For would-be quantum programmers scratching their heads over how to jump into the game as quantum computers proliferate and become publicly accessible, a new beginner's guide provides a thorough introduction to quantum algorithms and their implementation on existing hardware
'Writing quantum algorithms is radically different from writing classical computing programs and requires some understanding of quantum principles and the mathematics behind them,' said Andrey Y. Lokhov, a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory and lead author of the recently published guide in ACM Transactions on Quantum Computing. 'Our guide helps quantum programmers get started in the field, which is bound to grow as more and more quantum computers with more and more qubits become commonplace.'
In succinct, stand-alone sections, the guide surveys 20 quantum algorithms-including famous, foundational quantum algorithms, such as Grover's Algorithm for database searching and much more, and Shor's Algorithm for factoring integers.
Emphasis on flexibility, keeping your options open, making operations more simple, improving velocity - with an eye to moving quickly for the business
Software never really changes. It is, as Capitol Canary CTO Mikhail Opletayev put it recently, 'a set of instructions that tells computers what to do.'
Software development - how people write and deliver those instructions - changes regularly, on the other hand. Certain principles stay more or less the same over time, but many facets of how software gets made - languages and libraries, methodologies, tools, packaging, testing, and so forth - continuously evolve.
With that, the realities of what it means to build and operate software - and what it means to build and lead a software development team - have likewise shifted. Let's examine five modern software development realities that successful IT leaders understand.
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