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AWS Launches Honeycode, A Mobile And Web App Creation Software That Needs No Coding

Amazon Web Services recently announced the beta for the new Amazon Honeycode, a fully managed minimal coding development system that lets business to make their own applications without having to put in the resources for coding.

The Honeycode system allows for developers to build 20 free applications, with additional fees per user and storage after those first 20 apps.

For those looking to check it out, Amazon lets people access the system with ease. AWS VP Larry Augustin stated that customers told the company that the need for custom applications is overwhelming the development capacity, which is why they made Honeycode, to give people the chance to make custom mobile and web apps without having to deal with the coding.

Honeycode, like a lot of other available tools, provide templates for users, so they can handle the common things like to-do list applications, surveys, schedules, and the like. Traditionally, AWS says, a lot of businesses use spreadsheets to handle these tasks.

AWS released an announcement when they launched the beta, telling people to go to their site and check it out, while also explaining the problem with spreadsheets. According to the statement, people prefer custom applications due to the fact that spreadsheets are static, leaving them unable to scale, and prone to versioning and data syncing errors thanks to the fact that it tends to be passed along via e-mail, which has its own issues on top of what spreadsheets already have.

Naturally, to ease the whole creation process, Honeycode based its core data interface on spreadsheets, complete with spreadsheet-style formulas, which is about the closest to coding the service actually gets to, which is useful for Honeycode’s users, which AWS termed as ‘builders’. On top of that, ‘builders’ can also set approval workflows, reminders, and notifications.

AWS states that the databases made in Honeycode can handle up to 100,000 rows for every workbook, which they argue allows for users to focus on actually working on the applications without having to deal with all the hassle of making the supporting infrastructure.

Honeycode is still in development, with only people in US able to utilize it, having started beta testing in Oregon before spreading to other regions in the country.

 

Should Asian Americans Be Blamed For The Covid-19 Pandemic?

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the criminal lawyer in Toronto to adapt technology and paperless, electronic trials. Documents and statements of witnesses are stored inside tiny USB’s to be reviewed by judges and opposing counsel. Teleconferences have become the norm instead of lawyers attending hearings in court.

So many things have changed during the pandemic including the kind of crimes committed by people. In Seattle, the Bias Crime Unit of the police department is investigating crimes that target Asian Americans. Police are trying to identify a suspect in the May 16 attack on a couple walking on the sidewalk.

According to surveillance video, it appears to be a sudden attack on the couple. The video showed the suspect shoving the male victim and knocking off his glasses and face mask. The suspect also spat on the couple and told them that the pandemic was all their fault. Seattle police chief Carmen Best said that the crime was not only awful but very egregious.

Back in February, a joint statement was released by Asian Counseling and Referral Action to draw attention to the increasing bias and harassment against Asian American communities. In March, there were 9 incidents that targeted the Asian communities. Chief Best is encouraging victims of bias and harassment to call 911 for immediate response.

On the other hand, Kert Lin said that he was not satisfied with the police response when he reported racial slurs shouted against him during an outing in Seattle. In an interview, Lin said that it seems that there was no crime and that the man was exercising his first amendment rights.

According to California-based Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, their office has received more than 1,700 reports of coronavirus discrimination from Asian Americans all over the United States during the last 6 weeks. It is racism and people are being targeted.

If you have been charged with a crime, you can call the criminal lawyer in Toronto for legal representation. Even if the Covid-19 pandemic has changed so many things, victims of crime have the right to receive justice while suspects remain innocent until proven guilty.

Why Hire Junk Haulers

Do you have layers of junk at your home that you want to get rid of? If so, then you need to hire a reliable junk removal company. It will arrive at your home with a speedy pickup, carrying the right tools and an expert team that can solve your junk problems.

 

  • Junk haulers will protect you from potential dangers. If you have tried to remove the junk by yourself, then you have only put yourself at risk. Junk removal may result in accidents and major injuries without proper training and experience. You may also catch an allergy from the insects and dusts. Professional junk haulers are equipped with a license and they follow the right methods in order to get the job done properly and safely. An example of a reliable company is Earthwise Hauling as it also offers services at the best deals.
  • Junk haulers will also beautify your home. Removing junk is not only limited to removing your collected rubbish; it also helps in turning your house into a pleasant space to live in. A good junk hauler company ensures that your property will be spotless and more pleasing before they leave. A lot of offices also see the advantage of hiring one because it is effective in improving their work activities. From a chaotic office, the junk removal crew can change it into a relaxing environment to work at.
  • Junk haulers are good at recycling. If you do not want your trash to end up in the landfills, many junk removal companies practice recycling. Some would even donate things that are still usable, such as clothes and toys. This only proves that they do not only help hoarders; they are also warriors of the environment and they have their own way of giving back to the community.
  • Hiring junk haulers can help lessen your expenses, especially that you also need to exterminate insects that have grown in your hoard. A good junk removal company Earthwise Hauling offers junk removal, bugs extermination, and clean ups. This means you no longer have to pay for separate companies because they can do all in one.

