, GIF and emoji. 👍

To test drive these updates to Gboard for Android yourself, head to the Google Play Store and make sure you’re running the latest version of the app.

Express yourself with Gboard for Android’s newest features

1 month 3 weeks ago

Today, Gboard for Android is getting a bunch of fresh new features. You’ll get access to emoji and GIF suggestions while you type, improved voice typing, more keyboard themes, as well as access to Google Translate. In addition, search features including web, GIF, and emoji search are now available in right-to-left languages on Gboard.

Try new ways to get your point across. Now as you type, you’ll see emojis and GIF searches in the suggestion strip to help you express yourself in new (and more fun!) ways. You can now share GIFs in supported apps such as Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Hangouts and Allo.

Speak up. Voice typing is now easier than ever with an updated interface to make it seamless to switch back to regular typing.

Select your style. To liven up your keyboard, you can choose new scenic views as your backdrop. To access, go to Gboard settings and select theme or press on the Theme icon in the quick features menu in the suggestion strip. We will be offering more themes more often from now on, so make sure to keep checking back.

Say hola. Whether you’re texting a friend who speaks another language or just want to express yourself in a different tongue, just click the Translate icon within the quick feature menu. That’ll jumpstart Google Translate in your keyboard, instantly translating words and phrases as you type.


Search and share. Now for the first time in right-to-left languages (think Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi), you can tap on the arrow or the G in the suggestion strip and get access to new search features, including web, GIF and emoji. 👍

To test drive these updates to Gboard for Android yourself, head to the Google Play Store and make sure you’re running the latest version of the app.

Some Thoughts on Fixing Obamacare – Shoot Holes in this Please

1 month 3 weeks ago
I’m not a healthcare policy expert. Not by a long shot.  The challenges facing healthcare in this country are enormous. While I may not have answers, there is no downside to generating discussion on alternatives.  Feel free to comment on anything you feel is wrong with my suggestion. The problem legislators are facing in their...
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Cyclical Outlook Good, But Sustained 3-4% GDP Growth Unlikely

1 month 3 weeks ago
Interview summary: · With the Weekly Leading Index growth turning up well before the election, and remaining in a decisive uptrend the current upturn in economic growth – which began months ago – will continue. GDP growth is already ticking up . This is a 180 degree change from a year ago.· The sustained 3 to 4% GDP growth promised by the Trump administration is questionable, since the math jus...
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ECB Risks Inflation Surprise

1 month 3 weeks ago
Widespread inflation cycle upswings across the advanced economies are now in evidence, thoroughly vindicating our “global reflation” call last summer. A case in point is the Eurozone, where year-over-year growth in the Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices has surged to the 2% target set by the European Central Bank , following the earlier upturn in ECRI’s Eurozone Future Inflation Gauge , as sho...
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The ouija-board theory of democracy

1 month 3 weeks ago
EVER since the June 2016 referendum vote in Britain on membership of the European Union, there has been a battle over the terms of departure. The government, and right-wing press, are averse to there being any kind of scrutiny over the process by either the courts or Parliament.

Expert Beginners Rendered Obsolete

1 month 3 weeks ago

I got an awesome tweet at the Expert Beginner twitter account the other day.  Omer had one of those “wow, I can’t believe I never thought of this myself” ideas. @ExpertBeginner1 how are you with anonymous contributions? open DMs? — Omer van Kloeten (@omervk) March 6, 2017 Yes, please.  Up until this point, I have […]

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Erik Dietrich

Meaningful work: what it is and how to achieve it

1 month 3 weeks ago
At RescueTime, our mission is to increase the amount of meaningful work that happens in the world. As part of that mission, I’ve been diving into research on what makes work meaningful, and ways to use this research in your own job. Want to learn more about spending your time well and doing more meaningful […]
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ECB Mistaking Structural for Cyclical

1 month 3 weeks ago
A key reason central banks have sustained prodigious amounts of QE is their misplaced belief that highly accommodative monetary policy would heal labor markets – even though much of their problems are structural. The Eurozone is a case in point. While the Eurozone jobless rate has fallen from its record high of 12.1% in April 2013 to 9.6% today – the lowest since May 2009 – it still remains abo...
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Is Your Code Hard to Understand?

