Topic: coders

Guest View: Five tips for moving fast and well in the cloud

Here’s the not-so-surprising moral of this story: The key to cloud productivity lies in automating — not only an application’s build, but its provisioning, operations, monitoring processes, in fact, the application’s entire software development life cycle. Effective, full scope automation like this limits human intervention in a cloud system. Humans get tired and make mistakes. All … continue reading

Udacity-Didi self-driving car challenge, Collabnet releases TeamForge 17.1, and Bugsnag supports Code Push for React Native—SD Times news digest: March 9, 2017

Self-driving car enthusiasts can join the Udacity-Didi self-driving car challenge, which focuses on a core feature of self-driving cars: the Automated Safety and Awareness Processing Stack (ASAPS). ASAPS identifies stationary and moving objects from a moving car, and it uses data that includes radar objects, camera images and frames, and Velodyne’s point cloud, according to … continue reading

Report looks into Android device customization, Kony Mobility Platform, and Google makes exploring AI easy—SD Times news digest: Nov. 16, 2016

The Application Developers Alliance has conducted a story on Android device customization and consumer choices, and they found that apps tend not to be exclusively used, and almost all Android users customize their phone and their home screen. The report also found that most Android users prefer their new devices to come with apps “ready … continue reading

Stack Overflow’s Developer Story puts developers’ work front and center

Software developers are programmers, designers and makers, but when looking for a job, they are forced to figure out how to translate their work into words. Stack Overflow wants to change that with the newly announced technical résumé: Developer Story. “Stack Overflow’s internal mission is really all about helping developers learn, share their knowledge, and … continue reading

Yahoo’s security, CommitStrip’s developer comic book, and Citus MX in private beta—SD Times news digest: Sept. 23, 2016

After a recent investigation surfaced regarding Yahoo’s network hack that resulted in at least 500 million user accounts being stolen, Yahoo released a statement on its Tumblr to discuss what actions it’s taking to protect its users. To start, Bob Lord, chief information security officer of Yahoo, wrote in an e-mail that the company is … continue reading

Guest View: Coders are from Mars, courts are from Venus

In May, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) was signed into U.S. law. At the signing ceremony, President Obama remarked: “Unfortunately, all too often, some of our competitors, instead of competing with us fairly, are trying to steal these trade secrets from American companies. And that means a loss of American jobs, a loss of … continue reading

Going beyond the code: Things developers should care about

Software has become a key factor in the success or failure of a business. Every industry is going digital, and with most of the world already “plugged in,” their software needs to be fast, easy to use, bug free and useful. Development shops are the powerhouses to creating this software, but be successful, a developer’s … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Kick off your dev and programmer projects on Kickstarter

A Brooklyn-based corporation everyone knows as Kickstarter has built a global crowdfunding platform that supports all projects from the technical to the super weird and creative. Today, the company has reached 100,000 successfully funded campaigns, despite only being around since 2009. Last night, a photography project called “Falklands/Malvinas: One War, all Wars” became the 100,000th … continue reading

Deep learning comes to Rust

Although hesitant to jump on the “deep learning bandwagon,” student Theodore DeRego decided to spend his winter break trying to learn more about his newly found guilty pleasure. The result is a framework he calls deeplearn-rs, which can be used to build trainable matrix computation graphs that are configurable at runtime. After gaining an understanding … continue reading

Google Code-in competition, Android OTA updates, and IBM Swift Sandbox—SD Times news digest: Dec. 8, 2015

Google wants students to go beyond an Hour of Code. The company has announced the Google Code-in competition, a seven-week competition where students work on real software projects and get help from mentors. Students can browse from hundreds of tasks from 14 open-source organizations ranging from healthcare, desktop and portable computing, to game development, and … continue reading

Make School: Teaching the next generation of Silicon Valley coders

Phillip Ou had barely learned to code when he joined Make School’s 2014 summer academy. A year later, after transferring from MIT to become a member of the educational startup’s inaugural two-year “college replacement” class, Ou has published more than half a dozen iOS apps and is currently interning at Snapchat. Ou is one of … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Majority of programming boot camp graduates finding full-time jobs, says survey

There are plenty of programming boot camps that are trying to feed the need for software developers, but the risk often pushes the interested away. Boot camps are expensive, and there is no guarantee of a job at the end. But one survey might bring some good news for those of you who are on … continue reading

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