How To Choose The Perfect Travel Destination

When you have a work routine every single day and the tiredness of your body sinks in at night, perhaps at some point, you have planned to leave the country and go somewhere far even just for a while. You already have your passport and all you need is a vacation leave and the perfect destination. You might have thought about going to Thailand and experiencing cheap shopping galore or you dream about relaxing by the shores of Bali, Indonesia. If you have the budget but you still cannot decide on which country to visit, here are a few considerations that will filter down your list.

 

  • You have to know how far you are willing to go. If you are a first-time international traveler, then it is best to settle for a destination that is not too far from your home country. Going to the nearest country will put you at ease especially if you are traveling alone and you feel a bit scared. The idea that your home is just a few hours away may calm you down. This is also your practice to become more confident on your next vacation travel. It is advisable to be ready with an illustrated map so you will avoid getting lost.
  • You should know if you will be comfortable to spend a few days in a country that does not speak the English language. Remember, good communication is one of the most important factors that can assure you a smooth sailing trip. If you can talk to the locals without language barriers, then it will be easy for you to ask for instructions and other queries.
  • You may want to maximize your vacation trip and experience many things, but it will be a good idea to determine your top priority. Are you looking forward to trying different food and learning a different culture? Do you want to visit museums? Or you want to be out with nature? Knowing what you want the most will narrow down your list of destinations. You may also take a look at an illustrated map to help you with your choice.

UK Dentists Under Threat From Coronavirus

With all the people buying face masks in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, dentists across the UK, including those working at Affordable Dental Solutions Limerick, are at risk of having to put their drills if the face mask supply issue isn’t rectified.

All UK practices can only order 100 masks every day, which is leaving the larger practices in the UK running out of supplies.

According to the BDA, even smaller surgeries are using up all of their supplies. The dentists’ trade union has stated that they’ve been bombarded with complaints from members about a shortage of supplies of face masks.

Current regulations dictates that dentists across the UK, like those in Affordable Dental Solutions Limerick, must have disposable face masks when dealing with patients.

With the coronavirus outbreak spreading, China, ground zero, has been hit with it the hardest. China is the world’s major face mask manufacturer, which has resulted in prices tripling since January 202.

On top of all of that, the BDA noted that panic-buying have only exacerbated the issue.

BDA Chairman Mick Armstrong stated that dentists have been hit hard by bad rationing and profiteering recently.

He explains that the ‘one size fits all’ approach that suppliers are using has left larger practices in the UK with few options. This is bad because this jeopardizes the safety of patients, who are facing disruption to their care.

He says that, unless the UK dental industry sees a big increase in the supply of face masks, then dentists will have no choice but to stop working.

According to BDA, an average NHS surgery with a single dentist can go through 250 masks a week, but larger practices with more dentists would burn through their supplies easily under current conditions.

The BDA have stated that they’ve been getting calls from concerned dental practices, some of which have up to 13 dentists operating. Some calls stated that dentists would be running out of masks as early as March.

A Department of Health and Social Care stated that they have procedures set in place for dealing with supply problems, working closely with the industry and others within the supply chain in order to make sure that no shortages happen and patients are not jeopardized.

 

Ohio Governor Passes Bill To Recompense Employers For Upskilling Employees

In Columbus, Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine recently signed a bill that lays out how the state of Ohio will be reimburse companies and businesses that work to improve their employees’ tech skills, or ‘upskilling’, which has become more and more popular as the demand for increasingly skilled workers, like web developers and software development experts, grows.

House Bill 2 is the formalization of the rules already in place for Ohio’s Tech Cred Program, which was already being funded by the state budget that was enacted in July.

Mr. DeWine officially signed the bill after his tour of the Bluffton plant of the tech commercial and industrial part supplier, GROB Systems, Inc. With him at the tour and the signing was Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina), Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, as well as GROB CEO Michael Hutecker.

Officially, the law will come into effect around April 2020, but with the funding already in place, the second round of grant applications for the program is already ongoing, with GROB being an early participant in the program.

The bill received bipartisan support, with Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Rep. Jon Cross (R-Kenton) backing it. The latter issued a statement on the matter, saying that House Bill 2 is a good way to fund the development of the workforce in Ohio, thanks to its focus on individual workers and technical jobs, like in software development, that are left unfilled.

A few key points of House Bill 2 include:

  • $12.3m for 2020 and 2021, to be used to assist employers fund training via the TechCred Program, with businesses able to get up to $2,000 for every employee.
  • $2.5m annual funding for the new Individual Microdential Assistance Program, aimed at paying training institutions like colleges and universities up to $3,000 for every employee that manages to complete an industry-recognized certification program in one year or less time. Any provider can receive a maximum of $250,000 annually.
  • $200,000 annually for marketing the programs.
  • $2.5m in order to help foster partnerships that’ll assist in provide the needed training.

Currently, the program has 379 options available for Ohioans.

The state website, TechCred.Ohio.Gov, is accepting applications for the second round of the program until the end of January, with the program to go underway in October.