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Presentation | 19 June 2019

CogX 2019: An overview of some interesting developments

David Y attended this year’s CogX in London last week and gives a personal overview of some of the interesting topics discussed.
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Blog | 12 June 2019

Non-cryptographic hashing functions: The Infinity Stones of Computer Science – Part 2

In part 1 of this three-parts article we explored some of the powers of non-cryptographic hashing. This time we concentrate on the mastery of Time.
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Blog | 05 June 2019

Our awesome clients: FLOCERT

On a mission to improve the lives of producers and workers in developing countries.
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Blog | 29 May 2019

Non-cryptographic hashing functions: The Infinity Stones of Computer Science – Part 1

The new number 2: “You are number six” Number six: “I’m not a number! I am a free man!” The new number 2: “Hahahahaha” The quote above (The Prisoner 1960s TV series) highlights an extreme form of hashing, I’ll grant you that. However, that is after all, a form of hashing – turning something (or someone in this case) into a number. The new number 2 must have been a computer scientist because he is laughing his head off at number six’s accusing objection. Number 2 was clearly looking at a much bigger picture! How powerful can such simple concept possibly be? In this three-parts article I will argue that hashing functions are Computer Science’s own Infinity Stones!
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Blog | 22 May 2019

Our awesome clients: Possability People

At BrightMinded, we know that our clients are some of the best in their fields. But one day we thought to ourselves, does everyone else know? We’re sure that many people are aware of the great work they do, but just in case you aren’t, we’ve decided to introduce them to you in this series of spotlights called ”Our awesome clients”. We’ll tell you all about their impressive achievements, how they’re doing it, and how we managed to get involved with them.
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Presentation | 15 May 2019

Punctuation and grammar: all that fun stuff

As everyone in the team now writes blog posts, Dan M, our grammar guru, felt it was a good time to refresh some of those rules that can cause confusion in the English language.
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Presentation | 09 May 2019

Autopoiesis – a contemplation

Our philosopher in residence, Dan C, generates food for thought with his contemplation on Autopoiesis.
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Blog | 01 May 2019

Back to Basics

Someone: “Hey, check out this juicy programming problem!” Dan Cowan: “I can think of at least three ways of solving it.” Does that mean Dan’s a genius? Perhaps (if you ask him, he’ll say yes). Another possibility is that whilst learning his craft he developed the habit of thinking of alternative ways of solving the same problems. In fact, I would argue that the extent of his (coding) skills is a direct consequence of this habit.
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Blog | 17 April 2019

Using BigQuery & GitHub to Build a Giant Dataset of JavaScript Functions

David explores a huge GitHub dataset of open source code looking for patterns in JavaScript functions
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Presentation | 03 April 2019

Algorithmic probability – an insight

Our CTO Cristiano gives an insight into Algorithmic probability. He covers induction, Bayes’ theorem, Ray Solomonoff’s main result and much much more.
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Blog | 27 March 2019

Mastering WordPress rewrite rules

At BrightMinded, we spend a lot of time working with WordPress. We really do know it inside out! However, we often find ourselves needing to go above and beyond the out-of-the-box capabilities that WordPress core provides us with. A frequent complaint we hear, both from members of our team and the wider development community, is that WordPress lacks a proper routing system, of the sort provided by modern web frameworks like Laravel, Express.js or Django. However, with a little knowledge of how the WordPress routing (rewrite) system works, there is no reason for it to limit the development possibilities available.
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Blog | 20 March 2019

How to set up BitBucket Pipelines

BitBucket Pipelines is a service that allows you to easily set up automated deployment on a remote server. In this post, we will detail the steps involved and explain how everything works.
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