Google is introducing a Neural Networks API in Android 8.1 developer preview

Several media outlets are reporting that Google is introducing their Neural Networks API in developer preview of Android 8.1. TechCrunch has a well-written article that includes this:

“The big highlight here is the new Neural Networks API, which brings hardware-accelerated inference to the phone for quickly executing previously trained machine learning models. Bringing these calculations to the edge can bring a lot of utility to the end user by reducing latency and load on the network, while also keeping more sensitive data on-device.”

Scala/SBT: How to generate project API documentation

This is an excerpt from the Scala Cookbook (partially modified for the internet). This is Recipe 18.8, “Generating SBT Project API Documentation.”


In an SBT project, you’ve marked up your Scala source code with Scaladoc comments, and want to generate the API documentation for your project.


Use any of the SBT commands listed in the following table, depending on your documentation needs.

RoboVM - Java on iOS

RoboVM is a software tool written to let you run Java applications on the iOS platform. From the docs, “RoboVM translates Java bytecode into native ARM or x86 code. Apps run fast directly on the CPU. No interpreter involved. RoboVM includes a Java to Objective-C bridge that makes it possible to call into the native iOS CocoaTouch APIs.”