1 month 3 weeks ago

Editorial Note: I originally wrote this post for the Infragistics blog. I’ve heard a bit of conventional wisdom in the software industry.  It holds that people will read a given line of code an order of magnitude more times than they’ll modify it.  Whether that wisdom results from a rigorous study or not, I do […]

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Erik Dietrich

U.S. WLI Increased

1 month 3 weeks ago
The U.S. Weekly Leading Index increased to 145.4 from 144.7. The growth rate ticked down to 10.2% from 10.5%.To put the economy in perspective please see links below: - read Lakshman Achuthan's current interview on Elle.- listen to Lakshman Achuthan's interview on Finanacial Sense.For a closer look at recent moves in the U.S. Weekly Leading Index, see the chart below:
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The Whiteboard Interview: Adulthood Deferred

1 month 3 weeks ago

I haven’t traveled this week (at least, not for work).  As a result of that, I’ve sat at home, where I tend to have somewhat higher social media consumption.  I therefore couldn’t help but see this post about “confessing coding sins.” Twitter has, apparently, overflowed with established software developers ‘confessing’ that they would fail Gigantech […]

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Erik Dietrich

Improvements to searching for special characters in programming languages

1 month 4 weeks ago

For those seeking answers to technical queries, Google just upped its search game. Now for queries containing sequences of 2-3 special characters such as [== vs ===] and [+=], Google will return results on the meaning of these sequences in programming languages.

For example, if you’re searching for the meaning of [c++17], you will get results for the well-known programming language instead of c17, which brings up a Boeing airplane. Additionally, organization and product names that include punctuation, such as She++ and Notepad++, will return more accurate results.

Whether you’re a student looking to learn the basics of computer science or an engineer at a tech company, Google is now an even better resource to find information about various programming languages. We’ll continue to improve the experience over time for our fellow programmers and tech lovers out there because after all, we’re techies, too!

Improvements to searching for special characters in programming languages

1 month 4 weeks ago

For those seeking answers to technical queries, Google just upped its search game. Now for queries containing sequences of 2-3 special characters such as [== vs ===] and [+=], Google will return results on the meaning of these sequences in programming languages.

For example, if you’re searching for the meaning of [c++17], you will get results for the well-known programming language instead of c17, which brings up a Boeing airplane. Additionally, organization and product names that include punctuation, such as She++ and Notepad++, will return more accurate results.

Whether you’re a student looking to learn the basics of computer science or an engineer at a tech company, Google is now an even better resource to find information about various programming languages. We’ll continue to improve the experience over time for our fellow programmers and tech lovers out there because after all, we’re techies, too!

Improvements to searching for special characters in programming languages

1 month 4 weeks ago

For those seeking answers to technical queries, Google just upped its search game. Now for queries containing sequences of 2-3 special characters such as [== vs ===] and [+=], Google will return results on the meaning of these sequences in programming languages.

For example, if you’re searching for the meaning of [c++17], you will get results for the well-known programming language instead of c17, which brings up a Boeing airplane. Additionally, organization and product names that include punctuation, such as She++ and Notepad++, will return more accurate results.

Whether you’re a student looking to learn the basics of computer science or an engineer at a tech company, Google is now an even better resource to find information about various programming languages. We’ll continue to improve the experience over time for our fellow programmers and tech lovers out there because after all, we’re techies, too!

Canadian Job Market Still Healing as Part-Time Jobs Dominate

1 month 4 weeks ago
Canada’s labor market remains a concern, since the vast majority of jobs added in January – and in 2016 – were for part-time positions. The Canadian job market has been slowly recovering from the 2014 oil shock, which Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz recently characterized as setting the economy “back for two, three years.” In this context, ECRI’s Canadian Coincident Employment Index is in...
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