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  1. There is something mysterious inside a Promise, object that is. You may think that you have Promises mastered but do you really know how they work? The whole security of the Promise is based on the revealing constructor pattern which is useful in its own right.

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  2. In this book, author and games designer Michael Sellers shows how game design practices fit in a theoretical framework of systems thinking, the management technique where a system is analyzed by examining the links and interactions between the components of the system. Sellers looks at how this helps games designers analyze their work so they can produce better, more engaging games.

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  3. The influence of Amazon's Alexa is spreading. As well as moving into the workplace, Echo devices can now be shipped to eighty countries. This promises an expanded market for Alexa skills, so Amazon's announcement of two new monetization methods is welcome.

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  4. Apache has released Bigtop 1.2.1 with support for OpenJDK 8, and a new sandbox feature that lets you run big data pseudo clusters on Docker. Bigtop is an Apache Foundation project that you can use for packaging, testing, and configuration of the big name open source big data components that make up the Hadoop infrastructure.

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  5. C. elegans is quickly becoming the mascot of AI. We have a complete circuit for its neurons and this has already resulted in some impressive achievements including building an artificial version of the worm's brain. Now we are moving into an era of using the circuits we have discovered creatively.

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